Have you ever looked at your baby and wished you could press pause? Maybe wish the baby wouldn't grow so fast? As conventional moms, more likely than not, we share photos and videos of our kids on social media.
Read the amazing comments and acknowledge the likes, but it's not enough. You want to capture that moment, that milestone. Well, there's something you can do about that; create a baby memory book.
While it might seem traditional and unconventional, it's a fantastic opportunity for you to capture major milestones in their lives, their first birthday, first vacation, and the likes.
Are you looking for creative baby book ideas? Well, look no further, here are seven unique ways to keep track of your little one's milestones, and preserve every precious moment.
Baby Book Ideas
The best thing about having a baby memory book is that you can relive that moment again, recreate the experience. Plus, you can easily tell your narrative or story of that day. Besides, your baby will be glad to see themselves once they grow up.
Let's dive right into these creative baby memories ideas.
1. The Story of You
Every pregnancy is different. Nausea, mood swings, and changes in the body. The best way to rekindle the moments is to start right from the beginning, at conception. They say kids develop from a pea to grapefruit and slowly to a fist, and before you know it, its nine months and the baby's out.
It will be a pleasant experience to write about your experiences from the time the baby was inside you. The first sonogram to when you knew the baby is a boy or a girl, and the last prenatal exam.
It will be an interactive journal where you can express to your baby how it felt when they kicked inside you and on the day they decided to brace the world with their presence. You can call it the baby keepsake memory book.
2. The First year
Statistics reveal that in the first year, the growth rate of a baby is double any other time of their life. Every month, the baby grows at least one inch and gains about seven ounces every week. You wouldn't want to miss out on this incredible time.
You can on easily capture them as they grow, as they sit for the first time, as they learn to stand, crawl, and probably walk. With such growth rates, the baby outgrows their clothes so fast, all the more reason you should capture such moments.
3. Baby's First Birthday
Before you know it, the baby is one year old. What an amazing first year it was, and now it's time to celebrate. Take pictures of them in their best outfit, carrying their favorite stuffed animal.
Reaching to one year is one of the most significant milestones. That feeling of accomplishment as a mother because many others don't get to see that day. Take pictures with the rest of the family and every one of your supporters.
The baby won't remember this day. But with the memory book and a few pictures, they can relive that time again.
4. Baby's First Christmas
Ah yes! The baby's first Christmas. The time to set in the family traditions. A special time when family comes together, cook up some cinnamon rolls, and cookies with a warm cup of tea as you await Santa.
With such an abundance of joy, it would be the perfect time to get them into the festive mood. Dress them in those red elf clothes and takes as many pictures as you want. Visit Santa and take even more photos.
Capture that special moment when you're decorating the tree and playing in the snow filled with love and happiness. This will always keep the spirit of Christmas within them as they grow up.
5. My Family and Me Book
Over the years, the baby grows and loses touch with their extended family. Sometimes by bad luck, the family loses a member. That's why it's essential for you to remind your baby of the time they spent with family.
Introduce them to their uncles and aunts, cousins, grandparents, and other extended family members. Let the baby have a reminder of the time they spent with every one of them.
6. Digital Milestones
At least not all the baby book ideas have to be traditional. The famous actor Ashton Kutcher and his wife had this great idea of email milestones. This is where you create a digital account for the baby.
You can send videos, voice notes, and messages about the baby's growth over the years. The idea here us to be able to personalize every milestone in the baby's life and keeping it alive somewhere.
While some people may prefer to blog about their baby, a simple digital account can be a good idea. All the data will remain private, and when your baby is of age, you can share login details. Let them revisit their life.
7. An Alphabet Book
A great idea for a homemade baby book is an ABC book. When your baby turns three or four, they'll learn the alphabet. What a great way for them to read about the letters in the form of pictures they took with such an alphabet.
For example, you could take pictures of them in animals like the owl for letter O, a dog for letter D, a horse for H, and much more. Let them have something relatable with them in the future.
Relive the Precious Moments
The journey of motherhood starts hard but still precious, and before you know it, the baby is a tween, then a teenager, and they're off to campus. Some moments are meant to be felt more than once, so embrace these baby book ideas and create something special for that special person.
Written by Tammy Jones for The Healthy Moms Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to email@example.com.