The food, the cards, the calls, the logistics of family gatherings...and the week leading up to the holidays can feel like a whole lot of jing-a-ling-a-linging in your brain. Doubly so with a new baby in the picture. Yet the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to make the rounds with le bébé, (everyone’s happy to see you, and it’s an easy exit from your great-aunt’s Chrismukkah shindig that always lasts 2 hours too long). The trouble isn’t getting there, but rather, all the lead-up to the getting ready to get there.
This year, we urge you mothers, grandmothers, aunts, office managers, esteemed colleagues, and really everyone, to take a deep breath and use the holidays to channel some much needed self-care. Before the holiday recovery spa session is booked, make your life a little less hectic. Give yourself the gift of time and shop online. We suggest avoiding overly themed purchases and instead honing in on luxury gifts that don’t trade quality for holiday pizzazz. Ultimately, it is lovely to pick some adorable party threads for a sweet baby, but bonus points if they get continued use weeks after the festivities are done. Our top baby’s first holiday picks:
If it is an exclusive corporate baby basket you need, these really stood out for the season.
Are you a glowing grandparent? Sweeten the deal for the kids by outfitting the baby in a party look, and let them take care of just getting there.
Be the cool friend at the ready with a toy or a pacifier to soothe the little one while he/she’s in your arms, enabling his/her parents a little hands free social time.
As we close this decade, we wish you all renewed energy and love - always love, for yourselves, your babies, your kin, and the biggest mama of them all- our planet.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!