Any suggestions for a good baby book? I saw the “Baby’s First Year Journal” in your Ultimate Baby Shower Guide but I’m wondering if you have any other cool things you’ve found out there? -Janet

First of all, our all new 2012 Baby Shower Gift Guide is going to be out any day now. You’re in for a treat! But back to your question–we’ve found no shortage of super cool baby books of all varieties. What we seem to be lacking, however is the time to fill them out.

For you motivated mamas who are ready to document those precious details, we salute you! Also, we offer these recommendations.

Baby book ideas

If you’re up for a baby book made all the more personal from you with a little creative writing, try the 12 Wishes for Baby Book from Rag & Bone Bindery (at top). We love the thoughtful writing prompts and the beautiful array of handmade fabric cover designs.

Year of the Rabbit baby book

For more traditional content with fabulous modern design, the Binth Baby Book is simply gorgeous, whether your little one was born in the Year of the Rabbit or not–although it’s perfect for 2012 babies. The original lime green is neat, but we’re partial to the new chocolate brown.

Handmade baby book from Conduit Press

We selected a lovely baby book from Conduit Press as a finalist in the Handmade Olympics this year– the sweet details, quality and construction inside and out just blew us away. Seriously, look at the pages. Gorgeous.

Molly West baby book

The Molly West baby books are a perennial mom favorite. The exteriors are lovely and the interiors are contemporary but with classic baby book themes.

If you’re more inclined to fill out a baby book online than in ink, check out My Own Little Story. Sign up to get prompts via email, sign in to answer the questions (or hit snooze if you need a little more time), and before you know it, your gorgeous hardcover baby book will be complete. -Julie