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to see 3 week old with a bit of a cold

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LessonsinL Sat 04-Dec-10 10:11:46

I want to see my cousin's new baby boy, but I'm not feeling massively good or well (slight wheezy cough).

Should I man up and go anyway as she says she could do with the visit, or stay away?

HarkTheHeraldEverything Sat 04-Dec-10 10:13:30

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Serendippy Sat 04-Dec-10 10:13:32

If she wants you to go, I would go. If she was unsure, I would stay away. Up to her, really. Maybe se needs to see another adult for sanity and thinks a slight cold is worth the risk?
YANBU

Numberfour Sat 04-Dec-10 10:14:15

rather stay away. you could so easily pass your cold on the the LO!
Keep in touch on the phone, text, skype, etc.

onimolap Sat 04-Dec-10 10:24:12

Ring her and ask?

Eachpeach80 Sat 04-Dec-10 10:27:11

If you had come to see my son when he was that age, with a cold, I would have been really angry.

rubyslippers Sat 04-Dec-10 10:32:44

Have you got a fever?

If is a bit of snot the. It really wouldn't bother me but ring and ask the mum

Agree re hand washing etc

LessonsinL Sat 04-Dec-10 10:37:38

Bit of snot, bit of a sore throat, that's it.

The last thing I want to do is make her angry, eachpeach80

AmyFarrahFowler Sat 04-Dec-10 10:45:49

I know its just a bit of a cold but you should definitely ring and ask, then its her choice.

I had someone come and visit my PFB and I when she was about 2 weeks old (with her DC) and casually mentioned that they were 'just getting over bronchitis' my heart sank and I was a nervous wreck the rest of the week worried my DD was going to be ill.
She never did get it, but TBH I am still annoyed that my friend didn't even consider that perhaps I could do without an ill newborn or even just the worry of a ill newborn.

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