Spaking of washing toys, I'm also trying not to freak out tooooo much about germs. I dunno, I was at a coffee shop today that is kid-friendly and has lots of toys for everyone to play with. Some kid handed Elaina a toy and before I could stop her it was in her mouth. EWwwww I doubt it has ever been cleaned and a ton of kids have played with it. Then I dropped her own toy on the floor but gave it back to her anyway. Do I sound insane or does that sound appropriate? I have anxiety sometimes so I am trying to push my comfort levels a little. I guess a few germs here and there can't be too terrible?
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Hilary, I don't worry too much about germs. I think it's good for kids to be exposed to them so that they can build up an immunity. Plus, she should be getting a lot of your immunities through your breastmilk. I mean, I probably wouldn't want a sick kid to be sneezing on Evelyn or anything, but I don't get too worried about exposure to germs when we are out and about.
oh jeez all of you who wash toys once a week are giving me a complex I do 6 loads a week as it is....I can't add toys haha. We don't really have plush toys around much - I have one that sings and makes noise he likes....I've never washed it....besides a damp cloth once when he spit up on it. At home I pick things off the floor often and give them back to him. My dogs and kids aren't generally in the same room, if something falls on the floor in the "dog" rooms then I do wash it as the floor in there tends to have more dog hair/dirt even though I vacuum and mop often.
I try not to let them play with toys at the doc's office.....but my 2 year old saw all the books and was really upset I wouldn't let him read them. UGH. I'm really not a germ-phobe but the doc's office makes me cringe!
Evan 12/10/09 9lbs 5 and 1/4 oz 21.5"
Rory 12/2/11 10lbs 12oz and 23"