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10 Sweet Ideas For Baby’s First Valentine’s Day [2024]

Updated January 23, 2024

Are you looking for ways to celebrate your baby’s first Valentine’s day? You are not alone!

Now more than ever, the holiday is not just for adults. From babies to teens and beyond, Valentine’s day has a place in everyone’s heart.

According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 55% of Americans will celebrate Valentine’s day in 2023.

When you have a baby there are so many amazing “firsts” to celebrate and your first Valentine’s Day as a family is no exception!

baby's first Valentine's Day


The 10 ideas we share below are simple to do. You can keep things as low-key as you want.

The whole idea is to celebrate your love and begin to create memories your child will cherish for a lifetime.

Photos, time spent together, and family traditions are never forgotten.

Over the Christmas holidays, my oldest and I went through his baby pictures together.

It was amazing to see how many happy memories it sparked for him.

I was grateful that we celebrated and photographed so many holiday moments, like his first Valentine’s Day.

Even during the years when he was little and we were exhausted. Even when we didn’t do anything big, it was memorable to him.

We love helping you find simple and low-stress ways to make your baby’s first holidays magical and memorable.


10 Sweet ways to celebrate your baby’s first Valentine’s Day!

1. Dress up your baby in a cute baby’s first Valentine’s Day outfit.

Dress your baby up for the holiday! Stores are filled with adorable Valentine’s Day outfits for babies.

You can keep it simple and go with a one-piece romper.

That is my first choice with a new baby. It is OK to keep it simple.

Buy an outfit that is adorable for your baby and functional for Mom.

 I love this Burt’s Bees one-piece romper! It is just perfect for Valentine’s day.

Burt’s Bees Baby Rompers are 100% organic cotton, zip-up front (no dreaded snaps!), and machine washable.

They run a little large because they are made for sleep and play. So keep that in mind when purchasing.

They are an Amazon best-seller and you can read the reviews here

For most of us, Valentine’s Day is one of the coldest and the snowiest months of the year.

These rompers are snuggly warm.

Keeping the baby safe and warm is a priority in the winter.

That is an excellent reason to choose a one-piece romper for your baby’s Valentine’s outfit.

However, if you are looking for Valentine’s Day photo outfits, these adorable outfits I found on Etsy might be what you are looking for.


Newborn Girl Valentine Outfit, Be Mine Outfit, Babys 1st Valentine, Baby Ruffle Romper, Valentine Romper, Heart Baby Outfit, Valentine Baby
Newborn Girl Valentine Outfit, Be Mine Outfit


BABY GIRL 1st VALENTINE Set-Valentine's Day Baby Outfit-Heart Outfit-my first valentines outfit-heart leg warmers-red-photo prop-Valentine
BABY GIRL 1st VALENTINE Set-Valentine’s Day Baby Outfit


Baby Girl Romper Valentine Hearts Bamboo Cotton Ultra Soft
Baby Girl Romper Valentine Hearts Bamboo Cotton Ultra Soft

from: Etsy



Baby Boy Romper Valentine XO Love Bamboo Cotton Ultra Soft
Baby Boy Romper Valentine XO Love Bamboo Cotton Ultra Soft

from: Etsy


2Plan a baby’s first Valentine’s Day Photoshoot.

You can splurge and go all out on a professional photographer or take your baby’s first Valentine’s day 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.

If you decide to take the pictures yourself. Do it before Valentine’s Day.

If you wait until the holiday to take pictures, things could easily go wrong.

Your baby could get sick. You could get sick. It could be a bad teething day.

Need some sweet Valentine’s backdrop and prop ideas for your photos? I found these adorable ones on Etsy.


Valentine's Day Backdrop, Valentine's Day Photo Background, Bokeh Hearts Backdrop for Valentines, Valentine Backdrops Photography VD197
Valentine’s Day Backdrop, Valentine’s Day Photo Background


Valentine's Backdrop, Vinyl Photography Backdrop Valentine's Day Photography Background, Pink Valentines Photo Props Red Hearts VD145
Valentine’s Backdrop, Vinyl Photography Backdrop 


Related: 10 Safety Tips For Baby’s First Winter


3. Throw a baby Valentine’s Day party for your friends or family.

Are you in a local mom-and-baby group? Invite your friends over with their babies for a little Valentine’s Day party. You can keep it simple and low-key.

