To say the holidays look different this year is an understatement: 2020 has been a year like no other. As parents, we’ve all been forced to adapt—curveball after curveball—and we’ve actually gotten pretty good at it. So although holiday magic and joy may seem more elusive this year, we know it’s still within reach. Even in these unprecedented times, there are lots of ways to make your baby’s first holidays special. And to find them, you don’t have to look farther, just closer.
Make the comforts of home your new traditionIn past years, holiday traditions have tended to involve traveling and visiting with family at their homes, making the approach to this year’s holiday season seem tricky. However, you’d be surprised by how many wonderful bonding experiences you can create from the comfort and safety of your own home.
- Curl up together as a family to watch holiday specials and sing songs with your baby.
- Make precious homemade ornaments personalized with baby handprints or footprints.
- Bake and decorate holiday cookies together; Get your baby get involved for sensory play.
- Go for a family drive: the wonderland of holiday lights will delight your baby
Add new joy to bedtime
You can also bring some of that holiday sparkle to your bedtime routine by dressing up your baby in warm, seasonal Zen Sleepwear™. Our limited-edition Woodland print is perfect for adding a touch of holiday delight. Not only will your baby look adorable in frosted pines and snowflakes, but she’ll also find the garment’s gentle weight so soothing, she’ll look forward to bedtime. So you can all enjoy peaceful sleep and silent nights. For more on how to improve your baby's sleep this holiday season, check out these tips from our experts.
Focus in on togetherness
Just because we need to social distance doesn’t mean we can’t come together for the holidays. Make the most of technologies like video chat to visit with friends and relatives. If the weather cooperates and you can visit outside from a safe distance, take advantage of all the seasonal beauty.
It’s important to take the time to slow down during the hectic craze of the holidays to focus on the moments that we often overlook. Make morning snuggles last a little longer. Read an extra bedtime story or two. Find plenty of opportunities for laughs and giggles. Remember that this remarkable time at home with your baby may be fleeting. And even though it comes in unusual wrapping, time spent together may be the greatest holiday gift of all.