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  1. olfa
    March 28, 2012

    Baby etiquette is so important and many times neglected! When my first child was born, I had crowds as soon as I came back home. It was not easy to deal with. Babies are so fragile and get all these harmful diseases.. thanks for spreading the word about RSV. It is so important
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  2. Sara
    March 28, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this and spreading the word about RSV.
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  3. Lena – @elenka29
    March 28, 2012

    It is all so logical. I was real shocked when i first came into the states and saw moms running around with newborns all over the place
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  4. Ashleigh Walls
    March 28, 2012

    My best friend just had her baby and she was asking me so many questions about her leaving and people coming over before she had her. It’s always great to educate parents and those who will visit a newborn about how to handle being around a newborn.
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  5. Gena
    March 28, 2012

    This is awesome information. When my boys were born, it seemed like no one understood my worries and what I had read. Everyone just wanted to come over, see the baby, and come to the HOSPITAL! Seriously! Who wants someone in your hospital room when you’ve just pushed a 9 lb baby out and you feel like your whole nether region is about to explode? Not me! No hospital visitors, thankyouverymuch.

    Thanks for this article!
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  6. steven
    March 28, 2012

    Those aresome awesome tips. THANKSbrothergrimiam

  7. Tahlia B.
    March 28, 2012

    I was surprised that many people didn’t understand why we would shield our newborn from germs. We had to constantly remind people that if they weren’t feeling “well” we would have to schedule a visit another time & remind them to wash their hands or use sanitizer just before handing the baby. THIS is why! NOBODY wants to go BACK to the hospital with their little one! Thank you for the tips :)

  8. courtney b
    March 29, 2012

    i have a 3 month old so these are great tips- washing your hands is Very important! i make everyone that comes in this house use hand sanitizer OR wash their hands!

  9. Maggie @ Tethered Mommy
    March 30, 2012

    I think this advice is good year round and for all babies. I wish they had given us something like this in the hospital to give to well-meaning relatives. My niece is 4 months old and I still wash my hands a million times when I go see her.
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  10. Isra
    April 5, 2012

    This is very helpful information and so true about keeping the newborn away from all the visiting stangers until their immunity gets built up!
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    • Darcy
      April 6, 2012

      It can be tough to turn people away but it’s better than a sick baby!Syrana

  11. Danialle M.
    June 15, 2012

    I’m about to have my first baby, and I’ve already given this a ton of thought! It’s not going to be easy for me to tell people i’d rather them not hold the baby right now, to turn down visitors, and to insist that people must wash their hands before touching baby. But I’m going to do it, regardless!

    I know everyone is different, but for me, it’s going to be very important that I don’t have relative/friends bothering me during the first few weeks. I’m having a birth center birth where I can go home within a few hours of birth. And I intend on having the first 2-3 weeks with just mama, baby, and daddy. Our parents and siblings are allowed to visit once during the first few days (when I feel up to it), but further relatives and friends have to wait a few weeks.

    If I’m called selfish, well so be it! I have every right to be stingy with my new baby :)

    • Darcy
      June 15, 2012

      It can be very hard to enforce but it is so important for baby’s health! Daddy can really come in handy to help run interference and keep visitors away. Thankfully our family wasn’t too pushy and MIL works in a hospital so they were understanding. I’m glad you are looking into this and planning because that will make it easier for you to stick to it! (And congrats!)Syrana

  12. Danialle M.
    June 16, 2012

    Thank you! I’m hoping it all goes smoothly and everyone understands how I feel about having visitors.

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