When it comes to attending a wedding with your baby/toddler, it is the mum who gets wary of packing their bags with all essentials. Moreover managing a little one throughout a wedding/function becomes a tough task. Below are some practical prep tips that can help you enjoy a wedding with your child.
Inform your tot that youâ€™re invited!
Get him/her excited by telling about the things thatâ€™ll happen in the wedding – seeing the bride, showering flowers and merrymaking. Make sure he/she is well-versed on what will be expected of him/her during the event and what will be happening around her. This will avoid any meltdown/tantrum situations.
Keep an eye out
Weddings can seem like an extravagant playground for little ones. Theyâ€™ll love to get onto the stage, pick flowers and run around. Monitor them closely and in case your child gets too naughty to handle, make your mind to take a silent exit or just take a stroll in the outdoors and come back.
Keep them engaged
There are lot of activities and rituals that go on in the wedding. It can be a struggle keeping your baby quiet during the rituals. The best way is to keep him/her entertained by letting him play with a quiet toy or you may use a smart phone app to keep him/her busy.
Keep his/her stomach full
You are likely to get caught in dressing up and eventually skip the evening snack/meal. It is better to feed your child before you go to the party as you never know how late the meal is going to be served. Donâ€™t forget to carry some back up snacks, just incase!
Pick out your outfit wisely
Your clothing preferences should also revolve around how comfortable you could be in those clothes with the baby. Embellishments such as stonework or beads can poke the baby when you carry him/her in your arms. Moreover keep in mind that babies like to spill food or wipe their hands with your clothes; therefore choose lighter clothes which are comfortable and washable. Also, donâ€™t forget babies love to grab any such shiny stuff. Shiny danglers and necklaces can attract them to pull it. This is why you should match your outfit with minimal jewellery.
Weddings are all about wearing a lot of bling and heavily embellished stuff. Carry extra set of clothes Babies have a tendency to make their clothes dirty by either wetting or dropping food. Hence it is advisable to carry at least two set of clothes. If the wedding venue is very far from your place, then keep a few more. Apart from this, check on weather forecast before you start. Accordingly, pack a sweater or a thinner shirt for a change of clothes.
Carry extra diapers
When you are travelling with your child, you have to be well equipped. Diapers are another essential when you are stepping out. As a precaution to leakage, it is advisable to change diapers every three to four hours.
Young babies, who have just started walking, love to be carried around. But carrying a baby for prolonged hours can be tiring for you. Also they tend to fall asleep in every few hours. So, carrying a pram is certainly a great idea to keep them in comfort or let them get some sleep in peace.
Keeping these tips in mind; the idea to attend a wedding with your child will no longer make you anxious.