Babies grow up so fast and their first year will be filled with surprises and new discoveries. This can be very exciting for a new parent. They go through many milestones such as sitting up by themselves, speaking their first word, choosing their first soft toy and smiling for the first time. These are precious moments for a parent to cherish. There are a few things you can do to document these sweet memories and we will be discussing some of them in the article below.
A new member of the family is a cause for celebration. If you have a sweet tooth and you’re a lover of food, you can celebrate each month with a beautifully decorated cupcake or a dessert. You can even make it a family event. Not just to celebrate a new life but to celebrate the bonds that bring you all together. Parenthood isn’t all roses and rainbows either as you will have to wake up at odd times and be laden with hundreds of chores. It will be a refreshing for you to step out of the house and socialise with friends and family.
You can also order baby milestone cards or stickers to celebrate each precious moment of your baby’s life. It’s a time for celebration and happiness. You can insert pictures and photos in these cards. Speaking of photos, they are an ideal way of documenting the tiny steps your baby takes. You can create a series of photographs of your baby at varying stages of their life and produce a montage. For example, you can take a photo of them at the same place every day for a period of time just to see how they transform. You hardly notice them changing while you’re in the moment but once time sweeps you by, you’ll be astounded at how much they’ve changed and learnt. You will be able to create a time lapse video out of this.
You can involve friends and family who live further away from you as well. Send them some milestone baby cards to keep them up to date with your little one’s progress. You can include a letter inside as well. This will actually get you into the habit of writing. What better way to polish up your writing skills and connect with your loved ones at the same time?
You can even create a story of firsts. It’s quite simple. All you have to do is get a chalkboard and write all the details on what your baby has accomplished so far. Make sure to include photos. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a chalkboard. You can pin them up on a foam board or decorate your fridge with a list of firsts. You can even do this digitally.