July 4th how old should a baby b to watch?

Samantha - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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my daughter is two months and one week right now..and july 4th in my home town they have a huge fireworks i was wonder how old should a child be to watch them for them not to be toloud.. cuz in july my daughter will be about 6 months old and i wana know if she will go deaf if she watches them cuz they are in our back yard should i leave her in side or let her watch or is it to loud??

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Faith - posted on 04/03/2010

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I say at six months she will not remember so why put yourself through the fears. There are many more to come that she will enjoy:) Worse case get a sitter to stay in the house so you can enjoy the entertainment and still check up on her it will make you feel better. I hate to say it but if you are feeling doubt than go with it. I was always taught to go with your first gut instinct. It comes with being a mom. Welcome aboard!!:)

Dawn - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son was not even a month in a half at his first 4th of July and it didnt bother him at all! He accually slept thru most of it!

Amanda - posted on 04/02/2010

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both my sons were 6 months when they went. if it bothers her she will cry just bring some earmuffs or something she should be fine if it bothers her you could also bring her in the car or something the sound is muffled.



btw my sons LOVED it and have been going every year since each of them has been born. no hearing problems for the oldest who has gone more than 6 times and the youngest seems ok too he will be going to his second one this year. I also brought them both to the circus when the youngest was 6 months and that is louder than the fireworks...

Heather - posted on 04/02/2010

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Gwen has the right of it. Take her to watch and if she cries, take her in the house. No biggie. Fear of loud noises is one of the natural fears we are born with. As we grow, we learn which ones to be afraid of and which ones to endure.

Gwen - posted on 04/02/2010

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In the movie, I don't believe the sirens made him "go" deaf. The sirens were a sign to the parents that their son was already deaf.

Anyway, some babies get very frightened by the loud noise/bright lights and start crying. You could bring her outside and if she gets scared, take her back in the house where it is quiet.

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Teresa - posted on 04/02/2010

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OK, my oldest was just under 3 months old for her first fireworks, and she slept the whole time. We go about an hour away from home where they have some of the biggest celebrations in our surrounding area. She was fine and now she is almost 7. My middle child was born on July 1st and she just slept through most of it, woke up and wanted to eat, then she went back to sleep. She was 2 days old when she got to go to her first fireworks,now she is going on 4. I believe that your baby will be fine. A movie is just that, a movie if it isn't a documentary, then it probably isn't true. Movies have added things that can be based on truth, but often exaggerated. Take something to protect your childs hearing, like a pair of earplugs or some ear muffs if you are that worried about it, and let her enjoy what she will stay awake for.

Lori - posted on 04/02/2010

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She probably will not like the noise at all! Every year we walk to our neighborhood park to sit and watch the fire works- and every year we hear several frightened little babies wailing almost as loud as the works!! Poor little dears may be better off at home and in the quiet until they are old enough to understand what is going on around them. But- you may get several Mom's who will dis agree with me and say they had no trouble with their Babies??
Good luck and no need to worry so soon about that anyway!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/02/2010

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I did not let my son go to see fireworks until he was older than two. For me, it wasn't just the noise (which is bad enough) it was the intense vibration through the entire body...it is extremely strong and very frightening for little ones. I would let him see them from a great distance...call me over protective, but I figured he isn't going to remember them before that point anyway...so why risk it?

Samantha - posted on 04/02/2010

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lol i wathed it a while ago wen i was like in 7th grade lol i cant rember wat happend but yea i just afraid she might hurt ehr ears cuz i had alot of ear and hearing problems wen i was younger i had tubs in my ears

Samantha - posted on 04/01/2010

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i just i seen a movie i thnk it was holdan opis or soemthin i cant rember and he was watchin a parade and a fire trucks sirin went off and he was a couple months old and he went deaf and if sirins can make a baby go deaf wouldnt fireworks

Erin - posted on 04/01/2010

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I think IMO that she will be fine. If you think they may be too loud, get some earplugs for her to wear. Have fun!!

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