• Kate from Cloth Tots

Getting out and about with your Newborn (or any little ones) - Part 2

Last time we were looking at what to put into your nappy bag to help cloth on the go, this time we're answering; where can you go and how do you deal with amenities and bubs on the run

In the time of COVID, this is a whole new ballgame, and if you are a new parent right now, hats off to you. You have to overcome this constant changing and evolving challenge, and as an outsider looking in, it's harder than how we had it. But there's no point sitting around wishing it away, you can still enjoy getting out and about. Let's look at some of the places you can be heading off to, and what you should be expecting in terms of amenities - get ready to develop your parent's room radar.

The great outdoors - Parks, walks, and outdoor play. One of my absolute favourite things to do is to get outside with my little one. This started when she was small, but I've always found, for both of us, that being outside and getting fresh air can often be like hitting a reset button. If my daughter (or I) were crying and unsettled in those first weeks, we jumped in the pram and pounded the pavement. Sometimes it was the shortest walk around the block while she announced her presence to the neighbourhood in wails that seemed too big for the tiny lungs making them. Other times we made it down to the water side near our house and could enjoy something more scenic and peaceful. As she's grown and life has changed, we still try and get out for a walk each day we are home together, to parks around us for a play, pushing her baby in its pram (and occasionally both her baby and my baby) or for a walk with the dog.

Things to consider when you are out enjoying the outdoors: