Babies and Nappies

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Babies and Nappies

Postby DeanH » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:45 pm

Hi all, does anyone have any experience with it being ok to change babies nappies after having a kidney transplant? I had my transplant two years ago now and my wife is due to give birth this week, I am concerned about it being ok to change nappies afterwards with the risk being from any live vaccinations the baby will have going forward.

I have spoken with a nurse at my clinic and they were pretty vague on the matter, I would guess that as long as I follow good hygiene then it should be ok?
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Re: Babies and Nappies

Postby Chris Wright » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:16 pm

Did it for years with both my kids, go for it.
Transplanted Sept 1981

Still enjoying life like a 21 year old, or younger!
Chris Wright
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Re: Babies and Nappies

Postby rheaybou » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:06 pm

First up, congratulations. Transplants change and help create lives.

I tried to use the transplant excuse to get out of changing nappies.....I didn't get away with it, just good personal hygiene is all you need. If you are worried get a few boxes of disposable gloves.

Be prepared to pick up every little sniffle the little one gets. Just double check your chicken pox immunity, I had that panic just before Xmas.

Enjoy every minute of it
Now 35 with Alports and I had my first kidney-versary 18th feb 2013....I hope to have many more.

My living donor and his family are doing all well.

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Re: Babies and Nappies

Postby SimonJoshep » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:01 pm

My aunt used to change nappies after kidney surgery and she did not even complain once. So as far as it didn't hurt you at the point of surgery then its ok!!
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