Tips for New Parents During Baby’s First Christmas
When winter holidays are just around the corner and we are all planning for spending this period. Christmas with a child can be both wonderful and stressful! If you are a new parent, you might be wondering how to organize so everyone can enjoy their first baby Christmas!
Want to cut to the chase?
Free Baby Milestone Cheatsheet
Get My Free Printable Guide NowGet it Now
This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
It goes without saying that this year was weird and stressful for everyone, with or without a baby.
That says we think it is fair to say that we have twice as many reasons to celebrate this year's Christmas and New Year! First, we get some days off work that we can enjoy with loved ones. Another reason for celebrations is the fact that we are finally seeing the end of this crazy year, and we can hope for a better 2021.
But planning a Christmas celebration when you have a baby comes with various challenges. Babies have to sleep a lot, they don't tolerate being surrounded by a lot of people (even five can be a lot for a young baby), they are sensitive to loud music, etc. Surely, as they grow, children get used to the holiday craze. But with a young baby, what you planned as a marvelous evening, can easily turn into the worst Christmas of your life. You dress them in a baby girl or baby boy Christmas outfit, you want to show them to everyone full of pride. But then, your perfect little angel unexpectedly turns to a whimpering bundle of sorrow. What can you do?
Having all that in mind, it's clear that you need to make additional adjustments when you want to spend a marvelous first baby Christmas. Wanting to figure out how everyone can enjoy the holiday season, we talked with pediatricians and experienced parents to see if we could get some advice.
Of course, everyone told us that it is necessary to always have the best baby products, such as pacifiers at hand's reach. But there are also other recommendations that we are sharing today with you so you can have a truly memorable baby Christmas!
How to Organize First Baby Christmas
Think About Staying at Home
You are someone connected to your parents and siblings and enjoy Christmas as the time when the entire family gathers together! We get that! But here is the thing! There is no way that your young child will enjoy that! On the contrary, she or he will be agitated, and then you will become as well, and this is something you don't want for the holidays.
Since it is not the last Christmas on Earth, we propose you make a change this year. Stay at home with your partner and the little one, choose a cool baby Christmas dress, sing baby Christmas songs, make tons of funny photos and videos, etc.
We mean, literally! That is one of the best things about first baby Christmas as it is only one time when she or he is so young! Get as creative and crafty as possible – make ornaments, trinkets with your little ones' handprint, etc. These can be fantastic decorations for your Christmas tree. Besides, they can also be splendid gifts for grandparents and relatives.
A lot of parents who do things like these say that it doesn't stop being fun putting these decorations, even years later. You can also think of baby Christmas photography ideas and make completely original greeting cards to send to your friends.
Are there some things that you enjoyed doing with your parents or siblings when you were little but stopped doing them as an adult? Or maybe there is the stuff that you always wanted to do, but it wasn't possible for some reason?
Well, now, when you are a parent, it is the perfect time to do them and make your baby's Christmas as memorable as possible. Indeed, there are going to be things that your baby is still not big enough to fully understand, but you can start these traditions nevertheless.
In two years they will start understanding!
When you see all the toys and different gadgets for babies, naturally you want to buy everything! But before you start your Christmas gift hunt, we would like you to think for a second.
Babies are generally too young to understand and appreciate the concept of gifts! Even toddlers won’t be impressed by a ton of gifts - they are more interested in playing than anything else. Let alone babies under twelve months.
When you have a young baby, instead of buying a ton of baby Christmas gifts, concentrate on wrapping. Babies will be fascinated by it and will spend a lot of time unwrapping the gift and playing with the paper. It is also good to tell relatives and friends to avoid spending lots of money on gifts that the baby will not need. Some people decide to create a list of gifts, and then send it to those who are planning to buy something for children. It is always good to think about things that your little one might actually like in the future.
Always Be Flexible
When you are thinking about baby Christmas ideas, keep in mind that you always need to be flexible.
No matter how much time you spend planning and organizing, there are no guarantees that everything will go as smoothly as you want it. It stands in general, and even more when you have a baby. That is why you need to be prepared in advance that maybe something will get complicated.
And if it doesn't, it's better for everyone!
So, we arrived at the end of our list of ideas for baby Christmas! We hope you will enjoy this festive period with your little one and loved one! It is essential to remember that the most important thing your bundle of needs for Christmas, and in general, is you! Therefore, try to organize everything so you can be relaxed and have a good time, and your baby will be happy and enjoy this time with you! Cherish this time and enjoy the holidays!
Care to Share?
Get Sanity, Delivered to Your Inbox.
About the Author
Rachel Burns is an experienced copywriter and photographer with a design diploma. She works with startups, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and companies from around the world. In addition to writing articles and promotional materials, she enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases and occasionally participate in other linking programs, but I will never link to anything I don't like.
Copyright © 2021 The Stay Sane Mom