Your baby will soon be one year old. This is a very important event in the life of the baby and his parents. And do not listen if you are told that he is still small and will not be able to appreciate the significance of the holiday. The baby's first birthday must be filled with emotionally positive moments that will give an impetus to his development. On such a day, the child will be charged with your excellent mood and will feel happy.
Think about your daily routine. Before the holiday, try to put the birthday person to bed, or lie down with him. Then both the crumbs and you will retain the strength for the holiday. Feed your child the food he is used to. Sometimes children do not want to eat in front of strangers, and it is not worth feeding them with adult food. And if the baby is full, then the festive food for the guests will not interest him.
Make a list of relatives and very close friends that your child knows in advance. It's even better if your friends have a toddler. Children will find common ground with each other, and in doing so, your child will have a great experience watching the little guest. If possible, introduce the baby to future guests in advance, see if he wants to communicate with these people at all. The attention of unfamiliar guests can tire the birthday person. He will begin to be capricious or, conversely, withdrawn. Clowns can also be frightening, and the kid will not be able to appreciate the festive performance.
On the eve of the holiday, while the baby is sleeping, it is necessary to decorate the house. At the height of the birthday person, hang colorful ribbons, balloons, colorful posters. Spread a warm blanket on the floor for little guests. Place a child's high chair at the head of the adult table. Prepare toys in a separate place, which you will lay out gradually, otherwise there will be nothing to play by the end of the feast. Think over contests and entertainment, pick up music. Also, prepare a large sheet of Whatman paper and paint. Tomorrow the birthday boy will draw his first artistic masterpiece.
Before the holiday, teach your kid to blow out a candle, a difficult task, but doable, and even with a developing effect.
Prepare a new toy near the bed. Meet the baby in the morning with an affectionate smile, a pleasant massage, feed it with breakfast, and then look at the room prepared for the holiday. Until the guests come, keep your child busy with examining and reading books, constructing, drawing.
Unroll gifts with your child during the holiday. According to the rules of etiquette, the gift is unfolded in the presence of the guest, and then you will have time to thank him.
The celebration ends with the removal of the cake. Parents can help to blow out the candle for the birthday boy. Remember that children may not have enough energy for the entertainment you have prepared. Act according to their mood. After seeing off the guests, take a walk with the baby in the fresh air, which will calm him down, and the birthday person will sleep better.