Your bundle of joy arrived this year, making this baby's first Christmas, and of course you want to give them the best holiday. The truth is, however, that the little one is not aware that it is that wonderful time of the year, and they don’t care what they wear, or whether Santa will come. Babies brighten the Christmas experience because they are the best special gift. You can still enjoy your Christmas with your newest gift by keeping a few simple things in mind.
Baby Will Always Be Baby
Just because it is Christmas, don't expect your baby to be angelic. They will still get grumpy and irritable when they are sleepy or hungry. They will fuss when they require a diaper change and cry whenever they feel any sort of discomfort. They are not aware that it is Christmas and that mom or dad needs them to be happy. Preparation will help to prevent emergencies and avoid drama. Have enough diapers in the home and ensure that the baby has enough to eat, has comfortable clothes and is dressed warmly. As you plan the decorations, food and activities for Christmas, remember to make plans for the baby too.
Let Baby Sleep
Remember that a well-rested baby is a happy baby. Make sure they are comfortable, even (or especially) when a Christmas party is going on. When baby needs sleep, let them have it.
Pack Extras When You Go Out
Always pack extra diapers, bottles, wipes, clothes and anything else they might need. Whether you are going to the shopping center or to a party in the next neighborhood, be prepared at all times. A blizzard might cause road blockage, or a sudden, unrelenting winter storm might force you to stay overnight wherever you are. The extras will come in handy in these and countless other scenarios.
Comfortable Christmas Clothes
Everyone else is wearing reds, greens, whites and beautiful clothes for Christmas, so why not baby? As you pick Christmas clothes for the baby, however, buy them a red, green or white sleeper because it is the most comfortable outfit, not just because it's cute. In the end, the baby will always look adorable in whatever they wear.
Don't Overspend on Gifts for Baby
It is understandable that you are excited about your baby and would love to shower them with gifts. However, the little one is not aware of what they receive. Just remember that the best gifts you can give are your time and love.
Play Christmas Carols
Most babies react well to music, and yours will love the Christmas songs. Sometimes the music might even lull them to sleep. As you plan for the festive season and transform your home into a wonderland of decorations and holiday treats, Christmas music is the icing on the cake. The carols will add to the excitement and joy of the arrival of the newest family member.
Your first Christmas with the baby will be merrier if you keep these tips in mind. Not only will you have a less-stressful holiday, but you'll also have the energy to plan for an amazing New Year in the company of your newest family member.
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