Baby's first Christmas is a moment parents look forward to from the moment they find out they're expecting, a time full of joy and excitement for everyone. There are many fun activities you can do with your baby to celebrate their first Christmas and create memories you will cherish forever. Let's take a look at some of the fun ways to celebrate your baby's first Christmas!
- Get Cozy With Matching Pajamas
You've seen the pictures of families all dressed alike in matching pajamas and dreamed of the day you could do that with your little one. This year, celebrate the holiday in comfort with adorable matching PJs for the entire family. Many brands offer a wide range of sizes, ensuring even newborns can get in on the matching fun. If being too match-matchy isn't for you, why not do a themed pajama set with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and your little bundle as an elf? Or how about a group of snowmen or reindeer? You can even take pictures and use them as your Christmas card for a fun greeting that everyone will enjoy!
- Make A Clay Hand Or Footprint Ornament
Babies grow so quickly; before you know it, you'll find it hard to imagine they were ever small. Commemorating their first Christmas by creating a clay hand or footprint ornament is an excellent way to remember the joy and happiness you feel year after year. If an ornament doesn't suit your fancy, why not make a plaque you can display all year round or even a painting with their adorable little fingers and toes paint as a work of art?
- Decorate The Tree
Even though you decorate the tree every year since this is your baby's first time, it's extra special. Let them take part in the festivities, even if they're too young to fully understand what's going on. They'll enjoy seeing all the lights and colors, and you'll cherish watching them as they discover the magic of Christmas. You can use this time to help stimulate and promote learning by letting them feel the different textures of the tree and ornaments and listen to music; your munchkin will have the time of their young lives decorating with the family.
- Make Your own Advent Calendar
Advent calendars are a great way to countdown the days until Christmas, and they are tons of fun for your little one. There are many different types of calendars that are easy for little hands to maneuver, or you can make your own that is baby-friendly. Every morning you can help them mark the day's countdown, creating an exciting tradition your child will love year after year.
- Decorate The Nursery
Christmas decorations aren't just for the tree or living room; bringing the fun into your baby's nursery will help them develop a deep love and appreciation for the holidays. Put up a small tree with lights and ornaments (always making sure they are not a choking hazard and are placed securely out of the reach of little hands.) You can also try hanging decor from the ceiling, like sparkling snowflakes that create a magical winter wonderland. You don't have to spend a lot of money; homemade decorations are just as meaningful (if not more) as store-bought and add a sense of whimsy to your baby's room.
- Visit Santa
What would Christmas be without a visit to Santa? So be sure to incorporate this excursion into your Christmas plans! Even though standing in the long lines may not be the most fun way to spend the day, you'll appreciate the look on your baby's face as they first encounter Santa's white beard and jolly, big belly. To make the day extra special, dress your little one up in a cute matching costume or fancy outfit for a photo they will cherish once they're older.
- Decorate And HangThe Stockings
Stockings are a staple piece of decor at Christmas, making the perfect finishing touch. Creating customized and matching stockings brings an extra bit of personalization to your Christmas festivities and brings a smile to your face every time you see your little one's name hanging next to yours. You can purchase engraved stockings or make your own for a more budget-friendly alternative, and don't forget to pick out some fun stuffers to put inside to open on Christmas morning!
- Read Christmas Books
Reading with your baby is one of the most important things you can do to help with brain development and encourage a sense of wonder. During Christmas time, feel free to swap out your normal stories for Christmas-themed ones to help bring the joy of the holidays into your everyday routine. Some favorites include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and The Little Matchgirl.
- Wear An Ugly Christmas Sweater
Everyone loves wearing an ugly Christmas sweater, but seeing your little one in their very own is almost too cute for words. Many retailers sell a wide variety of baby-sized ugly sweaters, but why not try making your own for an extra special touch? You can even have matching ones with the entire family and create your own competition for the best-worst, which will have everyone smiling. If you do choose to make your own, just remember to avoid any hanging or loose objects that could become a choking hazard to your baby.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, and there's nothing better than celebrating with your baby. You can try one (or all) of the activities above to make this year a memorable one you will cherish for a lifetime! To help ensure your baby stays comfortable and happy all season long, be sure to put them in the softest, most absorbent hypoallergenic diaper on the market. BabyCozy is proud to make premium diapers and wipes that keep your baby dry, so they can focus on exploring the world around them. At BabyCozy, we don't just care for babies; with Momcozy, we also provide moms with support and information to help make your journey through motherhood incredible. When quality matters, turn to BabyCozy and see the difference our premium products make for your little one!