New guidelines from the Lullaby Trust acronym "T-H-A-N-K-S" meaning Think Hands and No KisseS.
Please share with your visitors the importance of washing their hands and not kissing your newborn baby when they come to visit. Of course parents want to kiss their babies and that's absolutely fine as long as you are not ill.
According to the Lullaby Trust, over half of UK parents are not aware of the risks involved by kissing newborn babies.
Because newborn babies have immature immune systems they are vulnerable to infections. These infections that cause mild symptoms such as a common cold in adults and older children can be life-threatening for babies.
We all know that family and friends are excited to meet the new arrival. But please ask them to postpone their visit if they have a cold, a cold sore or feel unwell in any way. Maybe they are not aware of the risks to kissing baby, f you feel uncomfortable asking your visitors to wash their hands and to not kiss your newborn baby, please forward them the Lullaby Trust link.
I hope this post helps clarify the new
T-H-A-N-K-S guidelines from the Lullaby Trust.
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