Make no mistake, your baby will always be your baby, no matter how old they are. But if you’ve kind of missed your window to put together a baby book (hey, we’re busy and sleep-deprived in those early days!) or you want to keep tracking milestones past infancy, here’s a wonderful idea.
Because they’re always your baby, right?
As with the Lucy Darling original baby memory books, each section of the beautifully designed book represents a year of your child’s life, and contains nicely illustrated pages. Only this time, you get to fill in the prompts with your child’s help.
There’s an interview page, a page where your kid draws your family (instant keepsake!), photo pages, a favorite things page, blank pages, and plenty of quotes pages — because you know you’ll want to remember all of those pint-sized pearls of wisdom and food mispronunciations forever.
The memory book is available in both a toddler girl version and a toddler boy version — same questions and pages, but they’re illustrated and themed a bit differently. And we have to take issue with that. Like, why gender this? Who says that your three-year-old daughter will automatically love princesses and tiaras and mirrors and roses — and not dinosaurs, which is the illustration for the three-year-old boy toddler book?
For a really modern looking book, that’s kind of a surprising choice. Because by the time your child is three or four or six, they will have very strong opinions about whether what they do and don’t like.
Even so, I imagine most parents will love the idea, making it a cool baby shower gift for new parents, letting them get excited for life beyond the diapers and bottles phase.
It’s also smart if you’re the kind of gift-giver who gets a little behind with the giving. I mean, there’s only so much time that it makes sense to give someone a baby memory book. But with these? Automatic deadline extension.