Out in the World~ Newborn
Up and out! New babies are actually very mobile. Now can be a relatively
easy time to go out together. In these early months, your new baby
may not notice much in the world outside, but YOU will probably enjoy
fresh air and a change of scene every day. Daily walks also help organize
your time when night and day sometimes seem to run together. As soon
as you feel ready, start getting out and introducing your baby to
During the bad weather months, arrange a visit with a friend, so you
can still feel connected to the outside world. Alleviate the "cabin
fever" that may set in when you are home for long stretches with
a new baby.
your baby is fussy, and you've tried everything, the motion of a carriage,
stroller, or a walk outside may do the trick. Try going out and see
if it helps. Don't pay attention to people who wonder why your baby
carriers help you get out in the world. "Wear" your baby
and enjoy taking a walk or getting a small errand accomplished. Try
different styles of carriers to find one that suits you, and be prepared
to change carriers as your baby grows.
Your carriage or stroller becomes your "home away from home".
Find one that is comfortable for you. Keep a bag packed and ready
with clothes, diapers, food, and keys, so you're ready to go when
the time is right.
to keep a little "emergency" money in your stroller bag.