(Closed) (Sort of) Spin-Off: People touching your baby

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Where did you draw the line?

    I didn't care if anyone touched my baby.

    Family only.

    Family & friends only.

    I cared if people kissed my baby, touching no big deal.

    I didn't like people touching my baby.

    I cared if friends kissed my baby; family no big deal. Either could hold baby no problem.

    Whoever...As long as you wash your hands first!

    Strangers touched my baby but I was too nice/scared to say anything.

  • Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

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    @kittyface:  I’m curious because this is one of my biggest questions.. .I definitely want ANYONE who touches my baby to wash their hands first. When my sister had her babies we always did.. it was just automatic. So.. when people start to touch your baby, how do you put a stop to it?  And when friends/family come in how do you say WAIT wash your hands? I am not sure I’ll be able to make those words come out of my mouth LOL

    Post # 34
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @CindyRelly:  I was partly lucky because my mother is in public health, so hand-washing in my immediate family is a no-brainer. For other people, when I’d see their hands reaching for her, I’d move her out of the way casually and say  “Babies are so susceptible to germs, would you mind washing your hands/using the sanitizer?” (I said the first if in a home setting and the second if out in public where there wasn’t a sink/soap available). No one ever said “Oh, I mind!” Or were offended or anything. Most people know you must have clean hands when touching a baby and sometimes just forget.

    Post # 35
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    5285 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m a SUPER germaphobe and when I have a baby I dont want people all over my baby except me and Fiance. Not even our parents…they all get sick alot and I wouldnt want that passing on to the baby.

    Post # 36
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am a germphobe big time.  I think I will only let family around the baby when it is very small and have them wash for 20 seconds first.  I don’t think I would like strangers touching baby, but I don’t think people tend to do that, do they?  It will likely be strapped to me in the ergo…

    Post # 37
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

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    @ellebeerob:  Ugh!  I am so glad no one in my family is a smoker.  My grandparents were chain smokers and I hated it growing up!  I would not let a smoker near my baby.  I even hate it when people are smoking near entrances, drives me crazy- like, you are already outside- why not walk a few more feet?!

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