If you want to score points invite the grandparents if they live close by too.

Hang up Valentine’s Day decorations, and make (or buy!) some yummy Valentine’s Day treats and Valentine’s party favors for your guests.  You will be a hit with your mom group and mom friends!


Valentine’s Day Party Decoration Ideas:


EtsyValentine's Decoration Banner / BE MINE decor / Valentine Banner / Valentine's Decorations / My Love Sign / Be Mine Garland / Love Garland



EtsyValentine's Day Decoration Kit / Valentine's Day / Valentine's Day Party / Valentine's Day Banner / Valentines Day Party Decor




EtsyValentines Day Party Cups - Valentine's Day Party Decorations, Valentine's Day Party Supplies, Valentine's Kids, Plastic Cups
Valentines Day Party Cups – Valentine’s Day Party Decorations



EtsyValentines Day door decor, Valentines wreath for front door, Valentines mesh wreath, Door decoration, Lighted wreath for front door



Valentine’s Day Treats:

You can’t have a party without food! We love these Valentine’s Day treat recipes that are sure to be gobbled up by your guests!

Shot Through The Heart Brownies – It’s Always Autumn

Valentine’s Crack – Sparkles to Sprinkles

44 Best Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas – One Little Project

Hershey’s Kisses Shortbread Cookies – The Cookie Writer

These are without a doubt the BEST shortbread cookies I have ever tasted! This is my go-to recipe for holiday cookies.

I adapted the recipe for Valentine’s Day and used Nestle Crunch candy hearts.

They melt in your mouth! Your guests will love them. Need a quick gift for your partner? They will be begging you to make them all the time.

The cookies take less than 30 minutes in total to make. 





4. Decorate the nursery with colorful Valentine’s day decor.

Babies love bright colors. For Valentine’s Day decorate the nursery and the rooms your baby spends the most time in.

When it comes to finding the cutest Valentine’s Day home decor my first stop is ALWAYS Etsy! I fell in love with these heart-shaped wooden blocks!

They are perfect for adding a pop of Valentine’s color to the nursery.

You could also put the wooden blocks down low so your baby can enjoy them during tummy and playtime.


EtsyConversation wood hearts, Valentines day, Heart wood blocks, Conversation heart wood block, holiday blocks


baby's first Valentine's Day


5. Spend the day snuggling with your little one.

That is what I wish I had done a lot more of when I had babies that weren’t mobile yet.

If I could back in time there would be a lot more snuggles and cuddles, and a lot less time spent worrying about everything.

Your baby is going to grow so fast and you can’t get that time back. So if spending the day cuddling on the couch sounds like the perfect first Valentine’s Day to you. Do it.

Take lots of pics though! You’ll both love looking back at them many years from now.

We live in New England where the weather in February is cold and snowy or cold and grey.

My vote is for Valentine’s Day spent snuggling with your baby and partner.


Baby's First Valentine's day


6. Start a holiday book basket.

Valentine’s Day leads us right into St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. Your baby’s first Valentine’s Day is a great time to start a holiday book collection.

Fill the 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:

A sweet story featuring the beloved Llama Llama, this book is a warm and fuzzy tale about showing love to friends and family, perfect for little hands to hold and enjoy.

From the team that brought you “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” this book follows Mouse as he makes Valentine’s Day cards for all his friends. It teaches about friendship and appreciation in a way that’s relatable for young children.

A lovely board book with an interactive puppet feature that allows parents and kids to act out the heartwarming “I love you” game between Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare.

This playful lift-the-flap book has babies and toddlers joining in on the hunt for Baby’s Valentine. It’s a fun way to explore the concept of searching and finding, with the joy of revealing surprises on each page.

In this adorable book, a young boy believes he is the best at giving hugs and sets out to hug everyone and everything in sight. It’s a humorous and sweet story that encourages affection and warmth, aligning beautifully with the spirit of Valentine’s Day.

When you start collecting children’s books, you need a place to keep them. I love using storage baskets for baby and toddler books.


