After going through all the anxieties of pregnancy , her little baby came into the world filling her home with love and joy. Now it’s time to start the new routine and new concerns! Obviously you are eager to put your dreams into practice and take your child on various outings. But what will the walk be like in the first month of the baby’s life?
The baby in the first month of life is very fragile and his immunity is not fully developed. Therefore, the risks of contamination or of contracting some disease are very large and dangerous for this stage of life.
Can you go out in the baby’s first month of life?
It is important and ideal to avoid going out in the first month of the baby , to reduce contact with viruses and bacteria that exist in all environments with large circulation of people. These viruses and bacteria, which can be harmless to adults and even older children, but which are a great threat to newborn babies who have not yet been vaccinated and still have very low immunity.
When to Start Baby Strolls?
It is best to start the strolls from the second month of the baby’s life. The vaccines will be OK and breastfeeding for a while will be enough to produce antibodies against the main infectious diseases in this period.
But even during this period, always opt for light and quiet walks, such as going to visit the family (if no one is sick, of course) or going to a square to have a little sun (always remembering the time indicated for babies).
Respect the ideal temperature for the day, neither too hot nor too cold and always with suitable clothes for the newborn. People have a habit of thinking that newborns feel colder than adults and are mistaken.
In the car, the comfort baby should be positioned in the rear seat, with his / her back to the car dashboard , until your baby is 10 kg or until he / she turns 1. If you want to place the comfort baby in the stroller, position it facing you, making it easy to see how the baby is doing. When the baby is bigger, he can already be positioned to enjoy the scenery during the entire tour.
When you go out with your baby, never forget to pack your little bag. The indicated is to take a suitcase with several shares to carry all the necessary items for baby care. Inside the case the items that can never be missing are:
- Plastic bag to put dirty clothes;
- Hooded tracksuit;
- Favorite toy to distract you;
- Light blanket;
- Change of complete clothes (body, overalls or pants and blouse and socks);
- Pacifier if the baby uses it;
- Baby wipes and diapers;
- Ointment for diaper rash.
- Bottle if you do not breastfeed;
Do not forget to take the medication he is using and that you will need while you are away from home . Don’t forget to take them out of the bag when you get home too to avoid certain accidents.
Durability of Tours
The ideal are walks that last between 15 to 30 minutes and always from the second week of the baby. But do not forget to take light walks until the third month of the baby as it is not anywhere that should be taken due to low immunity.
The newborn needs 17 to 20 hours of sleep per day, in a quiet, calm and peaceful environment. This period of rest for the little one is essential to ensure their development and create a healthy routine.
Over time and gradually the duration of the walk can be extended, but of course, always with care not to establish breaks during the baby’s routine. When the baby is over two months old, and the dads start to spend more than 3 hours outside the home, their whole routine is changed and the baby suffers this impact.
If these long strolls that reach your routine happen very often, it is normal for the baby to appear more irritated and with difficulty sleeping at the usual times.
Where Not to Go With the Newborn Baby?
As we mentioned earlier, due to the low immunity of the newborn baby, great caution is needed when going out and going to certain environments. The ideal is to avoid as much and if possible last as little as possible.
The problem is not leaving the house, the problem is in the baby having contact with various infections transmitted by air and by other people. Therefore, it is recommended to wait until the baby’s 4th month of life, until the first and main vaccines have already been given.
If it is necessary to go with the baby to the mall, supermarkets or busiest places, try to go during times of less movement and crowds of people. Take care and prevent people from picking it up, especially touching your hands without hand hygiene.
At parties or family gatherings, keep your baby in a quiet place , if possible further away in a stroller. The stroller or kangaroo serves to prevent turmoil on top of the baby as well.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.