When you’ve got a new baby, initially you can’t even think about going out through being just a little bit busy a little bit busy and tired. As time passes though, you will want to start getting out and about again. This might initially seem like a daunting task, but with a bit of preparation going out can get back to being fun again!
The easiest thing to do is go and see a nearby friend or take a walk with the stroller just a short distance. This will help you figure out what to take out with you for longer trips. You will always have the comfort of knowing that you are nearby if you have forgotten anything major.
When you are going out, it is important to make sure you have enough of the things you need. It is unsettling getting caught short when you need something and you can end up feeling really stressed; especially with all the hormones still whizzing round your body.
So, think about what you’d need at home for that couple of hours such as diapers, wipes, feeding equipment, their favorite baby blanket, pacifier, drink/snack/ magazine for you, toy/book and add to it some spare clothes and you’re well on your way to being prepared.
Another important thing about going out with a baby is reading their mood. There might be a time of the day, such as the afternoon, where they might normally have a long sleep. Therefore if you go out at that time it might be complementary to their sleep. Also, it will allow you more time to browse in the shops or chat to a friend.
Or it could be that you want that friend to see the baby or that the baby enjoys the sights of being awake and it is better therefore if you take them in the morning. Just think about what would be best for baby. Best for baby does mean best for you when they are quite small.
Finally, be relaxed about going out and about. If you feel stressed and worried about it, then it isn’t yet the right time to go. It is best to be excited and looking forward to it and no doubt you will find it a breeze!
Check our Travelling with Baby Checklist. A checklist of things you might want to consider if you are planning to have a trip with your baby.
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