However, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for our favourite comedic family, who are also parents to three-year-old Sonny. In his first interview since the birth, Hamish admitted, “I haven’t been able to hold her.”
“When Zoe went into labour [Sonny] got a terrible virus and I said to Zoe I would keep him away from her and run interference… I then got the virus,” the comedian revealed to Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little on their Hit radio show.
“Everyone’s saying, ‘Enjoy the baby bubble, enjoy the baby bubble’ – I’m in a Hazmat bubble. I have to go through the full ebola washdown before I can get near my child,” he joked.
In the meantime, the 35-year-old has had to admire his daughter from afar. “She’s lovely, and I enjoy looking at her form a distance or behind a surgical mask, but you’re right now talking to a guy with pink eye.”
Babies are particularly susceptible to contracting illnesses because their immune systems are still developing. So it’s a good reminder for everyone, especially during flu season, to keep your distance from newborns if you’re sick and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before getting snuggly.