Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:40 pm
Situation: You have a six-week-old infant, and recently had a large gathering for family and friends centered around the baby. The baby was passed around and held by many people, and seemed generally fine with everyone except for one particular person. Every time this person held him, he screamed as though he were in pain. She seemed very awkward and uncomfortable while holding him (it didn't look like she was supporting his head very well), but seemed to want to hold him anyway, and was reluctant to give him back when you tried to rescue him. She has voiced a desire to visit frequently so that she can see the baby, but you are uncomfortable with the idea of her holding him until he is old enough to hold his own head up consistently. It is important to the baby's father that this person has a relationship with the baby. How would you handle this situation? Does it matter who exactly this person is, or what your own relationship with her is like?
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