I recently had a 3 day old patient come in with jaundice and a high bili. We get these patients fairly often. Because of expense they come to the general pediatrics unit instead of the nicu. We have two types of bili lights the banks and the spot lights. We also have bili wraps. I had a mom insist on holding her child and every time I would enter the room the baby would not be under the lights. Needless to say the bili didn't come down, and management wants to know why I didn't let mom hold the baby and aim the lights on the baby. We put eye protection on the babies, but we dont have eye protection for the mom. Mom is of course obviously taller so she would be closer to the lights. Is this safe practice? Shouldn't mom have eye protection? What do you do in your facilities?