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When is it ok to let others hold the baby?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: 0 weeks
Family members will want to visit and hold your new baby to welcome them to the family.
Healthy adults (preferably who have received a current flu and tdap vaccination) may hold your baby. Visitors who are ill, even with a small cold, should refrain from holding you baby to prevent accidental spread of germs. It is always a good idea for visitors to wash their hands before picking up baby.

In brief: 0 weeks
Family members will want to visit and hold your new baby to welcome them to the family.
Healthy adults (preferably who have received a current flu and tdap vaccination) may hold your baby. Visitors who are ill, even with a small cold, should refrain from holding you baby to prevent accidental spread of germs. It is always a good idea for visitors to wash their hands before picking up baby.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
In brief: 8 weeks
While some physicians will wait until 6 months of age and others will let you pass the baby around at 2 weeks, most doctors will agree that it is okay to let others hold your baby at 8 weeks of age.
Of course, don't let anyone hold your baby if you know they are ill.

In brief: 8 weeks
While some physicians will wait until 6 months of age and others will let you pass the baby around at 2 weeks, most doctors will agree that it is okay to let others hold your baby at 8 weeks of age.
Of course, don't let anyone hold your baby if you know they are ill.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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