All the holidays during the year offer something special, but none of them really send you out with a bang like Independence Day. If it’s baby’s first fourth, then you might be wondering how to proceed. We will cut right to the chase and tell you that there’s no magic tip to ensure your baby won’t be scared of fireworks. Some little ones love them and some, not so much. There are however, things you can do that will help take a big scary BOOM to more of a small/medium pop. Here are a few tips to help the whole family enjoys baby’s first 4th of July:
- Plan Ahead: Everyone wants to see the fireworks, and nothing is worse than driving around aimlessly for parking and then missing them. Get all the info ahead of time and plan to get there early.
- Bring Supplies: You’ll likely be there for at least a few hours (assuming everything goes well). Make sure you bring snacks, layers and drinks to keep little ones fueled. Try one of these 10 healthy bedtime snacks, which will satiate little ones hunger and not having them bouncing off the walls.
- Sit Back: Because if you’re too close, then the sound from fireworks can be damaging. Take the back seat for baby’s first show and relish in the fact that you’ll be the first back to your car.
- Bring Baby Earmuffs: We recommend baby earmuffs merely for the fact that they’re so darn cute! Really though, your hands or a beanie will work as well in drowning out any excess noise that you might be worried about. If you have noise-blocking headphones, those might be worth a shot, too.
- Capture the Moment: If all is going well, hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to snag a keepsake like this:
Really, enjoying baby’s first fourth is all about practicing common-sense. Don’t be too close to the fireworks and avoid the rowdy crowds.
Have other tips for enjoying the fourth with little ones? Please share them in the comments!