Hitting milestones is one of the best things about being a parent. I know it may seem like time is passing too quickly, but each stage brings a whole new element to the love you have for your child. With the holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to start planning your baby’s first Christmas – there is so much to do. We’ve put together these five helpful tips to guide you as you plan this magical time.
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1. Take Photos
Don’t listen to the naysayers out there; you can never have too many photographs of your child. Take as many photos as possible because sharing experiences with your child is such a wonderful thing that you will want to remember forever. Have your partner take photos of you with your baby, especially ones that aren’t posed because these are usually the best. This is one of the reasons you’ve been saving money all year so buy a few extra frames because you’ll need them later on.
2. Set Traditions
Family traditions are something your child will remember for the rest of their life. If your family doesn’t have any set traditions yet, then it is up to you to choose some charmingly unforgettable ones. The best traditions are the ones that are rooted in kindness and love, so join an annual toy drive and teach your child to share their good fortunes with those that are less fortunate.
3. Decorate The Tree
Buy new Santa Claus Christmas ornaments and decorate the tree early this year. Decorating the tree is a great way to get the spirit of the season flowing freely through your home. Your baby will love the shapes, sounds, and colors so it can be an educational experience at the same time. Make sure you have the biggest tree you can fit in your living room, that way you will always have space for more and more ornaments every year.
4. Dress Comfortably
I know it might be tempting to dress your baby in all sorts of different seasonal garb but make sure that they are comfortable or else you’ll end up with an upset baba. Pick your favorite outfit from the ones available online, you can find some cute options that are bursting with Christmas spirit. Consider the weather when selecting the outfit and remember to choose something soft that you can put on and take off easily.
5. Visit Santa
The best part about Christmas with your kids is seeing their faces when they see Santa. Not all babies respond well to the bearded jolly fella but you need to try. You’ll get some great photo opportunities and your baby will have a chance to get used to it to prepare for when they’re older. You can go to your local mall and find your favorite Santa there, just make sure that he has been vaccinated – just in case. This Christmas is all about your happy little family so do whatever makes your soul feel good.