The twins are enjoying their weaning journey so far and I’m sure you’ve sussed out from my HiPP Organic review, that my hip babies are loving their first tastes! So I thought I’d share the love and offer you the chance to win a HiPP Hamper of baby weaning goodies. A whopping £50 worth of goodies – delivered before Christmas – to be more accurate!
(Here’s a sneaky peek at some of the things you might get in your hamper)
What’s more… HiPP have kindly sent us some tips to surviving Christmas with a baby (or two) – So I’ve translated them into crazywithtwins lingo, ready to share with you!
1. Baby Budgeting – Stick to your budget… The little ones prefer the packaging anyway! Have you seen how many hours a cardboard box can entertain a child under 5 years?!
2. Let your guests help – It’s your Christmas too and it’d be nice to appear in some of the festive family photos! By that I mean – you having fun, not photos of you faking a smile halfway through the washing up!
3. Rule the Roost (or should that be roast?) – Time dinner around baby’s routine and remember nap-time is you-time!
4. Baby’s Christmas Wardrobe – Plan more than one outfit – for when they brew up some special nappy-presents for you!
5. Say Yes – If anyone offers to prepare a dish for you for dinner. You know what they say… someone else’s cooking always tastes better! (or you can blame them if dinner is rubbish!)
6. Baby Proof the Decor – If you’ve got a crawler or a bum-shuffler, you’ll need to make sure you don’t put any baubles in reach of tiny hands!
7. Teach them how to share – the grandparents, not the babies. If you have twins (like me) – give them a baby each to hold! If you’ve just the one – give them a baby related task each. (Give the stinky nappies to the relative that is most getting on your nerves!)
8. Quiet time – Make sure the babe gets some peaceful time, or the sudden overload of attention will cause hours of screaming later. I’ve been there! – Bunny’s first Christmas… 2 am boxing day… driving around the country trying to settle her… chuffing tired!
9. Sweat the small stuff – Make sure no small toys or small parts of anyone’s presents or wrapping is left where baby can get to it.
10. Have a HiPPy Christmas – and check out some of the HiPP Organic christmas flavours – Festive Brekkie, Christmas Dinner, Dessert and a traditional snack.
Thankyou HiPP for some great tips (that I undoubtedly altered a teensy bit!) To join the baby club, or for free samples, advice, information and competitions about these products, visit HiPP Organic
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Disclaimer: I did not receive any form of payment or products for writing this post. The Rafflecopter prize will be provided by HiPP. All opinions are completely honest and entirely my own. I was not influenced in any way, by any brand, company or individual. I was not asked to post links, but have done so purely because I love the products and want to share them with my readers!
Claire Tromans says
My little one is 6 months old, I’m going to get her a jumperoo (even though it will take up half the room). She loves bouncing so I hope this keeps her busy long enough for me to do everything I can’t normally do!
cheryl lovell says
Be prepared! Make sure you have milk, nappies, dummies and wipes 🙂
michaela britton says
Had an activity such as colouring for your children to do whilst you are preparing dinner
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esther james says
Go to someone elses house for christmas dinner. It is so much easier with newborn as cooking a big dinner is impossible
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Danielle Parker says
My baby is coming tomorrow, booked in for induction! she has a gorgeous playmat for her xmas pressie! 🙂
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stephanie tsang says
Visit someone else for Christmas.
Anna Ling says
Invite both sets of parents, then let them look after the kids 🙂
we just relax and take it easy, so very easy to survive xmas i dont have loads of people round to cook dinner for or anything we just chill out!
Michaela Turner says
our baby has a Leapfrog Scout and bounce and spin Zebra for his first Christmas, can’t wait to see his face!
Joanne McGonagle says
Try stick to your babies normal routine as much as possible.Espically bedtimes!
Galina V says
A teddy bear is one of the most treasured toys for the first Christmas. As for tips, I’d say do not overdo it with guests and visitors, as it could be quite tiring, plus you don’t want all the extra germs around the baby. 🙂
Wishing you a lovely holiday season!
claire woods says
Try not to take on too much. Go to someone else’s house and let them cook dinner for you. Maybe they’ll even look after baby. Make time for yourselves, even if it’s just a walk with your hubby.
Gemma Mills / Chamberlain says
It’s Dexie’s first Christmas and he’s a very lucky boy.We’ve bought him tons of soft toys and clothes to enjoy x
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kerry Locke says
Shut the door – have Christmas together – let relatives visit in small amounts after the big day – that way you don’t get overwhelmed xx
sofia ramos says
It is going to be LO’s first Christmas and we decided not to give any gifts as he is too small still
Emma Howard says
Let someone else host Christmas and do all the work!
Lala Robinson says
This is my daughter’s first christmas (she will be 8 months old) and Santa is bringing her a beautiful vintage rocking horse 🙂 Can’t wait to see her little face!
Susan Seaman says
its a long time since mine were little but i look forward to seeing my neices and nephews who are going to be spoilt this xmas.
Mummy of Two says
I have made my daughter a treasure basket for her first Christmas 🙂
amanda davis says
organise, organise, organise
nicola barter says
im buying my baby a musical snow globe as its something that they will keep
Thomas’s main pressie will be a baby walker
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linda bensusan says
make sure you have plenty of baby essentials such as milk, nappies, teething gel and wipes.Also have calpol in your cupboard for any little things such as a sniffly nose
not done it yet! We’ve just bought some books & bath toys, and will pass on most of the wrapping paper for him to eat LOL
Rachel Gully says
Organisation! And prepare as much in advance as possible 🙂
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Laura Sanderson says
I am so nervous!
jessica cook says
be as organised as can be 🙂
My tip for surviving Christmas with a baby is to try, as far as possible, to keep to their routine/usual food and don’t allow any well meaning guests to give them “little tastes” or “little treats” as no one wants baby to have an upset tummy
Zoe Corkhill (Mama Geek) says
If they have a special outfit on for the day, strip them down to their vest for the meal!!
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Hayley Colburn says
make sure they have a nap when you are having your christmas dinner lol, my daughter was 7 weeks old and screamed and screamed during ours a couple of years ago (she hated us eating)
My kids are grown up , but I have now got the joy of my little granddaughter, who is 14 months old. It is just another day really, a bit more hectic, thats all. Kids get so many presents they are usually busy playing with them. This year I will probably keep the little one occuppied whilst mum and dad cook, as im going to theirs, so thats a suggestion, invite grandparents over to help out.
olivia kirby says
Take it easy, I spend my Christmas with my parents, so that’s easy for me to do. Treat it like any other day but with extra magic and food!
Christina Marriott (@chrissy4116) says
again to try and keep in their routine as much as possible although I can imagine it getting easier as they get older as my daughter was 2 month old last xmas hence was bf regularly x
gonna get my baby girl a cute santa costume xxxxxxxx
claire willmer says
I think it would be to just go with the flow, relax and enjoy as it will only be their first once, oh and have plenty of bibs and muslins to hand lol! its our second little girls first Christmas and she will be almost five months and she was 7 weeks early. Its going to be such a special first Christmas all together I just can’t wait 🙂
Rebecca Phillips says
My boy is getting a few books, musical toys and lamaze toys (11 weeks old)
My babies first Christmas will be next year as I am due in Feb. and I cannot wait to buy them a special First years Christmas gift!
kim heeps says
your baby wont get up early so make the most of it!
Stick to your normal routine!!
antonia j richardson says
im going to buy Tiny Love Frog and Kick Mirror Car Toy.for my little one
siobhan marie says
let someone else do the cooking x
do your daily routine
Michelle Hughes says
Ensure everyone understands my house my routine my children need this to make sure they enjoy the day also.