You're bringing home baby and have a toddler already at home. Can big brother meet and greet -- and touch -- the new addition?
Health matters
Bryan Sibley, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and medical director of Beacon Health, Ltd./Westchase in Houston, Texas, says yes -- if the elder child is healthy. "As long as the toddler is infection-free, there is no problem with a toddler being around an infant." So make sure to wash those little hands. "The greatest natural threat to a newborn is infection," he adds.

"Germs that cause relatively minor illnesses in small children can lead to serious outcomes in newborns."


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