So I forgot to ask my pedi today about taking my son out to visit my in laws at their house. I know most pedi recommend waiting until 6-8 weeks for large crowded places, but did anyone ask about going to someone's house, if you know no one is sick?
I'm planning on asking my doctor about this at baby's check-up tomorrow. How much risk is really involved if baby stays in a covered carseat or in the moby? I have a feeling I'll skip my moms group for the six weeks or so...too many germy kids. I tend to get stir crazy inside all day and like to make a trip out everyday, even if it's just to waste 30 min at target while my kids eat their free cookie;) Obviously if Dr says it's too risky, I won't, but I'll also go crazy by nap time most days!
@achae ALL the Targets here do. It's a nice little bribe..
This might be a silly question but when you all say "covered car seat" what do you mean by covered? Are you draping a light blanket over the whole car seat?
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Just curious- those of you who aren't taking baby out at all for a set period of time- are you also not having any visitors? I'm personally more anxious about visitors who are actually holding and touching my baby (we are allowing healthy visitors and taking him to meet people- just asking that they wash their hands first if they'll be touching him) than people who are 5 feet away minimum at Target or whatever. And I feel like the doctor's office is way worse than anywhere we could take him germ-wise, but avoiding that is obviously not an option. Not trying to be snarky, just genuinely curious. I'm as big of a germophobe as anyone, but it's all about weighing risk for me and I can't keep him locked away at home with no visitors forever (as much as I'd like to in my heart of hearts).ETA: we are taking our baby out (he's 1 week old- took him out when he was about 5 days old for the first time) for short trips. We are keeping our distance from strangers, but again, I personally feel there's more risk with people holding him even if they are people we know. But that's just me.
We have been on a few errands with LO covered in her car seat. At 3 weeks old, she caught a cold from her toddler brother. There is only so much you can do to protect them.