Babies and toddlers can be very tiring, especially that first year. Lack of sleep, busy schedules, and crying babies are enough to overwhelm anybody. It’s easy for that baby memory book to get lost in the shuffle of everyday life. If you don’t have time to track when Junior got his first tooth, document it in pictures or video instead.
It’s never been easier to document our children’s lives. Now with scrapbooking and Digital Photography, catching memories is fun!
Scrapbooking has made a comeback in American culture. For those of us who have even an ounce of creativity, this method of recording our family’s lives is an art form. Scrapbooking is kind of like sticking your photos in a photo album, but much more artistic and warm. Think quotes and textures, materials and mementos.
If you are interested in finding out more about scrapbooking, check out these books on scrapbooking and visit your local craft store for all the supplies you will need.
Digital Photography has never been cheaper. You can find a decent digital camera for under $200, and developing film is no longer needed. Now you can either download pictures and order prints online from sites like KodakGallery.com.
OR you can buy a Photo Printer and print your own pictures at home. Take these prints and put them into your scrapbook!
Another way to document baby’s first year (and subsequent years) is by way of digital movie. Most Digital Cameras have a short video setting, where you can take videos of baby’s first steps. At the end of the year, take your collection of digital photos and short movies and make a DVD of baby’s first year set to music. It’s that easy.
So in between feedings and diapers, remember that this time with your little baby will pass quickly. Soon, she’ll be off to the prom, and you’ll have the pictures to prove it!