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Baby Scrapbook IdeasThere are a million things that you want to remember about your baby, most of which can easily be recorded in a scrapbook. Below are some ideas for facts to document, things to write about, and photos to take when creating a baby’s “First Year” scrapbook album. While it’s certainly not an extensive list, it might give you some ideas for things to write down and photograph as your child grows.

Facts to Document

  • Weight at birth
  • Length at birth
  • Color of eyes
  • Color of hair
  • Doctor’s name
  • Time of birth
  • How long you were in labor
  • First smile
  • First time they rolled over
  • First time they crawled
  • First time they sat up
  • First steps
  • First bath
  • Favorite songs
  • Favorite bedtime stories
  • Favorite toys
  • Gifts received
  • Price of gas, houses, cars, etc at date of birth
  • Family Tree
Things to Write About

  • What does their name mean?
  • Were they named after anyone?
  • How long did you stay in the hospital?
  • Who was present at the hospital?
  • What did they eat?
  • Did they sleep through the night?
  • How did they react around people?
  • Did they cry often?
  • What entertained them as babies?
  • What was their first “outing” like?
  • How old were they the first time they had a babysitter?
  • Where did they sleep?
  • Did they suck their thumb?
  • Did they use a pacifier?

Baby Scrapbook IdeasPhotos to Take

  • Document growth by taking monthly photos of your baby next to a large stuffed animal
  • Photos of their nursery
  • Photo of the house you live in
  • Photos with mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, and other family members
  • Sleeping baby photos
  • Bath photos
  • Photos with favorite toys
  • Photos each day of their first month
  • Any “firsts” you can capture
  • Happy and not-so-happy moments
  • Black and white photos
  • Facial expressions

WELCOME BABY PRINTABLES
Looking for a way to start off a scrapbook for your baby? Print a Welcome Baby Treasured Keepsakes for Newborns!

By Andrea Steed, the author and creator of Scrap Tutor, a web site and CD-ROM that teaches you how to create scrapbooks and how to perform many popular techniques used in scrapbooking. For more information, visit www.scraptutor.com.


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