Now that you are already a parent, there are things you can’t do anymore. You have to make certain sacrifices if you want to be a good parent and raise your child well. Attending concerts is most likely one of the things you would have to sacrifice if you have a baby.
They are not necessarily allowed to watch concerts. The place is just not right for them. There is loud music that hurts their sensitive ears. Concerts also last for a very long time and it is not good for them especially if they have to sleep early.
As such, it is in your best interest to just look for someone to take care of your baby if there is a concert that you just can’t miss. You would rather have your baby stay home and sleep on time instead of just taking the risk.
Some parents have no choice
Finding a babysitter is easy for some parents especially if they have relatives they can trust or close friends. Not everyone has this opportunity though. Some parents even have to raise their kids alone. If you are one of them and you felt like you have already sacrificed a lot because of parenting, it is time to consider doing the things you used to love. This includes watching concerts.
If you can’t afford a babysitter or you have a hard time looking for one, bring your baby to a concert. Just make sure you prioritize the safety and welfare of your child above anything else.
Bring noise canceling headphones
This is a must if you are bringing your baby to a concert. Your baby won’t have to suffer the loud noise in the concert venue anymore. You will feel more relaxed knowing that your baby feels as if you are still at home. If it is time for nap, your baby can just take a nap and forget what is going on around. It also goes without saying that you should choose a location that is quite far from the sound systems so the noise canceling headphones would be able to do its job better.
Bring all the essentials
Plan this trip in advance. Make sure you bring everything that your baby needs. Nothing should be left at home to make sure that your baby is comfortable throughout the entire concert. It is also difficult moving out of the venue just because you have to buy something from a store. You might not even have the courage to get back once you have stepped outside. Pack the baby’s bag in advance and have a checklist so you forget nothing.
Use a baby carrier
It helps a lot if you have a baby carrier so your baby can just sleep comfortably in front of you. There is no need for you to carry your baby in your arms all night. You can enjoy the entire concert and still allow your baby to sleep comfortably.
There’s no need to finish the concert
The main reason why you are attending the concert is that you want some time off to yourself. You felt like you have sacrificed a lot for your baby. However, it does not mean you have to be there until the end. Being able to watch your favourite bands perform a few songs would already be satisfying. You can leave early so that your baby’s nap time would not be affected. For sure, you will already be satisfied just to see these bands perform live.
In short, bringing your baby to a concert is possible as long as you are a responsible parent. You should do whatever is in the best interest of your child. You have to plan this ahead of time and make sure you are fully prepared to watch the concert. You should not do this often. You should only do it when you really have no choice but to bring your child with you. Things are different now that you are a parent and you have to accept it. You can do the things you love before but there is a limit now.
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