Re: How long will you/did you wait to take your newborn out?
We were released from the hospital when DS was just over 48 hours old. When he was 4 days old, I took him to the library (where my DP worked) to meet everyone, and we allowed other people to hold him. I wasn't worried in the least. At a week old we went to a LLL meeting and to the mall, and at 2 weeks old I took him to the office Christmas party. When he was less than 3 weeks old he was at Christmas mass.
Needless to say, I am not one who hangs around at home with a newborn.