7 ways to tell people you don't want them holding your baby

2 June 2023

Associate Professor Alina Morawska from UQ's Parenting and Family Support Centre spoke with Mamamia providing tips on how to politely tell people you don't want them to hold your baby.

“As a parent, you will have views or preferences about who you want or don't want to hold your baby, and how comfortable you may feel about that, for all sorts of reasons,” Dr Morawska said.

“It could be about the baby's vulnerability, like some babies may have various health or immune conditions or disabilities that make them more fragile and more likely to become ill or unwell if exposed to others. 

“Or parents might just not feel comfortable with others holding their baby or their baby themselves may react strongly to being held by other people.” 

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