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When did you/when are you suppose to take your newborn outside??

(69 Posts)
mrsjoker35 Tue 08-Dec-15 01:15:59

I've saw people say they done it basically ASAP, 2-3 days out in the pram
Then i see other people like "2 months at least, especially in the flu season!!" And I'm like, how am i meant to go out shopping every week to fill up the cupboards and the fridge if im going to be housebound with my baby?? hmm

catsofa Tue 08-Dec-15 01:33:02

Whenever you like! Wrap them up warm and off you go, there's no time limit.

TesticleOfObjectivity Tue 08-Dec-15 01:37:50

You don't have to stay indoors for any set period of time. I didn't go out with dd for at least a week or two after getting home from hospital, but that's because I was struggling to walk. Go out whenever you're ready.

RevsDeCub Tue 08-Dec-15 01:39:16

Whenever you want. We went for a walk on day 3 (the day after I got out of hospital) with no issue. I don't see why you would keep them in for 2 months confused

lucymootoo Tue 08-Dec-15 01:42:28

At 3 days old we went out a long walk (around 3 miles). And by about day 5 once I wasn't sore etc anymore we were out and an

lucymootoo Tue 08-Dec-15 01:44:15

out and about doing normal stuff. Going to do the shopping, going for lunch, visiting family. At 3 weeks old we went on our first holiday 200 miles away!

TheExMotherInLaw Tue 08-Dec-15 01:45:25

I think it depends what people mean by 'out' - out socially, or just out shopping.
Mine were still in hospital for 7 - 10 days after birth, but with DD I took her out for a walk in the pram at about day 9, still a few weeks before she was due. DS was about 3 weeks old, as he was in hospital longer, and the weather was very bad -7C the night he came home! With each child DH drove us all to London 150+ miles to show them to MIL, on the weekend they had originally been due.
I've had mums turn up to mum and baby group I run with babies less than 2 weeks old (and I get to cuddle them!)
However, at 2 weeks post birth, you should be sending someone else out with a list, or doing internet shopping - save your energy where at all possible!

Whatsername24 Tue 08-Dec-15 01:56:15

My oldest was in hospital for nearly a week after his birth but my youngest was home within hours of his birth and we went for a walk the following day, when he was a day old. When he was 2 days old we took him clothes shopping as I had hardly anything boyish for him, plus I needed new clothes for myself.

Asteria36 Tue 08-Dec-15 02:21:40

We were in hospital for 3 weeks, but DS was outside sleeping in his pram the day we got home. I would have done it sooner if we hadn't been stuck in hospital. Providing they are wrapped up warm, there is nothing wrong with getting babies out in the fresh air. If anything, keeping them cooped up inside is more of a health risk - there are more germs flying about inside.

Salene Tue 08-Dec-15 07:38:49

Next day out visiting friends and walking dog is what I did

Luckystar1 Tue 08-Dec-15 07:47:55

We went out the day DS was born. Got home from hospital shortly after his birth and had friends round, then went out for a walk. It was significantly easier than getting him out now at 13 months I can tell you!!

weeblueberry Tue 08-Dec-15 11:29:26

Day 2 with both of them. Being stuck inside was NOT my idea of fun and by the time the second came along I knew the oldest would go stir crazy being inside all the time...

TaliZorah Tue 08-Dec-15 11:37:15

6 days. Would have been sooner but he was in hospital.

I think it's ridiculous not to take them out for months!

museumum Tue 08-Dec-15 11:37:31

I was out with dh or for a short walk and the sling in the first week.

Most of my ante-natal group were meeting up in coffee shops in the week their dp/dhs went back to work so week 3.

Our group member who had a c-sect and lived away from bus routes was quite isolted as she couldn't come out for six weeks. we'd met up at least 3/4 times by then.

yetanotherdeskmove Tue 08-Dec-15 11:38:47

DS1 came home from hospital on day 2 and day 3 we went to the park and café. DS2 was at the park and café about 28 hours after birth.

TaliZorah Tue 08-Dec-15 11:39:23

museum why couldn't your friend with a section come out for 6 weeks? I was never told to stay in!

TaliZorah Tue 08-Dec-15 11:39:57

Just reread, saw the bus route thing, I misunderstood. I thought she'd been advised not to go out!

LemonBreeland Tue 08-Dec-15 11:44:23

DD was out at a school concert at about 36 hrs old. I didn't want to miss my older DC being in their Christmas concert, so out we went.

WiIdfire Tue 08-Dec-15 11:48:54

Mine was in NICU for 5 days. On day 6 we went to the park, did our first outdoor feed and park bench nappy change. I was climbing the walls after a week in hospital so it was lovely to get out.

JontyDoggle37 Tue 08-Dec-15 11:52:21

Next day - I did the full Tesco shop with husband and baby. I was a bit wobbly but he (baby) was fine!!

DorotheaHomeAlone Tue 08-Dec-15 11:52:42

Out of hospital evening of day 2. Out for a walk that ended in the pub day 3! smile

FattySantaRobin Tue 08-Dec-15 12:00:25

I took all my older two out at a few days old. About 4 days old. I was kept in hospital with all 3, got home, spent the rest of that day at home then life went back to normal. But with DC3 I was still on crutches. But I managed a family walk to the shop when he was a week old.

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 08-Dec-15 19:10:08

Out of hospital on day 2. Went for a short walk day 3. Went shopping day 6 (can't say I recommend that!). Stayed in days 7-10 (longest I have ever stayed in the house) but then been out every day since!!

There are some cultures where staying in is the norm (I have a middle eastern friend who said mothers stay at home for 40 days).

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Tue 08-Dec-15 19:12:56

Born at 4pm weds, home by 9pm, out for a walk and to a cafe for coffee at 11am the next day.
DD2 born on Thursday, shopping to Tesco and mothercare on Saturday.

Fuckitfay Tue 08-Dec-15 19:17:25

I've never heard of this not taking them outside thing! DD1 didn't go to a shop with other people in until 2 weeks as I wasn't capable. The others I think I would have liked to stay at home later but stuff needed doing!

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