Melissa Joan Hart's 3-week-old hits the red carpet--and we were afraid to take our newborns to the grocery store!
Momâ€˘Logic contributor and pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson says it's not recommended. "Newborns have extremely immature immune systems, making them highly vulnerable to infection. Most pediatricians recommend that parents avoid crowds, restaurants, malls, airports, and other heavily populated spaces for at least the first 4-6 weeks."
What about those bright lights? Dr. Cara says, "The lights themselves are not dangerous. But if a baby is overheated as a result of being in the spotlight--literally!--for an extended period of time, he can become dehydrated" Friend of Momâ€˘Logic and pediatrician Dr. Gwenn adds that it's important to get the first round of full immunizations before a child is out in a crowd. "This doesn't mean babies can't be out and about--just not in huge crowds like a red carpet!"
What do you think? Is Melissa just a proud mama or totally irresponsible?