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Do they love it or hate it? I showed DS "fireworks" on the computer and he was enthralled and said he wanted to see them tonight, but of course I worry that the noise will freak him out and we'll have a meltdown on our hands. Not that I'm not used to carrying him outta places kicking and screaming.....<br><br>
Happy 4th BTW!
 

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I guess you just have to decide based on your kiddo. Our plan is to not go the main activities/up close but to watch from a distance.
 

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Last year he was a year old and freaked completely. This year he seemed a little concerned about the noise, but he was also transfixed. I would say he really enjoyed them this year- the big show and the little ones that the neighbors put on. He loves those little poppers he can throw. It was a full day, but a good one!
 

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Depends on the child. My 5 year old covered her ears but loved watching. This year her sister who is two...danced and screamed and was so excited..she loved it. My oldest would have been terrified I think.<br><br>
Take into consideration that it will be late and they might be tired and a semi-sensitive child might be ultra sensitive. I made sure my daughter's nap was late on Tuesday night when we went(Canada Day)<br><br>
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We left the show early. My two year old kept saying, "all done," "boom" and "scary." She didn't freak-out, but she really wanted to leave, so we did.
 

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DS will be 2.5 next month and we took him to the show and told him that fireworks are safe and fun but that if he didn't like them we could leave right away. He LOVED it!<br><br>
Then when we got home and he didn't want to go to bed he whimpered that the fireworks scare him and he needs to stay up with momma and daddy to snuggle. Man they certainly are smart little ones, aren't they?
 

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At this age I am not willing to sacrifice a sane and peaceful bedtime. Staying up for fireworks would certainly = meltdown. I think he would enjoy it if we were far enough awy so it wasn't too loud. FWIW my neighbors were doing small fireworks on our court and one of our neighbors had their almost 3 year old out there and he seemed to enjoy it.
 

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My twins are almost 28 months old and we did our own fireworks. Kaytlin liked the first few but after that she was done. She hated the sound and spent the evening inside, while Alivea loved them. She was amazed at the lights and sounds. I would at least try and if they don't like it, the worst thing you would do is leave....
 

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I took both my kids (1 and 3) to our Canada Day fireworks and they both loved it!
 

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At 6 months DD watched the whole show enthralled. At 18 months she slept through them. This summer she wanted me to cover her ears but loved the color.
 
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