12/7/15

We have had our share of holiday celebrations with little ones around. Simple things like decorating the house and trimming the tree surprise and delight them when they are small. Babies love the twinkling lights and colourful decorations, the gleam in their eyes says it all. 


Miss M - Christmas 2013
The holiday season can also mean a disruption in their ever-so-sensitive routine with holiday shopping, treat tasting and visiting they aren't quite used to. 

PC Organics Baby has you covered with great tips, tricks and advice to help you and your little one get through your first big holiday together and have a jolly time! 


Tick Tock!

Keeping regular schedule can be hard but when you have a baby under the age of one year old, it is crucial to enjoying your holidays together. When our oldest was little we mostly went to extended family's houses for holiday celebrations. We would make sure to bring everything she would need like her formula, bottles, toys, diapers, bathtime gear and even a playpark with blankets in case things got late. This allowed her to get what she needed, when she needed and also for us to enjoy ourselves. 

Candy Caution.

The holiday season is filled with goodies and treats, make sure to keep an eye on wandering little ones. They could easily slip a hard candy into their mouths. For little ones under the age of two this could pose a choking hazard. Please also, if you are visiting someone with small kids, always ask the parents before you give them any treats! 

B.Y.O.S (Bring Your Own Snacks)

Sometimes festive food isn't good for little bellies. Instead, try bringing baby cookies along for your little one to munch on and don't forget, if they have a specific drink - bring it along. Not everybody will think of preparing for the littlest visitors.

Mealtimes Matter.

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's easy enough to get off track and lose your schedule. Unfortunately for babies, that isn't a good idea. Try to keep baby as close to their regular schedule especially mealtimes. Offer them their favourite healthy options like President's Choice Organics Strained Butternut Squash or President's Choice Organics Vegetable and Rice Casserole with Chicken.

Deck the halls!

Trimming the tree? You'll want to minimize your decorations like tinsel, glass balls and other breakable ornaments. Also, don't forget to be careful with decorative plants like poinsettias, holly and mistletoe which are poisonous if someone was to try and munch on them. Put them up high or in places your little one won't get at them.

Celebrate!

When they say "they're only little once" believe it. The holidays are most enjoyed by our children. The gleam in their eyes, the smiles on their faces - the genuine excitement the holiday season brings to them is heartwarming. Enjoy these moments, capture these moments and hold onto these moments for as long as you can. Find ways everyone can participate in Christmas at your house from hanging stockings to putting that special ornament on the tree. 

However you celebrate, PC Organics and AME wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season! 



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62 comments:

  1. My youngest sons first Christmas was a special one for us. It was last year and it was also our first Christmas as a family in our new home! We saved and worked our butts off for so long to buy it!

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  2. I got to meet my new baby nephew for the first time last year on Christmas Day. He was only 19 days old and so sweet. I took a lovely photo of him that everyone wanted a copy of.My brother was born Christmas Day which is awesome too!

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  3. Our youngest ended up in the hospital on her first Christmas!! She had a rash from head to toe from the medication she was on :( She still has the little teddy Santa gave her while she was there :)

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  4. This is actually going to be a fun Christmas with my granddaughter, she turns one on the 11th and this is actually going to be her first Christmas since lastyear she was only a couple weeks old, it's going to be so fun watching her open her gifts and just watching the expressions in her eyes!!

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  5. my niece was only 1 month old for her first Christmas, so she wasn't aware of anything but it still was a nice Christmas.

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  6. My granddaughter was a Christmas Eve present being born on December 24. Her name is Evelyn Jules Noelle

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  7. This year will be an exciting Christmas of firsts for us. We have three new grandbabies, with the youngest being born just over a week ago and the oldest being born in March. Its going to be a very busy and fun first Christmas for all of them.!

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  8. My son was born on dec 5 so he was so small he slept through most of Christmas. :)

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  9. My son was 9 months old his first Christmas, and although he doesn't remember it, I remember it was a great 1st Christmas for pictures and him trying to open gifts.

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  10. Our daughter celebrated her first Christmas 2 years ago...she was only a little over 2 months old. It was fun but also tiring as we were still getting used to being parents. This year was a lot of fun because she understands more and can participate more in all the different events during the holidays!

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  11. My son was 3 months old on his first Christmas. We took him out to visit family and he was so good..

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  12. My son was 9 months old at his first christmas and was the star of the show!

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  13. My son was only 6 weeks old at his Christmas. My daughter was 11 months and we took her for a picture with Santa just before Christmas and she was terrified, arms out and screaming picture!

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  14. My babys first christmas - we forgot to do santa photos
    Marla

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  15. my youngest first Christmas was a trip to Collingwood which was a 3.5 hr drive at the time and ended with puke all over her Christmas outfit

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  16. Last year was my sons first xmas. This year should be more memorable becuase he is able to open presents and take in the holidays

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  17. first christmas with a 9 month old at the time, didn't think about the tree being pulled over.. lesson learned

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  18. He was born in October. He won't remember this Christmas.

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  19. My best friends little one just sat in awe staring at the lights and tree.. It was so sweet to see the amazement :)

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  20. My son was turning one in January so at Christmas he was already walking. He got into his stocking and ate a kinder egg, wrapper and all.

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  21. My daughter was almost 1 on her first Christmas. I remember her being entranced by the lights and loving the paper!

