10 Nov 2022 | 3 min Read
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The time for you and your newborn baby to leave the nest is finally here and while it can be exciting, there are certain things to take care of. So if you’re planning for your first venture out with your newborn baby, here are some handy tips to set you on your way.
Taking a newborn out for the first time in public can be daunting. Here are a few important things you can consider.
Your changing bag should include items such as diapers, diaper rash cream, spare clothes, baby wipes, burp cloths, sunscreen, changing mat and even a couple of toys as they get older. You may also carry all the feeding gear you need such as milk and bottles.
The easiest way to make life easier for yourself with a newborn baby is to plan. Going out with a baby can take a little more planning and a lot more stuff.
Packing everything you’ll need after some research is a good idea before you set off. After you’re ready to go further than the local park, finding out about little things such as whether a certain place has baby change facilities and nursing areas along with information about where to park can give you the peace of mind needed to enjoy your first day out.
To be on the safer side, check the weather forecast ahead of your baby’s day out so you’re not caught out if rain clouds are looming. If it’s winter, wrap up your little one with warm layers and ensure that their hands and feet are snug.
Keep babies out of direct sunlight during summer- especially if your baby is under the age of six months. Dress up your baby in comfortable and loose clothing and add a sun hat so your baby is well-protected and shaded.
If you have to be somewhere for a certain time, try to allow extra minutes for those inevitable baby hold-ups. You can guarantee that as soon as you come to (finally!) leave the house there will be another nappy emergency – or a sicky top (yours!) to change. Standard.
Head out right after a feed so you can enjoy a little time before your baby gets hungry again. A full tummy means your baby is happier and hence he’s more likely to sleep for at least some part of the outing. So you can buy yourself some more time to relax and feel at ease.
A car can be very helpful for going around with your baby. Don’t forget to use a car seat so that you can focus on driving. Ensure you know how the seat fixes into your car or how to secure it using the seatbelt before you take your baby out.
Taking your newborn out in public can make new parents nervous. However, with some planning, this first time can be comfortable and memorable.
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