GET OUTSIDE GUIDE

First time stepping outside with your new baby? We're here for you! Welcome to our "Get Outside Guide" for new parents. From how-to videos to resource sheets to our special Turn the Blues Green Booklet, we have all you need to confidently get outdoors with your newest addition!

TURN THE BLUES GREEN

From one mother to another, come visit me often.

-Mother Nature

 

Our Turn The Blues Green Journal is full of tips, tricks, and advice from mamas in our community to get you ready to head outside, and journal prompts from a midwife to allow you a moment to pause and reflect on your new adventures.

WHAT TO WEAR

WINTER 

How to keep you and your little ones warm on cold-weather adventures.

SUMMER

How to keep cool and soak up the best of sunny days & warm-weather family outings!

RAIN

Rainy days are amazing for getting outside. Here's how to stay dry and warm for rainy day exploration.

WITH BABY

Tips and tricks to dressing while wearing your little one so everyone stays comfortable.

WHAT TO BRING

Strollers & Carriers

Be sure to either grab a stroller, frame carrier or a soft structured carrier or wrap. These will allow you to safely enjoy an outdoor adventure with your baby without your arms getting exhausted. Even when they are tiny, those little ones get heavy!

Be sure to consider the terrain! For example, pushing a stroller around the block is going to feel very different than on a rocky trail.

Snacks & Water

Heading outdoors with just baby? Grab a couple of diapers, wipes, and depending on how long you will be gone, formula or age-appropriate snacks. A hungry baby can be a cranky one! 

And don't forget to bring snacks and water for yourself as well.

Extra Clothes

Pack light for your adventure, but keeping extra clothes and diapers in the car comes in handy if you have a little baby. We all know things can get messy!

Weather Add-Ons

Remember that if you are wearing baby in a wrap or soft carrier, they are going to be warm and snuggly with you. Be sure to account for that as you layer yourself and little one. Extremities can get chilly so gloves, socks/shoes and hat are important in winter. In the summer, keep baby cool with fewer, breathable layers.

WHERE TO GO

There are so many ways to enjoy some time outdoors with your new baby!

Step out your front door, sit outside on a blanket with baby and enjoy the breeze, take a short walk with the stroller around the block, or head to a nearby park. When you're ready to adventure further, we are here for you too! Our Family Trail Guide includes family-submitted parks, trails, greenspaces, and more along with detailed descriptions so you can feel confident exploring with baby. 

Meet our FAMILY TRAIL GUIDE

A free resource where families just like yours share their favorite places to explore together. Find a new adventure in your neighborhood today!

OutGrown's Family Trail Guide is proudly sponsored by

HOW-TO VIDEOS

Our YouTube Channel is full of how-to videos, tips, tricks, and real family experiences outdoors. Check it out!

WINTER LAYERING

TAKE A SENSORY WALK

SUMMER HIKING LAYERS

FITTING FRAME CARRIERS