Merry - posted on 03/31/2011 ( 84 moms have responded )
How soon do you think it's ok to take a newborn out into public? Do you let many people hold your newborn? Do you have strict hand washing demands before people touch them? What about playmates, with toddlers all around them?
Some moms are more laid back, anything goes, from day one, etcbut some moms are very particular in the early weeks and ask everyone to wash, and not touch the face, and ask about recent vaccines, and don't go into the stores, or churches, or playmates.
Do newborns need to be kept in more 'sterile' environments for a few weeks? Or should they be out and about exposed to the world right away?
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My daughter should be born early may, she will be born at home, and will be visiting the family doctor at a week old. Other then that I'm mostly debating if I want to do playdates with my regular friends and their kids for a while, and what age I should bring her to church. And when I will invite more extended family members over to visit.