The words I literally typed into google after I had my first born. So you've got through the morning sickness of pregnancy, the pain of labour, the dread of the sleepless newborn nights. Now it's time to leave the house for the first time with your newborn, on your own.

I've got you, here are my top tips for leaving the house with your newborn.


1. Be prepared.

Pack your Nappy Bag the night before. This will save you running around in the morning while you are trying to get yourself and baby out the door.

2. Pack extra

You always need extra. Don't doubt that you don't need that extra set of clothes, or those extra nappies - do need them.

3. Take snacks and water for yourself

Remember yourself too! Breastfeeding makes you hungry, eating or taking some small sips of water will also help calm your nerves! 

4. Allow extra time

Guaranteed things will not go to plan. An extra nappy change will be needed, or baby won't feed as well as normal. Give yourself plenty of extra time and just do what needs to be done for baby and you!

5. Be kind to yourself!

Babies cry. It's normal and it's OK! Getting out the door, is a nightmare! It's normal and it's OK! 

July 29, 2022 — Kirsty Whybrow