Monday, January 12, 2015

To Each Their Own: Baby's Day Out

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   This is going to be one of those “to each their own” topics but I would love your opinions. I started having kids at a very young age but from my first child to my very last I have always had the same set of rules for my newborns. One of those rules was to never take them out of the house unless it was to the doctor’s office until they had their first set of shots, which is usually around two months of age. Even then I didn’t feel like there was a lot of places they needed to go. I defiantly didn’t take them around large groups of people. Call it over protective if you want but I just didn’t want to risk them catching something.

   Nowadays with social media and everyone posting every aspect of their day I’m seeing a lot of smiling moms with their precious babies out and about so soon after delivering them. Have times changed so much that now it’s ok to take baby out into the world to brave all of the germs and sickness? Especially in the winter time when cold and flu is running rampant?!

   I’m sure it’s safe to say that mom knows best and babies have been exposed to the elements early on in life. It just wasn’t as noticeable before Facebook and Twitter. What about you, did you take your newborns out to see the world as soon as they were born? Or did you have a certain waiting period?




12 comments:

  1. I went out often when my boys were very little, since the fresh air and social interaction was key for me. Walking our dog with the stroller for hours is one of my favorite memories of bonding with my new little family. No matter your choice, just be happy! :)

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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    1. I agree being happy is key. I've just always been over protective with mine. I love walking with them in their strollers in the neighborhood but I never ventured off into malls and big crowds when they were newborns.

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  2. I kept my babies home because most were born during the winter months when RSV was a concern. :)

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  3. I didnt go out when I had my first since he was a preemie and super small.. but with Mila we did bring her out pretty young, but we were very careful.

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    1. Being careful is key. You'd be surprised the things I have seen people do with newborns.

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  4. Well for me, I started taking my daughter out in public as soon as I left the hospital. And in a big way it helped her a lot. She rarely get's sick. Her first year she only got sick once and that was a very mild cold. Ever since then, she's had a very strong immune system and even when she is sick, she get's over it quickly and it doesn't get severe. So for me, it was a good idea to take her out a lot. I'm always on the move/go and since my daughter and I are practically attached at the hip, she's always been with me wherever I go. But then again, to each it's own.

    --Me and My Mini Me
    www.meandmyminime.com

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    1. That's good Bee doesn't get sick often. I've just always kept mine away from large crowds when they were so small and new.

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  5. we went for walks and frequented babies r us as we were always out of something. i also needed to get out of the house from time to time. We tried not to go to too populated areas but we did get out a bit. I'd say we were mainly indoors the first month but then everyone came down from Canada for xmas to meet her :)

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    1. It's good for new moms to get out of the house. Or any mom for that matter lol

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  6. I guess we took her for walks and when she was about a month old we took her places. I needed to get out of the house for my own sanity, but I understand why some people want to wait. It's scary to think about exposing them to germs when they're so little and their tiny immune systems are still being developed.

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    1. That;s how I feel. The exposure to germs is so scary but everyone does their own thing. There is nothing wrong with that. I just always waited a couple of months.

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