This is my first Christmas with Baby Boo and I don’t mind admitting, it’s got me feeling all gooey inside. After all, Christmas is a magical time when you have a little one, so it’s important to make the most of it. I, for one have been scouring forums, reading parenting magazines and chatting to friends about all the fabulously festive things I can do to make this first Christmas magical. But at just under a year, I’m not sure she wants to sit on Santa’s lap or have her picture taken in a brightly-lit grotto. This begs the questions, what are the things your baby really wants for Christmas? Not exactly stuff you’ll find in Santa’s gift sack, but if I could deliver on all of this, my baby would be beside herself this Yuletide.
I have no words to describe how much I love Christmas. From the first appearance of the John Lewis Christmas advert, to the twinkling lights that sparkle throughout the city malls, nothing quite compares to the warm and fuzzy feeling of the festive season. This year is extra special, as it will be my first as a mummy. Therefore I’m determined to make it as magical as possible. To ensure the festive cheer is in abundance, I decided to get some inspiration from my favourite bloggers about their Christmas traditions. Here’s what they had to say…
Christmas is knocking at the door, along with family visitors, fattening festive food and a frenzied round of seasonal celebrations, all of which have the potential to throw your healthy lifestyle into chaos. But it is possible to get through silly season without jumping up a dress size and seeing your health suffer. Read on for tips on how to keep yourself trim and slim, even when the seasonal merriment is going into overdrive.
A first Christmas is an exciting time for the whole family. While your little one is probably too tiny to partake in many of the family traditions, such as putting milk and cookies out for Santa or decorating the tree, there is something heartening about introducing them to the warmth and goodwill of the festive season. With this in mind, I’ve put together 10 great ideas for making your tot’s first Yuletide season as special as possible. Merry Christmas everybody!
While I’m a firm believer that babies don’t need much – quite frankly they’re happy with a bottle and a tummy rub – try explaining that to new grandparents and aunts and uncles who are just itching to race down the aisles of their nearest baby store this Christmas. My little one isn’t even born yet, but I’ve already been inundated with requests from well-meaning family members who’d like to pop a little something under the tree, in anticipation of her arrival.