Your baby’s first Christmas is a truly special one, but it can also be confusing. A newborn doesn’t appreciate gifts or decorations yet and is too young to enjoy family traditions. Moreover, if you delivered a baby just a few months before the holiday season, you may be too tired to enjoy the Christmas cheer with your newborn. However, you should start teaching your little baby Christmas traditions even from the young age. Here are absolutely amazing ways to celebrate Christmas with your newborn infant.
• Take holiday photos
This is the last time your baby will hold still for holiday photos for many years, so take advantage of it. Get some cute pictures of your little one surrounded by Christmas ornaments and lights, or in an adorable Santa outfit. It’s better to avoid dressing your little baby in intricate costumes, but a Santa hat, a bright bow tie or reindeer ears will make the photos absolutely Christmassy and festive.
• Do baby crafts
Tiny toes and fingers make adorable crafts that you can save for future holidays. Press a little foot into a clay round to make an ornament, or use those sweet hands dipped in paint to create a holiday art print to frame. Put the child’s prints on the paper, cut out the painted prints and hang them on the Christmas tree as decorations.
• Keep it simple
A baby is a lot of work and when you are just settling into parenthood, you’ll have trouble focusing on the holidays. Keep things simple and don’t be afraid to skip many of the activities you once did as a childless person. Instead of hosting a great bash opt for a warm homey gathering with your parents and close friends. Your mom and pals can help you to look after the baby or in the kitchen. Don’t put any extra pressure on yourself.
• Make memories
This will be the first time you celebrate Christmas as a full-fledged family, which is very meaningful and memorable. When you have a little baby you may find it difficult to eliminate stress, relax and enjoy your time together. So make this one count. Buy a first Christmas ornament, take lots of photos and video and just enjoy having your little one home with you.