Christmas is the most joyful day of the year. And if there is one thing that matters that day, that is family. It is the idyllic image of a holiday. Parents are decorating the tree, kids are running around and asking to open the presents a day earlier and delicious treats waiting to be made in the kitchen. What happens when you have a baby? Well, this gives Christmas an entirely different sense. Your baby will show little to no interest about presents and decorations, but you will surely want to make the perfect first Christmas. How to succeed in that, while not making your jingle bells overcharged?
Here are a few fun ideas how to spend a Christmas weekend and enjoy the happiness of parenting.
Since baby's first Christmas is a significant milestone, you must take plenty of photographs to make it memorable. You will need appropriate festive atmosphere, and to achieve that you will have to decorate the house accordingly. There are some things to have in mind when preparing your house for Christmas when you have a baby.
• Make it High
Place most of the decorations that can be broken or can hurt your baby in some ways far from its reach. Wreaths, ribbons and lamp can look just as amazing when hanged above the windows or shelves.
• Make it Colorful
From the earliest months, babies are attracted to colors. So, if there is one thing that your baby will notice that is the colorfulness of the Christmas decorations. Make it Playful
If your little sweetheart has started to crawl, you will end up with a torn apart tree, presents and other decoration. To avoid the havoc such small hands can cause and have some decorations that can be played with (cotton wool instead of snow, ornaments made of soft materials, etc.).
• Make it Fenced
Here, we are referring to the most famous Christmas accessory – the tree. Placing some sort of fence or raising the tree above the baby's reach if possible, would be wise.
The First Christmas Present
The first Christmas present is important, because it is the first. You must be aware, though, that your baby will not know how to enjoy in most of the expensive toys and stuff like that which parents often buy. Instead it should be something that is useful in the current moment or that can be preserved as a memory. Here are some suggestions.
• Baby Blanket
This is the perfect present to show your love for your little one. In fact, sleepwear quality and soft baby blankets can improve baby's sleep and increase the sense of safety.
• Christmas Pajamas
It can be used right away, and it is a great outfit for Christmas photos.
• Age-Appropriate Themed Toys
At the current age, the best things to buy are Christmas-inspired teethers, bath toys and rattles.
• Personalised Christmas Items
Personalised items are surely something that can last a lifetime and evoke dear memories years after. So, opt for personalised framed print, photo frame, jewellery, pillows, etc.
• A Fairytales Book
This is a gift that can be preserved for years and even be inherited. Christmas is a great occasion to start fairytale reading tradition if you have not already done that.
Merry Christmas! Have a lovely and memorable holiday weekend with the ones you love.