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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hospital Bans Cooing At Babies

BBC: Criticism for ban on baby cooing

A national support group for mothers has criticised a hospital that has banned visitors to the neo-natal unit from cooing at babies.

A hospital spokesman said the guidelines were issued "in response to parents' concerns".

The hospital issued the ban over concerns that a baby's human rights may be breached by cooing visitors and also because of fears over spreading infections.

Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital's special care baby unit, said: "We know people have good intentions and most people cannot resist cooing over new babies but we need to respect the child.

"Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me."

Has the whole world gone mad?



Call me stupid, but wath the H#ll is cooing?? Pls elaborate


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now I ask you If YOU were a baby would you think it was fair to have such a meanie for your nurse. I have never met a baby who didn't need and want someone cooing in their faces. the germ thing i do get, but ...


Wha'!!! You mean just talking to them in a baby voice? How does this spread infection? If they touch the baby I can see cause for concern, I mean, who wants some stranger touching their newborn? But cooing!? WTF? These are some kids who are gonna grow up with emotional problems...

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