My sister works in childcare and she is always sick. I have a 4 month old baby, she has been sick a few times this winter just a cold, mild fever, runny nose etc. I hate when she’s sick she can’t eat and sleep it’s hard on her and as a mum I want her to be happy and healthy I hate to see her suffer. I know that sickness happens I just think I should try my best to protect her.
I also think that any sickness for a baby is dangerous! My sister is not a mum but she judges all mothers and think she knows best because she works in childcare. When she is sick she kisses my daughter on the lips. I have told her so many times not to and she just says I’m overprotective to get over it, sickness happens and it will make her stronger.
She says I’m becoming an over protective mum! We don’t live together but I visit regularly and all I say is don’t kiss her on the lips! Am I wrong and over protective and will the germs make her stronger? Or how do I convince my sister to stop judging mums and that having a sick baby is bad?
Posted by Carla Frain, 3rd September 2014