Look, maybe you spent a lot of time and oohing and ahhing when you made a memory photo book with your first baby, but baby number 2? You had no time! And all too quickly baby #2 grew and grew until the first year was past. Here this: IT IS WORTH THE TIME AND EXTRA ENERGY IT TAKES TO MAKE A BABY MEMORY BOOK FOR EACH OF YOUR CHILDREN.
Got it? Good.
Now here's how to do it without it being a labor of, "Ugh! I don't have time for this!"
MAKE A BABY MEMORY BOOK FAST
1) ONLINE OR HARD COPY?
There's no "right" answer, it's really whatever is easiest for you. BUT as your children get older, they WILL want to see the book at some point and having a hard-bound copy to pass down is PRECIOUS. You can create gorgeous albums on Shutterfly, Mixbook, through iPhoto on your Mac or a variety of online sites. Many of these album websites have premade templates that you can use to make your book and include fun spaces where you can note your pregnancy cravings, when Baby’s first said "Dada," and more. You WILL forget this stuff, I promise, so get it down!
2) CHOOSE PHOTOS QUICKLY
If you choose to order photos for your an offline baby book, click through and order any photographs you think you want. Don't belabor the process, click away. Once you are looking at them in person, you’ll be able to weed out a lot.
3) QUICK TIPS to MAKE YOUR BABY BOOK BEST
• Toss mementos in a drawer and name it your keepsake drawer & get to it once a week
(first lock of hair, birth cert, first baby tooth, birth announcement, etc., etc.)
• Don't panic if your child is older and you didn't do it when he was little. DO IT NOW.
• To make your baby book, go to Target or anywhere you can buy a photo album (you can order some pretty spiffy ones online, too) and pick out a book — fun!
• Buy double-sided tape to attach photos (Tombow is a great adhesive for albums, too)
• Write notes in the margins, thoughts, your hopes and dreams for your child, little bits about yourself.
• If opting for an online photo book, try different sites like Limetree