Play is obviously a very important part of parenthood.  The Nursery Bird believe in it so much that we have a dedicated program of development through play.  Now in spring and very soon summer (YAY!!!) it's important to make time to head outside with bubs. Walking is important, heading out to the pool or beach is great, and getting to the local or national park for picnic is also great fun.  Fresh air, good company, good food is all part of the experience.     

I love the idea of picnics.  I always have.  I just can't seem to get my picnic mojo.  So, when I saw this on The Children's Department I squealed.  It is a great guide to getting out and getting your picnic on.  Now if it would just stop raining, we could actually get out there. 

Here are some additional tips to help you have a great day out: 

  • Make sure that bubs is adequately covered from the sun -  a hat, long sleeves top and cover for the legs.  And if you venture out in Spring, bring a cardi! Here are some beautiful looks from purebaby

 

  • if you are tempted to get some vitamin d on bubs make sure that you have sunscreen on - baby's skin is very very sensitive and you need to make sure that his skin doesn't get burnt.  Try Wotnot - great for the whole family.  Make sure that you are careful when putting new creams on baby - test on  small patch for allergic reactions. 

 

Read: How to throw a perfect picnic.