After being protected inside the mother’s womb, the child needs to adapt to the new and will gradually begin to get used to the changes . But this adaptation also happens to the mother, who after the birth of the child, will need to worry about protecting him from a new world, very different from the one he was used to when he was accommodated in the womb.
The baby has no contact with microorganisms when it is inside the placenta and the child’s intestinal flora is almost sterile. The birth can influence and development of the child’s immune system. When the child comes into the world through vaginal delivery or normal delivery , it receives the mother’s bacteria which will consist of a kind of first vaccine that the child receives. Already in cesarean delivery , the child receives hospital bacteria that do not have the same protective function.
How Long Can Baby Leave Home?
The recommendation is that the child only leaves the house for short walks and this is due to the fact that the baby’s organism is still in the process of creating resistance against invading agents. The first breast milk the child receives, also known as colostrum , is rich in antibodies , and little by little, the child’s immune system is being strengthened. Colostrum contains the greatest nutrients, proteins and everything the newborn needs for the first feeding after coming into the world.
During the first months of life, it is usually recommended that parents avoid walking in crowded places , which can expose the baby to infections. Therefore, going out with the newborn in the first months should be limited to visits to the doctor. Even apply vaccines and more peaceful places, with a green area and balanced sun. In fact, balance in the newborn’s first exposures away from home is essential.
How Many Months Can Baby Go For A Walk?
There is no age specified by the specialists, what is mentioned is the care in relation to the place where the child will be taken. If it will be quiet, if it will be possible to maintain the child’s routine of breastfeeding and sleeping , that is, the important thing is always to think about whether a particular walk will really be safe for the baby .
Relatives’ houses, where people get to know each other and where tranquility is assured , are the most suitable places. Squares and parks on quiet days are also welcome, but the ideal is that in these places, the child’s exposure time is shorter.
Places where many people circulate, where other children are crowded are not the most recommended. Especially when the newborn has not yet had all the vaccines , the possibility of the baby contracting some type of virus is great and if this occurs, the treatment is usually more complex.
Newborn Baby Safety
Many specialists usually advise that going out with a 2-month-old baby should be avoided and this guidance is mainly due to the fragility of the newborn’s immune system.
The concern is that the child will contract some infection such as colds, flu , bronchiolitis, among others. These problems in newborn children usually take longer to heal.
And when it is crucial that the newborn is taken somewhere, it is important that parents make sure the place is quiet. In case of shopping trips or trips to supermarkets, for example, the ideal is to prefer the less busy days and times .
IMPORTANT: Breastfeeding is essential in establishing the newborn’s immune system, maintaining breastfeeding for at least six months of the child’s life is essential.
Now you know that a peaceful and welcoming environment can dictate when your baby can go for a walk. Ideally, a good part of the vaccines should be taken before exposing the child to more busy environments, which can give parents greater peace of mind regarding the baby’s safety and health.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.