There are so many firsts to celebrate, and that includes your first Valentine’s Day with baby!
Baby’s First Valentine’s Day Sayings
You want to make sure that you celebrate this special day in a memorable and fun way. The ideas on this list will help you find gifts and activities you can plan with your little one that you’ll never forget, but that’s not all.
If you’d rather leave baby at home for a bit so you can reconnect with your partner, we’ve got the perfect ideas for that too! No matter how you decide to celebrate your first Valentine’s Day with baby, we’ll make sure this holiday is a success for everyone in your family.
First Valentine’s Day gifts for baby
It’s important not to forget your significant other on Valentine’s Day. Jewelry may work for her, and tools may work for him, but what about baby?
What should you get your little love this Valentine’s Day? Finding the perfect gift isn’t as hard as you think!
Here are a few excellent ideas that will be treasured by your child for a lifetime.
Baby’s first Valentine’s Day stuffed animal
Stuffed animals always make a great Valentine’s Day gift, no matter who the recipient happens to be! But, when it comes to baby’s first Valentine’s Day, this gift can become a treasured heirloom.
Purchase an enormous overstuffed, bear, and your child will love growing up snuggling with their first Valentine’s gift. Or, you can have a specialty bear made just for your child, like this one, that will end up being passed down in your family for generations.
Baby’s first Valentine’s Day sayings are usually very meaningful. You might be able to find exactly what you want to say in a card, but why not create something that your child will grow up reading instead?
Choose your favorite quote or saying, and then have it turned into wall art. As your child grows, he or she will enjoy being reminded of just how much they’re loved every time they look at the wall.
Valentine’s Day Onesie
Your baby can never have too many onesies! Especially the kind that creates the perfect photo opportunity!
Not only will a themed onesie be packed away and treasured as the outfit your child wore on his or her first Valentine’s Day, but you can also turn it into a bit of a gift for your partner too by choosing one that says something like ‘Daddy’s little Valentine.’
Fun Valentine’s Day activities to do with baby
Purchasing the perfect gift for your little one is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but it’s even better if you can create memories together. Plus, finding the perfect thing to do together as a family is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for everyone!
Valentine’s Day Playdough
Children of all ages love working on their motor skills by squishing playdough, but did you know you can make it yourself? Not only is playing with playdough a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of fun to make!
Especially if you choose a recipe like this one that is themed just for Valentine’s Day.
Little ones may love to squish and mold play dough, but they love painting too! Why not be a little artistic this Valentine’s Day with these easy-to-make heart shaped stamps?
Because they are made out of potatoes, they cost next to nothing to make, and they’re easy for tiny hands to grip. You’ll have so much fun you may find yourself trying different stamp shapes after Valentine’s Day is over!
Go on a family date
Finding a babysitter on Valentine’s Day can be nearly impossible, but it can also be stressful. Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family instead?
Go for a walk together, eat at a family-friendly restaurant, or visit a museum. Your little one and your significant other will love getting out and spending time together as a family!
Documenting baby’s first Valentine’s Day
There are so many incredible firsts to document when your child is young. Skip the flimsy cards and amateur photos that will just end up buried in a drawer.
Make sure you remember your little one’s first Valentine’s Day with these ideas instead.
There are many great ways to use your child’s footprints. You can preserve them in plaster or turn them into a greeting card, but why not preserve them in an unexpected and more useful way?
Using ceramic paint, you can create beautifuls Valentine’s Day plates using your baby’s footprints. You’ll love bringing them out every Valentine’s Day and filling them with goodies for guests to snack on.
They look so professional that your guests will wonder where you got them!
Holidays are the perfect time to take pictures, so why not get your photos professionally done for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s snaps of your baby will be fun to look back on as they grow up, but you should also get in on the action and take a few shots with your little one too.
It’s a fun way for the whole family to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
First Valentine’s scrapbook
Scrapbooks are a great way to document memories, and they allow you to be creative, so why not create a special page just for your baby’s first Valentine’s Day? If you have a lot planned for your family this year, you can even consider creating a mini scrapbook that features everything you did together on this particular holiday.
Plan some time to get away
Celebrating your little valentine this Valentine’s Day is important, and it can be a lot of fun, but don’t forget about your first love—your significant other! Even if you can’t get out on the actual holiday, it’s a good idea to plan some time just for the two of you.
Here are a few ideas that will allow you to unwind and reconnect without your little one around.
Take turns watching the baby
The best gift you can give your significant other this Valentine’s Day is the gift of spending a little bit of time doing whatever they want. Offer to watch the baby so she can take an uninterrupted nap, wander through the craft store, or take a bubble bath.
Then, you can switch off, and she can watch the baby while you take a trip to the hardware store or go bowling with a few friends.
Plan an overnight trip
Leave the little one with the in-laws and plan an overnight trip to reconnect with your spouse. It doesn’t have to be grand.
Just getting out of the house and staying at a local bed and breakfast can be enough to get the spark back after sleepless nights and countless diaper changings.
Dinner and a movie at home
Although going out to a nice dinner and catching a movie might sound like fun, nothing compares to relaxing at home, especially if you can get someone to watch your little one for the evening! Plan a romantic dinner and watch a movie together while a friend or family member takes your baby for the night.
Your little one will be back in his crib before you know it, and you and your spouse will feel rejuvenated.
Planning an unforgettable first Valentine’s Day with baby
Planning an unforgettable day with your baby and significant other doesn’t have to be hard! It just takes a little thought and consideration.
No matter what you choose to do this Valentine’s Day, if it comes from the heart, it’s sure to be memorable. With the ideas on this list, an unforgettable and thoughtful first Valentine’s Day with baby is as easy as choosing one of the ideas on this list!