user banned 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
5th Dec '12

I don't like strangers holding my newb.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
5th Dec '12

No. Maybe I'd do something smaller, but not to a mall. I personally wouldn't take a newborn to a mall anyways, but for sure not somewhere where other kids have been touched and sat. Like, hundreds. And it's not like they're santaizing the suit between all the kids. And during flu/RSV season?

nooooooo. I would not. I did have my first with medical problems so maybe I'm paranoid, but nope.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
5th Dec '12

I would never.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
5th Dec '12

The mall is gross. all those people and germs. and I dont' like strangers holding or touching my babies.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
5th Dec '12

I don't know why but the image of a Santa-creeper at the mall holding a newb makes me LOL.

Nope, I wouldn't but DS got his picture with Santa at 8 months old and drooled all over his lap lol.
ETA: It was at a school, not the mall. Not that the germ count was any lower lol.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
5th Dec '12

No. Not when shit like RSV and whooping cough could kill the baby. Not worth it.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
5th Dec '12

Yep, I would. Just took my 3 month old to get pics with him.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
5th Dec '12

I wouldn't.

I'm sure it would be a super cute picture....BUT, not worth getting him sick. Just think about how many kids have been sitting on Santa all day - and who knows what they were into before they sat there.

I like one of the other posters idea, set up a scene in your house, you can make it look really good without a whole lot of work or money.

WTFno Due October 5; 3 kids; Ohio 2733 posts
5th Dec '12

Nope. Especially because my cousin took her week old baby to the mall and he got whooping cough. I'm not a big fan of exposing newborns to that many germs unless its an errand that can't wait. They don't have a great immune system at first.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
5th Dec '12

Nooooo. Not worth it. Too many germs out there. You're not even supposed to make more than short trips outside the house before they're 6 weeks old. Plus I don't even like friends of my family members to hold my kid let alone some guy that nobody in my family has ever met. :?

Mama K ♥ 2 kids; Massachusetts 1796 posts
5th Dec '12

yah i took my own pics of her in her "my first xmas onsie" and shes getting newborn pictures done friday so there will be more xmas ones done... shes barley a week old id never.. guessi ts a personal preferance

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10124 posts
status 5th Dec '12

I took my son at two months. I'm not sure I'd let a one week old, though. I was super possessive of him for the first few weeks, though.

SuperOvulator;♥ ;] 2 kids; North Carolina 9974 posts
5th Dec '12

Yup! My boys were only like three weeks old when they got their pictures done with Santa for the first time!

bloopbloop♥ 1 child; Illinois 13681 posts
5th Dec '12

Maybe I'd have some relative dress up as santa and have my newborn take a picture with him.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
5th Dec '12

yea i would cause no matter how old they are its still there first christmas