12 Things You MUST Do for Baby’s First Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — even more so now that there’s a little bundle in the picture. Here’s what to do for baby’s first holiday. It only comes around once in a lifetime!

1. Spoil him with presents, even though he won’t know the difference or be able to open them.

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2. Establish a holiday tradition that you can use as blackmail when they get older, like a themed holiday card. 


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3. Find some snow and let ’em romp around. Or better yet, eat a handful.


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4. Sit by a fire. You know how babies love lights? Well, a real fire in a fireplace is next level.


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5. Try cranberry sauce. It’s cruel but adorable to watch babies pucker.


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6. Bundle her in Christmas footie PJs and give Eskimo kisses.



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7. Play in a pile of wrapping paper.


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8. Start them young on holiday music


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9. See if he will fit in a stocking. Then snap the most adorable picture of your life.


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10. Offer a “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament.



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11. Take him for a winter’s stroll to see your local Candy Cane Lane or downtown holiday lights display.


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12. Pack her in the carseat and blitz through the aisles Target with the other parents … those presents aren’t going to buy themselves!


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What do YOU think are musts for baby’s first holiday? Let us know in the Comments!

— Meghan Rose, Julie Seguss, Ayren Jackson-Cannady, Erin Feher, Leah Singer, Phebe Wahl, Ruby Germain, Christal Yuen & Kelly Aiglon


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