It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) offered 'Aqiqah for himself when he was sent, and the 'Aqiqah for the new baby is a Sunnah, and not obligatory. It is to offer two sheep for a baby boy and one for a baby girl. The conditions of 'Aqiqah are the same as that of Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) and it is preferable to slaughter it on the seventh day. If it was slaughtered before or after the seventh day, its conditions will have been met. If
a person offered 'Aqiqah for himself, even if he is grown up, it would be good, such as when his father did not offer 'Aqiqah for him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.