Can I take my newborn out in public?

It depends. Well, yes and no. In the first few months, it's best to avoid large groups of people so as to minimize your baby's exposure to infection. Your newborn's immune system is still immature and he is more susceptible to infection than an older child is. Even a cold in a toddler can cause serious breathing problems in an infant. It's still okay though (and good!) to take your baby for walks outside.
Yes. Sure! but there's one caveat: you don't really want a lot of people touching or holding your baby--that's how infections spread. Being outside on a nice day, going for a walk in the neighborhood, maybe strolling through the mall, all of that would be fine, and it's a good idea to get out at least once in a while. But when people want to get in your baby's face or hold her or touch her, say "no.".

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When can I take my newborn out in public? The pediatrician said to wait 2-3 months to be the very safest.

Now. You do not need to wait. You and your child should get out of the house. Keep the baby away from anyone sick, and everyone should practice good hygiene. Dress the child appropriately for the weather, using yourself as a guide. All adults and teenagers need to have a pertussis booster. Read more...
I agree. It is safest to wait at least 2-3 months, as your baby would have had some immunizations, but always avoid extremely crowded places or strangers kissing or talkin too close to the baby, specially during flu season. Read more...
Now. I disagree and when a newborn is absolutely properly clothed and not touched by people who are ill , should go out and have a normal time when the child born. Read more...