when is it ok to take the baby out on a walk?

Emily - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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have any of you mommies taken the baby out on a walk yet? if not when do you plan to? if you have taken him/her out how old was he/she when you took her out?

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Coralyn - posted on 07/30/2009

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i started taking my baby out for walks once i was allowed to by my doctor. i had a c section and wasnt allowed to hold pretty much ANYTHING but the baby for 6 weeks but i could START resuming my activities after 2 weeks and thats what i did. i started going down to the park trails and walking when she was almost 2 weeks old. it helped me get my strength back plus i could lose my baby weight and it the fresh air helped baby sleep. my doctor said there was nothing wrong with it. now my baby is 14 weeks and we go fort walks at least 2 times a week. its also a great bonding experience cuz she will sit there and "talk" to me while we walk around. she loves the outdoors!!!

Michelle - posted on 07/01/2009

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I took my son out for a walk as soon as I was able to walk far enough without getting tired

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I started taking my son out for walks at about 2-3 wks... he is 7 wks now. I try to go early in the am when it isnt too hot out yet. Its good exercise for you & it always puts my son to sleep so by the time we get back I can take a nap myself as well =)

Jennifer - posted on 06/04/2009

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We took our Daughter Brielle for a walk I think just a few days after getting home from the hospital, so within the first week. And ever since we try to go for walks every other day, sometimes everyday because she really enjoys it and it ofter puts her to sleep. Also good exercise for me :)

Anne-marie - posted on 05/31/2009

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i took my son out wen he was 2 weeks old. went to the sch to collect the kids. would of took him out sooner but i had an emergency c section, i was too sore to go anywhere.

Jessica - posted on 05/31/2009

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I agree. As long as it is nice out side out doors is great for them at any age. I was reading suggestions on sun screen use. American Academy of Pediatrics suggest no sun screen use until 6 months so just keep the baby shaded.

Lisa - posted on 05/19/2009

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Yes we have. My baby is 1 month already & her first outing was for mothers day to her grandpas house. I wanted to wait til atleast she was a month before exposing her to people. It was great & she slept the whole time which was like 25 minutes each way.

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2009

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I had our little guy outside for half an hour when he was just a few days old! I think if it is not to cold or windy whenever you want to take him out woyld be just fine. Our first kid we HAD to talk for a walk to get her to sleep. I know the kids always feel better and so do I after we've been outside!

Simone - posted on 05/18/2009

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i took my baby for a walk bout a week old for bout 40 mins i still do a coule times a week

Kris - posted on 05/16/2009

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hi, we took our son out for a walk when he was just over a week old, it wasnt for long maybe 10 mins at the most. the walk seemed to help to settle him. i hope this helps you

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