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Going for a walk, even camping with your baby, is good for morale and allows you to resume physical activity gently.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the temperature is mild, why not go out and enjoy?
Especially with children, even toddlers.
It's winter and it's cold?
No question of hibernating at home with baby because of the weather.
In all weathers, it is possible to embark on a walk or even a hike with a newborn.
Here are 10 good reasons why you should go for a walk with baby!
Going for a walk or hike with your family also meets the needs of the baby while continuing to take care of the brothers and sisters. No need to stay home for a nap, well carried, a baby can sleep nice and warm during the walk. The siblings will then be able to enjoy physical activity outdoors, to let off steam, without having to follow the rhythm of a baby.. Enough to remain a dynamic, busy and united family wherever the hike.
Tips for parents:Suggest that one or more friends accompany the older ones: nothing better to motivate the troops!
To make walking with baby a pastime enjoyed by everyone, here are a few tips:
- plan your outing. After you have fed or breastfed your baby, you will have more walking time to enjoy the outdoors.Don't forget to change their nappy before leaving.
- plan progressively longer walks. If the first outings are only about twenty minutes walking round the block, there will always be time for longer walks.
- dress your child according to the weather and the carrying method. In a push chair, your infant will not benefit from your body heat like in a baby carrier or in a sling, so it is advisable to add a layer of clothing.
- Be sure to cover your newborns extremities well: feet, hands and head must be protected from the cold in winter and from the sun in summer.