We’re finally here! Your little bundle of joy is about to experience their first holiday season. As a parent, you undoubtedly want to make this time memorable. In this blog post, we'll give you some ideas to help you create lasting traditions and cherish the moments that will make your baby's first holiday season truly magical.
Decorating for Baby’s First Holiday at Home
Nothing brightens up a home during the holiday season like decorations. Consider baby-friendly decor ideas that are safe and inclusive. These can include soft fabric ornaments that won’t break if they fall, paper décor hung at baby’s eye level, and even holiday-themed stuffies they can play with. Imagine the delight on your baby's face as they explore colorful and textured decorations around the home!
You can also use baby’s first holiday to make lifetime memories with handprint or footprint decorations to add a personal touch to your décor and keep your memories of this special time. Make safety your top priority when decorating, securely attaching everything you put up, avoiding dangling wires or strings and keeping paths clear of anything small enough to become a choking hazard.
Visiting Loved Ones During Baby’s First Holiday Season
Gatherings during this season are the perfect time to introduce your baby to extended family members and the community. These moments can be heartwarming and provide life-long memories for more than one member of your family! Ensure both you and baby are comfortable, don’t be afraid to stick to your boundaries to avoid being overwhelmed, and capture these special moments with photos.
Late nights, loud parties, and a full calendar of family gatherings can impact anyone’s ability to maintain a routine. Your baby is no different! Keeping a calming bedtime routine during the holidays is essential. Embrace the season by adding holiday-themed books and lullabies into your baby's bedtime routine to create a peaceful environment.
Try to stick to schedules that work best for your family when you can, and be aware of your baby’s sleep cues signaling a need for more rest. The more sleep your family unit gets, the more joyous time you’ll have to celebrate the season!
The holidays are a time for appreciating and giving back. This season is a great time to introduce your baby to the spirit of giving and empathy. Consider participating in age-appropriate charitable activities and find ways to pull the kindness of the season into your home.
As a company born in the Pacific Northwest, we love taking advantage of our natural surroundings and getting outdoors during colder seasons. Bundle up and head out to embrace the beauty of the season as a family. Tree farms and cute snowsuits make for a great family portrait. Building a snowman, taking a winter nature walk, or participating in local holiday parades are perfect for creating core memories.
Capturing Baby’s First Holiday Moments
Don’t forget to capture every precious moment of your baby's first holiday season. You’ll be so happy to have pictures of these first moments to look back on. Dress them up in adorable holiday outfits, set up seasonal backdrops for photos, and create lasting memories that will last you a lifetime.
You have the privilege of introducing your child to the magic of the holidays. Whether it's through decorating your home, sharing special meals, or venturing into the winter wonderland, these moments will be etched in your hearts forever. Enjoy the memory-making!