How to make it through the holiday season with a newborn baby
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- Published on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 10:10
- Last Updated on 14 December 2021
- Monica Costa
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With Christmas rapidly approaching, it’s possible that you’re now making plans, purchasing gifts, and arranging your Christmas lunch. However, if you have a newborn to care for, Christmas will be a lot more difficult to manage. When you’re a new parent, you’re already strapped for time and energy, so how are you going to make it through the holiday season with a newborn baby? Take a look at these ideas for a successful Christmas this year!
Take advantage of family members that are willing to help.
When you have a new baby, you’ll quickly discover that friends and family members are more than willing to step in and care for them for a short period of time so that Mum and Dad can relax. Make use of this opportunity to go Christmas shopping and be ready for the big day. If you’re hosting Christmas this year, why not take use of your free time to make your home look absolutely stunning so that your guests are completely blown away?
Treat each other
You’re new parents, exhausted, in need of a shower and a good meal and most importantly, time for yourselves. Take the time this Christmas to treat each other to something special. Why not buy a gift coupon from LatestDeals.co.uk so they can treat themselves to something they’d love – or maybe something you’d both enjoy?!
What does your baby really need?
Let’s face it: if your newborn is really small, they won’t remember their first Christmas. Many new parents spend a lot of money on gifts for their baby, only to discover later that the baby didn’t actually need them. Try to keep in mind that not only will your baby not remember this Christmas, but that there is no reason to overspend while they are so young – newborns and children are expensive in and of themselves! Consider purchasing your baby some clothes that they can grow into, a cuddly teddy bear, and even a few wooden toys that will aid in the development of their motor abilities as they grow and develop. Trust us when we say that they don’t require much more than your love, warmth, and food! Also, consider what your relatives and friends will spend on your new baby!
Reduce the price of gifts for family and friends.
Having a baby is costly. Many expectant parents don’t have a lot of money to spare this holiday season due to the cost of newborn necessities like a crib, stroller and car seat. When you don’t have a lot of money to spend on Christmas gifts, snapping a few images of your baby and framing them for family members and friends is a terrific idea. You may even get your baby’s photo on mugs, phone covers, and even t-shirts! This is a low-cost and highly effective way to celebrate Christmas!
Make Christmas dinner easier.
Finally, cooking a traditional Christmas dinner from scratch is a skill that many people aspire to master. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to make things easy for yourself. Shopping for ready-cooked turkey crowns and other conveniences will make your Christmas dinner preparations less stressful. After all, this is your baby’s first Christmas, and you’ll want to spend as much time as possible loving them while they’re still young!
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums