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Reader Question: When is it okay to take a newborn for a stroller walk?


The in house pediatrician at the hospital said not to take our newborn baby girl into stores for atleast a month… But would it be okay to take her for walks in the late afternoon outside by chance?



Hi Karla,
Thanks for question. Many pediatricians suggest waiting a few weeks to take newborn infants outdoors because this initial time is very important in the development of babies’ immune systems. A quick breath of clean, fresh air outdoors might be okay as long as the baby does not have any pre-existing health issues. However, try not to go for longer walks with a newborn just yet as it may become harmful for the baby in many ways, including exposure to heavy dust or even illnesses.

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