A first-time-mum has revealed the list of eight rules she expects her family and friends to follow when they visit her newborn baby, and while most are commonsense, a couple have ruffled some feathers.
Maisie Crompton is expecting her first baby, so she decided to share the list of rules she has for those planning on meeting her little one after she’s given birth.
@maisie_crompton Seen so many of these videos… here’s my “rules for when I have a baby” ✍????????????#pregnancyjourney #rulesformybaby #trending #mumsunder21 ♬ original sound – Maisie
While most of the rules are pretty much to be expected, like not visiting if you’re sick, there are a couple that raised a few eyebrows after she shared them on TikTok.
Here are Maisie’s rules:
- Please don’t kiss the baby.
- No unannounced visitors, for first few days we want it just to be us
- Don’t announce our baby has arrived until we do (on social media or in person)
- No photos posted of the baby until we do.
- Do not come if you’re sick.
- Wash your hands before holding them.
- Do not ask to see the baby if you haven’t checked up on me during the pregnancy.
- If our baby cries please hand them back to me or their dad.
One person commented: “Great, but people might be scared to come near/see the baby eventually so you will miss out on memories made and baby bonding with wider family.”
“We had a family member do this with loads of rules, like you must come and do some chores etc. weirdly enough no one wants to baby sit their three-year-old,” replied another.
However, most of the comments were supportive, but there were plenty of expecting mums wondering how they could tactfully relay similar rules to their friends and family.
“A lot of people said they’d feel awkward giving their family and friends a list of rules to stick by, so this is how I actually intend on doing it.” Maisie explained, before sharing the following message that she’s sending to her family and friends:
“We would love you to come over and meet baby girl soon, you’ll have to let us know when you’re free. Just a quick one (we’re sending this to everyone who would love to visit us). Although she’s so cute please don’t kiss her due to risks like HSV and other illnesses. If you feel ill we would love you to visit another time instead and of course you can take as many photos as you like but please don’t post them without asking first.”
“If you usually smoke/have smoked in the past hours before meeting her please change your top before holding her.”
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