Children visiting your newborn
I'm thinking about this quite far in advance but it's playing on my mind atm!
I'm interested to know what you did about friends coming over to visit your newborn and bringing their children with them? I'm obviously concerned about germs but also about how to cope in general with little visitors.
We are friends with a couple who have a 4 yr old and a LO who will be 2 by the time our baby is born. They are lovely girls but seriously wreck our house whenever they come over - nothing long-term but pulling books off of shelves, taking lots of things out of our kitchen cupboards, jumping all over the sofas and standing on the coffee table. It's quite an effort to clear everything up after they've left.
So, did you allow little people to visit your newborn and when? Our friends are likely to want to visit almost straight away, do I ask them to wait a bit? How long for? I don't want to be harsh but if their children come over and do their usual wrecking I'm worried I'll lose the plot! And aside from the mess, is it ok for young children to visit? I'm guessing it must be as otherwise what would happen with older siblings when you bring home a new baby?
Sorry for the ramble!!