Becky - posted on 03/15/2011 ( 264 moms have responded )
So, I'm not sure I've mentioned this before in vaccine debates, but my youngest sister is a non-vaxxer. (did I spell that right?) She buys into all this Dr. Mercola stuff. She has tried to convince the rest of us not to vaccinate too, but we're not buying it, we vaccinate. She has an 11 month old daughter.
Anyway, to this point, it hasn't really been an issue, because my kids are older than hers and are vaccinated. But, now we're trying to have another baby. My mom was telling me she was concerned about my niece not being vaccinated the other day, and that got my husband and I talking about it. He said that if my sister does not vaccinate her daughter, when we have another baby, her daughter is not allowed around him/her at all until our child is vaccinated. That's going to cause issues in my family! Obviously, the health of my child is my first concern, but this is my sister and my niece...
What would you do? If you had a newborn, would you keep unvaccinated family members/close friends away from them, or is that going to the extreme?