Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Should you expose your 2 month old to a cold
avatar
grammalind posted:
My parents, my 2 month old granddaughter's great-grandparents are arriving from Florida for Thanksgiving and they both have bad colds. Should I tell my son and his family (which includes my 2 month old granddaughter) taht they shouldn't come over?
Reply
 
avatar
lenono97 responded:
If the child is healthy, I wouldn't worry about it. Today is only Monday. Chances are by Thursday your parents will be feeling better. Fact is, children will get sick no matter what. Their parents could just as easily bring something home and cause them to get sick. Not that I would let the sick person cuddle with the baby all day long, but being in the same house should be fine.
 
avatar
phoenix31674 responded:
DH brought home a cold from work that knocked both kids out for Christmas last year. DS was 2.5 months. He was a little miserable, but he weathered it just fine - we did not even have to go to the doctor. Unless the baby has a compromised immune system, there should be no problem. Just make sure that your parents wash hands before playing with her and they should probably refrain from kissing her and obviously not cough on her. Like PP mentioned, she's going to get exposed to germs at some point this winter.


Featuring Experts

Dr. Dan Brennan is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Certified Lactation Counselor. He is a graduate of UCLA, Albany Medical College and completed ...More

Helpful Tips

Updated Crib Safety GuidelinesExpert
For information on the latest federal crib safety standards, here is a link to important points for parents to be aware of! ... More
Was this Helpful?
3 of 5 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.