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Why do it?

  • Parents can introduce baby to the outdoors from the warmth and security of a sling, front pack or waha.
  • This can be settling for baby and allows parents to get out into the world too.
  • Baby gets to experience fresh air and the sounds of the outdoors from a safe, warm place.
  • You can both enjoy getting out in the fresh air.

How to do it

  • When wearing a sling, front pack or waha, it can be helpful to have someone to help get baby safely ‘loaded’.
  • Talk to baby about what you’re doing, where you’re going, and what you see and hear. Baby will be soothed by being warm and close, by the familiar sound of your voice and interested in looking at new things.

Using more reo Māori

Kei te aha tēnei rā? What is the weather like today?
Kei te wera tēnei rā Today is hot
   
Me haere tāua Let’s (us two) go
Me haere hikoi tāua Let’s (us two) go for a walk
   
Titiro ki te manu Look at the bird
Titiro ki ērā manu Look at those birds over there
   
He aha tērā? What is that over there?
He hoiho tērā It’s a horse, over there
   
He aha ērā? What are those, over there?
He kuri ērā Those are dogs, over there
   
Nā wai tēnei whare? Whose is this house?
Nā te whare o Wiremu tēnei This is Bill’s house
   
Kimihia te motokā whero Look for the red car
Me whakawhiti te huarahi Let’s cross the road
   
E tū! Stop
He rama whero A red light
   
He aha tērā kakara? What’s that nice smell?
He putiputi pea? Maybe it’s a flower?