Love | Keep | Treasure
20 August, 2019
Summer is such a social season, which means the invites to weddings and christenings come through the post thick and fast.
Attending a special event, be it your own, or someone else’s is full excitement. But if you’re also taking along your new baby you can also feel a little anxious about how the big event will mix with the demands of a baby.
With this in mind, we’ve revealed our advice on how to keep the little ones happy and entertained during special events.
Take note so you and your baby can enjoy the day together, fuss-free!
Take Their Favourite Quiet Toys
The key with taking toys to any event is to ensure they’re quiet toys that won’t disturb the peace during speeches.
As well as plush cuddly toys, also think about other quiet toys that can keep your child happy and content. Soft toys are an obvious one, but books and non-electrical toys are also a good option.
If needs must, look to download some baby-friendly music or films onto your phone or iPad and provide them with baby-friendly headphones.
Pack Plenty of Snacks
If it’s your own event you will no doubt cater to babies and children, but this isn’t always a guarantee at other people’s special occasions. Plus there’s the problem that tots can be a fussy crowd when they want to be.
Ensure to pack plenty of their favourite snacks and treats so that they can enjoy nibbles throughout the day.
Snacks and bottles are also ideal for keeping the baby quiet during any special moments.
Choose Your Seat Wisely
At most events the rooms are huge and there are only one or two exits. This means you need to pick your seat wisely so you’ve got a quick escape should the baby erupt into a meltdown.
If it is not your event, ask the bride or groom, or host, if you can be seated closer to the entrance of the room. That way, should your baby need changing or just some moments of calm you can both escape without much of a disturbance.
Book a Room
If the event your attending is far away from home, book a room and do yourselves the favour of staying and enjoying the event.
By having a room you’ve got a much better base should any emergency outfit changes need to happen, or afternoon naps.
Should you have the budget, it can also be beneficial to invite along a grandparent or aunty who is happy to look after the baby for the evening event. It’s cheeky, but that way you get to enjoy the event fully, and the baby doesn’t get their routine completely messed up.
Have a Second Outfit Ready
Babies are little mess monsters, so it’s a guarantee that the outfit you put them in will not look the same at the end of the night.
As well as having a second outfit on-hand, invest in cute accessories that can help keep their mess-making to a minimum. Just like our Poppie & George dribble bibs.
As previously mentioned, if you’re going away for an event look to find some extra helping hands.
Whether it’s a relative or a friend who is also attending the same event. Finding others who can help you manage the baby and enjoy the event is a great way to make special memories and avoid stress.
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