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Just wondering when you guys started going places with the baby. Nadia is now two weeks old and the only place she has been is to see her pediatrician. I am getting a little tired of my house BUT I am not ready to take her anywhere yet either. I think I'm just ready to start thinking about it.
How long did you wait before taking your baby out into the world? Where did you go first?
Re: When did you start &quot;going&quot; places?
We took Nicholas to a restaurant at 17 days old. We went early so there wouldn't be too many people around and sat in a booth so we could just put the carrier next to one of us, away from everyone.
Once I got that taste of outside freedom, I took him out everyday, whether to just run errands or go for a walk. Before he go his two month shots, I made sure to keep the hood on his carrier up and not let people hover directly over him or touch him.
Cabin fever with a baby is the worst! I think I've maybe spent five total days at home with him since he was born. As long as its not pouring rain, we go somewhere.
I got tired of being inside at 5 days..lol, really. I am always out and about so you can imagine. Anyway, I took him out everywhere at 6 weeks. My pedi recommended this to me since if and only if babies with less that 6 weeks get a cold and a high fever the first thing that the emergency will do is a spinal tap to rule out?meningitis. Once they are older than 6 they might do the test but is not the first that comes to their mind. True or not I dod not wanted to run with the risk so I waited after our first trip to BRU at 5 days old.....
Maybe you can ask your pedi what he thinks.
Cedric was 10 days old when my mom and I took him to Target (mainly to let my cleaning lady do her thing without us in her way) and maybe Publix or Winn-Dixie. I had him on me in the Bjorn the whole time. Someone tried to touch his foot and I backed away, saying he was too small. But that was the first time (aside from the pediatrician's office). After that, I don't remember. I didn't go out every day, though. We had lots of visitors, and often enough I just wanted to stay home once they were gone!
I was used to being on the go. At three weeks, I went for a quick walk in the mall with my mom and started walking outside. I ran maybe a few quick errands with the baby. At one month, we started music class and typically left the house at least a few times a week.
We went out early with both mostly because I have "ants in my pants" and hate staying home too long.
With Sebastian I went to Publix on my way home from the hospital, and then started going to mommy groups when he was 6 days old.
With Nate it was quick too. Mostly because I didn't think it was fair for Seb to be cooped up at home. He went to the SOuth Florida fair at 10 days old. I kept him in the sling, no one even knew I had a baby i there.