Worried how you’ll get through Christmas with the children? Fear not, HiPP Organic have created their Top 10 Tips which will help you have an enjoyable Christmas and make it to January in one piece!
1. Set a present budget for baby and stick to it!
They’ll probably be more interested in the boxes and bows anyway!
Plan ahead and put your guests in charge of special jobs. Photography is a great one to hand over – you won’t have time and will want a record of this special day.
3. Rule The Routine
One of the benefits of hosting Christmas is that you can do it on your terms and time dinner around baby’s routine. Use nap time to prepare the veggies, to enjoy your own meal or open presents.
4. One Christmas Outfit Just Isn’t Enough
Have a couple of Christmas outfits in reserve for baby and for you – just in case baby spreads more than just joy this Christmas
5. Say ‘Yes’
If anyone suggests they bring a dish or a side order accept their offer. It will make your life easier and allow you to spend more time with your family.
6. Baby Proof The Tree
Avoid decorating the lower branches of the tree. Baubles are really tempting to babies, so make sure they are out of reach.
7. Teach Them How To Share
If you have two sets of grandparents coming they will all want to spend time with their baby grandchild. Consider giving them a specific baby related role on the day to ensure they get their fix!
8. Give Baby A Break
Whilst babies love attention, too much from different people at once could make them irritable and fractious, so make sure they get their quiet time too.
9. Keep A Watchful Eye
If older children are sharing your day watch out for unwrapped presents with small pieces that baby could get hold of.
10. Have a HiPPy Christmas
Follow the HiPP Organic Christmas menu for a stress free meal that baby will love…
- Festive Brekkie – HiPP Organic Apple and Cranberry Breakfast (4 months+) 78p
- Christmas Dinner – HiPP Organic Parsnip, Potato and Turkey Casserole (7 months+) 92p
- Dessert – HiPP Organic Apple and Apricot Dessert (7 months+) 92p
- Snack – Clementine
The HiPP Organic range is available from supermarkets nationwide.
I am happy to have a lovely competition for one of my readers to WIN a HiPP Organic hamper worth £50.
To enter the giveaway:
For your chance to win tweet the following I want to #win a HiPP Organic baby food hamper worth £50 with @gingerbread_mum and @HiPPOrganic
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The giveaway ends on the 17th December so you will receive it before Christmas. One winner will be selected at random and contacted via their twitter name or email address. The prize is as stated: no cash alternatives are available, and will be sent by the PR company.
***** The winner is Katrina Adams *****