A blog article discussing what you should take when heading out to the park with your new baby. Topics covered packing a bag, bringing the child a bottle, and items that you should avoid taking when for an outdoor place. Read this article to find out what you should bring with you, from practical tips and tricks to the ultimate survival guide.
Naturally keeping your baby safe and secure in the stroller
Whether you’re taking a quick trip to the park or packing a little picnic for an outing at a nearby historic site, keeping your baby safe and secure in the stroller is important. Here are some tips for keeping them both happy and healthy:
- Consider using a child car seat adapter, which makes it easy to secure the car seat to the stroller. Alternatively, you can use a special baby carrier that attaches directly to the stroller frame; these tend to be less bulky and easier to manage when you’re out and about.
- If you’re using a conventional stroller, aim to keep it as close to the ground as possible. This will reduce the chances of your baby overturning or becoming trapped under the stroller if it falls over.
- Ensure that your baby is properly restrained in the stroller at all times. Use either a safety belt or a tightly fitted child carrier (with shoulder straps) to restrain your child properly. If you’re using a car seat, ensure that it’s properly secured in place using the LATCH system or a similar attachment point.
When taking your baby picnicking, remember the following water safety tips:
- Always supervise your baby while swimming or playing in the water.
- Never leave a baby unattended in or near water.
- Avoid putting sunscreen on a baby’s skin, as this can lead to sunburn.
When taking your baby to a picnic, it is important to be sure they are properly hydrated. Bring along plenty of water Also, bring along a pack of wipes in case they get dirty. Also, make sure to keep an eye on them while they’re playing and make sure they stay within sight.
Outings with Your Baby
When you’re out with your baby, know that there are a few items that you’ll need to pack. Here are some of the most essential things to remember:
- A good infant carrier
- Modern Cloth nappies
- A sunhat for both you and your baby
- Sunscreen and a hat for your baby
- Bug spray
- A picnic blanket or lawn chair
- First Aid kit containing supplies for blistered feet, minor cuts, and Poison ivy
- An extra change of clothing for yourself and your baby.
Some Other Essentials
- Check the weather forecast first. A hot day might not be the best time to take your baby outside; on the other hand, a cold rainstorm could spoil everything. Just like with anything else during these months, please take precautions if there is any chance of bad weather developing.
- Pack plenty of snacks and drinks. A picnic can turn into a long day if your little one isn’t provided with enough sustenance.
- Bring games and activities to keep both you and your baby occupied while out in nature. A good way to get both of you off your phones and engaged is by playing some age-appropriate games together!
- Make sure to dress your baby in appropriate protective clothing; this includes sunscreen.