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    New baby bad son-in-law
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    An_267292 posted:
    Hi my daughter and son in law live with me and my husband they just had their second child and my son in law never changes his clothes when he comes home from work and goes and picks up the new baby I think it is very important to have clean clothes on when holding a new born oh his work is heating and cooling please someone else out there feel the same why and how do I tell him how important it is to change his clothes when he comes home.



    Frustrated grandma??
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi there and thanks for posting,

    I completely respect your concern for your grandchild.

    This is an interesting read that you might find informative about exposing children to germs: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/d2n-stopping-germs-12/kids-and-dirt-germs

    It talks about "The Hygiene Hypothesis," which asserts that when exposure to parasites, bacteria, and viruses is limited early in life, children face a greater chance of having allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases during adulthood.


    So maybe a little exposure to Dad after he works a long day isn't as terrible as once thought.


    Ultimately, as long as your grand baby is happy and healthy then that's all that matters


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