Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:14 PM
 
Your baby is growing by leaps and bounds cognitively, emotionally, physically and socially. Chronicle your baby's growth and development in these fun ways to create memories of your little one that you'll treasure forever.

Monthly photos

PhotosChronicle your baby's growth in photos. Take a photograph of your baby at the beginning of every month. Include the same toy or stuffed animal in the picture, and pose you baby in the same manner. It's really cool to see your baby's growth in pictures. Also, get a professional photo of your whole family done at the same time each year to show how your kids are all growing.

Online baby journal

Chronicle your child's first years in a personalized, online baby journal. Use Kidmondo to create a wonderful journal full of images, videos, milestones, growth charts, stories and more about your little one's life.

Kidmondo's basic plan is free which includes up to three journals and 100 MB of storage. If you need more room, for $39 a year you can sign up for their Plus plan that includes unlimited journals, five GB of space and no advertisements.



Handprints

Record your baby's growth with plaster handprints. You can buy handprint kits for about ten dollars each and take imprints every month for a year. Once your baby reaches a year old, switch to taking handprints (or even footprints) on a yearly basis.

First year calendar

Chronicle your baby's developmental milestones, growth, special events and more by using a calendar such as the Classic Pooh Baby's First Year Calendar. This calendar features monthly pages for height, weight, favorites and achievements. There's also a special spot for a letter from mommy and daddy, along with other useful pages. This calendar will be a keepsake that you'll love for many years to come.

Keeping track of your baby's milestones, growth and achievements takes a little time and effort, but it's worth it. Whether you keep a journal, take pictures or chronicle your child's life in another way, make it fun. You will treasure all the precious memories of your baby for a lifetime.

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