How to Handle Unimmunized Visitors After a Baby Is Born

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While there are lots of different view points on immunizations your baby is your responsibility and you have the final word. Handle unimmunized visitors after a baby is born with help from a parenting professional in this free video clip.

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Hi. My name is Christina, and this is how to handle unimmunized visitors after a baby is born. While there are lots of different view points on immunizations your baby is your responsibility and you have the final word. While immunizations can be a polarized topic if you as a parent prefer unimmunized people to not visit during the time when your baby is really little and brand new, or if you'd like to make sure that they don't hold the baby when they do visit it's OK to voice that to them in a very loving and considerate way. Where family and friends are concerned feelings can get hurt pretty quickly. It's better not to communicate over a text message but to give a phone call or even visit them and talk to them. If it's your spouse or significant other's family or friend it would be best for him to talk to them and if it's your family for you to talk to them. If they're completely unimmunized or have put themselves in a position where they could have been exposed to risky viruses that's completely than maybe missing a few immunizations. Personally I think the best bet with any visitor that you're concerned about is to communicate the dangers to babies that certain viruses like the whooping cough present. The whooping cough can make an adult very sick but it can kill a baby. There are lots of cases have been hospitalized or even died from certain preventable diseases. Gently and lovingly consider the other person's feelings and communicate to them the boundaries that you have around unimmunized visitors holding or touching a baby. Thanks for watching.

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