December 2010 Moms

Anyone else waiting to take LO out?

We are waiting until LO is 2 months before we take her out in public, per pedi's advice. Is there anyone else who hasn't taken LO out yet? Of course she's gone to the doctor and we've taken her to some friends' houses, but no grocery/Target/etc yet.

Maybe I'm being overly cautious, but I'm paranoid. And... I'm nervous that she'll freak out while we're out in public. 

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  • Same here. I want to start taking him to a BF support Grp but DH & I haven't completely agreed that it's ok yet. I'm just getting major cabin fever!
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  • Wow! Thats crazy that you havent been out..and 2 months..holy shiit!! We have been out LOTS!! I am not one to sit at home all day. Now, I dont take him out of the car seat and let him lick the shelves at Walmart or anything...but I do put him in the cart while I shop, or in the Moby to walk the mall. Thats insane to me...but thats only my opinion.

    BTW..if you are breastfeeding he is getting the best antibodies! That will help him from getting sick :)

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  • Yeah, I'm pretty much going insane from cabin fever. I'm not a stay at home type, either. I am spending my whole maternity leave basically sitting at home with LO, but I hate to go back on what DH and I decided... even though he has no clue what it's like to be at home with the baby all freaking day long!

     

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    Wow! Thats crazy that you havent been out..and 2 months..holy shiit!! We have been out LOTS!! I am not one to sit at home all day. Now, I dont take him out of the car seat and let him lick the shelves at Walmart or anything...but I do put him in the cart while I shop, or in the Moby to walk the mall. Thats insane to me...but thats only my opinion.

    BTW..if you are breastfeeding he is getting the best antibodies! That will help him from getting sick :)

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  • If you're going nuts then it's time to revise your plan!  I've taken Jack out a few times and it's great to get out of the house.  At least go for walks or something if you can.  Jackson did freak out at Target one time and I didn't know what to do, I had him all strapped into the car seat on the stroller but I took him out and he still didn't calm down.  :(  I left, but at least I got out for a while!
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  • DS was born 12/10.  We skipped all the big family Christmas things and only went to the low key ones with only a few people.  We have gone to BRU 2x and Target 2x.  Oh, and the mattress store.  We had planned on doing the 2 months also, but sometimes it just doesn't work out like that.  We did agree that we can take him to the stores, just not during the busiest times (like Target on a Sunday....).  

    Our big dilemma is now is that H's grandma passed away this morning.  Most of that side of the family has not yet met DS.  The viewing and funeral are Friday and Saturday, so we don't know if we should take him or not.  My MIL said if want to bring him she has no problem being the one to tell the family that they can't hold him (which I thought was nice of her) but we're still not sure.  I may have one of my girlfriends come over for a little to watch him...ahhhh - don't know what to do!

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    Wow! Thats crazy that you havent been out..and 2 months..holy shiit!! We have been out LOTS!! I am not one to sit at home all day. Now, I dont take him out of the car seat and let him lick the shelves at Walmart or anything...but I do put him in the cart while I shop, or in the Moby to walk the mall. Thats insane to me...but thats only my opinion.

    BTW..if you are breastfeeding he is getting the best antibodies! That will help him from getting sick :)

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    yea, this! I said I was going to stay in but I got cabin fever. We probably go out every couple days, maybe less because of the snow storms we keep getting.
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    Wow! Thats crazy that you havent been out..and 2 months..holy shiit!! We have been out LOTS!! I am not one to sit at home all day. Now, I dont take him out of the car seat and let him lick the shelves at Walmart or anything...but I do put him in the cart while I shop, or in the Moby to walk the mall. Thats insane to me...but thats only my opinion.

    BTW..if you are breastfeeding he is getting the best antibodies! That will help him from getting sick :)

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    yea, this! I said I was going to stay in but I got cabin fever. We probably go out every couple days, maybe less because of the snow storms we keep getting.

    This. I have taken her basically everywhere! I cannot handle sitting inside, I would go fvcking nutso.


