Baby memory books make it easy to keep track of all the fun stories and memories you share in your baby’s first year, plus you can share it with the fam!
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I am the absolute worst scrapbooker/journal keeper in the world, so it’s kind of ironic I’m writing a post about Baby Memory Books.
I think I have journaled like 4 times in my life. I completed my daughter’s first-year book when I was designing scrapbook kits and that died out after I had my second son.
Sorry, Max…you really are the middle child. My husband took it upon himself to make the kids books and that’s perfectly fine with me.
But for the most part, I liked writing out random little quotes or stories that I knew I NEEDED to remember.
Why you need these Baby Memory Books
These Baby Memory Books are super easy…plus they’re free, so no more excuses…except maybe the fact that you just had a baby and you’re EXHAUSTED!
But take it from me…once you don’t have babies anymore, you’re going to FORGET EVERYTHING. My husband and I will say a phrase one of our kids used to say and half the time we can’t remember which kid it is.
So, when you feel like you’re not going to die from lack of sleep, print off a Baby Memory Book Page and write down something simple that happened that day.
Only maybe don’t be like me and write it so you have to decode it later. Once again…
One thing you might notice is that I don’t have a “Baby’s Firsts” section. You can write those down yourself…but since I had two kids with language delays…those firsts could be a painful reminder.
And for my kids, at least, those language delays haven’t affected them in school. So my Baby Memory Books are filled with fun stories and quotes…not benchmarks that may or may not determine if my kids will get into college.
By the way, if you have a child with a language delay, check out my Inside Out Emotions Game – it was super helpful when my kids were younger!
Supplies For Baby Memory Books
- Free Printable Baby Memory Books, for personal use only
- 3″ Binder
- White Printer Paper
- 3 Hole Punch
- Paper Trimmer or Scissors
Making Baby Memory Books
- Just print out the Baby Memory Books Printable Set.
- Pace the cover in the front sleeve of the binder.
- Cut off a 1-inch long piece off of the full pattern sheet for the side of the binder
- Use the rest of the sheet for the back of the binder
- Print multiple memory sheet pages
- Punch 3 holes in the memory sheets, then place them inside the binder
Tip: Tape Pictures To The Pages With Washi Tape
My kids are all out of the baby stage now…and I’m actually totally okay with that. I loved my babies, but I love the stage they’re in even more now.
I mean, I could totally use a few more snuggles. My youngest sometimes obliges, but it was really nice to have a smooshy baby to cuddle up to whenever I wanted.
But I think I like sleep more, so I’m perfectly content reminiscing to the things I actually wrote down in my Baby Memory Books.
What favorite memories will you be putting in your baby memory books?