Getting Ready for Your First Outing with Baby

Getting Ready for Your First Outing with Baby

Ok. You made it through everyone’s pregnancy advice, belly-touching, and even labor. Now that baby is home with you, you’re going to have to leave the house once in a while and baby will probably need to come with you! Here are some tips to make it all a little less intimidating.

 

Baby carrier

Strollers are great, but if your baby just wants to be held, or if you were hoping to travel light, a baby carrier can make going out with baby a breeze. Boppy® offers a range of baby carriers to make carrying baby on the go easy, secure, and hands-free. Always carry a baby carrier in your diaper bag to make sure you’re prepared for those unpredictable snuggly days with baby.

 

Diaper bag

Speaking of diaper bags, make sure your diaper bag is stocked up and ready to go before leaving the house. Pack more diapers and wipes than you think you’ll need and extra outfits for baby AND you. To make sure you’re always ready to go, re-pack the diaper bag right when you get home. That way it’ll be ready for your next outing and what you need will be fresh in your mind. You can also keep a checklist by the door to make sure you never miss a thing.

 

Prepare for feeding in public

Feeding in public can be a challenge. All of those new sights, sounds, and smells can be a real distraction for your baby. Using a nursing cover like the Boppy® 4 & More Multi-Use Cover can keep distractions at bay. Not to mention, it’s so versatile and folds small to fit in the diaper bag easily. If you’re shy about breastfeeding in public, practicing in front of a mirror at home with the Boppy 4 & More Multi-Use Cover or the Boppy® Nursing Cover can help you become more confident when modesty is a concern. Do what you need to do to be comfortable and what works best for you and baby.

 

The Boppy Anywhere® Nursing Support can be a great relief for your arms and back when feeding baby on the go. After feeding, use it as a seat cushion on hard seats to help with postpartum hemorrhoids if needed. It’s small, adaptable and can be tossed in the wash when you get home to keep baby clean and protected. 

 

Preparing for unwanted touches

Even in this day and age, strangers may want to talk to (and even touch) your baby. It’s natural to feel protective against unwanted touches. If you’re not the assertive type, have what you’ll say and practice it until it feels comfortable. It can be as simple as “I’d prefer you not touch him.” Also, the Boppy 4 & More Multi-Use Cover is a great way to provide a barrier for baby. The mesh side lets baby enjoy the scenery while safe from unwanted touches. Place it over the carrier or car seat. We told you it was versatile!

Virginia DeWitt