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  • I am not one to argue with the Doc so if yours said 2 months I assume there was a good reason. Mine said after 2 weeks I could take her to most places if I used common sense. Wash hands, sanitize, keep her away from sick people. We had our first outing yesterday. We went shopping at Target and she slept through the whole thing. I have to say really did me a world of good to get out of the house.
  • I would go absolutely nuts!  I've taken Nate out quite a few times to Walmart/Target.  I just put the carrier in the cart and cover it with a light blanket.  I think he is exposed to less germs that way then at family's houses!  Everyone there wants to poke him and hold him and kiss him.  At least at Walmart he's covered!
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  • We're waiting at least one month, maybe two.  I don't feel comfortable handling LO on my own outside of the house.  That being said, that doesn't mean I'm going to be trapped inside my house for those two months.  I plan on going out without LO to the store once in awhile, when DH is home with LO.

    I think DH and I are overly cautious though.

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  • your pediatrician seriously told you not to take LO out for 2 months??!!  what the heck do you do all day??  I've been taking LO out since he was a week.  I leave him in hi carrier but yeah Id go totally crazy being at home nonstop.

     

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  • I'm still recovering from a c section, so I'm home all the time and I don't mind at all. We've done one walk and one trip to the midwife clinic, both with my husband. 

    I'm nervous about taking him anywhere for stupid reasons, like how its cold out, so he'll be bundled up- but I don't want him to over heat inside and I'm breastfeeding and don't want him to freak out in public if I can't feed him right away. We don't drive either, so it's all public transit. ...and I have a panic disorder and hate line-ups/crowded public spaces...baby steps :)

     

  • We started a mom and me class last week and before I went, I stopped at Panera.  Not really a big deal.  He was in the car seat with the Bundle Me over him.  But I haven't ventured to anyplace else yet.
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  • Even with a preemie my doc didn't tell me to go on house arrest for two months. I think I would have died. We've gone to the grocery store, Target, etc. I either keep LO in the stroller with a lightweight blanket draped over the carseat (snap n go stroller) or keep her in the Moby. Honestly, so far both my mom and BFF have spent the day with LO and then called the next day to say they woke up sick. So, really, even if I DID stay home, I can't protect LO from everything unless I ban everyone from visiting. DH leaves for work and I go to the gym, too, so we can't avoid all germ exposure.
  • I haven't been out yet with the baby and it's killing me.  But this is mostly because it's just been so freezing, and we keep having blizzards!  If this were any other time of year, we probably would have been out already, probably taking walks, going to the park, etc.  But so far, my sidewalk is basically impassable.

    By the way, my pediatrician, who is actually really casual about most things, also suggested not to take him out to public places until he is 6 weeks old because it's flu season.  My mom and husband have glommed onto this idea and are giving me serious guilt every time I suggest taking him to the store or something.  Blech.  Cabin fever indeed.

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  • wow 2 mos with out going out!  that's insane.   We went out when he was 3 weeks old.  You just have to be careful - keep hand sanitizer on you at all times and be weary of who you let touch him. We've been to church, resturaunts already and to a few stores - and i love how almost everyone has said they have been to Target...lol what a great store that is!!
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    Even with a preemie my doc didn't tell me to go on house arrest for two months. I think I would have died. We've gone to the grocery store, Target, etc. I either keep LO in the stroller with a lightweight blanket draped over the carseat (snap n go stroller) or keep her in the Moby. Honestly, so far both my mom and BFF have spent the day with LO and then called the next day to say they woke up sick. So, really, even if I DID stay home, I can't protect LO from everything unless I ban everyone from visiting. DH leaves for work and I go to the gym, too, so we can't avoid all germ exposure.

    this is such a good point.  germs will find their way to your LO one way or another.

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    I haven't been out yet with the baby and it's killing me.  But this is mostly because it's just been so freezing, and we keep having blizzards!  If this were any other time of year, we probably would have been out already, probably taking walks, going to the park, etc.  But so far, my sidewalk is basically impassable.

    By the way, my pediatrician, who is actually really casual about most things, also suggested not to take him out to public places until he is 6 weeks old because it's flu season.  My mom and husband have glommed onto this idea and are giving me serious guilt every time I suggest taking him to the store or something.  Blech.  Cabin fever indeed.

