IMO it is overprotective.
I took my first out to the shops as soon as I was out if hospital. She was 2 days old.
My son was only 3 days old when he went to the daycare centre where my eldest daughter went and all the kids were hovering around.
I am maybe a bit too relaxed with my newborns but I would be bored sh1tless staying in the house all day for more than one day.
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24-06-2015 20:35 #21
24-06-2015 20:40 #22
We took our daughter to a restaurant for dinner the day after she was born. We were out of the house every day after that as well (no choice really, with school pick up/drop off). That said, I don't like my babies being passed around too much. They stay very close to me.
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24-06-2015 20:53 #23
I think I was a decent mix. I got out within days, but baby wore and strangers couldn't get close enough. Family were all welcome to hold him, and I trusted they would keep away if they were sick.
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24-06-2015 21:00 #24
I didn't really leave the house for about 2 weeks as I was exhausted but then we took him out to restaurants and shopping centres all the time , Obviously didn't let strangers pick him up but I had about 10 people ( friends and family) in my hospital room playing pass the baby the day he was born but my SIL was the total opposite so it all just comes down to what you are comfortable with
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24-06-2015 21:04 #25
I took both my newborns to big gathering straight after birth really. Day 4.
And they are both winter babies.
However they stay in the stretchy wrap and I don't let people touch them.
Several times friends have asked for cuddles and I have said no. DH thinks Im a pain I don't care.
I would hate it if we catch gastro...
24-06-2015 21:06 #26
So in your case yes a little bit overprotective IMO. But it's your baby/your family and you should do as you see fit.
24-06-2015 21:31 #27
With my first I didn't take her out until she was 6 weeks old. In hindsight that was a little extreme and it didn't do good things for my mental health.
With my second I had to leave the house with him to take my first to preschool/kindy.
I probably wouldn't go to large events like markets though. Not until after the 2 month vaccinations.
Ultimately, though, its your baby and you should do whatever makes you comfortable.
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24-06-2015 21:34 #28
In your case I wouldn't go to the charity event (especially if you are having a c-section). I would go to the markets but I would have bubs in the carrier on me the whole time.
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24-06-2015 21:38 #29
I took her out after the first week, the only reason I stayed home that long was because I was still really sore and found it hard to walk around, if I had felt better I would have gone out sooner.
Once we did go out though we went shopping and did the school run quite a bit when she was still tiny.
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24-06-2015 21:40 #30
Both times I was out and about pretty quickly, within the first couple of weeks. I wouldn't let strangers hold or touch my babies (at any age!) and they were either in my arms or in the pram with a cover.
With my first I was consumed with the fear of someone snatching her, I wouldn't even allow her bassinet to be placed near our front door. So I was quite vigilant about people getting too close.
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