Choose the right Santa
Make your appointment based on your child’s schedule
Familiarize your child with Santa
Pick an outfit
Make sure you have a diaper bag filled with diapers and baby wipes. Huggies® Little Snugglers® are a great option for infants visiting Santa, and Huggies®Little Movers® are great for babies who are on the go. Both diapers will help keep any accidents at bay with snug and secure fits designed to contain mess. Wipes, such as Huggies®Natural Care®Sensitive Baby Wipes are also essential to keep baby clean, dry, soothed and happy before their turn with Santa.
Have a backup outfit ready just in case there is spit-up to contend with. Also include any toys or distractions and feeding items needed if you will need to feed before or after plus snacks and any comfort items like lovies or stuffies if your child is toddler-aged. You’ll want to be as close as possible (without interfering with the photographer), especially if your child is an older infant. They might get scared of Santa, which means you might need to be there for a quick hand-off.
Remember, seeing Santa for pictures is about creating memories, and that might mean lowering or managing your expectations a bit. If your baby has a meltdown, has a diaper blowout, or falls asleep, that is OK! These are all anecdotes you can tell for years to come. The most important thing is that you were together as a family.
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