First Christmas With Baby Ideas
There’s something magical about the first Christmas with your new baby. Seeing the festive season through the eyes of a child can give a whole new meaning to the celebrations, and it really seems to bring home the fact that you are not a couple any more – you’re a family! Of course having a little one will usually bring some big changes to the way that you celebrate yuletide and this can mean creating some new Christmas traditions. Late night partying will give way to early morning waking and you might find that your usual relaxed Christmas day routine changes to fit in with nap times and nappy changes. Christmas is a fantastic time to make memories for your new family and so here are some of our ideas and inspiration for how you can make your first Christmas with a baby really special. Decorating the tree Whether you go for a traditional real tree or a tree with a more contemporary feel there’s nothing more exciting than that moment when you add the finishing touches and switch on the fairy lights – it feels like the festivities can finally begin. Whilst your baby may be too young to join in they will love watching the sparkly lights and the shimmery decorations. We think a lovely idea is to create a decoration with your child every year to add a really personalised touch to your tree. It’s nice to do a craft activity with your child and little ones over 9 months will really enjoy the sensory element of finger painting to add their own unique touches. You could add a photo to a bauble or even just buy a personalised decoration. It’s great to start this tradition now as you can then add a new one to your tree every year! Getting dressed up There’s something really adorable about getting into the Christmas spirit and buying your baby a special outfit to wear on the big day. It’s also a great photo opportunity for your memory box. We love the creative range of fancy dress outfits you can get for little ones from a perfect pudding to a fabulous Father Christmas – they really are cute. You could also add a pair of our unique and stunning baby shoeswhich are so soft and comfy for delicate feet. And if you are looking for a full party outfit for your baby then take a look at the stunning collection of baby outfits from Nine in the Mirror – there’s something for every festive occasion. Personalised gifts We know that little ones are often more interested in tearing up the wrapping paper or playing peekaboo with cardboard boxes, but a personalised gift is a lovely idea and will be treasured and appreciated as they grow older. Our personalised artwork canvases are a great present and will be enjoyed for years to come. Don’t forget mum! Of course Christmas is also a great time to celebrate becoming a mum and all you have achieved over the last year. After all it’s not always easy being a parent! Why not treat yourself to one of our gorgeous KeriKit bags in butter soft Italian leather? Or if you’re in need of a bit of pampering then check out the range of luxurious skincare offered by LoveBoo to ease away the stresses and strains of the day. We’d love to know how you’ll be celebrating the winter festivities with your little one so why not let us know on Facebook or Twitter.