Now that you are already a Mom, nothing around you seems to be significant anymore except for the welfare and well-being of your new-born child. What they wear, how they feel, or when they eat are now some of your major concerns. Suddenly, the world does not revolve around you anymore, but on this little bundle of joy that you carefully and tenderly hold in your arms.
It is nice to just stay around all day at home, fending for the baby and asking yourself again and again on how in the world you could possibly have been instrumental in bringing this beautiful child in the world. However, there are a lot of times where you will need to leave the house and the baby has to come with you. Questions like “What is the baby going to wear?” or “How am I supposed to breastfeed the baby now, when I am out there spending time with the rest of the family?” or “What should I bring and not bring?”
There really are a lot of questions that come to mind in these times. But, worry not, first-time mommy, because here are some tips and tricks to remember when being on-the-go with the baby.
Pack Your Baby’s Things Wisely
Going outside with a baby needs great preparation. Joining parties or gatherings will require you to be fully ready in case of something unexpected that might happen, which is why moms tend to bring too much stuff. When you need to go somewhere with the baby, make sure that you are guided accordingly every single time. Be ready to bring enough water and nappies as well as clothes fitting for the occasion and weather. Do not bring too much especially if you are just going to a gathering a few blocks away from home. If you have a stroller, better bring it for you to be able to navigate easily with the baby.
Do Not Forget Your Needs
Babies need a lot of stuff and, of course, moms need some things for them, too. You must always have a few clothes on hand for cases when your baby burps accompanied by a little throw-up, or in case the baby decides to pee before you even had the chance to change the one you just removed from him. Do not forget to bring these spare clothes which need to be as comfortable as possible such as a nursing crop top. This is truly essential especially if you are nursing the baby. A loose top can definitely be helpful in making sure that you are ready for the baby’s feeding at any time.
Train Your Husband
As a couple, you must have great teamwork especially when it comes to your children. Having a new-born can be really exhausting due to the sleepless nights spent because of the baby’s erratic sleeping pattern. When going out of the house with your baby, make sure that your husband also knows what needs to be done. Give him tasks to do as his part in taking care of the baby. It does not have to be you, as a mother, who handles the baby all the time. You also need support and rest. By being clear with your husband about each of your tasks in relation to the baby, you will feel more secure and comfortable even if you have to go somewhere else with the baby with you.
Being a parent is tough, yet endearing. There are moments that you need to prepare for and one of them is being able to handle and control everything while being on-the-go with the baby. With enough support, doing things wisely and proper preparation, your trip to the next family reunion with your baby should be a piece of cake.