*I’m posting this a tad early, well, obviously as you’re reading it NOW and not tomorrow HAHA! I’ll add links to other TFT’ers to the bottom once I see those posts. Give me a shout if you post a TFT!
OK… on to the Thought for Thursday….
I came across this post on Thingamababy and thought it’d make a good topic for TFT. If you don’t care to visit the site and read their post, the short story of it is they were highlighting a website that sold baby onesies that say things like “Look but don’t touch” and “If you can read this you’re too close.”
Now, I am guilty of reaching out and touching little newborns, and snuggling my nieces as babies and smothering my own child with kisses as a newborn as well as passing him around to whoever wanted to hold him. I don’t consider myself a very “overprotective” (for lack of better word) parent when it comes to germs… I never really think twice. We had a squirter of Purel by the door, but rarely used it. A year later it was less than half gone. Furthermore, I was out and about within a week of giving birth. Porter was born on a Tuesday and the following Monday he had a doctor’s appointment and we also stopped by to see the teacher I student taught with the month prior. Yep, school germs! Eww. That same week, we took him to Outback Steakhouse for Ryan’s birthday dinner. A week later I was visiting Spring Arbor University’s Fieldhouse to walk the indoor track. We were out and about and I never thought a thing about it.
Anyhow… as a parent… I never think twice if a stranger oogles my baby, or if relatives want to pass him around. I read the comments on Thingamababy’s post and I started to wonder if I was in the minority.
So… my question to you this wonderful Thursday…
- Were you cautious with other people handling your newborn?
- Did you stick to the old “6 week rule” and not leave the house for 6 weeks?
- What precautions did you take to protect your newborn from germs?
- Any additional comments on this topic?
Other TFT’ers this week:
Cass on luxury
Jessica on dreams and aspirations
Jenny on name-brand products
Heather on what’s in a name
Michelle on celebrities selling the exclusive rights to their family photos
Denise on ghosts and haunted houses
April on interpreting dreams
Kristi on ESP and premonitions