We didn’t have Instagram when my kids were babies, so I wasn’t exactly all over the “photograph every baby milestone” thing the way new parents are now. But if I had found this creative Monthly Milestone Play Mat made just for photographing those many baby milestones, I probably would have.

I mean, so much easier than letter boards for lots of us, right?

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Designed by Roxy Marj exclusively for Crate & Barrel, I love her modern black & white woodland illustrations on the 100% cotton play mat, which give it such a beautiful handmade feel. The design is sharp, and it’s smart too — just pop your baby on the right, adjust the date columns on the left, and snap your Insta-ready photo.

Related: 17 of the coolest black and white baby gifts for sophisticated babes.

Modern Baby Milestone Mat makes taking pictures of your baby easy, month to month or even week to week | cool mom picks

Or you know, just print your pics all old-fashioned-like, and pop them into a classic baby album that you keep just for yourself. You can still totally do that too in 2019, or so I hear.

Find the modern Monthly Milestone Play Mat at Crate & Barrel