Before you venture out with the baby, though, make sure you are prepared so that you are not caught off guard.
Here’s what can help you plan for those little outings with your baby.
Make sure you dress the baby appropriately for the outdoors. If it’s likely to be cold, cover the baby’s head, hands and feet.
The best time to take baby out is after a feed and diaper change
Carry a diaper bag with all baby essentials with you such as diapers, wipes and a change of clothes
Use a baby carrier as it offers a comfortable, baby-friendly hands-free option
Keep a hand-sanitizer with you
Be prepared for feeding your baby on the go as any feeding schedules may get disturbed once the baby is out of the house.
Don’t go very far or for too long or to place you haven’t gone before
Avoid exposure to unwanted germs by limiting the time spent in crowded places
Stay away from anyone who is ill
Avoid going out in the afternoon when it is very sunny
Don’t let strangers touch your baby – ask them politely but firmly to keep their hands off
Don’t worry if things don’t go as you had planned. Be realistic and flexible when you’re out with the baby.