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Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner with Family and a Newborn

Congratulations on having your newborn.

However, since Thanksgiving is around the corner, and you have food, family, friends, and a newborn to cater to, it’s only fair that you get help.

Thanksgiving is hard work, and believe me, even if you had flash’s powers, you couldn’t pull this one off.

Nonetheless, with a little fairy magic, and some strict rules, you should get through Thanksgiving without fainting during it.

 

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To nail a successful dinner with family, never disregard your motherly instinct, and don’t be shy to say no too.

Having a baby is stressful, planning a holiday with one is crazy, but I have some incredible tips to get you through the process.

 

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Family and a Newborn tips 👇

You can’t do it alone:

 

 

Thanksgiving is a major holiday for many families across America.

However, a new baby changes the whole theme as families will use the holiday to come to see the baby.

This means more prep time than normal, and with the baby in question, it will make the holiday tiresome and cumbersome.

To get through the day, ask for help, and don’t say no when offered a helping hand too.

This means more prep time than normal, and with the baby in question, it will make the holiday tiresome and cumbersome.

To get through the day, ask for help, and don’t say no when offered a helping hand too.

 

Make a list:

 

 

not just any list, a comprehensive list that covers the baby, you, other kids, spouse, the family, and dinner.

The baby should be well-fed and rested several times during the day, and just before dinner.

Try setting the table in the morning or afternoon as all other things gradually checked off the list before dinner time.

 

Don’t overwork yourself:

 

 

this Thanksgiving is for baby and you so take care of yourself and rest before dinner.

Call your mum, sister, best friend or mom-in-law to lend a helping hand to get dinner ready before the guests arrive.

 

Wear something comfortable:

 

 

You just had a baby and your body is still recovering.

Don’t worry about the baby bump or try to stuff yourself into a tight dress, rather wear a comfortable dress, and feel free and beautiful because you are a marvelous person.

 

Don’t underestimate family members:

 

 

As family flood through the door for the dinner and the new baby; don’t wake the baby up if he/she is sleeping.

Allow the family to peek at the newborn through the crib cover until he/she is awake.

Secondly, when the baby wakes up, feed, and care for the baby before passing him/her around to avoid spoiling all your dinner plans.

 

Get ready for some motherly advice:

 

 

families seem to know it all and will be ready to give all the baby advice to you.

Don’t get offended or snap back at any advice that doesn’t agree with your own way.

Be nice, smile through the session, and laugh at the funny ones.

 

Enjoy yourself:

 

 

let your spouse help with the baby and the dinner too.

Eat and drink healthy; if you are breastfeeding, stay away from any intoxicants.

Don’t overstuff yourself, and depending on how old your baby is, excuse yourself to take care of the baby, and put him/her to sleep as you also get ready for bed.

Say goodnight and leave the table.

 

Thanksgiving is an overwhelming holiday and a baby doesn’t make it easy, take it one step at a time, and enjoy the holidays.

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