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Do you think this is ok?

FIL is going to BILs house tonight. We aren't going because everyone is sick. FIL is supposed to come here tomorrow. Do you think it will be ok after him being around all the sickies tomorrow? He doesn't usually hold LO when he's here....
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Re: Do you think this is ok?

  • I wouldn't be okay with it, personally. I'm over cautious, but that just seems a bit too chancy. I would be hyper paranoid and follow him around with sanitizing wipes for every surface he would touch - and probably not even allow him in the same room as the babies (assuming I had any babies at home - since we're still in the NICU, that may be lending it'll to my uber sensitivity). In short, I don't really think it would be worth the risk.
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  • Probably not the best idea as a person can transmit germs without showing symptoms.  I think it's in LO's best interest that you wait at least a few days, though I would wait a week.  Pull the Drs. orders card.
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  • I'd pass.  He may not be sick, but he could carry the germs back and transmit them to your LO another way even if he doesn't hold her.
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  • I must be an awful mom - because as long as he washes his hands and doesn't hold the LO - I wouldn't care. I feel that LO's these days are protected a little too much for sickness - how else are they suppose to build an immune system? It's bad enough that I'm not taking my LO anywhere until the winter is over since he can't get the RSV shots so I'm ok with him being exposed to a little bit things but that's just me. 
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    I must be an awful mom - because as long as he washes his hands and doesn't hold the LO - I wouldn't care. I feel that LO's these days are protected a little too much for sickness - how else are they suppose to build an immune system? It's bad enough that I'm not taking my LO anywhere until the winter is over since he can't get the RSV shots so I'm ok with him being exposed to a little bit things but that's just me. 

     Are you a mom to a preemie?  I feel like a preemie mom wouldn't say "how else are they supposed to build an immune system".  There are certain things that don't apply in the same way to FT babies vs. preemies.  Risking exposing a preemie to illnesses such as the flu and RSV wouldn't be a way to "build an immune system" it would put them at risk for serious complications and hospitalization.  Which preemies and preemie parents have no doubt had enough of and would not like to repeat.  

    With that said, I am not a terribly over protective preemie mom but don't really want to take extra chances at exposing my LO to people who are sick.

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