New Moms: Should I be concerned with the number of people that are kissing and handling my baby?

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 | Comments Off on New Moms: Should I be concerned with the number of people that are kissing and handling my baby?

Baby's Own Room

When you become a mother for the first time, the number of things you are going to worry about can be pretty overwhelming. One of the number one things a new mother worries about is whether or not they should be concerned with the number of people kissing or handling their baby. They also wonder whether or not they should even allow a lot of people to handle and kiss on their baby.

The unfortunate truth is there really isn’t a lot of medical research or studies to back up whether or not babies who are handled and kissed a lot or babies who are not are healthier in the long run. The best thing that a new mother can do is to use common sense and make their own decision.

For example, if you do not want other people kissing your baby on their face, you just have to make that desire clear. You are their mother and it is your right. If you come into contact with someone you do not want to hold your child there is nothing wrong with telling them no. You are their mother. You are responsible for their health and their safety. In the long run, you are always going to know what is best for your child. You just have to listen to your heart and decide what you want to do.

There is nothing wrong with asking a person to wash and/or sanitize their hands before they handle your child. Furthermore, if you know someone who is sick or who has been recently it probably isn’t a good idea for them to be handling your child. You are your child’s voice, so you should never be afraid to speak up if you do not want someone holding or kissing your baby.

Baby’s Own Room suggests that as a new mom, trust your instincts and go with what feels right. Try not to get too wrapped up with the curious lookie-loos.  Try pretending that your new baby is the latest celebrity and enjoy the attention and spot light.  

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