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unhygienic friend and newborn baby

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silverandblack Wed 24-Dec-14 15:43:40

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JuanDirection Wed 24-Dec-14 15:51:49

Get them to wash their hands (go on about baby's immune systems if you want to soften the blow)! Then pass her to them wrapped in a blanket, so only her face is showing and their clothes only touch the blanket. There's not much else you can do really. Try not to worry too much (difficult with a pfb I know)!

silverandblack Wed 24-Dec-14 15:55:42

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OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Dec-14 15:57:50

And remember you can always wash the baby when they've been.

Congratulations smile

divingoffthebalcony Wed 24-Dec-14 15:59:32

I don't think it's unreasonable to ask someone to wash their hands before handling a newborn - lots of people (myself included) would do this automatically.

As for clothes, well you could keep the baby wrapped in a thin receiving blanket?

divingoffthebalcony Wed 24-Dec-14 16:00:07

I see someone already mentioned a blanket smile

silverandblack Wed 24-Dec-14 16:13:10

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GraysAnalogy Wed 24-Dec-14 16:20:07

This would really piss me off if they don't want to be clean that's fair enough but to not clean when seeing a baby and visiting friend's it's just ignorant.

Merry christmas and congrats on your baby!!

NatJon Wed 24-Dec-14 16:21:39

Yes def keep her swaddled up. Have a bottle of hand sanitizer handy, just say you're asking everyone to do this before holding the baby. Congrats on your beautiful daughter.

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