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Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

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A baby’s first Christmas is a very exciting time. Depending on how old the baby is when Christmas comes, you can really have a lot of fun with them for their first big holiday experience. It can be easy to overboard with wanting to make lots of memories and buy lots of presents. It’s important to keep in mind that the baby won’t really remember their first Christmas, so you can keep it simple, and make lots of memories to enjoy with them as they grow older.

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Plan to make some cute ornaments with the help of your baby. Not only will you be creating a special keepsake for yourself, you’ll be making a lasting memory that you’ll carry with you later on. Use a simple salt dough recipes to make some homemade ornaments. You can do the same with older children, and allow them to make their own shapes, or decorate their ornaments the way they wish. Make a small disc with the salt dough, and gently press your baby’s hand or foot into the dough, making an impression. You can choose to leave the ornament as is, or decorate with paint and embellishments. Be sure to add their name and the year to the ornament, and add a hole to tie a string or ribbon through to hang the ornament once it has dried. Shop for all of your craft supply need at A.C. Moore, where you can save 55% off of one regularly priced item.

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When it comes to giving gifts to a baby, choose quality brands, and toys that will last longer than just a couple of months. Fisher Price is a well loved and trusted brand of baby toys. They make a variety of toys like walkers that can be used as stationary learning toys when baby is sitting up on their own, and then convert to walker or push toys. This Zebra Walker toy is a value product, and is perfect for helping baby to want to walk on their own. These types of toys feature bright colors and fun characters that are engaging and eye catching. Toys R Us has tons of Fisher Price toys to choose from, as well as bouncers, activity seats, swings, and more. Check them out to save 20% off of regularly priced baby gear items.

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Board books are a great option for baby gifts. Just because babies can’t read on their own doesn’t mean that they aren’t interested in books. The earlier babies are introduced to reading, the more they will love reading as they grow. Reading to baby also helps them develop speech and build their vocabulary. There are tons of adorable book options out there for babies. Baby Lit books have become increasingly popular, as parents relive some of their favorite classic stories at bedtime with their little ones. Barnes and Noble has a fantastic selection of board books for babies. Shop Barnes & Noble and save 15% off of one item, and get free shipping on orders of $25.00+.

The most important thing you can do with your baby during the holidays, is to continue the love, and the learning. They’ll have a ball just staring at the Christmas tree, and enjoying the twinkling lights. Talk to them as you point to different ornaments. Involve baby in holiday traditions with older siblings, like baking cookies and reading Christmas stories. Baby can even watch as the family decorates the tree and sings Christmas music. Take lots of pictures of baby’s first Christmas, and don”t forget to purchase at least one special first Christmas outfit for them.