Whether you love the Bengals, Packers, Broncos or any other NFL team, you probably dream of tailgating in the parking lot and watching the game in person. There’s something about being in the stands that just makes you feel like part of the team. When you have babies or small children living at home though, you might resign yourself to watching the big game in your living room. With the right tips and tricks, you can actually take even the littlest of sports fans to pro football games.
Dress for the Day
Football fans know that the weather can change in an instant. You might start off the day in shorts and a tee shirt before curling up under a blanket during overtime. Make sure that you dress your kids for all types of weather. Baby NFL jerseys can make your little one look like a future hall of fame running back. When you pair that jersey with a matching hooded sweatshirt and hat, your child will be ready for everything the day holds. You may want to bring sunglasses and some extra sunscreen too.
Explain the Rules
Though babies won’t get much out of the game, older kids often want to know what goes on in front of them. Before the game starts, give your children a brief run down of how athletes play the game and what will happen. Show them the end zone for both teams, let them know which side you root for and explain what happens during kickoff and other moments in the game. Taking just a few minutes to explain those rules can make life-long fans out of your kids.
Prepare for Emergencies
Preparing for emergencies is something that all parents must go through. You never know when your toddler might suddenly throw a temper tantrum or when colic sets it with your baby. As much as you want to sit and enjoy the game, you need to put your child’s needs first. Don’t be afraid to walk out of the stadium and take your child on a short walk around the parking lot. Bringing a few books and toys from home can also help. This keeps your child comfortable and can help calm even the angriest of toddlers. As long as you prepare for emergencies and dress right, you can enjoy football games with your kids.