Setting visitor guidelines when you have newborns

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Since we've had our triplets, we've had numerous visitors come. Especially in the beginning, it's hard to say "no." Other parents have told me, when someone offers help, take it. The problem, when they are very little and just coming back from the hospital, is that they are susceptible to getting sick again. You have to set some guidelines, like you can't come over if you are sick or anyone in your family has been sick in the last week. You have to wash your hands before you pick them up. Sometimes it feels uncomfortable telling people this because you think that they should know better, but they just don't. If you have a family website or a baby website, you can post on your website. One of the mother's that I interviewed actually had her husband put a sign on the door. It simply said, "These are the rules in coming through this door. If you can pass all of these, one through ten, then come on in and help out." Expect to help. If we are napping, expect to leave.
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Julie Gillespie

Author & Triplet Mom

Julie Reynolds-Gillespie, DPT, a mother of multiples, physical therapist, teacher and writer, is a graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California. She has been a physical therapist who specializes in Women’s Health for 28 years. Currently she has a physical therapy practice in Santa Monica and works at Fusion Physical Therapy in Los Angeles.

Julie is a co-author of The Pelvic Floor.  Most recently she’s published Magical Multiple Moments. This book is a culmination of a five-year project where Julie interviewed over 250 parents of multiples and polled their advice about raising happy, healthy twins and triplets.  

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