First Outing With Baby Girl:
Baby G and I ventured out of the house alone together for the first time today. She is 3 weeks, 2 days old. I’ve been so blessed that Gary was able to take the first two weeks of her life off from work, and since he owns his own business and works from home during the week, he has been able to run errands for the past 3 weeks. He would have gone to the store for me today, but he has a lot of work to tackle and I felt like it was time to get out there.
Of course, I didn’t choose the easy option, which would have been going to the grocery store that is a mile from our house. Nope, I chose to drive 35 minutes to Costco for our first outing. And, I had to pump gas as soon as I got there, because I had forgotten when planning my trip that my tank was almost empty.
Baby Melt Down:
Pumping gas was the most stressful moment of the trip. My tank is on the left side of my car, but all of the lanes with the pump on the left were full. All of the lanes with a pump on the right were empty, so I pulled into one thinking it would be better not to wait in line with Baby Girl. Only, this meant I had to stretch the hose across the back of the car and hold the nozzle in place so that it didn’t fall out while the gas was pumping. Meanwhile, I could see Baby Girl stirring, then waking up and starting to cry. It seemed like it took an eternity for the tank to fill.
K’tan to the Rescue:
She was inconsolable by the time I got back into the car. She was ready to be OUT of her car seat, but I still had to park. Luckily, I brought my baby K’tan carrier. I parked in the first spot I found and got her into the carrier as quickly as I could. Once she was settled in place, she fell asleep within a minute.
I was able to walk around the store, checking my list and filling my cart with what I needed while she happily slept against my chest. I think baby carriers are my new best friend!
Baby Girl and me at Costco:
I was fortunate enough to get a used baby K’tan from a friend, and I received a Moby carrier as a baby shower gift.
Baby Girl in the Moby:
I love using the Moby around the house since it’s easier to adjust the tightness/looseness of the fabric, but I think the K’tan may be my go to for outings. While you can’t adjust the size like you can with the Moby, there is less prep to get it ready for baby, which is great when you have a screaming infant who just wants to get settled as quickly as possible.
Have you ever used a baby carrier? What was your favorite?