Savvy mum reveals simple trick to stop people asking to hold your baby when you visit

A MUM-OF FOUR showed her genius hack for parents who don't want to pass round their babies at family gatherings.

Mother Chrissy Horton explained that the trick is to carry them in a baby wearing carrier so they can't easily be pulled away from you.

She said that way you can politely refuse family members who try to dive in for a space-invading cuddle.

Uploading the explanation to TikTok, Chrissy captioned the video with: "For my people pleasing mamas, here is how to prevent everyone from trying to hold the baby."

In the short clip she shows herself carrying her baby and showing up at a friends house with the tiny tot.

She said: "Worried about everyone getting all up in your baby's face during every holiday gathering this year?

"I've got a solution for you.

"Instead of showing up holding the baby or the baby in their car seat.

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"At the car transfer the baby from the car seat into a baby wearing carrier.

This way you can politely say: 'Oh he's very comfortable, I'll just keep him in here."

The TikToker went on to explain: "This is the suggestion I offered for parents who get anxiety from saying no to family members. Not everyone is able to verbalise their boundaries."

Fellow TikTokers were quick to comment on the mum hack.

One said: "I think it's rude to ask to hold someone else's baby. if I want you to hold him, I'll offer."


While another said: "People act so entitled around babies. You shouldn't have to do this, people should be able to take no for an answer and respect boundaries."

But not everyone was impressed with the suggestion.

One person said: "I think it’s a good idea to socialise babies with close family and friends. You can tell when the mum has separation anxiety and transfers that."

Another said: "I don't understand why so many moms are so weird about people holding their babies. I let people hold mine. I hold others. Theres nothing wrong with it."

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