The stages of enjoying the sun with a newborn.

The suns shining, you’ve fed the baby and you have decided that you can not possibly sit inside when it’s this marvellous outside. So 2 hours later once you’ve packed up your entire house (as that’s what it takes to get a baby out the house) you’re ready to leave.

You arrive at your destination, you assemble your transformer of a pram including the stupid pram umbrella. You then proceed to fall out with your partner because it’s almost for sure his fault it wasn’t fastened to the pram properly as you run after stupid umbrella.


You spent the entire day attempting to keep your baby in the shade as the mum shame would be real if you turned up to baby massage with a tanned baby. The stupid umbrella is now your enemy and no matter how you contort it your baby isn’t in the shade.

You rummage around the baby bag for the cute sun hat that you bought (not just for the insta-photos) but to keep the sun off the baby’s head. Another argument is brewing as your partner exclaims “I thought you were getting it…”


No matter, you knew those baby sunglasses would come in handy now and she will look extra cute. Yeah… those bendy things won’t stay on for longer than a second but at least you got the photo.

The arguments have passed (for now), you’ve been at your destination for sometime in the sun and at long last you have got your well deserved alcohol beverage of choice. It’s summer so definitely a Pimms. That thought etches it from the back of your mind from something you read on the internet late at night about babies in the sun becoming dehydrated… darn it is our baby dehydrated? You keep asking your partner if you think your baby is dehydrated but after the 10th time of asking your ignored.

Processed with VSCO with g3 preset

After a quick googles search.. your pretty sure your baby is not dehydrated. Just to be sure your baby doesn’t burn you get out the baby suntan lotion and lather them up ASAP. Your darling newborn baby is now sticky, your sticky and everything you own is covered in suntan lotion.


Just to be sure you take a layer off your baby… rather safe than sorry. Unfortunately it’s that the cute sundress you have been waiting for them to wear. Next time she wears it will be… Never and it’s now covered in suntan lotion too.

Your baby continues to cry so you retire from the sun, remembering to take the last sip of your alcoholic beverage and repeating “It’s just too hot for her” and being secretly happy you are heading home to your PJs and a brew. YAAS!

You vow next time you will be more prepared or at least not take her out in the sun until she is older… until you repeat this all again the next sunny spontaneous day.

Kay xx

I’m also on Instagram and post pictures of my life/food daily – check me out and follow me @mummywhoo


I tweet too and you can follow my daily rages on twitter – follow me on @mummywhoo


Posted by

I'm Kate, a 25 year old going on 40 Northerner and a new mum to baby Pip. I also love taking pictures of my food, singing along to musicals and my dog Ruben. I'm venturing into the unknown world of blogging, so please be kind.

16 thoughts on “The stages of enjoying the sun with a newborn.

  1. I love how prepared you are with bringing out your newborn! Oh man, I can imagine those arguments… Your baby is so adorable with those sunglasses. It is important to be safe and glad your family got to enjoy some time out :)!

    Nancy β™₯

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I thought I’d commented but I hadn’t πŸ˜‚ Such is life on so little sleep at the moment. You were super prepared, I wish sometimes I’d had another girl she looks so adorable in her hat ❀️ and I applaud the pimms – has to be done lady x

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s