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Fourth of July with Baby!

Hello lovelies! As you know, Fourth of July is this weekend and everyone will be out celebrating. People will be out grilling, the sun will be shining and fireworks will be popping—but now that you have a little one you may have a few questions regarding the upcoming festivities. Will the fireworks be too loud? How should your baby dress on a hot day? How do you prepare for the upcoming festivities?

We have listed a few tips below on how to get the most out of this Independence Day.

Fireworks. Many new moms may wonder if the brightness or loud sound from fireworks can damage a babies’ sight or hearing. According to an article on Everyday Family, as long as you are keeping a safe distance from the fireworks, the only thing you really need to worry about is if your baby gets scared or possibly sleepy. You may also want to watch out for others running around with sparklers and be sure they don’t get too close to your little one. Other than that you and your little one can enjoy the show!

The Sun. The Fourth of July holiday is typically spent enjoying the outdoors, whether it be grilling by the pool or watching an Independence Day parade and whether or not the sun is out your baby still could get burned. Protect your baby by applying the correct SPF sunscreen as necessary. According to SkinCancer.org, babies 6-12 months should wear SPF 15+ sunscreen and it should be re-applied every two hours. Another helpful tip is to dress them in light, breathable clothing. (They can still be cute and comfortable! Check out these ideas from SheKnows.com).

Preparation. While getting ready to go to the parade or fireworks show think about how long you will be out. Bring enough sunscreen, diapers, snacks and bottles to keep your little one satisfied for the trip. You don’t want to miss the show just because you forgot something!

Those are just a few tips to ensure you and your little one have a fantastic Fourth- do you have any tricks of the trade? Share them with us in a comment below!

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