26 Jun FIRST WALK WITH YOUR BABY
Before taking off –
Here are a few things to look out for. Strong sunlight can irritate babies’ sensitive skin and eyes. Try to avoid an outdoor activity or a walk with your baby around noon – let’s say from 10am to 2pm. Stoll down the street with your baby in his or her cozy carrier and make sure his or her skin is thoroughly covered with long sleeves. A tiny hat will also gear up your baby for shaking off the harmful UV lights.
Where to go now?
Start with the nearest park around your house. Overpacking diapers should happen all the time with your infant! Not only your carrier and bag will get heavy as you prepare for your first outing, you may also have to stop from time to time to change your baby’s diapers during the walk. Allow yourself enough time and move at your ease. With your little one’s adorable pointing hands, you may be able to spot the things that you’ve never noticed before!
What this ‘walk’ means to my little one?
Infants may seem not reacting to stimulants in the most obvious way, but they are nonstop learners who grow with experience. Taking a brief walk will open the baby’s eyes to see, feel, and interact with the world. Plus, you can build rapport with your baby and grow intimacy. Going for a walk on a pleasant day may boost up your mood and relieve stress coming from nursing!
What age is appropriate for a walk?
Infants should travel in a carrier. However, watch out for excessive shaking of the carrier. After 6 to 7 months, babies can start sustaining its own body with improved muscle development. Starting from this point, babies see the surroundings by itself.
One-year-olds can control their neck movement. Parents can hold them in their arms for an easier walk.