Quoting 💙Jenny&Boopy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting motherofboys:</b>" Depending on her family life background, ... [snip!] ... ridiculous. It seems like it's only them with this behavior, my son and his friends who are boys have no interest in the baby."
That can definitely awkward, I do understand how you feel. The less awkward way might be to make a gentle request of the 4 and 6 year old and see how she reacts. Something along the lines of, "honey, please don't touch his face or hands, thank you." It is likely she is taking her cue's on her kids behavior with the baby from you and if you say this she may help intervene. I've had to do this with my own kids and I've had others do this with me, sometimes we just don't realize we're making someone uncomfortable and it's only natural to want to fix it if we are reminded. I hope this helps. I'll tell you, it's even harder when you go grocery shopping and the little old ladies who may smell kinda funky are just in love with your LO and they just invite themselves in, lol. Talk about awkward, we're supposed to respect our elders, it's like being mobbed, lol. Although, in those cases I'm usually doing a little more picking up and bodily inserting myself in the way, don't want to offend them, as I know babies hold a special place in the elderly woman's heart,