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Despite those inevitable sleep-deprived days and nights, the first year of a baby’s life has numerous exciting things to look forward to. From their first solid foods to the first tooth and curl, to sleeping through the night and crawling, that first year is packed with oodles of fun memories, and it can often be difficult to keep track of them all. That’s why it’s important to come up with a method for documenting them. Look beyond the classic baby book by finding fun, creative ways to remember the magical moments. From fill-in-the-blank posters you can use to record milestones and hang as art, to a DIY chalkboard wall that makes the perfect monthly photo op, there are plenty of unique ways to make sure these precious memories are recorded for good.
Here are 6 creative ways to document baby’s first-year milestones!
Recording those precious moments! 1 of 7
Looking for unique ways to document those precious first-year milestones of your baby's life? Here are 6 creative ways to do it, on Babble!
Baby Milestone Cards 2 of 7
This is such a simple, fun way to document milestones and snap a photo at the same time. Just jot down the date of the milestone on the card, and take picture. Such a cute idea!
Photo credit: Design Child
This Is Your Book 3 of 7
A modern baby journal you can fill out yourself, This Is Your Book gives parents the opportunity to record way more than just their little one's birth weight. I love that it offers an opportunity to reflect on the poop culture that surrounds the special day — from basic info such as hair color and the name of the hospital where you gave birth, to sharing with your child all of the baby names that were ruled out. Creative, right? This Is Your Book opens the opportunity for future conversation with your child! It utilizes things like current events and maps to help share the story of your baby's first year. It really isn't your average baby book.Photo credit: Barnes and Noble
Create an Heirloom 4 of 7
An heirloom high-quality set of 6 cards is a unique way to document baby's milestones. Packaged in a beautiful keepsake box with cotton ribbon, the gold foil-stamped and printed-by-hand cards on a vintage letterpress are sure to help you document in style!
Photo Credit: Sycamore Street Press
Monthly Milestone 5 of 7
Get creative with your monthly milestone photos! Add text to the photo so you can remember all of the milestones from the month. That way, you'll have context when you're reminiscing and flipping through photos of your little one from years past.
Photo credit: Jennifer Bacher
Chalkboard Wall 6 of 7
Babble writer Lauren Hartmann used a chalkboard to document Fern's first year. Creating a chalkboard wall is a great way to remember the important things each month. It's an easy project for your home, and as your baby grows, they will love it too! If you don't have a wall to paint with chalkboard paint, you can always use a smaller chalkboard and place the photo on it.
Photo credit: Lauren Hartmann
Fill-In The Blank Poster 7 of 7
Document your baby's first year on a poster! Yes, it's nursery art in itself. What's not to love? The My First Years Poster is a keepsake you can hang right in the nursery, and it comes in seven color palettes you can choose from. With more than 30 fields for you to fill out, it's a creative and unique way to document all of the important moments from their first words to their first steps. and so much more!
Photo credit: Strange Birdu Studios
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