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How To Celebrate Your Baby’s First Christmas

The beginning 12 months of your little one’s life are full of firsts. From their first smile to their first laugh, there are plenty of precious milestones to mark. As the festive period begins, you and your family can look forward to celebrating the most exciting occasion of all: your baby’s first Christmas!

From creating new family traditions to wearing matching Christmas outfits and prepping their stocking, our guide is full of fun and unique ways to make the season special for you and your baby.

How To Celebrate Your Baby’s First Christmas

Plan a Christmas to remember with our step-by-step guide on how to celebrate your baby’s first Christmas. The magic begins now!

1. Wear Matching Christmas Outfits

Transform your family into the dream team this Christmas with matching Christmas outfits. From slogan Christmas pyjama sets to elf outfits and classic Fair Isle prints, coordinating Christmas clothing is a playful way to introduce your little one to the festivities.

Be sure to have your camera ready for all those adorable snaps! Once they’re printed, pop them in a photo frame and display them alongside the rest of your Christmas decorations.

Man and woman wearing Disney Mickey Mouse matching family Christmas pyjamas lean in to kiss baby wearing matching sleepsuit.
Pre-lit Christmas tree with silver presents underneath.

2. Choose Their First Christmas Tree Decoration

Your little one may not be able to help decorate the Christmas tree just yet, but they can still contribute to the design in their own way. For a decoration your family will treasure year after year, gift them their very own first Christmas tree decoration.

Whether you choose a character ornament, a classic bauble or a twinkling tree topper, every time you decorate the tree you’ll be reminded of their very first Christmas.

3. Create A New Tradition

Your baby’s first Christmas is the perfect excuse to create a new family tradition. Always wanted to start Christmas morning with Christmas cake or stay in your Christmas pyjamas all day? Now’s your chance!

Creating lasting memories, new traditions are a wonderful way to mark the arrival of the littlest member of the family.

Disney Minnie Mouse red bow sleepsuit.
Nuby penguin sit up inflatable seat.

Baby’s First Stocking

Your baby may not be old enough to stay up late for Father Christmas, but introducing them to Santa and Rudolph early on will build the excitement for future years. Even so, we know deciding what to put in your baby’s first stocking is far from easy!

From baby toys and games to Christmas clothing and nursery accessories, discover our rundown of the best baby stocking gifts – even if the wrapping paper is their favourite part!

Toys & Games

When it comes to gifts for babies, little ones love the chance to explore and learn. Transform their tummy time with play mats and play gyms or develop their cognitive skills with interactive toys.

You can also light up their faces with an animated festive decoration. Watching them play with their new gifts will be just as fun for you as it is for them!

Nuby little fox musical play gym.
Disney Winnie the Pooh navy short sleeve bodysuits 7 pack.

Christmas Clothing

Help your little one look the part for all the festivities with cute baby Christmas clothing. Keep them cosy in snug all-in-ones or sleepsuits and let them join the Christmas jumper squad with their very own festive sweater. Complete their outfit with a seasonal bib – whether they’re awake for Christmas dinner or not!

For more ways to bring the fun factor, update their everyday clothing with character designs, including Winnie the Pooh bodysuits and Disney separates.

Nursery Accessories

Filling your baby’s stocking with practical presents is a great way to prepare them for the rest of the year. From baby bedding and super-soft baby blankets to essential changing accessories, Christmas is the ideal time to restock your baby’s nursery.

Disney Winnie the Pooh nursery set.
Nuby penguin music and light carousel.

Since getting as much sleep as possible is essential for any new parent, help your little one enjoy a restful night by investing in an enchanting night light. Softly lulling your baby to sleep, this present includes benefits for both babies and parents alike!

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