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Soap and Water or Hand Sanitizer to Keep Baby Safe?

How Should Parents Protect Their Newborn From Germs?

It's the real world out there! Once baby leaves the womb, the infant has to deal with the threat of contracting everything from the swine flu to whooping cough. The thought of germs getting to the precious babe can have new parents pulling out medical masks and sizing up visitors. But infants love affection, so it's just a matter of time until the wee one is held by friends and family members. What precaution do you think parents should take to keep their kiddo healthy?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
I was never really concerned with that, actually. I trust my family and close friends to be rather clean and I never thought twice about letting them hold her. I only once denied someone from holding her. My aunt had just come back from a cigarette break and wanted to hold her (she was only like 6 days old). Um, no...
katialoves katialoves 6 years
washing hands plus no sick visitors, obviously.
Carri Carri 6 years
Hand washing is sufficient if you do it properly.
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