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14 Christmas Moments All New Parents Will Recognise

Like when you realise they're more interested in the boxes than the presents.

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1. One of the best things about Christmas is all the cute new outfits you can dress them up in!

Because let's face it: Once they can talk, they’ll be saying no!
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Because let's face it: Once they can talk, they’ll be saying no!

2. You might be much more excited about taking them to meet Father Christmas than they are.

Maybe you can try again next year.
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Maybe you can try again next year.

3. They'll be in awe of the tree that's suddenly sprung up inside the living room.

Before, these only existed outside!
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Before, these only existed outside!

4. But then you'll soon realise it may have been an error decorating the bits of the tree they can reach...

Time to make the tree a bit top-heavy.
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Time to make the tree a bit top-heavy.

5. You'll spend a small fortune on presents for them.

And it'll probably take you most of the morning to get through them, too.
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And it'll probably take you most of the morning to get through them, too.

6. But no matter how much you spend on the presents, you'll quickly realise they're much more interested in the packaging.

Well, that's a learning for next year.
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Well, that's a learning for next year.

7. Wrapping paper seems especially exciting....

At least their tastes are affordable!
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At least their tastes are affordable!

8. And with their attention fully on the wrapping paper, you'll no doubt have to open the rest of the presents for them

Maybe all those hours wrapping wasn't the best use of time.
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Maybe all those hours wrapping wasn't the best use of time.

9. All the faces they recognise will suddenly be in the same place at the same time.

So much to take in!
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So much to take in!

10. And they'll be passed around from relative to relative, as everybody wants a squeeze.

It's that new baby smell that everyone wants a whiff of.
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It's that new baby smell that everyone wants a whiff of.

11. Suddenly empty boxes are given a new lease of life.

You just won't be able to resist putting them in one of them.
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You just won't be able to resist putting them in one of them.

12. You'll definitely pretend to have them pull a cracker with you.

Because it's not Christmas without a cracker...
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Because it's not Christmas without a cracker...

13. You’ll try and teach them about the family Christmas traditions.

Even if they might still need to grow into that paper crown.
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Even if they might still need to grow into that paper crown.

14. Of course, once they start to understand it's a special and happy occasion, you'll then have to try and explain that it won't be happening again for another year!

And with it, next year will no doubt bring a whole new batch of amusing and cherished moments too.
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And with it, next year will no doubt bring a whole new batch of amusing and cherished moments too.

This year, Ella’s Kitchen is launching #EllasChristmasJumpers in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day!

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We've had the help of eight little jumpers and a favourite festive tune to encourage little ones everywhere to get involved! Take a peek, share the festive fun, and sign up to help Save the Children!