Your Baby’s First Year: Different Occasions You Can Celebrate As A Family

Bringing new life into the world is special within itself. However, each day following can bring new delights and learning experiences, especially if you are a first-time parent. Due to this, you may want to think about how you can make occasions more memorable in those first twelve months. While your baby isn’t likely to remember this, you certainly will. This may involve some adaptations from your past celebrations, to make them more suitable for a baby.

Bonfire Night

On November 5th, many households like to light fireworks or have bonfires in their garden. You may have done so in previous years. However, the noise of fireworks can be incredibly upsetting for a baby, or even a younger child. This may be made worse if the child has a condition such as autism. Due to this, you may want to consider some quieter options. Speaking to firework shops Kent could help you to find some pyrotechnics with minimal sound. This means that you may be able to celebrate without causing your baby too much distress. Speaking to your neighbours to find out their plans can also help you to be better prepared when the evening comes.

Christmas

For your baby’s first Christmas, you may want to think about the way you can involve them in the season. While your infant may not care for the food or presents, or even be aware of what’s going on, others around you may be interested. Due to this, you might want to consider creating cards using handprints and footprints. You might also want to frame these and give them as gifts, or even keep some for yourself. When using paints, it is important to look for those that are non-toxic. You might also be able to make edible paint at home. This way should your baby ingest any, you may not need to be overly worried about adverse effects.

Easter

The rest of your family may be looking forward to plenty of chocolate this Easter, but the same cannot be said for your baby. In fact, some people recommend that babies aren’t given chocolate before 1-2 years of age. This could cause them to prefer sweeter foods in general, and lead to problems with eating meals. Instead, you may want to gift your baby a soft toy that they can keep as they grow up. Asking other members of the family to also adhere to your rules and not give your baby chocolate, could be a good idea. They might also want to think of a non-chocolate gift that is appropriate. Depending on your baby’s age at this time, it could involve some of their weaning food, or even something more practical that could help at home.

Celebrating different events may seem strange with a baby. You might have to change some of your usual plans or think up different gifts and ideas to better suit their age. Either way, within this first year you may want to focus on creating as many wonderful new memories as possible.

 

 

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