(Closed) Visiting people with your newborn/young baby

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I foudn that most of the time, someone is holding the baby. The people you are visiting want to cuddle that baby. So they hold the baby, even when the baby is sleeping. 

As the baby gets older and wants to move around more (3-4 months and older), I bring a blanket and put the baby on the floor (this is more to protect the floor from drool, spit up, etc, than to prevent baby from anything). 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

Good post commenting to folow 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

check out baby carriers!  i reccomend a moby for newborns and a tula or angelpack for toddlers.  they can be pricey, but check out ebay.  it’s amazing to be able to keep your baby close, but have your hands free!  i also found the moby very useful for our baby’s first few family outings when she was a newborn, because i didn’t want a thousand strangers touching her just yet.

the carriers are also great for calming colic and getting housework done!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I registered for a Luly boo bay lounge to go. Wasn’t sure if I’d keep it at first, but we’ve gotten SO much use out of it. Dear Daughter sleeps in a mattressed pack n play in our room, and we had her in this as well for the first month or so, since she seemed to prefer the smaller space. We had a couple of family get togethers over the holidays, and it worked out great. A little more comfortable/secure than just having her on the floor.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My experience was like Glasgowbound. Someone always wants to hold the baby. But we also had a Rock n Play that we took to longer visits. It’s a good spot for naps, and no one has to hold the baby while trying to eat if you’re visiting for a meal. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

FromA2B2013:  Laid them on the floor on a blanket, for like quick visits or day trips.  But if it’s someone that doesn’t see baby much or baby is really young…usually someone will be holding them!  People visiting want to hold the baby!

And yes, as baby gets to 3mo+ we usually put a blanket on the floor for the baby.  Mostly to protect the floor from drool or spit up or if it’s hardwoods for padding.

At home, I used my bouncer everyday until 3 or 4 mo.  If you’re going somewhere and staying awhile I’d probably take my bouncer with me if they’re real young.  At 3-4 mo they can just go on the floor (when their neck strength improves and they can hold their head up most don’t mind being on the floor at all).

I would take a bouncer in this situation. I didn’t have a rock and play but I have used one when travelling and that would also be a good option, they’re just a bit bigger.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Someone always wants to hold a new baby.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We did not visit anyone or take the baby out, other than doctor appoitnments, until her baptism at 6 months old.  Many doctors think it is a bad idea to have children that young around to many people.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My baby is 7 weeks. I just take her in the car seat, and bring my baby carrier with me. If she’s sleeping in the car seat, we just leave her in there until she wakes up (which doesn’t often happen and is never very long- maybe 20mins). When I’m at a friend or family member’s house, I either just hsave her in my arms, or put her in my beco gemini carrier for mobility. Family members usually want to hold her.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

FromA2B2013:  Bring a pack-n-play to lay them down for a nap, it’s much easier than hoping they have a space you can use. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

FromA2B2013:  The problem with that is growth… something that’s good for a newborn wont work for a 3-4 yr old.  A pack-n-play at least is good until about 18m-2y. 

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