Originally Posted by DireKitty
Something that should be added is that AN is not the place for newborns. I have seen many Facebook posts suggesting they want to take their newborn to AN. Common sense suggests this is a bad idea (for many reasons besides the following...). I'm not sure why people think its a brilliant idea because newborns do not have the immune system to handle the various illnesses around. It is very dangerous when infants become sick. Last year in May there were tons of illnesses going around. It is not worth the risk. Wait until your child is 3 months old and has built up some immunity. Feel free to take your baby to the park, to your friends house etc. but keep them away from 25k people swarming around in close quarters.
Plus the problems of strollers. The small sit-up collapsible ones that you'd put a 3-5 year old kid in would probably be fine, but there IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM to haul along your giant four-foot full-sized baby stroller. Especially indoors.