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Really stressed about self isolating with 3 month old

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Razpoot Mon 02-Nov-20 10:13:09

So my mums co-workers has got covid, i saw my mum recently before I was aware and I've decided to isolate by extension. I'm getting a lot of anxiety about how its affecting my 3 month old. She isn't getting out, seeing things, she isn't seeing different faces. I keep worrying that its going to effect her development, I wish I could do more but we're also in the same house, same activities, only seeing my face each day. I know there's nothing i can do but would really appreciate some reassurance, I'm getting very upset about it

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Twizbe Mon 02-Nov-20 10:17:00

Really try not to worry about this.

Have I understood that you yourself have had no contact with the infected person? If so I think you don't need to isolate.

If it would make you feel better you could do a semi isolation and not go to shops etc but still take baby for walks to the park.

I'd really suggest getting out each day and spending some time looking at leaves, colours in the park, walking etc.

As for the rest, at 3 months, they won't notice. My two went to a baby group once a week but other than that only ever saw us and they are fine.

LolaLollypop Mon 02-Nov-20 10:20:07

You only have to isolate for 10 days though right? If you’re worried about being in contact with a person who’s tested positive?
If you’re worried about coping through the next lockdown, I honestly don’t think it’s going to be as bad as the first one. You can still meet with friends and their babies for walks/picnics. You can meet with your mum too. I’ve just been on the phone to my local children’s centre and they expect their Tiny Tots session to carry on running (outside).
There will be enough to keep you and your baby occupied, don’t worry. But at 3 months, snuggles with Mum on the sofa whilst watching TV are just as important.

LolalovesLondon Mon 02-Nov-20 10:24:29

At 3 months your baby needs feeding, to be clean and cuddled.
Talk to her ‘I’m doing this that the other now..’
Play music, put the tv on, take her in the garden or for a short walk.
She will be absolutely fine!

CodenameVillanelle Mon 02-Nov-20 10:25:42

Why are you self isolating though? You don't need to!

BertieBloopsMum Mon 02-Nov-20 10:27:12

You really don't need to self-isolate.

But if you do decide to, then 10 days won't make any difference at all to your little one. For centuries people lived in small villages, seeing very few people, and the human race thrived! smile

Razpoot Mon 02-Nov-20 10:36:24

Thanks for all the replies and reassurance. I know it's quite a far extension to be self isolating about but I know how fast it spreads and I really dont want to endanger anybody so me and my family who have had contact agreed we should wait and make sure we're okay first. I'm trying to do as much for her as I can in the house but it frustrates me as I'm sure it does many others too. It's relieving to hear @Twizbe that yours were fine with just a baby group once a week as it's really the lack of social interaction besides me and her dad that makes me worried about her most

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LividLaughLurve Mon 02-Nov-20 10:51:42

Hi @Razpoot. I actually think you’re being sensible to be overcautious and with a small baby I have done similar.

Are there any online baby classes where you are? The ones here seem to be going back to Zoom from in-person this week. Might be better than nothing.

SpamIAm Mon 02-Nov-20 11:11:13

Your baby will be fine. When DS was 3 months he spent all day looking at my chest in the sling 🤷‍♀️ and we were in lockdown so he didn't see any one else until he was a good few months older.

With DD I didn't go to any baby classes until she was 6 months.

Itsnoteasyfeelingqueasy Mon 09-Nov-20 17:21:10

My baby is the same age. I’m not worried as we see my parents regularly and walk with friends often too. Pre lockdown I’d also started meeting a friend and her baby to sing songs and get the babies socialised a bit. We are going to continue to meet outside and sit on a bench and sing the songs! After you’ve isolated could you meet friends for walks and see your family? I’d say that’s enough at this age

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