Baby's First Christmas Ideas: 6 Traditions To Start With Baby in 2023!

Your newborn baby's first holiday season is an exciting time to be together as you share in the joys of the season in new ways. To make their first-ever holiday season extra special, get inspired by these baby's first Christmas ideas below.

1. Start a Christmas Tradition With Your Baby

Holiday traditions are more than just fun, they are a way for families to bond year after year. When your little one comes along, it might be time to consider Christmas traditions to start with your baby. For example, you can start wearing matching pajamas on Christmas morning or bake cookies while watching holiday movies. While you bake, your little one can relax in the breeze® plus playard. 

2. Make A Baby Handprint Ornament 

As far as holiday traditions to start with your baby go, this one is extra special because it results in a great memento that will make you think about your first Christmas with your baby every year going forward.handprint ornament is easy to make and looks beautiful on the tree. You can make one from ingredients commonly found in the house, including baking soda, cornstarch, and ribbon. As your little one grows, they’ll love seeing their first tiny handprint as they put the ornament on the tree.

3. Read Holiday Stories To Your Baby

There are lots of amazing holiday tales to read to your little one and can be the beginning of a wonderful Christmas tradition to start with your baby. In fact, you could choose a story for every night of the month if you’d like! While your baby rocks to sleep in the 4moms mamaRoo sleep® bassinet, you can treat them to The Night Before Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, or The Nutcracker.  Make it a tradition beyond the first Christmas with your baby by reading the same stories every following Christmas Eve as they grow up. 

4. Baby's First Christmas Gift Ideas That They’ll Keep Forever

Clothes and toys are great, but this first holiday season is a good one to invest in a baby gift that they’ll keep forever. Essential winter baby items are great gift ideas for baby's first Christmas, or a sterling silver baby brush set or a keepsake box for their first tooth or lock of hair also make for perfect first holiday gifts. A piece of jewelry, like a necklace or bracelet, could also be a thoughtful heirloom they will hold onto throughout the years. These items are also excellent winter baby shower gift ideas.

5. Do a Holiday Themed Photo Shoot

Your baby has their cute holiday outfit and now it’s time to show it off! Book a holiday photo shoot (with or without Santa) as a Christmas tradition to start with your baby, or prop your baby up in their mamaRoo®4 infant seat and you’ll cherish the results for years to come. You can send the baby photos out in your Christmas card to let everyone see how cute your little one is!

6. Spend Your First Christmas With Baby Seeing A Light Show

Your baby will love the lights of the season! Whether you know of a local lights show or simply want to take a drive through the decorated neighborhoods, this is one of the best baby's first Christmas ideas because they'll get to admire the magical lights strung along trees and houses.  

Create unique holiday traditions to start with your baby that your family can build on for years to come. Make the most of the holidays, for your little one and yourself!