family traditions for baby’s first christmas
As baby’s first Christmas approaches you’re probably reminiscing about some of your favorite holiday traditions growing up.
And maybe you’re looking to combine traditions from both sides of your family and even start some of your own traditions.
Creating new traditions with your kids is one of the best parts of celebrating holidays. And it’s okay if those traditions change as your family grows and as your children age. But why not try out some of these to help make baby’s first Christmas extra special?!
- Buy a special ornament every year with baby’s name & the year.
- Order special Christmas jammies each year for adorable Christmas morning photo ops (you could get matching ones for the whole family!)
- Let baby (and all of your kids) open a special gift on Christmas Even. It could be new jammies, a Christmas movie to watch that night, or even a book to read before bed.
- Involve extended family through Face Time calls and visits
- Make baby his or her favorite breakfast to start the day off with presents from Santa and a special meal
Talk with your spouse about family traditions and try to find unique and creative ways to make baby’s first Christmas memorable.
special decor for baby’s first christmas
Baby’s first Christmas is the perfect time to spruce up your Christmas decor with memorable items you can keep for years to come.
From ornaments to stockings and everything in between these holiday decor items are sure to make baby’s first Christmas one to remember.
Picture perfect outfits
You’re going to want to snag an outfit for baby’s first Christmas for all those family photo ops. Especially the one with the big guy himself – Santa!
gifts for babies
Finding the perfect gift for your baby has never been easier! I’ve compiled a gift guide for babies that has the perfect gifts for any baby.
These little pop-up toys are so cute and provide endless entertainment for babies. If you want to see your baby giggle over and over just bring one of these home!
We bought one of these for a road trip and and it was wonderful! It kept the baby happy in the car for a while, which was nice since we had hours of driving to do.
We have an activity table almost identical to this one and it’s one of my favorite toys, and the price point makes me do a happy dance. The best part about this activity table is that the legs come off, so when baby is still sitting he can reach the table to play. Then when baby starts pulling himself up you can put the legs back on the table and he can stand to play.
What baby doesn’t love a colorful book and a toy he can chew on?! This would be an awesome stocking stuffer and a great book to keep in the car to keep baby happy during those longer car rides!
Gift Guide for Babies:
We’ve had a few different baby walkers over the years, all of them have been great and my babies love pushing them around! Plus, most of them come with fun activities on the front for when baby wants to sit and play.
We’ve also had a couple of baby jumpers over the years and this my favorite one. Baby Bear loves jumping in it and making lots of noise!
I got this playmat for Nugget (baby #2) and it’s definitely one of my faves. The best part about it is that it folds up flat so it’s easy to shove under the couch or take on the road.
My grandma bought this sweet little dog for my middle son when he was still a baby. It is one of the coolest toys we have, it sings and talks and you can customize it so the dog uses your child’s name and all of his favorite things. My son sleeps with this dog every night and Scout sings him a goodnight song, how cute is that?!
All of these toys are excellent for baby’s development! Plus, you can’t beat the price point on most of these.
Blocks are a really fun gift for babies. Stacking blocks is excellent for their fine motor development and these blocks in particular are soft and squeezable which make them easy for baby to hold.