Celebrating holidays with kids is never a joke; this is because you always have to be on your toes. Kids are always up to something, and all parents can be witnesses to this fact. Can you imagine combining a national holiday and a birthday? You undoubtedly require a survival guide, especially if you are doing it for the first time.
Fireworks and all the activities that take place can be somewhat terrifying, especially to kids, and it is okay if you are anxious and wondering how you will go about this day. The following are tips on how to celebrate a fourth of July baby.
Be Patient With Feeding Them New Foods
The foods in such events are primarily prepared with adults in mind; thus, your baby’s chances to eat something new are high. However, if your child is picky, you will have to pack some of their favorite foods, beverages, or snacks. After all, you do not want them going hungry because they do not want to consume the foods present. By now, you should know that new foods present challenges to kids, and before they agree to consume them may take a long time.
You are, however, advised to be patient; otherwise, you will end up disappointed. Be open with them wanting to lick or touch new foods that could lead them to taste them in the end. Forcing babies into eating food is not a good idea: let them have the freedom to choose. Also, if you are in an outdoor setting, you could let them make a mess: there is beauty in that.
Go Slow on Introductions
Not all children are unreserved; some are shy when they meet people they don’t know or are shy naturally. If that is your child’s case, do not be a control freak in the sense that you want to push them to play with the rest of the kids there. If they want to cling to your legs, let them be. Who knows? They could be doing that to adjust and later join others; hence, be patient.
Your response here will be vital regarding their need for attention and comfort; therefore, always listen to what they are trying to say.
Try introducing them to people while they are at the safety of your arms: remember they think of you as home. Keep your verbal and non-verbal cues in mind as your child tends to pick them. Also, taking things a step at a time will make your kid comfortable, and with time they will be up and running.
The above points show how to handle your fourth of July baby on that day or in events. The goal here is for the both of you to have fun; therefore, be slow to act. Moreover, take time to listen to what your kid is trying to tell you; sometimes, actions say a lot more than words ever will.
The same way you take time to read crowds when you go to events is the same way kids react. Do not forget to carry food for your kid if you know they are specific with what they eat.