I am a big believer in taking walks with the baby. It is one of those activities that is pretty much a guaranteed good time. She either sleeps the whole time, or she has fun looking around at the world. It is of course amazing for me, because I get to be outside, don’t have to worry about entertaining her, and have some time to talk on the phone or listen to music.
The key to a happy walking situation is your carrier. My favorite is the “Moby Wrap.” http://www.mobywrap.com/
The Moby Wrap is amazing because it is super comfortable for you (mommy) and is really cozy for baby. It is kind of like a kangaroo pouch. If your baby is sleepy, chances are they will fall right asleep and stay that way. If your baby wakes up, and wants to look around, you can either untuck their heads, or take them out, and face them to the front.
The Moby Wrap is also really convenient for those of you that have to deal with seasons. Like the winter. Because the baby’s limbs are contained within the fabric, it is an extra layer to keep them warm. Also, because they are basically flattened to your belly, I find that I can wear a big sweatshirt, and then a big coat over the baby still in the wrap. (Stuff you would wear while preggo). So if I put her in a snowsuit, and then have my clothing over her too, I don’t have to worry about it being 20 degrees outside.
Lastly, the way the baby is positioned in the Moby is like they are hugging you. It is the best feeling, because babies don’t really hug. You can hug them, but they seem down with the whole hugging back yet. So having them in the Moby makes you feel super loved :o)
PS I found this video to be the best for Moby instructions