How to Celebrate Baby’s First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is already a special time with family, so baby’s first Thanksgiving is extra special. While you may be practicing some traditions as old as time, this year will be baby’s first time seeing it all and a great opportunity to start some new traditions of your own. Keep reading as we share some ways to celebrate your little one’s very first Turkey Day.

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Photo Shoot

You’ve heard it a million times, but they really do grow up too fast! Trust us, you’ll never regret treasuring more photos of when they’re little. Fall is a fantastic time to take baby photos. The mild weather, autumnal scenery and adorable seasonal baby clothes make for excellent pictures. There are so many options for wardrobe such as baby girl dresses, cozy sweaters or fall outfits for baby. A fall photo session takes a little planning, but it is also a lot of fun. Read over this guide as you finalize the details, so you can feel more festive and confident when the shoot day arrives!

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Special Outfit

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Update the Baby Book

Remember the baby book you bought when you found out you were expecting? Take this holiday weekend to fill in some special moments and reminisce with the family gathered around. You could also ask family members to write letters for your little one, too.

Make a Turkey Craft

Create a turkey card with your baby’s handprint and footprint. This craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect is adorable and easy to clean up after, so read here for more instructions. This craft will not only melt hearts, but it will also serve as a memento from baby’s first Thanksgiving.

Try New Foods

If your pediatrician has given you the OK, consider trying some solid foods. Thanksgiving is a great time to introduce some new tastes and textures. If your little one is ready for Gerber’s 2nd Foods®, nourish your little one with Gerber 2nd Foods Turkey and Gravy baby food. This tasty treat is packed with 7 grams of protein and 40% of the Daily Value of Zinc to help maintain a healthy diet and contains no artificial flavors or colors.

Family Time

If crafting or photoshoots sound like too much work, remember that family time is the best time during the holidays. Go around the table and share what everyone is thankful for, and soak in all the special memories of baby’s first Thanksgiving with the people you love most.

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