If you want to go to visit a friend out of town and you want the baby to tag along, don’t fret! There are ways you can ensure that the baby is well taken care of. It will be good for the baby as most of them love new places. When you are parking for the baby you need to make sure you carry your best lightweight(umbrella)strollers for its maneuverability. This type of stroller is easy to fold, carry and move with it.
Things to carry for the baby
One thing that is worth noting is that it is important to carry your own products. Remember not all persons appreciate the presence of a baby. This is because babies are curious and they like to explore.
1. Carry you own supplies
It does not matter who you are visiting, it is courteous to carry your own baby products supplies. This includes baby’s wet wipes or towel, diapers, blanket and the baby sling. This will make your stay more comfortable. It is very important for you to carry a changing mat or towel that you will use when changing the baby’s diaper. Before you proceed to change the baby, you need to find out if the host is okay with you changing the baby on the bed.
2. Carry the toys
It is important for the baby to be entertained for longer periods. If they are happy they will not disturb you. One way that will keep them engaged is playing with the toys. You need to bring large soundless toys that will not disturb other people.
3. The baby’s food
You know that the baby will eat at least after every three to four hours. This means that you need to carry enough food for them and also snacks that they can eat in between meals. If your baby is breast feeding, it is important to feed them on demand. You need to however cover yourself with a sling or a nursing shirt so as not to offend other people.
4. Portable crib
When the baby wants to sleep, it is pivotal for you to provide them with the much needed assistance for them to do so. There are some hosts that have baby’s crib where you can lay your baby. But, you need to carry your own portable crib for the baby to use- to avoid any inconvenience. If your baby is comfortable sleeping on your arms then let them. You can also opt to lay them on the sofa close to you and cover them with a blanket. You should never leave the baby alone in new homes.
5. Safety first
Babies love to crawl if they are able to. However, if the home you visit is not baby proof they may end up hurting themselves. It is important for you to keep the baby safe and secure at all times. There are those parents who have carried lightweight gates that they use to secure the staircase. You can also opt to carry outlet plugs. When you get to the house, you need to assess the environment to see if it is child friendly. Keep an eye for any fragile vases and any electrical wires. You can never be too careful in unfamiliar territory and so it is important for you to keep an eye on the baby at all times.
6. Be flexible
There is nothing like ‘perfect’ plan. So you need to be prepared for anything at anytime. Always have an open mind and relax.
It is essential for you to carry your own supplies and baby products so as not to inconvenience the other person.