6 Must-Have Products for Outings with Your Baby

Certain products are essential for outings with your baby, such as a stroller, diapers, a changing mat and a blanket. Learn more.
6 Must-Have Products for Outings with Your Baby
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Written and verified by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 30 September, 2022

The big day has arrived! The one where you can finally go out with your little one to visit the areas where you used to walk so much before having a baby. In fact, from the moment they leave the hospital, children can usually accompany their parents. However, it’s important to take into account the following essential products if you’re going to go on outings with your baby so that the trip is as ideal as possible. Take note!

Before going for a walk…

Before going for a walk with your little one, it’s important to take into account a series of recommendations that will be of great help when preparing for any trip, whether it’s shorter or longer. Specifically, two main factors should be taken into account:

  1. The baby’s age: This factor must be taken into account because it will determine each of the essential products you’ll need for going on outings with your baby. For example, a newborn baby will need a stroller, while an older baby will probably want to walk.
  2. The time of the year: In winter, it’s best not to go out during the sunniest hours of the day, and you should make sure your baby is bundled up well. On the other hand, in summer, you should go out in the cooler hours of the day to protect the baby from the sun’s rays.

6 essential products for going on outings with your baby

Now that you have these two factors in mind, it’s time to introduce you to those products that will be essential for going for a walk with your baby. In total, there are 6 essentials that every mom should take into account before going anywhere with her little one. Take note!

1. Stroller

During the first four months of life, your baby will have to lie down on every trip. Therefore, you’ll need a stroller that should include a cover to protect the little one from the cold, an umbrella for the sun, a mosquito net, and a plastic cover for the rain.

A mother carrying her baby in a woven wrap.
For short trips, a sling, wrap, or baby backpack can be good options. These are comfortable and practical items for carrying your little one.

2. Baby carrier or sling

If you’re going on a short trip, a baby carrier or sling is also a good option for carrying your little one. Both allow a comfortable and pleasant journey, without the need to use the stroller. Keep in mind that these items will be useful for a few specific occasions.

3. Stroller bag

A stroller bag is one of the essential accessories when going out to see the world with your baby. Especially when you’re going to spend a lot of time away from home, you need to always carry the following items inside:

  • Diapers
  • Baby cream
  • Wipes
  • Foldable changing mat
  • Food
  • Toys

4. Bib

Unless you’re still exclusively breastfeeding, if your little one is formula-fed or eating solid foods, then you’ll need a bib. However, make sure they’re made of muslin so you can wash them better and avoid staining your own clothes and those of your baby.

In addition, if you want a complete list to get everything you need for successful bottle-feeding when you leave home, also remember to carry a bottle, formula or expressed breastmilk, and a thermos with water.

A woman taking her baby for walk in his stroller on a cold day.
Always carry a blanket to use in the case of cold temperatures. For example, if it suddenly gets cold or if you enter a place where there’s air conditioning, you’ll be able to keep your baby warm.

5. Baby blanket

Baby blankets are perfect for creating bonds of affection and love for the first time. For this reason, it’s one of the most popular gifts for the arrival of a child, as they serve to reassure them and provide them with the calm they need at all times. In addition, if you take a walk in the afternoon or evening, enter any establishment where there’s air conditioning, or see that it suddenly starts to cool down, a good baby blanket will be your main ally, so don’t forget to take it before leaving.

6. A couple of pacifiers

Just like the baby blanket, the use of pacifiers helps calm babies down. In fact, as reflected in an article published by the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, young children need to suck to soothe themselves. For this reason, as long as the product meets the conditions of safety and hygiene and your little one doesn’t maintain the pacifier habit for a long time, it’s advisable to always grab a pacifier (or two–just in case) before leaving.

Always have the essential products on hand before going on outings with your baby!

Now that you know everything you need to go out with your little one, it’s time to enjoy your time with them. Without a doubt, you’ll remember those moments when you went out together to breathe fresh air and visit magical places for the rest of your life. From here on, it’s all about adventure!

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.