Let’s talk unique ways to record your baby’s milestones and special memories!
From your baby’s very first breathe to their first steps, the first year of your child’s life is full of exciting and memorable moments.
Moments that you want to treasure for years to come.
So, to help you capture and celebrate those sweet baby milestones, we have put together 10 fun and unique ways you can record your baby’s story!
HOW DO YOU RECORD BABY MILESTONES?
When looking to record your baby’s milestones, you want to choose an option that bests suits you and your personality.
For example, if you like to write then choose an option, like a baby journal, that gives you plenty of space to write down all your thoughts and feelings. If you are more of a visual person, you may prefer an app to record your baby milestone.
The key is choosing a method that you are going to enjoy doing, so you don’t just start it and then stop a month or two into it.
UNIQUE WAYS TO RECORD BABY MILESTONES
Want a unique way to record your baby’s milestones and special memories?
Here are 10 creative ways you can record your baby’s first year:
KEEP A BABY MEMORY BOOK
If you prefer to put pen to paper then a baby memory book is the perfect option. It is also great for those that are a little more visual. The trick here is choosing the best baby memory book for you, so you can get the most out of it i.e. do you want lots of prompts or prefer a journal style, do you want lots of space for photos, or a keepsake pocket to include special mementos.
Here’s my guide to the best baby memory books no matter your preference.
CREATE AN EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR YOUR BABY
Set your baby up with an email account and then when you have a free moment, send sweet little emails about your day together, something they just learnt, a photo or video, or something a little deeper like your wishes for their future.
The best part about this is you can make it as quick or as in depth as you like, and it doesn’t matter what time of the day you do it. As well as you can share the email address with family members so they can also contribute memories as well.
WRITE MILESTONES AND MEMORIES ON YOUR ANNUAL CALENDAR
This is a great practical way to record the special moments, milestones, and events. All you need is a new calendar that you keep on your wall (or somewhere close by) and when something special happens just write it down on that corresponding day. Your calendar then becomes a record of that year’s special memories.
To make it extra memorable, you can also personalize the calendar with photos of your family which makes for a perfect keepsake in itself as well as looks amazing when hanging on the wall.
CREATE A BABY MEMORY BOX
If you want to hold onto a few special items then a beautiful baby keepsake box is the perfect way to safely store your items and help make those memories feel extra special.
RECORD THEM ON AN APP
If you rather keep all your records digital, then an app is a fantastic way to record your baby’s first year. There are a lot to choose from like Tiny Beans, Lifecake, and 1 Second A Day app (this one lets you record 1 second a day of your baby, then will stitch together all 365 days together to make a gorgeous video of your baby’s first year), so it will be all about finding one that you love so you can make the most of it.
CREATE A TIME CAPSULE
Like a keepsake box, you can create a time capsule to treasure all your precious memories for years to come. Here are some great time capsule ideas to do with your family in the years to come.
This is a little more time consuming so you may only want to plan to do one a week or one a month but writing a heartfelt letter to your child is a beautiful way to treasure your memories (here is one I wrote).
START A BLOG, PODCAST, OR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Who says you have to keep those memories to yourself! Starting a blog, podcast, or Youtube channel is a great way to share those treasured memories with as many (or as few) people in your life. It’s a great way to capture those little voices and silly noises they make and add your own stories and commentary.
WRITE A JOURNAL
Want a more personal baby keepsake? Then it doesn’t get much more personal then pouring all your thoughts and feeling into words.
Whether they are your mussing, struggles, prays, joys, or blessings there is something special about handwritten work that your child can appreciate later in life.
CREATE A BABY MILESTONE PHOTO BOOK
If you love to take photos and are a visual person, then you will love having a physical baby photo book on hand to look back through at all those baby milestones.
Simply snap away and take all those gorgeous baby photos (here is a list 40+ Baby photo ideas to take in the first year so you don’t miss a thing), then have them printed into a beautiful photo book.
There really in no right or wrong way to record your baby milestones. So, with all different ideas it really is about finding something that speaks to you and suits your family.
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