The holidays are both a special and crazy time of year. Between gift shopping, gatherings, celebrations with friends and all of the effort that goes into making a Christmas memorable occasion for all involved, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed and miss out on the fun. That’s why it’s important to be prepared, so that your plans go off without a hitch.
Make a list, then check it twice
Start early on your Christmas shopping. Get as many presents out of the way by the first week of December. Also, try to stock up on canned/packaged foods and toiletry basics such as toilet paper, skincare wipes, nappies. These items can all be bought ahead of time so you don’t have to fight the crowds with a huge shop the night before.
The gift of giving
As little ones don’t need much aside from clothing and toiletry essentials, it’s nice to get creative with their presents. Come up with some simple ideas you can make yourself, such as photo frames or a sign for their bedroom door. Collectable items that you can add to such as charm bracelets or vintage toy cars are gifts they can cherish for years to come.
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Tell us about your babies’ first Christmas?
a thrill out of the wrapping paper than the presents so you really don’t need to go over the top. Babies don’t need much, just lots of love and attention!
Do you have any tips for new mums celebrating the holidays with their first baby?
It’s such a busy time of year, so make sure you don’t over commit when you have little ones. It’s easy to say you’ll be at all the parties, but when you’re sleep deprived the exhaustion doesn’t take long to catch up. Plan lots of time at home with your new baby and enjoy the time with them.
For more tips on bonding with your baby visit www.babycenter.com.au/bonding
To contact Tresillian or organisations in other states who offer similar services to new parents, here are the numbers to call:NEW SOUTH WALES
Parents Help Line: (02) 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357QUEENSLAND
Phone:(07) 3139 6500SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Parents Help Line:1300 364 100WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Parents Help Line: 1800 111 546 or (08) 9368 9368VICTORIA
Reception: (03) 8416 7600Tweddle Child & Family Health Service
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