Having a new baby is one of the greatest joys that new parents will ever have. Bringing this little kindling of life into the world can give new meaning to couples who are just starting their journey towards parenthood. It is important to cherish your first few months and years with your baby because these are irreplaceable moments.
Soon you will find yourself thinking that your child is growing too fast and you can no longer keep up with them. Making the most of their early days will ensure that you spend as much time with them while still relying on your capable hands.
While you tend to their needs and enjoy parenthood, it is also a good idea to keep track of their growth and development. You may not be seeing significant changes in your baby’s appearance in every passing day. Still, recording milestones and even mundane moments that you spend with them can help you treasure the memories of their early days. Here are some of the common ways to record your time with your baby for wholesome reminiscing in the future.
Taking many photos and videos
Taking photos and videos of your baby is already a given. In this digital age where social media has become a way to record every possible memory in a person’s life, baby photos and videos can be found in every new parent’s online accounts. Your baby’s cute, candid, and mundane moments are easily the best shots to take when capturing their first moments. Some parents even go the extra mile of setting up a photoshoot to create artistic portraits of their babies.
However, parents should always think before taking DIY photos and sharing them online. There are many dos and don’ts that parents should know when taking pictures of their babies. One of the most important is that baby photoshoots should be set up while considering the safety of your child. Many magical photos of babies that you see online are digitally manipulated.
You may have seen some babies sleeping on the grass or placed atop swings, but these are usually two separate photos of the baby and the background or scenery. Babies shouldn’t be carelessly plopped down on the ground or put in a hanging swing. Newborn photo editing services should be employed to ensure that your baby is safe while their pictures are being taken.
There is also the danger of digital kidnapping and identity theft whenever you post your baby’s photos online. So always take caution and be careful while selecting the audience of these posts.
Writing a journal about them
Creating a journal about your time with your baby is also a good way of seeing how they develop into an older child. Writing down journal entries about major events in their life help keep physical evidence of their growth. This can be like receipts on their development. You will be creating something like a storybook about their baby days which you can read in the future to reminisce the same happiness you are feeling in the present.
Simple entries are also welcome to help you remember fun stories of their babyhood. This has also become an easy task because we can write stuff digitally and automatically be reminded of these posts years into the future. So you have the option of creating a virtual journal that you can conveniently access through your smartphone.
Creating a scrapbook about your baby
A baby scrapbook combines the wonder of capturing photos and the detail of writing a journal. Just like in a typical scrapbooking hobby, you can be as creative as you can in mixing pictures, captions, accessories, and the like. Here, you can go all-in while recording the milestones in your baby’s life.
The days even before your child was born can someday give them a glimpse of the experiences that you went through during your pregnancy with them. Just remember to label every picture properly and keep these baby scrapbooks in safe storage.
With these tips, you will be creating happy memories to look back on in the future. No matter how you capture them, these baby moments will live on to be treasured possessions that will show you how much your child has grown from a tiny baby into what they will someday become. But also remember to live in the present. Your time with your baby may be written in a journal or captured in a photo. However, the memories will forever be in your heart for safekeeping.