Mummy please be careful! Germs are everywhere!

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  1. Yes it’s not nice knowing what germs could be out there. Bambella Designs do nice shopping trolley cushions which are washable. Always a good idea to leave a blanket in the car boot for supermarket visits #BloggerClubUK

  2. upasna says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I never thought it can be that scary. #FamilyFun

  3. Rebecca Cale says:

    It’s not something you think about is it? My daughter caught HIB meningitis at 4 months old. When I asked how? Doctors explained she could’ve caught it anywhere or from anyone. They words were ‘even in a supermarket’. In a healthy adult the germs manifests it’s self as a cold and runny nose but in a young baby or someone a weak immune system it can lead to more serious complications. In my daughter it was Meningitis. She thankfully did recover but it bought out the OCD in me and I carry wipes everywhere and use our sleeves or other clothing to open door handles even my children do it. Get well wishes to Logan.

    • ohmummymia says:

      Thank you sharing your story. Is really important to realize how simple things can be dangerous for little ones

  4. Meg says:

    Terrifying! But I suppose you can’t stop going out – you just have to be really careful with hygiene. I worry about taking newborns to toddler groups for this reason. #dreamteam

  5. Amber Myers says:

    OH wow, how scary! Obviously I’ll still go out, but I always try to wash hands and have my kids wash their hands.

  6. Tina says:

    Omg that’s so sad. Poor baby. Seriously how much can you stop? What can anyone do in here? BTW do you guys get rota virus vaccine? I got my bub vaccinated for other.

  7. Laura says:

    This is a sad story, but sometimes over sanitising is the cause. You can’t be afraid of the world.

  8. Crystal Gard says:

    I absolutely hate grocery carts , but it actually doesn’t surprise me about how dangerous it could be. I found this great accessory at wal mart that covers the entire cart seat

  9. Wow…Thanks for shedding light on this issue! I never would think this would happen but after I read her story, it is very much possible! We should definitely take caution even without a baby but more so with them!

  10. Daniel says:

    Wow, that was a shocker. Thanks for letting us know.

  11. Ileana says:

    This is so terrible!!! I do not have kids, but I’m kind of a germ freak… do not know how I will do once I have kids!

  12. DT says:

    Oh that’s really scary.. and sad.. I hope he feels better now..

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  13. That’s alarming and traumatizing for both the mom and the baby. My heart goes out to them. You can never tell what’s going to happen so you really have to take the necessary precautions.

  14. Elizabeth O. says:

    That was scary. I used to be so paranoid when the twins arrived as well. I would go into hyper cleaning mode and just clean everything that they might get their hands on especially when they were teething!

    • ohmummymia says:

      Same here but also I try to not overreacting because babies need some natural bacterias as well:)

  15. victoria says:

    That was so sad and at the same time it’s a scary story, I hope he is good now

  16. Oh! This had not even occurred to me. I am going to shamefully admit to carrying wipes everywhere with me when LB was teeny. I remember wiping trolley bars and especially highchairs when eating out. But that was more because I couldn’t stand LB managing to eat someone’s icky stuff left behind by accident. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam.

  17. Glenda says:

    I so agree it is so dangerous putting toddlers on a shopping cart. I’m OCD when it comes to germs and I think I passed it over to my middle child. My hands are so dry because I am constantly washing my hands. What bothers me the most is when I see parents giving their children food while they are sitting on the shopping carts and holding onto the handles. Didn’t anyone teach these parents germs are everywhere?!?

  18. Annie says:

    I hate shopping carts, they look dirty and most of them are broken anyway… So I always attempt to carry all my groceries in my hands what often looks ridiculous.
    Also, it’s horrible what happened to that kid, but on the other hand (I’m saying this because I spotted some comments with people freaking out and will now try to hysterically clean their kids and keep them clean). Please don’t over do with “keeping your kid clean and away from germs”, yeah they can get sick in some cases but they also need to get in contact with some bacteria or they will have some serious problems with the immune system and allergies further on.

