Mommy Dearest,

I am six-months pregnant with my first baby and I'm a wary of germs. I saw the poll you posted on people washing their hands before they hold babies and decided I want to require my baby's visitors to do so once she arrives. Is that realistic?

— Clean Hands to Hold My Baby

To read the response from Mommy Dearest,


Clean Hands to Hold My Baby,

As a new mom you should feel comfortable stating your expectations when it comes to people handling your new bundle of joy. I'm sure your friends and relatives will be happy to abide by your request. The results of our poll showed that 57 percent of lilsugar readers already take it upon themselves to rinse so I don't think politely asking those who don't to wash up is out of the ordinary.

— Mommy Dearest

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