I’m not. too many germs. Even if you’re the first person of the day…they’re not washing that Santa suit every night. I wouldn’t be surprised if they only wash it once a season.
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I have read that you should not take babies out in crowded public places (i.e. malls) until after 3 weeks of age…especially during flu and RSV season. The protocol at the hospital I work at is any child under 6 weeks of age with a fever automatically gets a spinal tap. Your baby is way to long to go through that. It is not worth it 😉
NO WAY…i don’t even want too many family members coming to visit him till he’s at least 1 or 2 months old. Just do pics at home under the christmas tree:) Definitely better than your baby getting exposed to something and ending up in the hospital. My ped’s doc said even if he has a 100.4 temp they’ll put him in hospital and put him through all kinds of test. That sounds like torture to me.
I think it’ll be more exciting to take him next year when hes a year old and has facial expressions and is more aware of his surroundings.
No dirty Santa for us! But maybe u can buy a Santa suit and have ur husband wear it?!?!
You could go and do a family pic with santa. You or hubby hold baby and stand next to santa
My pediatrician said not to take the baby out in public for a month, so I won’t be doing Santa pics this year.
I plan on going first thing in am try to be first or one of the first to see Santa then home for a bath!!!!
Thanks for feedback all! I think in general we will skip, theres no way I could sit at home an entire month with baby. Granted hubby can watch him while I go out but how boring! We never heard one way or the other from our pediatrician about taking baby out. Obviously we limit his exposure and make sure hes only been held by people who wash their hands, use hand sanitizer, and have had their flu shots — mainly boils down to just family holding him.
all i can think of is how many little kids with runny noses sit on his lap and hold his hands all day. I would pass. especially if baby hasn’t had vaccs yet.
So I was at the mall with hubby and baby today and we saw Santa there and some kids getting their pics taken. Our baby is 3 wks old and obviously hasn’t had any shots yet, do you think it’s wise to have Santa hold him to get picture taken?? We skipped it today because baby was sleeping and just wasn’t sure if it was a good idea all around. Any thoughts? Just worried about germs and everything since our baby can’t be vaccinated against anything yet.