Saturday, January 6, 2018

Creative Ways to Document Your Baby's First Year

You know what they say: time flies! And, this is most certainly the case when you have had a baby. Your newborn’s first year seems to go so quickly, and you can get to the stage where it all feels like a blur because everything has happened so fast and it has been such a new experience. Because of this, it is a good idea to document your child’s first year so that you can look back on it at any point. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some creative suggestions for doing so.

Capture each month – One of the best ways to document your newborn’s first year is to capture each month with a photograph. Make sure each month has a different theme. You can get inspiration by looking at this newborn photo gallery. Once the 12 months are over, you also have a great Christmas present idea for all of your close friends and relatives. You can use the photographs to create a personalized calendar for the year ahead.

Create an infographic of your baby’s highlights – It’s a good idea to create an infographic, which captures all of your baby’s highlights throughout the first year. This can include items like the number of baby dummies that have been lost, the important dates, measurements, favorite foods, and so on. It is little things like that this that you will really come to treasure when your baby gets older.

Sew a baby clothes quilt – This is an adorable idea. We all know that babies go through clothing quicker than a fashion-conscious celebrity, and so instead of throwing away the clothing or giving it to another expecting mother, why not use it to create a quilt instead? This can be a lovely reminder of your baby’s first year.

Create a memory box – Another creative way for parents to remember your child’s first year is to create a memory box. This can include an array of different items that are significant to your child’s first year, including your favorite photo of them, your favorite newborn onesie, newspaper clippings, your baby’s first pacifier, and the hospital bracelet.

Use social media – Last but not least, using social media is not a suggestion that will appeal to everyone. Some parents are totally against it while others love nothing more than posting photographs of their baby. If you fall into the latter category, you can post funny statuses about your child and adorable photographs and you will be able to look back on this in the future.

Hopefully, you now have plenty of suggestions you can use to document your child’s first year. This is a period in your life whereby everything seems like one big blur, which is moving at a rapid pace. It’s always good to take a step back and document this period so you can treasure it forever. After all, as any parent will tell you, they grow up quickly!

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