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  22. My first born, came 4 weeks early and was diagnosed with down syndrome. We spent much of his first year in and out of the hospital with some very long admittings. Christmas was approaching and it didn't look like we were going to get out of the hospital so I decided I would try to make the best of it there. I took all kinds of photos (non digital). Finally as the time got closer with only 3 days before the big day...we were discharged. I ended up losing that roll of film some how and was devastated because there were so many beautiful photos on there. Two years later at Christmas my dad some how managed to find the roll of film amungst a pile of stuff in a box. I cried so much. When I got the roll developed it was the most greatest treasure of all time.

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  23. My son lives out west so I skyped with them so I could be with Christmas morning and watch the kids open presents.

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  24. My baby was born on December 14 (25 years ago), and now my niece is expecting her baby on December 31.

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  25. My daughter just loved the Christmas tree so much and could not get enough of it on her first x-mas. So much so, that she would crawl under and fall asleep there for her naps.

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  27. This is our Baby's First Christmas. It's so fun to see her admire the Christmas trees and be mesmerized by the lights. She also was a champ for her first Santa photo! Too young to be scared! haha

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  28. We have a hilarious video of my mom struggling to fit our then 7-month-old into a Santa suit.

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  29. My daughter was only 2 days old when we brought her home, it was the most precious Christmas

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  30. When I brought my son to see Santa a local mall, I have learnt to place him on Santa's knee NOT facing Santa. Seeing Santa scared him and made him cry.

    SueSueper

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  31. My daughter was born on dec 19 so it was a busy Christmas that year.

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  32. My oldest was born on December 22nd, so she was the tiniest guest at the holiday table!

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  33. My friend's first Christmas with her baby will be special. She's getting her first Christmas ornament.

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  34. My friends baby was born on the 25th, so I guess that was the 1st holiday

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  35. My niece met Santa for the first time and BAWLED! Victoria Ess

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  36. My daughter & grandson were both born in October, so they were only 2 months old for their first Christmas. We had them dressed in a little Santa sleeper with a Santa hat and they look adorable in their pictures.

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  37. Sophies first Christmas everyone forgot to charge the batteries for the camera. She also had the stomach bug and popped all over her nice white and red Christmas PJ's. It was a disaster.

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  38. It's been a while since we have introduced a new baby to our family. I remember there is always something magical about the newest additions. I can't wait for the day that I become a grandma
    (Debbie W)

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  39. My boys and I all had the flu their first Christmas. I only took like 4 pictures and then we were all throwing up, then slept most of the day together in my bed instead of opening gifts!

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  40. My friend is coming over for Christmas eve dinner - and she is expecting a baby on the 18th... we will either be celebrating the baby's first christmas or delivering him!!! LOL

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  41. Our twin girls were going through extreme colic so my hubby and I don't remember much about that first Christmas. The following year was much more memorable.

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  42. My son's first Christmas was when he was 6 months old. I remember trying to making a hand print ornament with him, but all he wanted to do was eat it or lick his hand!

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  43. My first granddaughter was born in October and her first Chritmas was special. She was the first great grandchild in our family. My parents were over the moon!

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  44. My daughter was 8 months at her first Christmas and I took her and her sisters to the mall (for the first time). They were in awe of all the lights and people. It was so funny.

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  45. The year my second son was born, Christmas was so special because my oldest finally had someone to share the holiday with. Even though the baby was only 3 months old, my older son kept bringing presents over to him and "helping" him open them.

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  46. My first baby was born in February so her first Christmas she was old enough to enjoy the unwrapping of presents and it was such fun watching her open her new toys.

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  47. My daughter was born in December and did not let me sleep much. Christmas was a blur.
    Florence C

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  48. my babies first christmas they got spoiled with so many gifts

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  49. My daughter was 2 and 1/2 months for her first Christmas. She had no idea what was going on when we kept handing her presents to unwrap. She would take the paper off, and at least look at the gift so that was nice. My friend gave her a huge teddy bear, that must have been about 4 times the size she was. Made for funny pictures.

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  50. This year will be my cousin's daughter's first Christmas. I hope her parents cherish and enjoy it.

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  51. my son coming home from the hosppital 2 weeks before christmas as he was in the nicu i did not think he would make it home i walked into the nicu with my son in a reindeer suit with a sign saying mommy i can go home now and aint i cute he went home that afternoon

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  52. This year will be my great nephews first Christmas and I'm excited to make memories with him. --- suzi

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  53. we have had several Christmas's with baby's but 2016 will be our first with our own grandchild.

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  54. Ours was in 2004 when our first grandson was born on hubbys birthday !

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  55. This was my friends foster babies first Christmas, I was so happy to be part of it with them!

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  56. This was my son's first Christmas, the first gift I opened for him when right in his mouth and stayed there.

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  57. This Christmas was my nephew's first Christmas! He had so much fun playing with the wrapping paper!

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  58. My daughter's first Christmas was a special one for us!

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  59. My son was born on December 3rd so it was a really special Christmas with him in his little bassinet next to us in the living room or table while we played games or opened gifts.

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  60. My oldest for his first Christmas he was in the hospital , so his first ever present was actually from Santa . He was only 2 and a bit months old and Santa was bringing presents to every child in the hospital .

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  61. For our first baby's first holiday we took her to Quebec to visit her grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousin. She was almost 1 and it was her first time seeing the snow since we rarely get any here on the West Coast. She loved sledding with us, and even slept outside on the porch all bundled up in her snow gear in a sleigh.

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