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By Mother Rising

Tips for Baby's First Christmas

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Set Your Expectations


“Have low expectations for yourself. When my daughter arrived on Thanksgiving, I tried to fulfill my holiday bucket list instead of just chilling with my newborn.

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Limit Baby's Gifts


For a baby 12 months and under, put effort into the wrapping.

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prepare in advance


If you know you’ll have a baby during the holiday season, anything you can do ahead of time to prepare in advance will serve you well.

Consider Freezer Cooking

This isn’t the year to cook things from scratch.

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practice boundaries with family


Family isn’t trying to be cruel they just want to help. I just take their advice and say “I think we are ok right now but I’ll remember that  if we need it”. 

Expect to Feel Big Feelings

I think it’s important for new parents to expect to feel isolation (and other tough emotions) at some point during the holidays.

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I hope that you have a healthy pregnancy, natural birth, and happy postpartum.

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