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Woman shares some rules for soon-to-be mom's when people visit after baby's arrival

Though the expecting mom was skeptical that people would consider this unfair, individuals showed her immense support.

Woman shares some rules for soon-to-be mom's when people visit after baby's arrival
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton

In recent times, soon-to-be parents plan well ahead on their priorities when their baby arrives. Focusing on their baby's hygiene along with their own physical and mental health, parents, especially moms, share their expectations from their friends or relatives who want to visit their child. Inspired by these popular "rules" online, then soon-to-be-mom Maisie Crompton—who goes by @maisie_crompton—decided to share on TikTok her own set of rules for when her baby arrives. She captioned this viral video, "Seen so many of these videos, here are my 'rules for when I have a baby'" and myriads of overwhelming support poured in.

Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton
Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton

With the list of rules in the background, Crompton began her video by saying, "I've seen a lot of people do rules when they have a baby. But I'm actually pregnant, so I thought I would do mine." Her rules mostly involved asking the visitors to respect the family's privacy and the baby's hygiene. As her very first rule, she said, "Please don't kiss the baby. Very obvious. Just don't kiss them anywhere." This video was posted after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022, it is only fair that the then-expecting mom was too cautious of how contagious diseases spread. Her second rule was "No unannounced visitors. Because I really don't think I'm gonna be up for socializing when a baby has literally just come out of me."

Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton
Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton

Crompton's next rule was, "Don't announce our baby has arrived until we do on social media or in person. I would have told all of the people I wanted to tell. So just keep it to yourself." Her fourth rule was that the visitors must not post any pictures of her baby until the parents do, as she said, "Feel like that's quite self-explanatory."

Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton
Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton

She then asked the visitors not to consider coming to see the baby when they are sick and said, "I don't care if it's just like a small cough or you've had it for ages. Like, I really don't care. Just don't come if you're sick." Her fifth rule was to "Wash your hands before holding them because their immune system is not gonna be the best and you've probably touched loads of stuff."

Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton
Image Source: TikTok | @maisie_crompton

"Do not ask to see the baby if you haven't spoken to me or asked how I am throughout my pregnancy," said Crompton's sixth rule, which might sound rude but is a fair request by the expecting mom. Finally, her eighth rule was, "If our baby cries, please hand them back to me or their dad because I do not wanna watch my baby cry from a distance." Several inconsiderate people make the babies uncomfortable by holding them wrong or refusing to hand them over to their parents and continue to irritate them. However, Crompton was precautious not to let anyone make her baby suffer in any way.

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People on the platform backed Cropmton for setting essential boundaries even before her baby had arrived. "If people are upset by this list, then they don't deserve to be near you or your baby. This is perfectly reasonable and should be the norm anyway," said @read.with.melanie. "Honestly, as a visiting guest, I would feel so much more comfortable being handed this list so I can make sure I'm making the mum most comfortable," commented @hyahyax. "I'm also not letting my family hold him until an hour gap in between them having a cigarette. I will ask them as well. Clear boundaries," wrote @jessicaholley44.

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