5 things to remember while stepping out with your baby
Changing seasons can be perplexing for new parents, it shouldn't be the reason to lock your baby inside the house. Instead, prepare yourself and your baby for the weather with these handy tips.
Below listed are few easy ways to beat the cold (and sometimes hot weather) and keep your bundle of joy warm and comfortable.
1. Carry clothes according to the weather
If you are going on vacation, don’t forget to check the weather of the place beforehand. This will allow you to prepare your baby’s wardrobe. So for instance, you can carry woolen garments (if it’s colder) and ensure that your infant is has his full protection gears from monkey caps, socks and tiny cute hand gloves.
On the other hand, if you are heading to a place with a lot of sun, make sure to carry cotton-based clothes and lots of sunscreen, umbrella, and hats for your baby.
It is very important that you dress your kid in easy and comfortable clothes. You can adorn them with cute cardigans and jacket but ensure that you keep it simple and preferably soft and breathable. Take extra care that infants’ routine is not disturbed if you are planning to go out for a day or two.
2. Don't disturb infants' routine
Extra care and attention is required specially if you have infants travelling with you. Ensure that the food and bedtime are maintained so that the baby does not become cranky.
"According to your travel plan, remember to carry pack of diapers, as you might not easily get it, if you are at any remote location or away from city. Also your usual brand may not be available at the place you are going,"
3. Carry baby cream and lotion
During winters, the skin becomes dry and itchy. While during summers, it can get oily and sweaty. Therefor, you should carry a good baby cream and moisturiser to protect your baby from cold winters and harsh summers.
"Also carry a good baby lotion for your baby as their skin is delicate and can get dry fast. Buy a cream with high SPF content, so that it protects the baby' skin from harmful UV rays, as you generally like to soak in winter/summer sun,"
4. Carry basic first-aid
Have a small first aid kit handy or in your bag during festive season.
"First aid kit should contain all necessary ointments, antiseptics, band-aid and most important a good thermometer,"
Carry good herbal mosquito repellents and mat machines, so that you keep the mosquitos under check, while the baby is sleeping.
"To avoid the loud decibel noise of crackers, music during festival season, plug in ear buds or cotton in the kids’ ears. It is a big task, but put a mask on the infant to prevent the baby from inhaling smoke and polluted air,"
5. Carry a diaper bag
Finally, as a precaution, you must have the baby's diaper bag along just as you do your purse. Even if you're heading out for a short walk, you must carry extra diapers for your baby.
A diaper bag is necessary if your baby is below two and hasn't been potty trained. Plus, if you are going for long drives or so, extra diapers can help keep your baby clean, dry and happy.