The other day I was having a conversation on twitter about when to take newborns out of the house. In the old days you would have to wait a couple of weeks to take the baby out in public but in today’s world some of us younger mothers have things to do. I could not wait a couple of weeks to take the baby out I had to go and get W.I.C. ( I was poor and I still am) so I had to show the people at the W.I.C. office the baby in order to get milk. I also had to take my kids to the doctor. I remember when I had my son and my mom was here ( she is really old school) and after the first couple of days she told me to get that baby put a blanket over him and lets “hit the road”. I was surprised but I knew deep down I had to get out of the house.
Why do the older people say to don’t take the baby out? Is it because of the germs? I don’t really know the exact reason but I did cover my baby up when I went out and he is fine. I made sure no one touched him and no one breathed on him. As a mother who does not have a lot of family here in Georgia I had things I had to do. I had to do things like buy groceries, pay bills, etc. so I had to get things done because at the end of the day who is going to do them for you? I remembered when I had my daughter I had to go to the post office to get a money order. The older lady asked me how old the baby was I said 2 weeks she said “and you have that baby out here you should be ashamed” I told her to mind her business I am not from the old school I am from the new school. I felt bad but people need to keep their comments to themselves sometimes.
It’s your world if you want to take your kids out at 1 week then you should have that right but if you want to wait for 3 months then you also have that right. When did you take your baby out?