Thursday, 30 July 2015 09:11

Stop with the outrageous 1st birthday parties for our babies!

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Is the first birthday party really for the baby, or is it for their parent’s ego?  

When a child turns 1 year, it seems to be on the increase that parents are spending hundreds of dollars on their baby’s party. There is booking of venue, deciding from a multitude of entertainer options, choosing which extravagant birthday cake, narrowing down which array of food the hired help will offer, and organising a variety of music options.

child crying birthday cake 300a 110310Why?  How much cake does or should a baby eat?  How long can a baby focus on any one thing? How much can they really participate in? How much do they appreciate anything? They live in a very small world of maybe 10 most important people. Who are all these other unfamiliar people pulling faces and picking them up?  

How many thousands of photos and videos are there of 1 year old’s around the world on their first birthday crying, scared, overwhelmed or sleeping through their birthdays?  

They don’t ask for the calamity, they don’t want it, and they won’t even remember it.  

Parents that survive the first year of their child’s life should celebrate, I have no qualms with that. It can be a very hard year with less sleep, less routine, less social life, less of so many other things. So parents, go and celebrate, but don’t overdo it and potentially traumatise your child along the way.

So I say, let the special 1yo join the celebrations with those close to them. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, it doesn’t need to be long, it doesn’t need to be about everyone else. It most definitely can be a memorable milestone, for all the right reasons, so take lots of photos, share lots of smiles and be in the moment with the precious little one.

If you need to go out and celebrate, Cherished Cherubs Babysitting can help you look after your kids. Call us on 0417 927 525, or go to www.cherishedcherubs.com.au.


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