The first outing with a newborn in winter:how, where, when
You have just brought your little one home and you are wondering if you should go out for a walk. It's too early The outside temperature is pleasant or you need to bring an extra blanket And if something important is left at home once you leavesa?
In winter, the main recommendation is to adapt the child's clothing to the temperature and weather conditions, remembering to do the same for yourself if you chatter your teeth, the walk will not be pleasant for anyone.o).
If you feel a little hesitant, start with a short tour and proceed gradually, bypassing the busy streets where the concentration of pollutants is greater. During the first weeks of life, your baby's immune system is more vulnerable and, in general, it is useful to remember that in winter the temperature difference between inside and outside is very high: going in and out continuously exposes the baby but also you ! to sudden changes in temperature - if you have to, be ready to strip your baby of the heavier layers and dress him / her./a.
But let's get to the big dilemma: what to bring with you?
Murphy's Law says that in the twenty minutes you are out of the house, your baby will poo exaggeratedly and get dirty up to the ears, so a multi-compartment bag or backpack can be useful for carrying the essentials to deal with the first exit with serenity:
- 1 complete change
- biodegradable wipes
- muslin / linen
- wetbag / biodegradable bags
If you are feeling brave and want to take a longer trip, bring some extra gear and don't forget to think about meals.
Going out helps to give rhythm to the days and raise morale. Everyone has their own preferences in terms of walks: stroller, sling, baby carrier, first times may seem complicated but it soon becomes a daily habit for many new parents.i.
The most important thing of all is this: smile. You will see, everything will be great.
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