Taking Your Newborn Outside For The First Time? Read This First

Misbah Akhtar

Newbie parents might receive pieces of advice from many about not taking their newborn babies outside. Well, that’s certainly an old wive’s tale.

According to paediatricians, fresh air and natural sunlight are good for babies and their birth mothers, regardless of how recent they are born. In fact, there isn’t a single medical reason why you shouldn’t take your newborn babies outside.

Also, you’ll be surprised to know that many parents refrain from taking their babies outside, thinking that they might end up hurting their little bundles of joy. But that ends now. With little precautions, you can take your baby for a stroll or picnics in a park or wherever you want. Here, we have listed some of them.

Taking Your Newborn Outside For The First Time

  • Avoid taking your babies to crowded places

The younger your babies are, the more immature and delicate their immune systems are. This means that your newborns are much more vulnerable to people who might be carrying germs. No matter how hard you try, you can’t keep your babies safe from nearby coughs and unclean hands. Also, babies are magnets who attract people. You can’t keep telling everyone to keep their hands off your little ones. Not to mention that large crowds might end up intimidating and irritating your little sunshine.

So, it is better to take your babies to quiet parks to steer clear of the crowd. You can even consider putting your little ones in High End Baby Strollers to keep strangers and their germ-filled hands away. But, even if they want to hold your baby, make sure you insist on washing or sanitizing their hands first.

Once your baby reaches 3-4 months and their immune system is strong enough, you can start visiting malls, parks, and swimming pools with your babies.

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  • Dress your babies for the weather

The golden rule to take your babies outside is to dress them adequately for the weather. As a parent, you might be tempted to add some extra layers of clothing even if it is hot outside. You might feel that you are protecting your baby, but that’s just going to irritate your little one.

You can use your own clothing as a guide to dress up your baby. For instance, if you are comfortable wearing a T-shirt, dress up your baby in a long-sleeved shirt. And if you feel there’s a need for a sweatshirt, add a jacket on your baby. ALWAYS carry a spare blanket to add an extra layer when the temperature drops.

Pay close attention to the cues after dressing up your babies. They’ll cry if they feel uncomfortable in their attire. Try to keep them tucked in tightly in their strollers and blankets to keep them warm from dropping temperatures. And don’t forget to add a hat as they tend to lose heat through their heads, and covering their heads will shield them from direct sunlight.

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Wrapping up!

Whenever you get home, make sure that you wash your babies’ hands thoroughly, especially if someone has touched them. In fact, wash your own hands to prevent the spread of germs. It would be best if you gave them a complete bath just to be on the safer side.

So, take your babies outside and let them out into fresh air; just remember to use the precautions mentioned above to protect your little sunshine.

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