Happy Birthmas to all the Christmas Babies!
Do you have a Christmas baby, or are you one yourself? Then you’ll be able to relate to this! Being a parent (or being) to a Christmas baby definitely gets a very mixed review, for many reasons. We’ve asked the parents in our Facebook community to give us an insight on what the realities are of being a parent to a Christmas baby, and what they love & loathe about it – the responses we got were amazing. This could also help our followers who are trying to conceive and are unsure whether to try for a Christmas baby or not…
- Being given joint birthday & Christmas gifts, or having to explain to a child why they’ve only had one present for both occasions whereas their siblings get two gifts.
- Birthdays being forgotten because of Christmas – this is one that really annoys our mummies & daddies!
- Being in hospital over Christmas giving birth… I mean, having a baby truly is one of the most life changing and amazing experiences of our lives, but being stuck on a drab ward with hospital food is a bit blah over Christmas.
- Being spoilt twice in one small period (if you’re fortunate enough to not be given one present for both!) is amazing!
- Christmas becomes twice as special because there’s two special occasions going on!
- Birthdays are more magical with the festivities going on at the same time – you get all the sparkly decorations, flashing lights and merriment at the same time.
We asked the mummies and daddies in our Facebook community to share with us their realities of having or being a Christmas baby…
Louise-Patricia Dalby: My brother is Boxing Day and we have been brought up that his birthday is separate and should be treated so means no joint presents the works
Jade Webb: My little boy will be 1 on Christmas Eve (Induced due to reduced movements, due 8/01) and I feel so anxious already! I don’t want him to feel overwhelmed, I don’t want people to be giving him a present for both Christmas and birthday or all wrapped in I want him to be treated the same as if his birthday was the middle of the year. We’ve had so much pressure in giving him a birthday halfway through the year but it’s something we’ve chosen not to do for now, it will be his choice when he’s old enough to make it. I will be keeping Christmas Eve to just birthday celebrations and nothing more. I’ve attached a picture of last Christmas and him now. I feel so lucky to have a Christmas Eve baby, it was such a special time, I just feel sorry for him when he’s older and how he will be with having two special occasions so close together x
Picture of my two
Louise Stephanie: My birthday is the 17th December – so 8 days before. I don’t mind so much, I absolutely love Christmas so just means I can spend my birthday doing Christmassy things! Not that I celebrate much now anyways. I’m 25 and don’t really receive presents from family members anymore and my son is 3 (single parent) so it’s kinda like any other day! My sister was born on Christmas Day and I feel like she just doesn’t have a birthday now she has kids. Christmas is all about Santa! That said her fiancé and kids always buy her lovely birthday presents and she often gets a birthday cake 🙂
Are you a Christmas baby or a parent to one? Share your experiences with us in the comments! Love from Katie. Xx