Some babies are very portable and social at 10 or 11 months. If your baby seems to be past the stage of the stranger anxiety and awareness common at 8-9 months, and often beyond, he may enjoy the attention he’s sure to receive at an adult event, like a party or wedding.
But if he gets tired after a couple of hours, you may need to bring him home or find a comfortable, safe and quiet place for him to nap. And if your baby still seems shy around strangers, you may want to leave him with family or a sitter while you head out.
Consider, too, whether you’d like a few hours of talking, eating and dancing without your arms and hands full of a baby. This might be an occasion to have some free time and fun for yourselves!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, attending a party, wedding or other large gathering could put you and your baby at risk of exposure to the virus. Even if you decide to attend a much smaller gathering, you may want to leave your baby at home with family or a trusted sitter and to wear a face mask and socially distance (staying at least 6 feet apart) at the event to help prevent possible exposure.
This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.
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