(Closed) when is it ok to have baby out in public?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s fine to take her out right away! Old wives’ tales say to keep them indoors for 6 weeks to avoid germs but that’s completely unnecessary. We took our daughter to stores and restaurants in her carrier when she was a week old. Life goes on, you just have the baby in tow! She will probably sleep right through the graduation in her carrier.

Post # 4
7527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

What does your pediatrician say?  Some are much more conservative than others.  My daughter’s pediatrician was very much like- “take your baby out when you want to”- so I took my daughter to a baseball game when she was 9 days old!  I know some mom’s whose pediatrician’s told them they shouldnt take the baby out for 3 months (which to me sounds a little extreme).  I would ask your doctor.

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think there’s any consensus, I’ve known people who have gone out the day after they get out of the hospital and some that stay inside for weeks.  I don’t think I’ll be going to any super enclosed places (I’m actually most worried about baby well visits at a doctors office with lots of sick kids around) but I hope to go out and about and get some fresh air with her soon after she’s born.  She’s going to have visitors whether we leave the house or not. 

Post # 7
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mom apparently took me hiking in a Snuggly (baby carrier like the Baby Bjorn) 7 days after I was born.

I think so long as the baby doesn’t have any auto-immune issues or is colicky and crying all the time, she’ll be fine to take out whenever.

Post # 8
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

My mom took me to the mall two days after I was born!  🙂

Post # 9
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have a baby but it seems like you are ok to take baby out whenever so long as it’s not extreme cold or hot outside and properly bundling the baby obviously. 😀

I’m going to have some pretty strict rules that I may or may not follow to some extent after I give birth courtesy of Chinese customs & traditions. 🙂


Post # 11
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I know my mom took my little sister camping (big family reuniun) when she was only a few weeks old… like < 3 weeks

Post # 12
3587 posts
Sugar bee

A lot of ppl take babies out early these days. If you are comfortable with it, go for it if your pediatrician is okay with it.

As for me, I’ll be going old school in this area.LOL

Post # 13
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My first trip to the mall was when I was only a week old! I think that’s why I love shopping so much:)

Post # 14
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I took my daughter out I think at 7 days old. I took her for walks outside in the snuggly all the time, to the market, to restaurants, and to a 4th of July cookout/camping trip (we slept in the house) all within the first 2 weeks. No biggie!

The only thing I actually did avoid were dogs.

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