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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    Dd1 6 days old for coffee and shops.

    Dd2 6 days old for a trip to the shops.

    Daily walks and regular trips followed soon after.

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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    DD1 4 days to vote :S
    DD2 I think was like a week to go to the doc and groceries
    DS1 3 days to go to the chemist and bunnings

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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    Dd1 was a week old.
    Dd2 was probably also a week old. And we moved when she was 4weeks old and definitely got out before that to check out houses.
    Ds was 4 days old. Went to Coles. Needed stuff for school lunches. Life didn't stop just because I had him unfortunately. Might have been nice to rest but oh well.

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    The 6 week thing is because newborns have such delicate little immune systems and can pick anything up. I'm sure you peeps know that though and are keeping your babes close. I just mean that, older generation isn't nuts, probably just protective and used to functioning in a society with more transmissible disease & fewer vaccinations.
    I left the house to a small cafe (only ones there) with family at 10 days, she slept in a sling, but I hated it, felt very uncomfortable & wished I hadn't gone out. It was only because I had interstate relatives visiting, I would not see again for years.
    This time I want to stay home at least a month - 6 weeks, I see it as a resting period & love it... but as sole driver it is unlikely to happen.

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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    I took DD out about five days after she was born to the shops, I put her in a sling and it was just nice to see the outside world

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    3hrs old! We got transferred due to the maternity ward being full over to the main part of the hospital. We got picked up in the hospitals transport car, DS strapped in and off we went, only 2 blocks though. It was a week later when we went home and we were out a fair bit from then on as even as a baby he didn't like to sleep!

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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    For us it was several weeks. We only bought DS home at 5 1/2 weeks old (premmie). We were so glad to finally have him home that we just wanted to keep him home and enjoy settling in to family life.

    We took him out at 6 weeks to get vaxxed. DH had a lot of time to help (he wasn't getting many shifts) so if we needed groceries, one of us would head off to the shops alone while the other stayed home with DS.

    We didn't start heading out much until about 3 months. He went to an engagement party around that age.

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    I had to follow tradition and wasn't allowed out of the house with DD for 40 days ... Long story short, I went mental staying in the house for so long!

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    Default When did you start taking your newborn out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rinahbee View Post
    I had to follow tradition and wasn't allowed out of the house with DD for 40 days ... Long story short, I went mental staying in the house for so long!
    Do you mind me asking what culture or religion this tradition stems from? Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlover View Post
    Do you mind me asking what culture or religion this tradition stems from? Just curious...
    Quite a few cultures do this. I know a couple of Chinese women who do it. There is a bit of a market for doula-like women to come and 'sit' with the mother at this time, to do the shopping etc. My next door neighbour had her MIL come over from China to sit with her, but another woman in my first mother's group hired an ethnic Chinese woman to help out, I guess as she knew all the rituals and the like. Pretty interesting. But yeah I know for sure my neighbour was a bit starkers by the end, she would gaze longingly at me through the window as me and DS walked past.

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