Do strangers ever touch you or your baby?

I have never really had a problem with random strangers trying to touch my pregnant belly but I always had strangers trying to touch my little babies. I tell them not to touch and some people get pretty mad and rude. My little newborns don't need some random strangers germs and I always say no, I even had to smack away one old lady's hand who wouldn't listen to me.

Has a stranger in a public place ever tried to touch your pregnant belly or your baby?

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4Katie
    05/27/14
    Strangers in the city-heck no. They do stop us to talk, though. Strangers around our small town, yes. But pretty much everybody around our little town knows us through somebody, so not really strangers in the sense that you typically think.
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      05/27/14
      No one ever tried to touch my belly. And most people don't try and touch Tristen, he does try and grab people though so they will pic him up out of the cart. I have to be very careful with him.
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        05/27/14
        oh yes
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          05/27/14
          Amanda Hurley
          My belly yes. My children, not really. I only had one instance and I felt so horrible. Jasmine was about 2 weeks old, and we were walking through Value World. Some sweet young lady with a sad look on her face came up when Jasmine was in the middle of a fit. I was looking for something for a wedding, and the lady asked if she could hold her. Normally, I would say no, but something about the situation told me I should let her. I unbuckled my screaming newborn and carefully nestled her into this lady's arms. The lady then started crying and proceeded to tell me why she asked. 5 days earlier, her son was born, and had only lived about 10 minutes. She never got to hold her baby alive. She had only held her dead son. I look back on my situation in the past week and a half, and I am very grateful I allowed her that moment. There are some creeps out there, but something told me she was not one.
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            05/27/14
            I didn't have any strangers try to touch my belly, and even the people that weren't strangers would be nice enough to ask first (I usually let them if they asked nicely). As for touching my daughter, strangers don't really ever touch her (unless perhaps I am dropping her off at say a church nursery that we are visiting or something), but they do ALWAYS interact with her and tell us how cute she is (she's very sociable). I think I would probably go all Mama Bear on a stranger who touched her without permission. Not only because of germs, but also because it's a little creepy and rude. I don't touch you, so don't touch my kid!
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              05/28/14
              Stephani Harper
              I've never had that issue before about the pregnant belly or baby. Most strangers just stop and look and ask me billions of questions.
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                05/28/14
                Only one person ever touched my belly, and she was a cousin who was just so darn excited for us. But the baby, ugh. We finally put a chain up at the store. (Finn went to work with Daddy at the retail store we own.) People thought absolutely nothing about coming behind the counter to get access to him. Dude, he's not a product on the shelf! That's a living breathing child, and he's not here for your amusement.
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                  05/28/14
                  I never had issues with people touching my belly. My mother, sister-in-law, and husband were the only people besides myself to touch my belly. I also just looked fat until about 30 weeks. lol

                  However... I only had one instance about a month or so ago. My husband and I have a turtle tank. There was a woman on craigslist selling two red eared slider turtles so we jumped on them. The lady seemed nice enough, but turtles carry salmonella. We're pretty religious in hand washing at our house. Ellsie has a blocked tear duct and she had a little bit of an "eye booger" (as we say) that day. Well this lady just darts her hand out, takes her index finger and wipes my daughter's eye. I was just frozen in shock. I immediately took a wipe out and wiped her eye again. The lady also had a little girl that was all up in Ellsie's face too. I did tell the little girl not to touch her. And I think the lady got the hint I was a little upset and didn't touch her again... but I thought, "How ballsy are you!"
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                    05/29/14
                    Stephani Harper
                    Jessica that would gross me out to the point of telling that woman to keep her paws off my kid! I am an honest and very open person so basically you never have to wonder what I'm thinking. That lady should've known better than to try and touch your kiddo.
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                      05/29/14
                      Stephani Harper
                      Sorry I just realized I spelled your name wrong, I'm sorry
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                        05/29/14
                        here's a gentel way of letting people not too touch ur baby or belly...u can buy these online
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                          09/26/14
                          It drives me nuts when strangers and elders think it's okay to touch their hands and cheeks or hair. I know she's adorable but you can say so without touching, you have germs that are too big for her little body and yes that's been said a thousand times or more since i've had her! I have this problem everyday because we walk everywhere in town, especially lately since my car is out of order. Paris I'm printing out that sign too!
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