• E
  • Collegeville, United States
  • 5 months ago

Going on outings with newborn

I have a two month old and can count the times on one hand I’ve left the house with her including doctors appointments. Are there any tips with leaving the house with a newborn? I need to get out of the house and get groceries and run essential errands but I always wait until my husband is around so I can leave her home. It’s a fear of mine she will have a meltdown and I can’t fix it right away because we are in public. Thanks!
  • N
  • Hendersonville, United States
  • 4 months ago

The day the twins came home from the nicu we had to go to Walmart and get groceries. And from that moment on I just loaded them up and went everywhere because I couldn’t stay home all the time. And then I had my 3rd when they turned 2 and I had no choice but to wear her when she got out of the nicu because of germs and the twins had dance and play dates. So she was so chill and ready to go where ever. Still to this day I just load up snacks, drinks and toys and leave. Life must go on lol.

  • H
  • Brampton, Canada
  • 4 months ago

I took my LO out the second week he was born. Babies cry shit happens 🤷🏼‍♀️ nothings wrong with that and don’t worry what people think ! Your baby crying doesn’t make you a bad mom it just means your baby is developing their lungs :)

  • C
  • La Habra, United States
  • 4 months ago

BABYWEAR! I basically wore my boys in the moby wrap or ergo the first 8 months of their lives. Lol. It’s really convenient & easy to nurse while wearing them too.

  • J
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 4 months ago

I’ve gone out pretty much every 2 days for lunch or shopping trips with my son and he’s not even 4 weeks old. I usually pack the diaper bag, make sure my husband and I are dressed and ready to go at least 30 minutes in advance then feed my baby. We get out the door as soon as he’s done feeding. We bring a baby bjorn (he’ll only sleep in it if I keep on walking) and just have to be flexible about me running back to the car or a family room to change/feed him. As long as you plan to keep the trip short and time it in the middle of is regular feeds, you can do it!

  • K
  • Powder Springs, United States
  • 4 months ago

My little hates the baby wraps and carriers... but once you’re ready (I waited until she was about 8 weeks before going out outside of necessity) I would recommend change- feed- burp before rocking to sleep. I would then do a smooth transfer to the car seat and the car kept her asleep usually. I also started having a pacifier on hand because she would take it in the car and it would help sooth her until destination or she fell back asleep again. She got used to the car and car seat after a few trips (it’s so hard to hear them cry in the car but it does get better) and now I put her in the car awake and she falls asleep pretty quick. I also recommend a car seat cover that way if she doesn’t fall asleep she’s covered for in public so no one gets all gushy... they usually just leave it all alone. But! Remember it is also okay for him/ her to cry and you to be mommy and comfort in anyway you or they see fit. The more you go Out the easier it will be for both of you, x

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