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Baby's first Christmas.

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PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:11:25

Just thought I'd stick a nice cheesy thread on here. I'm so excited for my baby's Christmas I'm going to put my decorations up this weekend. I can't wait to see him looking at all the lights & sparkles. Anybody else as excited as me? Also baby will be 10 months old on Christmas Day. What can I give him for pudding?

PotteringAlong Fri 01-Dec-17 16:13:10

Assuming you’re not having vodka jelly shots just give him what you’re having?

furryelephant Fri 01-Dec-17 16:15:42

My 1 year olds favourite pudding is cream cake eclairs blush--wish I was joking--

tissuesosoft Fri 01-Dec-17 16:16:15

DD had fresh fruit, a bit of trifle, sugar free jelly and ice cream, that's over Christmas Day and Boxing Day (dread to think what the clear up would have been if she ate all of that in one sitting!)

PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:17:36

PotteringAlong Haha the shots sound tempting... i'm not a Christmas fruit pudding fan or traditional festive dessert person so usually just have choccy pudding. You think 10 month be able to have this? Not sure when they can have choc.

user1493413286 Fri 01-Dec-17 16:18:08

I’m excited too! I probably won’t be giving mine the Christmas pudding covered in spirits and I’m not massively keen to give her Yule log so early so I’ll probably end up giving her a yoghurt as she won’t know it tastes so different to what we're Having

PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:20:53

user1493413286 How old will your little one be? I know ds has never had refined sugar and I didnt know what was acceptable as Xmas dessert at that age. And as you say our desserts may not be appropriate

Chaosofcalm Fri 01-Dec-17 16:23:41

Please be aware it seems to be the rule that babies have to have a hideous cold for their first Christmas.

I am looking forward to my DD’s 3nd Christmas as now she can open presents!

ineedwine99 Fri 01-Dec-17 16:25:06

My little one had a bit of chocolate pudding from about 9 month old, first the heinz jar pudding then bits of chocolate mini roll/jaffa cakes.

PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:32:25

Oh definitely no colds welcome hmm oh how lovely, your dd will be much more aware of what's going on now and Santa! I may do what ineedwine99 said and get the Heinz baby choc pudding in, my Tesco finest choc bomb might be abit rich!

glow1984 Fri 01-Dec-17 16:34:49

I am so excited for Xmas. DS was only 6 months last year so couldn’t really get involved. Now he will probably try to climb the tree 😂

I’m hoping to put everything up this weekend but we actually need to buy some stuff still :O

PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:41:07

glow1984 Haha you'll have to watch your little one like a hawk or that tree will be down. DS is grabbing things and doing alittle destruction now so god knows how much he'll have come on at Christmas. Most of my ornaments are shatterproof but not all...hmm

PasstheStarmix Fri 01-Dec-17 16:43:31

If you have a costco they have beautiful sets of baubles absolutely fantastic ones. Got some new ones from there for my second tree as I've gone crazy this year and they're shatter proof.

glow1984 Fri 01-Dec-17 17:33:49

Thanks! I think we have one nearby. :D

LapinR0se Fri 01-Dec-17 17:43:11

My baby was 13 months old for xmas and I got her an Ellas kitchen turkey meatballs thing which she totally rejected.
Instead she ate smoked salmon on brown bread, a bit of toast potato, a chipolata and some cheese & crackers. Also lots of (chopped of course) grapes.
There’s so much food on xmas day you’ll find plenty for your LO to enjoy and don’t worry too much about catering for specific baby diet. It’s one day of the year.

ChocolateCakeandTeaPlease Sat 02-Dec-17 06:51:58

I don't want to be a Debbie Downer but I felt like this at the same time last year. Couldn't wait for baby's first magical Christmas. He was 10m as well. I bought the outfits, new jammies, all the my first Christmas stuff... Tbh it was a nightmare! shock he had the aforementioned obligatory First Christmas Cold, he didn't understand or care about his carefully chosen and wrapped gifts, he whinge and moaned all day, we were busy trying to cook, entertain, sort our own gifts and other family gifts... He just wanted to get on with a normal day of playing, eating at his usual times, napping and crawling around destroying the house, emptying drawers, trying to touch the cooker, screaming when mummy left the room etc etc as 10m olds do.

I was really upset because I was so stressed. I'd put so much pressure on us to have a totally perfect day and it was incredibly stressful for all involved.

The moral of my long whinge is - I hope you have an absolutely lovely day. Just don't have too many expectations and whatever you're planning to do in terms of cooking, entertaining etc, pare it back as much as you can! Merry Christmas! fwink

PS this year he is 22 months and I've got it into my head that this year will be the perfect year... I never learn!

isthistoonosy Sat 02-Dec-17 06:58:59

Dc2 was 11 months her first christmas and of course her and dc1 had ear infections (both on antibiotics) and colds.
We hosted xmas dinner for 12 (ish) it was fun, they played with their new (secondhand) toys, didn't destroy anything, ate a little dinner and fruit salad with cream for desert.
Even of they get a cold it isn't the end of the world.

rooella Sat 02-Dec-17 07:08:02

My daughter was 10 months last Christmas and no cold! We tried to have a relaxing day, just went with the flow. It was great. For some reason she refused to sit in her high chair so had to sit on my knee while we ate. She picked at all the food we had. Can't remember what she had for desert though.

PasstheStarmix Sun 03-Dec-17 19:44:04

Thanks for your replies. I'm even more excited now we've put all the decorations & Christmas lights up. Ds is mesmerised by it all. Hope no colds; my baby has never had a cold or anything before so it would be sod's law his first one would be at Christmas. Fingers crossed he makes it through unscathed!

PasstheStarmix Sun 03-Dec-17 19:51:11

I think we're just going to do what rooella did and focus on having a relaxing day; no expectations. Ds has lots of Sunday/roast dinners now so his Christmas dinner will just be similar but with turkey, a few extra trimmings and a substitute baby gravy. Pudding wise he has yoghurt & fruit a lot as it is so I'm thinking baby choc pudding or custard/cream and fruit for a change.

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