I experienced one of the most uncomfortable situations of my entire life yesterday. Ms peanut and I met hubs for lunch then he had some time run to target with us. An older woman , grandmotherly if you will, approached us and started to ooh and aah over ms peanut. I had her car seat in the buggy since I didn't need many items so she was pretty low down - not resting in the seat portion. This woman (stranger) began to talk to ms peanut and proceeded to squeeze her legs, calves and then ... wait for it.... Pick up her Sophie and make her dance... Before once more squeezing her feet (which she has in her mouth constantly) and sauntering off.
Hubs and I both stood there shell shocked, unable to speak or move. I came out of my unconscious state long enough to snatch Sophie before baby could touch her and quickly wipe down her legs and feet with baby wipes. I didn't know what to do. I'm a bit total germaphobe and the entire situation nearly caused a panic attack. What does one do in that situation - please help because I know I'm not the only one something like this has happened to. I've seen tags that hang from baby's car seats and strollers saying "don't touch" or "wash your hands" but I've never seen people using them.
Help a sister out because I may just drop dead if this happens again and I'm not prepared.