Don’t Worry About It: 5 Fall Traditions Your Baby Will Never Know You Skipped

When the leaves begin to turn and the temperature begins to drop many parents get excited about all the fun that fall can bring. While it’s true that spending time outdoors with family in the fall is fun, many parents feel a lot of pressure to participate in the most Instagram-able traditions of the season. If you're feeling stressed about squeezing it all in this fall, check out the fall traditions below that your baby will never even know they missed.

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Going to the pumpkin patch

While little ones usually do love visiting a pumpkin patch, they usually love going to a park or playing in their front yard just as much. This year, pick up a pumpkin at the grocery store, snap a few pictures at home, and spend the time you would have spent fighting lines at the pumpkin patch hanging out and showering your baby with attention at home.

Picking apples

Apples and applesauce are often toddler favorites. Those toddlers usually don’t care much at all about where those apples come from though. If your family misses the apple orchard trip this fall, don’t feel any guilt and, instead, spend your emotional energy snuggling that sweet baby of yours!

Going for a hayride

Hayrides are one of the most Instagram-able fall traditions. They’re also hot, itchy, and sometimes scary for babies and young kids. If your family loves hayrides, go for it! If not, it’s totally fine to skip this tradition, your baby will never miss it!

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Wearing family Halloween costumes

Coordinated Halloween costumes are super cute, but they’re in no way a fall must-do. Lots of kids don’t dress up for Halloween at all and, of those that do, the ones in mismatched, homemade costumes are usually just as happy as those expensive, store-bought coordinated sets.

Attending the state fair

While the State Fair might sound like a bundle of fall fun, it often ends up being expensive, crowded, and overstimulating to little ones. Fairs often offer a lot for older kids and adults but little ones just aren't equipped to handle the noise, lights, and delicious food they are not ready to eat yet. Instead of spending the day at the fair, entertain your baby at home by introducing a new toy or sensory experience. They'll enjoy playing in a sand or water table just as much, if not more, than they would enjoy the fair, we promise!

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Don’t Worry About It: 5 Fall Traditions Your Baby Will Never Know You Skipped

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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