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Updated June 6, 2021
Are you looking for ways to celebrate your baby’s first Fourth of July?
Today we are sharing some amazing ideas for celebrating our red, white, and blue day of independence with your baby.
10 Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Baby’s First Fourth Of July
1. Pick out some adorable red, white, and blue outfits.
Dress your baby up for the fourth of July holiday! Stores are filled with adorable red, white, and blue Independence Day outfits for babies.
You can keep it simple and go with a one-piece summer romper.
That is my first choice with a new baby. It is OK to keep it simple.
Buy an outfit that is super cute for your baby and functional for Mom.
You may want more than one outfit, don’t forget pajamas, a bathing suit and a hat for your little one.
Fourth of July celebrations often last all day into the evening so keep that in mind when choosing outfits.
We found these adorable summer romper on Etsy! These rompers are Etsy bestsellers for 2021.
All the images are clickable so you can check the current prices and read the reviews.
We are head over heels for this baby boy’s fourth of July outfit!
Red, white and blue starfish and stripes!
We love these adorable seersucker fourth of July rompers for baby!
These are baby rompers are so cute for after a day at the beach or lake!
We also found these adorable July 4th rompers on Etsy!
These red, white, and blue baby rompers look so comfy and cute for a Fourth of July BBQ or day at the beach!
If your baby’s fourth of July will include swimming these bathing suits need to be on your holiday checklist!
We found these sweet bathing on amazon!
You can check the prices and read the reviews here.
Are you looking for two-piece baby outfits for the fourth of July?
We found these super cute short sets for babies on Amazon!
Don’t forget a bucket hat for your baby!
Your baby’s head and neck can get sunburned so easily.
These adorable bucket hats will keep your baby’s head sunburn-free.
We found these cute summer hats on Etsy.
American flag inspired baby bucket hat
We LOVE this fourth of July hat for baby!
It is covered in a fireworks pattern with a red bow and a velcro tie to make it stays on.
You can find this adorable summer baby hate on Amazon.
2. Capture the fourth of July moments with photos.
You can splurge and go all out on a professional photographer or take your baby’s first fourth of July pictures yourself.
Make sure your phone and/or camera battery are charged up and ready to go.
Your baby will grow fast and you’ll cherish the photos you take when they are little, so take lots.
Your baby’s mood can change in a snap. A happy baby at home can be an unhappy baby as soon as you get to the photography studio.
Try to arrange for the photographer to come to you and hire someone who has experience photographing babies.
3. If your baby is on solid foods let them try red, white, and blue foods.
If your baby is eating solid foods let her try blueberries, strawberries, ice cream, and whipped cream.
You can cut up the berries into small pieces as a snack.
A little taste of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream is sure to be a fourth of July treat your baby will love!
I love to make an Angel food cake and serve it with fresh berries and whipped cream as an easy July 4th dessert.
I would let our little ones have a little cake with berries and whipped cream if they were on solids.
4. Attend a small-town Fourth of July parade.
Many small towns still have a fourth of July parade.
Even if your baby is too little to understand what a parade is they can still enjoy the bright colors and being outside.
It is a fun family tradition we have enjoyed for many years.
5. Go enjoy a local fireworks display.
Most cities and towns have a fourth of July fireworks show.
The fireworks displays are usually free.
Remember to bring a stroller if you will have to park and walk to get a good view of the fireworks.
It’s OK if your baby sleeps through their first fireworks display.
Enjoy the time with your partner, friends, or family.
6. Make a simple red, white and blue sensory activity for your baby.
You can make an easy non-mess red, white, and, blue sensory bag for your baby.
We love making these for babies and toddlers.
Here are two fast and simple ideas:
Shaving cream with red and blue paint in a ziplock bag
Red, white and blue fruit smoosh sensory bag
7. Decorate the baby nursery for the Fourth of July.
Add a little red, white and blue decor to the baby nursery for the fourth of July.
One of the easiest things to do is add some cute throw pillows to the chair or rocker in the baby nursery.
You can get some simple white throw pillows and change the pillow covers for holidays or changes in the seasons.
That is exactly how I do it.
It is easy and budget-friendly.
We found these festive Fourth of July pillowcases on Etsy.
You can also find a large selection here on Amazon.
8. Start or add to your baby’s Holiday book collection.
Your baby’s first fourth of July is a great time to start a holiday book collection.
Fill a basket with seasonal books you can read to your baby.
It is never too early to start reading to your little one.
A couple of books our kids have loved over the years are below:
9. Enjoy the 4th of July holiday at the beach or lake.
The fourth of July is usually hot and often humid.
The best way to spend the day is at the beach or lake.
Taking your baby to the beach or lake for the day is a fun way to beat the heat.
Don’t forget sunscreen, a beach tent, little swimmers, and cornstarch or powder to help get the sand off your baby.
If you are breastfeeding, remember to drink plenty of water.
The article below is about taking toddlers to the beach, but much of it applies to babies as well:
If you will be staying at the beach or lake in the evening for Fireworks remember to bring insect repellent.
10. Start a new family tradition for the July 4th Holiday.
- Make a special breakfast
- Bake a red, white, and blue dessert to share
- Host the family BBQ
- Have a pig roast for family and friends
- Rent a beach house or cabin on a lake with friends
Don’t stress over the fourth of July holiday with your baby.