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Our pediatrician told us that we should wait until 6 weeks to take him to crowded places where he might be oohed and ahhed, such as church, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. However, he did tell us that if we needed to go out to any of those places, then to go during a time of day/week when they would not be so busy and he would likely be just fine.
Also, the doctor said going outside to well-ventilated places was great, as well. So when he was one week old, we went to the local botanical gardens and enjoyed a nice long and easy walk. We have also gone out for lunch but went to a place that had outside seating and we went just after the lunch rush was finished. The temperatures have been fantastic here so that has not been an issue.
We did a quick target run for groceries and a few needs at 10 days old. I carried her in the sling and didn't let anyone look or touch. I also didn't touch anything, I told DH what to get.
We then we out at 14 days - DH last day home - we went to the park, lunch, and for ice cream. Had her in the stroller and let a few people peek in but no touching allowed.
We went to target at 2 weeks, I had to GET OUT! Since then we've gone to a few restaurants, the grocery store, and garden ridge pottery. Only one person asked to see him, he wasn't even covered she was just trying to be nice instead of creeping on my baby, lol. I think most people don't approach me because my "natural face" is kinda mean looking, or so my 7th grade students tell me.
I'm going to take him to my school to visit co-workers around 6 weeks. Our pedi said going places isn't a big deal but for really crowded places (like the school or church where lots of people are going to want to touch him) to wait until he's around 6 weeks.