Baby’s First Christmas
A baby’s first Christmas is a very exciting time, and with the Christmas season fast approaching it’s a great time to talk about the festive Day! Christmas time with your newest family member is a whole new experience especially if you are a parent for the first time. Your little one may not be old enough to remember the day, but Mama and Dada will never forget! This day will be filled with joy and excitement, but it can bring out a great deal of stress as well.
Here are our top tips for Baby’s First Christmas!
Start your own Christmas traditions!
Whether it’s baking cookies, watching a movie or taking a family walk on Christmas morning, this year you get to start your own family traditions now your little one is here!
If you have children a little older and you would like to join in with ‘Elf on a Shelf’ click here to check out our Elf on Shelf ideas!
If your baby is weaning and eating solids, try to include them! There are lots of foods for your little one to try and Christmas is the perfect time to try them. So pull up their highchair to the table and let them join in. Just remember to puree or mash any food depending on your baby’s age!
If you are a parent for the first time be realistic with your expectations for the day and keep things simple! Your first Christmas Day may not look like your previous ones as new-borns are notoriously unpredictable. Feeding, naps, playtime; this year it’s all about them! So, you’ll need to remain flexible throughout the day and watch them for signs they’re getting tired, hungry or cranky.
Dress Them Comfortably
Christmas Day is a long day for you and them and there’s no way you’ll let the day go past without taking photos! Dressing your little in the cutest ‘my 1st Christmas’ clothing is always great for those millions of photos you’ll take, but depending on the item of clothing, it might not be the comfiest choice for the marathon that is Christmas Day. Choose a backup outfit like a comfy Babygro to change your little one into as the day goes on.
Give Yourself A Break
Your little one is probably too little to remember this Christmas. This Christmas it’s more important to spend quality family time together and make memories. Enjoy the day, no matter what! So, give yourself a break! Whether you have a picture-perfect Christmas, or someone has a meltdown, just remind yourself you are doing great! Remember this is one of many Christmas’s you’ll share, everything will be ok and enjoy the day!
It’s an incredibly busy season with Christmas shopping, wrapping, decorating, the whole shebang! So don’t forget that Pipin Pear yummy meals are there to give you a break after a busy day! Pop a few pots in your freezer and have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go at the drop of a hat! For frozen heating instructions, click here.