Most mums wish to preserve all the precious memories that come with having a new baby. While a lot of us keep these mementoes in boxes, one of the best ways we can really showcase these precious items is by making a baby book or journal through scrapbooking.
Nowadays, there are already a lot of scrapbooking designs available online with downloadable templates. They’re easy to use because all you need to do is add your personal items to them. However, if you want a more unique look, you can opt to make your own scrapbooking designs.
What You Can Put Inside Your Baby Scrapbook
We scoured the web for some creative scrapbooking designs to document your pregnancy up to your baby’s first year.
Letter to Your Unborn Child
Pregnancy is such an emotional roller coaster. Document this by writing to your unborn child and telling him about your concerns, worries, and most of all, your hopes and dreams for his life.
Don’t know where to start? Take a cue from this mum’s version.
Was Daddy taken by surprise when you announced your pregnancy to him? We hope you took a photo of that moment, because capturing the look on his face when he heard the good news is priceless!
Ultrasound Results or Sonogram
Remember the day you found out you were having a baby via sonogram? How about the day you found out about your baby’s sex? Keep these papers and paste them into your baby’s journal. You can even include details on how you made the exciting announcement to the world.
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Aside from including photos of this memorable event, you may also want to include some cards from your guests, clips of your decor, wrapping paper, buntings and giveaway tokens. Get some snapshots of you in your baby bump during the baby shower as well.
Scrapbooking designs are truly made original by the personal touches you include in them. What better way to personalise them than by adding your photos? Include baby’s first photos, your first photos as a family as well as those loved ones who paid a visit in the hospital.
Another great idea is to use photos to make a family tree in your baby book.
This is most likely the first accessory that your baby will wear and it has his name on it too. Make sure you find a special spot for it in your scrapbook.
Your world stopped when you welcomed your bundle of joy, but for the rest, it was just another day. A cute baby scrapbook idea is to add newspaper clippings of current events that happened during your baby’s birth. So that when your baby grows up, he’ll have an idea about what transpired in the world on the day he was born.
Use photos, wallpaper swatches, fabric cutouts, stickers or even your nursery dream board to personalise your baby book. Chances are his room will not look that way forever, so here’s your chance to document it while you can.
Wouldn’t it be cute if your child got to read your personal account of how you and his father met? That would be one for the books, literally! You can skip the gory details and just focus on how happy you were when you found out about your pregnancy.
You can also write a quick account of the things that transpired before you gave birth. Were you at home? What time was it when you went to the hospital? What were you doing when you realised your little one is on the way? We swear we’ll never forget everything that happened, but just to be sure, it’s better to put it in writing.
The hospital usually takes your baby’s hand and foot prints at birth. Including these in your baby journal will truly leave a unique mark.
Your baby’s first haircut is a milestone moment. Keep a lock of your baby’s hair in a small envelope. Then along with photos of your baby having his hair cut, display them in his baby book. Some mums like including the first nail trimmings, or the dried-up umbilical stump as memorabilia.
This list of baby scrapbook ideas wouldn’t be complete without cute snapshots of your baby’s milestones – his first laugh, first steps, first time trying solid food, and even family events like his first Christmas, Chinese New Year, Halloween and more.
Of course, for this, you’ll have to wait until your child grows older. But a baby tooth organiser is a great way to chronicle your child’s development.
Have fun putting together your baby’s scrapbook, mums and dads!
Republished with permission from theAsianparent Philippines.
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