Signs asking people to refrain from touching or kissing babies gains popularity

Posted at 5:02 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:02:29-04

Signs asking people to refrain from kissing or touching babies are gaining popularity online

As cold and flu season nears, the signs, sold through a variety of outlets such as Etsy and Amazon, ask people to not touch or kiss babies because of the germs they may be exposed to in doing so. 

In April, popular mom blog Breastfeeding Mama Talk posted an image of one of the signs, asking users if they would ever put one on their child's seat. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, children younger than five-years-old are at a high risk of flu-related complications. 

Complications could include: 

  • Pneumonia
  • Dehydration
  • Worsening of long-term medical problems
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Sinus problems and ear infections
  • Death

Children six months and younger cannot receive the flu vaccine. The CDC said the best way to prevent the flu for those who cannot be vaccinated is to make sure the child is around people that have been. 

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