After childbirth, it may be familiar to a mother to hear advice that a newborn baby is not immediately taken out of the house. In fact, some say it is worth delaying until the age of 40 days.
This can be confusing, especially for new moms who have new babies. Suggestions from the people around can also make Mother very worried to bring newborns out of the house. Let’s find out when a newborn baby can be taken out of the house.
The Health Condition of Babies
Medically, there is actually no definite benchmark when a newborn baby can be taken out of the house. Indeed extra protection and extra attention should be given to newborns, especially if the baby has immune system disorders or premature birth. However, most babies do not need to stay home for weeks after birth. During a healthy baby’s condition, you can take the baby out of the house.
Taking the baby out of the house is also proven to make the baby sleep more soundly at night. In addition, taking a baby out will also have a good impact, especially if the room does not have good air ventilation, or when there is a sick at home.
Preparation before Taking Baby Out Home
Although generally take the baby out the house quite safe, but still there are things that must be considered are:
1. Weather Conditions
Make sure the weather outside is friendly enough for the baby. Not too hot and neither is it raining heavily.
2. Avoid direct sun exposure
It is advisable to avoid infants from direct sun exposure, by protecting those using umbrellas and hats. If the baby is taken with a stroller, you may need to use the lid. The baby’s still soft skin can be easily burned by direct sun exposure, and skin damage can occur. If necessary, rub the skin with a safe sunscreen for the baby.
3. Baby clothes
We recommend matching baby clothes with the weather and the destination to where to go. Avoid wearing clothes that are too minimal or thin when going to the mall with air conditioning. Do not forget to bring blankets and jackets. Avoid wearing clothes that are too thick and covered when going to bring the baby to a warm place.
4. Limit to be in crowded location
You need to limit the length of time your Little Person is in the middle of the crowd. This is because you never know whether the people around are sick or not.
5. Do not approach the sick person
Avoid babies from places where there are many sick people because the baby’s immune system is still not fully developed and not strong enough to fight infection. Therefore you should also always keep the baby immunization schedule.
6. Do not let anyone hold the Little One
It’s best not to let anyone hold the Little One, or at least make sure they wash their hands first before touching the baby.
In addition, it is important to pay attention to the right moment to take the baby out of the house. A good time is after a nap or a meal, and after changing diapers. Do not forget to get ready to bring baby gear, especially if the baby is invited out of the house more than an hour. He definitely needs clothes, food, and extra diapers.
Besides being good for babies, going out is also good for you, let alone who since childbirth has never been traveling out of the house. Remember, a healthy baby begins with a healthy and happy mother. So, you need not hesitate if you want to bring a healthy baby to walk out of the house. If necessary, consult your child’s pediatrician for more information about the safety of bringing newborns out of the house.