Can your baby go out in the first month? Most Asians refrain from taking their newborns out until the kids have turned one month old.
It’s actually okay to do so when you have a healthy, full-term baby, says Dr Chua Mei Chien, senior consultant at the Department of Neonatology at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
In fact, a change of scenery is good for both mother and child.
But steer clear of crowded, confined spaces, such as shopping centres, to minimise the risk of catching coughs and colds during the first few weeks.
A walk around the park is a good idea, but do avoid taking your newborn out into the sun between 11am and 3pm, when UV levels are at their highest.