Create a Baby Book
The idea of starting and maintaining a baby book during the hectic early months of new motherhood can seem daunting, but once you get going, it's easy to create something your family will cherish.
Gather Your Supplies
What do you need to get started? A scrapbook, archival paper, photo corners, a glue stick, scissors, a paper trimmer, photos, and mementos.
Use Colorful Backgrounds
Choose colorful paper to make a lively background for
photos and other tidbits. Try to choose paper that complements, rather than distracts from, your photos. Pictures and memorabilia should be the focus of the page.
Start with Baby's First Picture
Which image comes first? Try the best of baby’s hospital photos!
Add Favorite Photos
“Baby’s first after-bath smile!”
Match an assortment of favorite milestone photos with captions about the moments in which they were taken.
Mix in Vintage Snapshots
Don’t leave out Great Grandma! Vintage family pictures help illustrate Baby’s family history.
Add Notes on Your Own Stationery
Writing Baby handwritten letters he can enjoy when he’s older is
a great tradition and something you can incorporate into the baby book.
Show Off Your Family Tree
A family tree layout is a great way to highlight where Baby fits in!
Match Your Background to Your Message
Was your first trip with Baby a jaunt to the park? Share highlights and pictures from
Baby’s first outing beneath a leafy tree.
Diaper pins, baby bracelets, and other tiny trinkets help give your baby book three dimensions.
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