Just that really. He will have ear defenders, but fireworks start at 19.30, past the time he normally sleeps and even though he's been out past this time before, he's been able to sleep in his buggy, which will be unlikely in this noisy situation!
Do it! Ds has been going to fireworks since literally just turned 1 and has always loved them. He will be fine with a one off late bedtime and don't underestimate a small tired child's ability to sleep through loud noise......! Enjoy
I took my 9 month old, no ear defenders, & she loved it! They did wake her but she enjoyed snuggling up & watching the prettiness! You know you're child & if they will handle the disruption. We had a great family evening!
I took my 3 month old. He fell asleep with his chin resting on my shoulder, gazing at the bonfire while I cuddled him, with the fireworks going off behind him and not twitching. Wasn't bothered by them at all.
Do use the ear defenders. Both of my DSs hated loud noises, and used their ear defenders until they were about 6 years old at firework displays.
We took our 6 month old yesterday. A few bangers went off, no reaction, so far so good. Then they let off some of those pretty, crackly ones - terrified, anguished screams Time for Mummy and baby to beat a hasty retreat!
I planned on taking my 5 month old to our local display tomorrow with DD1s old ear defenders just in case she startles but was still worried. However, I forgot that our neighbours over the road do thier own display every year so tonight when I heard them go off, I took DD2 onto the drive to watch them with a view to whisk her inside if need be. But she loved them and watched open mouthed and cuddled into my neck. It was lovely.