View Poll Results: When did you first take your newborn out in public?
within the first week 184 69.70%
between weeks 1 and 2 43 16.29%
between weeks 2 and 3 16 6.06%
around 1 month 14 5.30%
later than 1 month 16 6.06%
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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We were out to BRU multiple times in the week coming home, hospital for 4 days.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:52 PM   #12
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Re: When would you take a newborn out in public?

DD1 was 3 days old, DD2 was 4 days old. Mall both times for bras (I guess I tend to underestimate what I am going to balloon up to LOL).
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Re: When would you take a newborn out in public?

Within the first week. They are typically quick trips but I cannot stand to be cooped up at home.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #14
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I honestly can't remember for DS#1. Probably within a couple of weeks though (besides the doctor and the lactation consultant, both of which were within the first week).

DS#2 was born on a Thursday and out running errands with me and my mom on Monday. Then on Tuesday we left to move from VA to PA.

DD was out a week after she was born to take DS#2 to his first day of preschool and attend a meeting of a breastfeeding group.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #15
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With ds1 obviously when we left the hospital at 2 days old. After that I think it was a few days later we went for a walk. With ds2 we had him at home so no hospital to home bit. He was 5 days when we had a meeting to attend and we ofcourse took him with.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:03 PM   #16
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Re: When would you take a newborn out in public?

We took DS2 to a pick your own strawberry farm at 2 weeks old! I had a c section and a 19 months old at the time. I thought I felt great but looking back at the pictures I looked pretty beat!
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:05 PM   #17
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With both kids I had to go to the store to get prescriptions after we left the hospital. And I remember going to Walmart within the first week.
Yep this, the first place DD went when we got out of the hospital was walmart for a few baby supplies and to fill my pain med perscription (post c-section). She was 3 days old.
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Re: When would you take a newborn out in public?

DS had to be tested everyday for his first week so we were out every morning.
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Re: When would you take a newborn out in public?

With DD and DS2 we stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home from the hospital LOL
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #20
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I only take my newbies out for doc appts if needed. I usually wait 8 weeks or so.

Eta: I dont stay in, usually if a store trip is needed I go alone with other kids, or dh goes. But I like to babymoon for the first 4 weeks, so dh usually does all the shopping.
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