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to be concerned when strangers touch my baby?

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workinggally · 26/05/2011 12:36

when he's in the pram out and about they come up and admire him (which is ok). But often they touch his feet and hands as well and even the face!! Should I stop them? Someone wanted to pick him up!

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workinggally · 26/05/2011 12:37

dc didn't seem to mind and was chortling but I'm not sure how acceptable this behaviour is. It happens pretty much whenever we go out.

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SuePurblybilt · 26/05/2011 12:37

Another one? You're surely making the most of your free time Grin


Pagwatch · 26/05/2011 12:38

Shoot them.


squeakytoy · 26/05/2011 12:39

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ForeverNamechanging · 26/05/2011 12:41

Carry spray bleach ang give him a quick swizz if anyone gets to close.

Or you could get him one of these


hiddenhome · 26/05/2011 12:41

What you need are bars on the front of the pram. Perhaps they could be electrified Grin


Witchofthenorth · 26/05/2011 12:42

Seriously, are you taking the piss?'d best be careful for germs from strangers, good god!


TeeBee · 26/05/2011 12:42

Sterile tent around the buggy is the only way forward.


themildmanneredjanitor · 26/05/2011 12:44

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strawberrymewmew · 26/05/2011 12:44

Bloody hell, you post a lot of threads! And I thought I posted loads.

If you don't want people touching your baby then tell people that, however people love babies and that's just what they do.


Honeybee79 · 26/05/2011 12:45


MamaLazarou · 26/05/2011 12:46

Jesus wept.


Pandemoniaa · 26/05/2011 12:47

Please, please, please get a full chemical suit. They come in baby size if you Google up the more paranoid suppliers of these things. Also, if you know a friendly steampunk aficionado, get them to make you a ray gun. Then you can vapourise the over familiar and sterilise the baby at the same time.


IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp · 26/05/2011 12:48

Quite surprised about the other responses TBH.

YANBU - it used to piss me off when people did that to my DD as well. I wasn't concerned about it, I just thought it was odd people thought it was ok to just touch her and as she was tiny it happened alot.

People still comment on how dinky she is (with massive brown eyes and eyelashes to die for) - she just looks at them Hmm now though and she's 4.


sadiesadiemarriedlady · 26/05/2011 12:48



workinggally · 26/05/2011 12:48

you really don't mind people touching your baby? so where does innocent baby touching end and strangere danger start?

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Salmotrutta · 26/05/2011 12:48

Unless these people have dripping/weeping sores and are suffering from Ebola virus etc. I think your baby will survive the attention Hmm


JeremyKylesPetProject · 26/05/2011 12:49

Teach him to spit or put poo on his face and hands. Yours preferably. Teach him to say "Do one Grandma, don't be getting up in me Chevy Chase with your spiky whiskers and liver spots".


mynameisplonker · 26/05/2011 12:49

How about hanging a little sign on the hood

'Beware, could bite'

That should put the feckers off ...


ShirleyKnot · 26/05/2011 12:50

at last post. innocent baby touching vs stranger danger.


controlpantsandgladrags · 26/05/2011 12:51

what do you mean by stranger danger? Confused He's hardly likely to be kidnapped out from under your nose........


SuePurblybilt · 26/05/2011 12:51

" so where does innocent baby touching end and strangere danger start?"

Quote of the week right there. Feck it, you could write a book and go on DrPhil with a hook like that.


nepenthe3 · 26/05/2011 12:51

You're a strange one.


Ormirian · 26/05/2011 12:52

Get some anti-bac spray and give him a good going over when they've finished.

Can't be too careful.


IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp · 26/05/2011 12:53

Oh WorkingGally - your last comment on stranger danger is a bit Hmm. I just used to put up with it, soon enough your LO will be too big and another newborn will be the centre of attention.

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