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Old 07-25-2013, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all. To make a long story short my sil is planning a Dominican Republic destination wedding the week I'm due to give birth. My kiddos are/will be un vax. Should I be leery to allow my in laws, and whomever will be in D.R. for the wedding, to visit my NB DIRECTLY after this trip? (My husband and I obviously are not able to go). Am I being ultra sensitive about this (no doubt I'm super annoyed my sister in law is going forward with a dest. Wedding around my due date seeing as though she just began planning her wedding and I've been pregnant for a hot minute and she's aware of the circumstances)? I don't want to compromise my NBs health at all. My kid will be super new, days, week or so new! Your thoughts and experiences are appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:10 PM
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I don't think any of the diseases that newborns are typically vaccinated for are more prevalent in the Dominican Republic. So I don't think your newborn being vaccine-free has anything to do with it.


Personally, I would just take the normal precautions of a thorough hand washing before holding the baby, and not visiting the baby if they feel sick at all.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:49 AM
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yeahthat.gif And anyone with "just a cold," or the slightest cold symptoms, tell them, sorry, but come back and visit when you're well.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:36 PM
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You concern is totally understandable. I would take the normal newborn precautions: hand washing as soon as they come in the house and of corse before they hold baby, no sick people holding baby, ever, and definitely no kisses. I did this with my daughter until she was maybe 5 months....yeah I was crazy but she was never sick.

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