Quick Answer: Is It OK For A Newborn To Be Outside?

How long do doctors recommend that you wait until you take your newborn outside?

A newborn’s immune system is still developing and may not be able to fight off infections.

Some doctors prefer for parents to wait until their baby is a few months old before going to crowded public places.

Is it bad for a newborn to be outside?

It’s perfectly safe to take baby outside in the winter, provided she is bundled up properly (as discussed above), the temperature isn’t too cold, and you keep the trip brief. Sometimes babies need a few gasps of fresh air and natural light, especially if they are colicky.

How soon can you take a newborn outside?

But it’s best to avoid large, crowded, enclosed places with poor ventilation (like the mall) until your baby is 6 to 8 weeks, which limits her exposure to airborne germs that could be dangerous for her immature immune system.

How long should a newborn stay home after birth?

Your newborn: Bringing baby home from the hospital. Healthy, full-term babies (at least 37 weeks’ gestation) can usually go home from the hospital sometime between 24 and 48 hours after birth.

Can I take my newborn for a walk outside?

As soon as you feel ready, it’s fine to take your newborn baby for a short walk in his pushchair, pram or sling, or to visit friends or family nearby. When you are out with your baby, make sure you dress him appropriately for the weather. Most parents tend to overdress their babies.