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Ginny DX 10/22/13 - simple virilizing Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
I still ask people to do it. Luckily, most people that come to visit have brains in their heads and do it without being asked. Others, such as my SIL and her kids, still have to be asked. And they are ignorant enough to say "I don't have to wash my hands, they are clean!" when we do ask them. Really? Because I'm pretty sure I just saw you smoking a cig outside and shoving your hands in the filthy snow. Ugh.
Anyway, I think it is perfectly fine to ask people to wash up. Your baby, your house, your rules.
OhSewCrafty:Until you can assume that they're washing them regularly on their own (ie after using the bathroom). I don't have a problem asking people to wash their hands and C is almost 4 months old. It's flu season and most people just don't have good hand hygiene!
Everyone that is around LO on the regular is accustomed to washing their hands before they touch him. I was vigilant at first, but now they do it on their own. People are nasty, so keep telling visitors to wash if you have to.