    • ohmummymia says:

      Yes I agree I just wipe thinks like changing unit or something like that in supermarkets but if my baby soother is on the floor in out house I just picking it up and putting to his mouth

  19. oh gosh that is just terrifying! I had never heard of someone getting so sick from a trolley, it’s so sad! I am always a bit of a germ freak and have hand sanitiser in my purse and wipes on hand, but still it is scary #mg

  20. Ourfamilyworld says:

    I heard this too and it breaks my heart. We should be really extra careful with our kids.

  21. Tammymum says:

    My mother in law told me about this story the other day and I was shocked. I always put my kids in the trollys but then I have to as one can’t walk and the other would run off. I will however definetly be taking my and using my wipes from now on. That poor baby, it must have been horrendous for him and the family. Thank you for sharing with us at #familyfun

  22. Haleybop says:

    I heard about this, and about the little baby who got kissed by someone with a cold sore and got very sick and almost died. We forget that babies have ZERO immune system.

  23. My heart hurt the first time I read this story. It is important information to get out there.

  24. I think it’s a matter of health for everyone. I ride public transportation to work so I’ve become more conscious of germs around me but I definitely agree that we should protect our children as they cannot defend themselves yet.

  25. Nope never thought about this before. We’ve had a sickness bug today and it’s rubbish seeing him ill. Thankfully we are okay. Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  26. That is so scary and a good warning to the rest of us

  27. So scary! Thank you for sharing this.

  28. Rita says:

    This is sad and scary. Poor baby! We need to be extra careful.
    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

  29. Holly says:

    Wow! What a sobering post! You are totally right. You’re in the midst of doing all the things you need to do and sometimes you forget something that seems so harmless at the time when really it’s a danger!

  30. Leslie says:

    I just took that off our registry because hubby and I discussed that I would shop without baby. Now with more reason to leave baby at home!

  31. That’s a sad story I guess we can’t be too careful!

  32. This must have been scary, thank you for sharing your story

  33. Mummy Fever says:

    It’s terrifying really isn’t it – thanks you for sharing on #sharewithme and raising awareness

  34. Jill Wiley says:

    That is incredibly scary!

  35. Laura says:

    Not a fun experience. Praying the baby has recovered. I had a seat and handle cover that I received as a gift for my 3rd baby. I loved it not only because it was more sanitary, but it was also a much more comfortable ride for my baby.

  36. Ashley Voicu says:

    I would understand every mom who protect their little ones such as for germs. Some people call other moms too dramatic. I dont care. I want to make sure things are sanitize before using other things for my kids. As much as possible, inwoukd not even touch it and would rather bring my own.

  37. Heather says:

    That is so scary! I honestly was very worried about germs with all of my kids when they were little – I didn’t like taking them to those places that are germy.

  38. I always wipe the cart down but I’ve caught my one year old licking the cart! I really need to buy a cover.

  39. What an awful story, that woman’s poor little guy! I’m glad you’re advising parents to be aware of Supermarket germs! I remember growing up, my mom would always pull out her anti-bac wipes from her bag and wipe down the handles and the baby seat every single time we went to the shops and I didn’t appreciate it then, but I definitely do now.

  40. Ben says:

    I’m overly alert of germs. I carry Babyganics hand sanitizer nearly all the time.

  41. Janine Good says:

    Germs are terrible. Some our systems need to adapt to, but others are just plain terrible. This is a great piece in alerting us to truly be careful.

  42. lex says:

    Sanitizers all the way for me, germs create ven more problems than we care to know.

  43. Sheila Jo says:

    Wishing the baby a speedy recovery! The washable cushions Sunita mentioned sound interesting.

  44. michenn says:

    This was so surprising! Thank you so much for sharing!

  45. Idriss says:

    Ugh germs …. Poor little baby. Great post

  46. When my boys were babies I paid much more attention to those kinds of things since their hands were going in their mouths. Now they are 5 and 9 so it’s less of a worry. Plus we teach them to wash their hands after playing outside, coming home from somewhere, and going to the bathroom.

  47. It’s scary to think that something you can’t even see can have such drastic effects on our health! It’s really smart to be aware of some of the potential places to watch out for!

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