     

    Yeah, this was my pedi's reason, too. But I'm thinking 8 weeks is overkill after reading all of these responses. I have been able to get out a few times when my mom comes over to watch the baby, but I haven't taken her anywhere.

    Thanks, everyone. Time to talk to DH. :)

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  • My pedi didn't say anything about not going out.

    We've been going out since about 2 weeks (maybe once or twice before that).  I just need to get out of the house.  I actually try to get out at least once a day, we go for walks at the mall, and we go to restaurants (because she always sleeps in her carrier).  I also had to take her to the grocery store by myself because we were out of wipes.

    Maybe I'm a bad mom, I hope not.

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    wow 2 mos with out going out!  that's insane.   We went out when he was 3 weeks old.  You just have to be careful - keep hand sanitizer on you at all times and be weary of who you let touch him. We've been to church, resturaunts already and to a few stores - and i love how almost everyone has said they have been to Target...lol what a great store that is!!

    Not me since we don't have one in this suck of a town I live in, haha!

  • Seriously? I think it is customary in China for mom and baby to be quarantined for the first month after birth. Two months seems a bit excessive to me.

    We waited 2 weeks.

  • Part of me wanted to stay home until LO was 2 months old, DH even agreed to it. But then once he was here, we've been out to doctors/Target, overnight @ grandmas and even out to a restaurant. I'm usually a nervous mess, but he's been fine. We have had to nurse in public a few times but thats getting easier too.  I'm just a bit more wary of who comes near the baby, no runny noses or coughers allowed. 
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  • Our ped was pretty stern about the 2 month rule... And I am going batty!!! I figured on e he was 1 mo I might start going to that BF support group and maybe a few errands here and there.... But DH is really concerned about going against dr's orders
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  • We got the go-ahead at 4 days! Went to Target on the way home from her 1st pediatrician appointment, after getting his blessing (his advice was, "if you see someone coughing, run the other way!") - quickest nursing bra purchase ever, lol... now LO's a month old and she's been out all over the place; family parties, the food store, a few restaurants. I have only gone to the food store by myself and she actually started getting really fussy bc she was hungry - for a second I was freaking out like what will I do? But then I got over it, went to the quiet pharmacy area where they had chairs, fed her there, and continued shopping Smile

    I can understand the trepidation at taking her out, but think about the people who have visited her already, like PPs said, vs. who is actually touching her when you go out... family members been loving and huggin' all over that baby, but no strangers are gonna get all up in her face (hopefully)!

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  • Paige was out and about at day 5 when I had to go to my follow up Dr. appt and we had to make a Wal-mart run. You just have to be smart about it.
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  • Our pedi also has the two month rule.  We did go to my sister's house for Christmas.  That's about it for her other than doctor visits.  I asked at our one month if we could take her out to dinner for DH's birthday last week.  She said to get a babysitter, the flu is going around.  I ended up making dinner and a cake at home.  I do think we are going to break the rules and go to a 60th birthday party at the end of the month for a family friend.  It will be 3 days before her 2 month check-up.

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  • We've been to the grocery store and Babies R Us, plus the doctors (mine and his) and the lactation support group at the hospital.  We're currently snowed in. 
  • My pedi didn't say anything, but I am not taking DD anywhere other than doctors/family until she is almost 3 months. 

    If ANY baby gets a high fever, it's an automatic spinal tap to test for meningitis. This test applies for 60 days after the due date. My LO was born a month early.

    We visit family, and will go to a small family party at the end of January, but no big parties, and absolutely no going out in the general public. DD was a preemie, and had a rough start in life with a surgery, but I was planning on keeping her home for 8 weeks if all had gone well (now we're doing about 12). 

  • Our pedi recommended 6 weeks since it's the height of cold and flu season, but we ignored her. :)

    DH is home with me for now so we've been out a few times to Target, BRU, etc. We leave her in her carrier and pull up the cover if there are a lot of people around. No one is touching her or breathing on her, and we're not letting her lick doorknobs or cart handles and she's been just fine so far.

    I just could not sit at home for 2 months, I'd go stir crazy! I'm not sure how much I'd be getting out beyond a neighborhood walk if I was home alone because it's such a production to get anywhere, so I'm taking advantage of having DH home.  

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