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    gardner59 posted:
    My daughter-in-law makes me wash my hands every time I go to pick
    up my grandson, is this really necessary? My other grandkids turned
    out just fine, my kids turned out just fine, I turned out fine, my point
    being, yes we need to be aware of germs, especially if someone has
    been sick, etc. but this is going overboard in my opinion. What are
    your thoughts?
    Jackie03291 responded:
    I think that is your daughter-in-law's child and she has a right to request that people wash their hands first before holding the baby. I think that it is a good practice and you should respect her wishes. It isn't a big deal, only takes a minute, and helps to make sure that you are not introducing any germs on your grandchild. Just do it.
    Jackie (27) Bryan (36) Ava (10/14/08) Natalie (4/24/12)
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I have to admit I am a hand washer. When we walk in the door the first thing I say is - "Go wash your hands".

    So many stinky noses and general yuck around I just tend to cautious.

    Here are a couple of resources to check out -

    Protecting Your Baby From Other Peoples Germs
    Prevent Colds With Hand Washing

    Moms - what are your thoughts?

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