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Old 11-18-09, 11:07 AM
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I have never expierenced anything like this ever happening to either of our kids. My 3.5yr old has a bad habit of going up and giving people hugs, but I've never had any strangers ever try to touch my kids or anything. A lot of people will try to talk to them when we're out shopping, especially in the check-out line.
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Old 11-18-09, 11:18 AM
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I so understand the Chinese buffet thing. They always wanted to hold my boys and I would be like No, Sorry! Alot ppl also hoover around Presley too and I kinda back her up a bit. I have never actually told anyone not to touch her just the Chinese ppl with the boys. We havent been to a chinese buffet since having Pres. But I totally understand your concern right now with this flu season. I carry lysol and purell in the diaper bag. The sign is a good idea lol. Kinda like the seeing eye dogs have a no petting sign.
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Old 11-18-09, 11:28 AM
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I should add that it was easier to ward off strangers when dd was in her infant seat b/c I could pull the shade down. Plus when she was newborn, I had no qualms asking people to use hand sanitizer before they touched/held her.

I know some moms I know will say something like, "Oh, sorry, BABY has a cold & I wouldn't want YOU to catch it." Maybe you could try that?

And yes, I was worried about the 7 yr old dropping Kendall b/c she appeared to be struggling & was trying to carry up the steps to slide. Then when they were walking, she would practically be dragging dd & wouldn't stop properly to let dd step down; there were a few close calls with dd's face & concrete!

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Old 11-19-09, 12:29 AM
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I personally would not be ok with it...especially with all of these "flu's" going around. Honestly, we are trying to be corteous, does it matter how we handle it at the end of the day? Just trying to get you off of the hook Mama Bear! Seriously...there is nothing wrong with pointing out the obvious!
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Old 11-19-09, 08:20 AM
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I hated it when ppl touched my kids when they were babies. I would seriously cringe- but never actually say anything to them. I especially hated when ppl touched their hands.
 


When we are out and about now, I won't let MY kids touch little ones. The first thing they go for is their little hands. So I simply say, "no touching- that's how we spread germs". I don't want to sound cruel but it is true- and I hope the mom/parent understands, KWIM?

They sell signs that you can hang on your stroller that so "no touching".
 
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