when is it ok to bring a new born out in public?

Cheri - posted on 06/28/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )

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when is it safe to tart taking your new baby out & about with you? like running errons,going to the mall,hanging out with friends & just out side?

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Elfrieda - posted on 06/28/2012

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I did it when my son was 4 days old. It was fun, I had him in my sling and we went to the store to pick something up and then went to my sister-in-law's house to show him off. But it was too soon for me, I crashed and burned on day 5 and cried all day.



Weather-wise, fresh air is always healthy, but just be mindful that the baby's skin has never felt sun, the ears have never had wind, etc. Be careful and gentle, and I think you can take the baby outside right away. My son was born in December, and we were very watchful and piled the blankets on the carseat every time we went out. I think we overdid it, he must have been stifling hot some of the time.

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Brianna - posted on 06/28/2012

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whenever u want.. the day after we got home from the hospital i was talkin my daughter shopping.

Sarah - posted on 06/28/2012

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I had both my kids out after about a week, but I would keep them covered or in the snuggly next to me. I also wouldn't let people touch them cause I was worried about germs.

Elfrieda - posted on 06/28/2012

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Congratulations on becoming a grandma! Just remember that you're not in charge of that baby, its parents are. Difficult, I know. I can see my parents biting their tongues until they almost bleed, but they're not giving too much advice and we really appreciate that. It makes it easier to ask when I really do wonder something.

Tee - posted on 06/28/2012

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My oldest was out shopping on our way home from the hospital at 23 hours old. My middle at 1 week (when he was discharged) both were summer babies. My youngest not until 3 weeks as she was 7 weeks early and a winter baby. As long as they are dressed appropriately and you are not letting strangers touch them (especially their hands since they put them in their mouth) they should be fine.

Amy - posted on 06/28/2012

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My kids were born in February and March, I tried to avoid crowded places for the first few weeks because it was flu season.

Michelle - posted on 06/28/2012

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My daughter was 1 day old and I was out shopping. I had to get food and things for the other children as well. From 2 days old she was coming to school to drop off and pick up the other 2.

Cheri - posted on 06/28/2012

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were you not infear of him getting sick our germs? I am now a new grandmother & my son & hi girlfriend have a new baby & brougt there 5day old to the local fair,I think it's riky but, they think I'm old fasion? I jut feel that you need to wait till baby's 1month old before introdusing him to the world like that?

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