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My little guy is 2 weeks tonight at 1145. Neither my husband or I have family in state. I know it is not recommended to go out into public for a while, but im going crazy. Ive been cooped up in the house with no visitors, plus I was on bedrest for 11weeks before giving birth. I guess my question is when do I plan on getting out....and what are you doing to pass the time, so it doesnt feel like you are stuck inside with a baby attached to your boob.
My guy is four days and we've been on a few walks, we went to the store and we just got back from the playground. I have him wrapped in my baby k'tan so all people can really do is look at him. Otherwise it seems like they're invading my personal space so they don't really want to touch him. Plus I figure it's summer time, there's not a whole lot of viruses floating around, and fresh air is good for everyone. I go nuts just sitting around my house!
Mommy to Isaac 8.1.07 Gabriel 7.2.09 and Samuel 6.15.13
Angel Babe 9-16-2012 5wks
i think you should be fine to go out, as long as baby is healthy. we took ds out around 1 week old, just kept him covered and didn't stay out too long. we'll prob do the same this time around...and actually we may have gone out sooner with ds but i was in so much pain from tearing it just hurt to walk too much.
We've been out. We had to go back and forth to a lab to have their bloodwork done so I pretty much figured that with all the people in and out of there taking them to the store covered in their stroller wasn't as bad. We're planning on taking them to SS's t-ball game this Sat and they are two weeks old today.
I only waited a couple days with both my girls but it was also colder when they were born. I plan to take Zack out as soon as I am feeling up to it so that the girls are cooped up in the house since its not far to them.
Like PP said, I would go crazy if I stayed in the house for so long, and depression would hit even harder! I made sure to get out with Connor after a few days, just a daily walk around Target, grocery store, restaurant. Anywhere to just get out of the house. If you're worried about germs or people touching baby, I would recommend baby wearing, or just keeping a light blanket over the carseat so no one can see or touch.
We dont stay home, i fall into arather depressive state if I can't get out and about. Bodhi has high Bili so after it cools down, we walk him around the neighborhood for some natural light therapy in the evenings.
I plan to take baby out after a week or so, when I am not feeling half dead. I have a 5 year old dd and we have been having fun everyday so I really want to be able to continue to have fun this summer. I plan to baby wear and keep her close. We go to the library, park, playground, shopping, for ice cream, her gymnastics, to camp, etc.
I've been taking Morgan out since she was 3 days old. I get cabin fever so quick. I figure sheltering her will just lower her immunity. I would also recommend wearing baby if you are worried about people touching.
I was once told if baby is ok to go home from the hospital, baby can go out. I just go to confined places or let others touch. Love stroller reides in the parks this time of year. Or take both of you to a local coffee shop to treat yourself.
We are like all the previous posters. We go out immediately. We go on daily walks around the neighborhood and to the local park. We go to the store and the older kids activities. It's just not fair to myself or the other kids to stay cooped up for too long.
With DD I took her out 2 days after she was born. There is no way I would want to stay home. I think its a stupid old wives tale that you need to stay home and shouldn't go out. Pfft. I will be taking little guy out shortly after he is born also I'm sure.
Like everyone else, I didn't stay cooped up for long. My baby got sick shortly after being born, but as soon as we got the go ahead from the pediatrician a few days later, we started going on walks and places that weren't too crowded.
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