How to survive your first outing with baby

The thought of your inaugural foray into the world with no one but baby by your side might make you a tad anxious. But don’t sweat it! You can do this, and here’s how ...

1. Start small.
There’s nothing wrong with hitting the park or the bookstore around the corner and heading straight home again.

2. Pack plenty.
Bring along a few more diapers than you think you’ll need —just for your own peace of mind.

3. Take your time.
Everything takes longer with a baby. Be prepared to stop frequently for feedings, changes or a comforting snuggle.

4. Stay flexible.
Put zero pressure on this first trip out. Don’t commit to meeting someone at a certain time or picking up groceries for dinner that night. That way you can push it back if naptime runs late or your

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