Out in the
World ~ Younger Babies
baby is now more aware of the world around her and still relatively
easy to take out. Keep your diaper bag packed and ready, so you can
leave when the moment is right.
Baby carriers, carriages, strollers, car seats-- each of them has its
place in your repertoire of getting out with your baby. Be an educated
consumer and use what suits your situation. A little equipment can go
a long way to help you get out happily in the world.
As your baby is able to sit up in the stroller or ride in a carrier
facing forward, he will be able to see everything around him. Enjoy
his reactions to these new experiences.
baby will begin to notice new people and new things. He'll begin to
delight in discovering the world. Chat with him about what is happening.
Your voice is comforting to him, when he's out in the big world.
use a car seat when traveling with your baby. Helping your baby be safe,
happy, and comfortable in the car is worth the effort. Keep a toy or
two handy as his special car things. Keep some of your child's favorite
music on board for times when you need a distraction.
Listen to your baby when he tells you that he's had enough of the larger
world and needs his own familiar place. If he's tired, hungry, or overwhelmed,
you baby may signal that he needs a quieter setting with less stimulation.
Take his cue that it's time to go home and settle down together until
the next excursion.