Tips and Traditions for Baby’s First Christmas
Baby’s first Christmas is filled with special milestones. Try our tips to make the first holiday season special with festive decor, Christmas eve traditions and ways to capture the cute moments
The most wonderful time of year is even more wonderful now that you’re a parent. Revel in this once-in-a-lifetime moment with our tips and tricks for creating traditions, taking photos, keeping travel stress-free and more.
Go All Out on the Holiday Card
If there’s one thing new parents love, it’s whipping out baby photos every chance they get. Holiday cards are the perfect excuse to foist your baby’s adorableness on pretty much everyone in your address book, so take advantage with your first christmas
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Start a New Family Tradition
Do you love how your family always throws a kitschy Christmas sweater party, or how your husband’s spends Christmas Eve playing board games? Now you have your own little family, and you can hand-pick the traditions that you like best to form your own holiday traditions.
As much as you’ll be influenced by how you grew up, it’s also fun to come up with something that’s all your own. Make it a ritual to read the same special holiday book each year, watch retro holiday specials like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Our new family tradition is during tree decoration. Each year we take it in turns to choose a new bauble. We make a big day of all going to pick the tree and each year a different family member gets to pick the decoration and place it on the tree.
Buy a Keepsake Ornament
Ornaments are all about the memories associated with them, and this first Christmas is a biggie. So commemorate it with a sweet ornament you’ll love pulling out year after year. Create a photo ornament with your fave snapshot of the year, or personalize one with baby’s name.
Choose a Gorgeous Stocking
This is the stocking you’ll pull out year after year, so get something you really love. If your stockings hold their fair share of the gift booty, look for something roomy. If you only use stockings for little trinkets, go with something smaller.
We love the winter feel of these stockings – holiday celebrations don’t have to be in red and gold
Make Travel Painless
If your family’s far away, the holidays might include baby’s first plane ride. Don’t weigh yourself down by overpacking; remember you can buy at your destination, and you’ll most likely be able to do laundry wherever you are staying. However, do pack about one nappy and one pouch for every hour of travel (you do not want to run out at 30,000 feet) and include plenty of wipes. Our Stage2 meals are perfect for travelling with. Every pouch has our easy re- closable mess free top (perfect for keeping in your bag) and our award winning meals can be enjoyed up to two days after being started (But we know your little one will eat the whole lot in one go)
Create a Photo Op
You may not realize it, but your babe’s at an ideal age to get some great snaps. They can’t run out of the frame, and although it might be hard to get them into it, your little one can’t pull off that sweet holiday outfit you bought. Shoot when you get as much natural light as possible, and use your tree or stocking-filled mantel as a background. Be sure to take a lot of photos to get just the right shot. Please share all your holiday pictures with us
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