These days, it seems like people celebrate with fireworks almost all year long. Birthdays, major holidays, baseball games, graduations - the list goes on and on. And while fireworks are enjoyable to watch and you may even enjoy setting them off on your own, things will probably change now that you have a baby.
For instance, those backyard displays may be fun, but experts recommend leaving the fireworks to the professionals for a variety of reasons, mostly safety related. After all, thousands of people are injured every year in at-home firework’s accidents. Beyond leaving the actual fuse-lighting to the professionals, try these tips to keep your firework’s viewing as enjoyable as possible, for every member of your family.
Protect your baby’s hearing
Your baby may love the bright colors of a firework’s display, but the loud noises can be frightening. HUSH Baby Sleep Hats are a great way to protect your child’s sensitive ears, so he or she can enjoy the lights without being distracted by those loud, frightening bangs.
View from a distance
If you can, consider viewing the display from a distance. While many families enjoy being up close to large displays, those with very young children often find being a mile or so away allows for a good view without some of the shockingly, bright lights or loud noises that can cause fear.
Have a backup plan
No matter how well you plan, you really can’t predict how your baby will react during a firework’s display. You may find out that she loves it. Or you may find out that you need to watch from the car, or the house because he’s upset. But adjusting is just part of life with a baby, isn’t it?
With a little planning and forethought - and a HUSH Hat - every member of your family can enjoy a firework’s display, no matter the occasion!