Fireworks

Arum - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi all...

I need some advice..

Hubby got us reservations for watching fireworks at the beach next month. Each year, the show is big and goes on for 30 min to an hour, starting from around 8.30 PM. The audience sits at the waterfront while the fireworks are launched from a nearby small island. My son will be around 5 months old at that time. I really want to go but am having second thoughts concerning my son. Will the fireworks scare him? Will the noise be too loud for his ears? If we do go, what precautions should I take?



I need some advice, should I cancel the reservation or not.... thanks.

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Check out the Peltor NR22 ear muffs. We took our 5 month old son to the show in Spokane this year and he barely flinched. They are adjustable enough to fit an infant even though they are marketed as youth.

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Kelly - posted on 07/24/2009

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We took our little one to a local Australian Rules Football game in May, when she was 11 weeks old (for Mothers Day) and we ended up standing right next to the siren, which is as loud as any firework. She was a bit unsettled when the first siren went off, as she was laying in her stroller at the time, but for the next sirens I had her in my arms and she never even flinched. She was concentrating more on the men running around the field in shorts lol

Sydnee - posted on 07/23/2009

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i would defiantly take him. your hubby went out of his way to make sure you got a good spot. i would make sure though that you get there early enough that you could easily walk to the car if needed. its all a part of growing up. ear cones would be a good idea. but i know my parents took me and my brother to fireworks growing up and we can hear just fine these days.

Nicole - posted on 07/20/2009

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i think it depends on if other loud noises like sirens or motorcycles going by and things like that bother him or not..my girl was fine with the fireworks on the fourth..in fact i tried to put her to bed when they were still going on and she could hear them and she didn't want to go to bed..lol when i took her back outside she was all giggles

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Zach LOVED watching the fireworks on the 4th of July! I was worried he might be scared too, but nope! We were far enough away that it was not loud, but as some suggested you could get some ear muffs if you are worried about noise. About halfway through the show, Zachary fell asleep on me. :)

Kelly - posted on 07/15/2009

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we took our 4 month old to the 4th of July fireworks in Boston this year. We got stuck in a crowd with a lot of screaming and pushing and shoving. He was in his carseat in the stroller and slept through it all. It would depend on your baby how comfortable you feel taking him-- how does he respond to other noises, crowdes, etc?

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you can get him little ear muffs. we took my now 21 month-old to an air show when she was 5 months old and we got her some ear muffs for the section of the show with the jets. she had a great time and still loves her muffs to this day! good luck!

Jenny - posted on 07/14/2009

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hey there my daughter is 4 months old and we watched the fireworks on july 1st and she loved them wouldn't take her eyes off of them mind you they don't bother my or my hubby.. so i guess as long as ur relaxed and he knows they are not going to hurt him he should be fine,,, i just kept telling my little one how pretty they were,, mind you she was fixed on them never bothered her a bit

Katrina - posted on 07/14/2009

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I have a little one is alomst two and I wouldn't even take him to the fireworks. They are far too loud for a baby

Kacey - posted on 07/13/2009

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My daughter is 5 months as well. She did just fine with the fireworks on july 4th. just make sure to hold him and no be nervous about it. if you feel nervous the baby will sense it and become nervous as well. Just relax and have fun! I would also reccomend having him take a nap before you go. that way he is relaxed. sleepy babies are way easier to upset than well rested ones! Good luck! hope this helped!

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