7. Give your baby a Valentine’s Day gift.

You can’t give your baby chocolates or flowers on Valentine’s, but you can give them a gift they will love!

I found these amazing wooden toys for babies on Etsy:


Montessori Baby Set of 6 Toys -- Montessori Infant Set -- Motor Development Set
Montessori Baby Set of 6 Toys — Montessori Infant Set — Motor Development Set



Star Wars Teether with Clip | Yoda Teether | Millennium Falcon Teether | bb8 Teether | R2D2 Teether| Wooden Star Wars Toy | Star Wars Baby
Star Wars Teether with Clip | Yoda Teether | Millennium Falcon Teether | bb8 Teether | R2D2 Teether| Wooden Star Wars Toy | Star Wars Baby



Gender Neutral Baby Gift for All-Natural Baby - Gender Neutral Baby Toy for Teething - Natural Organic Baby Teething Toy
Gender Neutral Baby Gift for All-Natural Baby 



Safari baby play gym - Wooden baby gym with toys - Infant activity center - African animals. Montessori. Gender neutral. Baby shower gift
Safari baby play gym – Wooden baby gym with toys – Infant activity center – African animals. Montessori. Gender neutral.


8. Take time to connect with your partner and celebrate your love.

Valentine’s Day when you are dating usually means getting dressed up, going out to a fancy dinner, and expensive gifts.

Having a baby changes everything.

All of a sudden life is all about your baby.

Couple that with sleep deprivation, busy schedules, and lousy weather.  It would be no surprise if you wanted to skip the holiday altogether.

Valentine’s Day celebrations don’t need to be big elaborate events.

You can stay home, get cozy on the couch, enjoy some hot chocolate, and binge-watch your favorite show together.


Baby's First Valentine's day


Another easy idea for Valentine’s Day is to order your favorite take-out and eat dinner in bed together.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way that doesn’t leave you exhausted.

That in itself is an amazing gift to each other.

Let your partner know that you are OK with a low-key Valentine’s Day.


9.  Don’t stress out about the first Valentine’s Day with your baby.

Relax and have fun with your baby. Enjoy the day even if things don’t go as you expected.

If you want first Valentine’s Day pictures, I always suggest doing the photos before Valentine’s Day.

It is one less thing you have to worry about.

If the day doesn’t go as planned, you already have pics for the grandparents.

The baby might get sick or be fussy on Valentine’s Day.

You don’t know.

So plan for the things that are most important to you about the day.

Then chill. Some things we have no control over.


Baby's First Valentine's day


10.  Start a new family tradition that your baby will grow up to cherish every year.

Your baby won’t remember their first Valentine’s Day, but you will.

Start a tradition that your family will look forward to each year.

  • Bake a special Valentine’s treat
  • Make homemade bird feeders
  • Give each other homemade Valentine
  • Donate to a cause you love

Those are the things your child is going to grow up remembering and looking forward to.


baby's first Valentine's Day


How do you celebrate baby’s first Valentine’s Day?

You can celebrate your baby’s first Valentine’s day as simply or as elaborately as you’d like!

I always go for simple.

We live in New England and February is the worst month of the year.

It is always bitterly cold and snowy.

So I planned to celebrate my children’s first Valentine’s days low-key and at home.

I buy them a cute outfit and a gift and plan a special dinner at home with my husband.

You could plan to stay home or celebrate with friends and family.

You might want to buy or make your baby a Valentine’s Day present.

A great way to spend Valentine’s Day with your baby is to stay in your PJ’s all day and snuggle together!






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    Dr. Doug Penta, MD - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Dr. Doug Penta, is a seasoned Obstetrician and Gynecologist with over 38 years of practice, co-founded Maternity Comfort Solutions to provide evidence-based pregnancy and parenting information. A Boston University alum and former Clinical Professor at Harvard, his articles on Maternity Comfort Solutions offer expectant mothers invaluable nutritional insights.

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    Sue Winters, RN - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Sue combines 20 years of nursing with a rich background in early childhood education. Co-founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions, her articles provide creative toddler activities and practical tips on pregnancy nutrition and baby shower planning, embodying her commitment to supporting families through early parenthood.

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