Christmas with a Toddler? How to keep it stress free!
Christmas can be a stressful time for a lot of people, with so much to plan, organise and buy – not least with a toddler in tow.
Keeping your little one entertained can be a full-time job in itself, without the added pressure of buying gifts, posting cards and fitting in multiple family visits into a very congested couple of weeks.
But with a bit of advance planning and some cunning tricks to keep your toddler satisfied and distracted while you get on with your to-do list, much of the stress can be eliminated, so you can enjoy the festive period to its full potential.
Plan ahead – but keep it flexible
We all know life often throws us a few curveballs, especially when kids are involved, so planning ahead can help – but it needs to be kept flexible. Make a note of what time you have available and what you need to do. You can then prioritise, so if something unexpected happens – like your little one throwing a tantrum mid-shopping trip – you can shift accordingly to make sure the most important bits get done. Try shopping online where you can too, avoiding the chaos of the high street. There are some great gift ideas for babies and toddlers on our website.
Keep your toddler entertained
Christmas with children is often stressful, but it can be made more bearable if they are entertained. We have some great products on our website that fit the bill perfectly! Our musical activity centre is bright and stimulating, meaning endless entertainment for your child. Our zoo lacing blocks are also a great choice as they can enable your little ones to sit quietly and play, and our range of soft-toys will also give them something to hold onto and cuddle when your hands are full.
With our range of toys, you’re sure to find something to keep your little one distracted while your grab any last-minute sprouts or Yorkshire puds, or dash up the road to put some cards in the post.
And while buying a toy for your little one before Christmas may seem like a stretch, the great news is if you sign up for an account, you’ll not only get free delivery (over £10), but you’ll also earn loyalty points which can be spent on Christmas pressies!