Ok, so my Mom was coming around a couple or once a week when my DD was first born and now she wants me to put in effort and go out to meet her places. The problem is my DD is very alert and so I don't go out at all. If I do she will not sleep. She is still only 4 months and needs her sleep. So I have given up going out to keep her well rester. Plus she is not immunized yet and I am very cautious about the flu (it is winter in Australia) If she doesn't get it she goes into meltdown at night and is just really hard to settle to sleep. I have explained this to my Mom but she doesn't seem to get it. I really don't care if I see her or not but what should I say and what would you do?
This must be your first born. You are overly cautious and that is normal. You are protecting your little one as much as possible. However, your baby needs to get out of the house. Fresh air is mandatory for proper growth and health (physically and mentally). Your little one needs to build resistance to germs of all kinds. Overly sanitizing is not necessarily a good thing. That little immune system doesn't have a opportunity to become strong. Go visit others. Its okay. Yep, your babe will get sick from time to time but that is a normal part of life. Try not to be overly attentive when it comes to sleeping. By that I mean, do not run and pick the baby up if she coughs, whines a little bit etc......Mostly she will drift back off. If something is wrong---trust me---she will let you know. If you choose to disturb sleeping time---get ready for many nights of unrest. Children do what works.
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