Tall Mom tiny baby: Ways To Document Special Moments In Your Newborn Baby's Life {guest post}

Ways To Document Special Moments In Your Newborn Baby's Life {guest post}

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The fantastic Rachael McAdams of @livealittleNYC is sharing some fantastic ways to document moments in your tiny baby's life!  Rachael is new to the SAHM community but she has been a writer for years. Rachael enjoys writing about various subjects, but especially enjoys providing advice to new moms. Rachel is also an avid runner, and enjoys photography and cooking when she’s not chasing around her twins. If you’d like to follow Rachael, you can find her on Twitter at @livealittleNYC

And now, without further ado --- take it away, Rachael!

Let’s face it – when you have a baby, you generally spend most of your time taking photos and videos and sharing them with family and friends. There are a bunch of different ways, however, to take those moments and document them for the long term. Here are some great ways to keep those memories for all time as well as make some unique baby memory items.

Baby Book by Ruby Love

Growing up, I knew where my mother kept my baby book and would pull it out from time to time to look at everything she documented. When I became an adult, my mother gave me my baby book to keep. I love reading the notes my mother entered back when I was still in diapers. When I had my twin girls, I made sure to do two books! I included items like the socks they wore when they were newborns and their hospital bracelets. When they are older, they will marvel at how little they once were! For something with an artful approach, check out the Ruby Love line of baby scrapbooks. They are high quality books that you can specify the design and pages that are included. Definitely lovely!

iPhone Case by Tiny Prints
When you are taking photos of your kids, don’t just attempt to get them to sit still with their hands folded. Go for the silly! Leave their hair messy and their face sweaty as they run around at the playground. Show the memories of what a day out with your kids is really like.  Those are the really special moments.

When it comes to taking shots of your newborn, take up close/artsy-style photos of your baby’s ears, fingers, and toes. Those will be great (and unique) ways to document how your baby grows and develops.  

Once you have these great photos, use them to create a custom phone cases for yourself or even as gifts for family members. I always browse Tinyprints.com for all photo personalized items including iPhone cases. I gave one to the Godmother of one of my daughters and she just loves it!

Makin’ prints
We all made hand-print projects as kids, but I doubt if many of us know where they are today; if they lasted this long at all. A great way to make sure a print of your child’s will last is to make an ornament out of it. This way it is stored with the Christmas ornaments and will be sure to survive.

Stephanie Lynn provides step-by-step directions how to make this great fingerprint ornament on her blog. When you are finished, it will look like a professionally-ordered item instead of a home-grown project.

DIY Vital Stats Canvas
There are many different companies that will make an artful representation of your child’s vital statistics. Thanks to a post by A Kitchen Table for Two, you can now make your own “Baby Subway Art” as she calls it. With a little creativity, and patience as she reminds everyone, you can create a high-quality piece of art for your child’s nursery or bedroom. You can even make one like she did as a gift. I know I am making a note of this to create when the need arises!