Expect to be late.
You’ve given the baby a bath, fed him, he seems content? Good… Now it’s time for him to explode out of his pants, spit up all over you and himself.
Got a doctor’s appointment? You wanna show up with a clean baby right? Have the doc tell you what a great job you’re doing…baby will most likely arrive with poop in his diaper. They like to do things when they’re in the car.
There’s never just a quick trip anywhere. I have left the house alone 3 times people… That’s 3 times in 2 months. Not because I didn’t want to… I have wanted to plenty of times but it just takes too much effort. Gotta leave him him fed, clean and rested. Pack all of his things, get the stroller and bag in the car. Place kid in car seat, but this has to all come together without a hitch. But sometimes the spit up happens.. So now you gotta change him. Sometimes he didn’t sleep so now he’s cranky and crying while you’re trying to get everything done, so you feel bad and pick him up instead.
And there’s also YOU! You gotta shower, change, eat…. You have a limited amount of time to get all of this prepared.
By the time you’re done and out the door. It’s time to do it all over again. So my advice is stay home if you can. The hassle is just not worth it. Pick your battles.
Do you have any tips on getting out of the house with baby? Let me know in the comments below.