There are so many varieties of products and places that sell them that you can usually find a good substitute for something, if you can't find the original, for what it is you are trying to buy. Every once in awhile though, there is an item that you want to find, and no substitute takes its place very well at all. That's how I feel about this particular baby book sold by Peter Pauper Press. I wrote about it way back in 2012 (you can access that article here if you would like) and now that my daughter is expecting it's the only one I want for her because a). it was adorable b). it was sturdy c). it was thorough, allowing for so many entries to take place between pre-birth and the age of (5).
It is elegantly designed, and sure to become a favorite keepsake for both you (now) and your child (later). I know my daughter loves to go through her baby box and see the things she wore, read about what she did and when she did them, and see how her milestones were detailed. Now that she is going to have a child of her own in March, I know this book will be a treasure for her too, but this time she'll see the joy of it from a mom's perspective, instead of the child.
When she opened the book (yes, I gift wrapped it) she noted how 'pretty' it is, and she's right. This is by far my most favorite baby book that I have seen in over a decade. It has roomy pockets for items you'd like to store, such as the card on the crib with baby's name, maybe a certificate you received from the hospital, the baby announcement, and so on and so forth.
The information it allows you to share is special immediately, but becomes even more precious as time passes. It's so wonderful to have data to look back on to show how much baby was loved, who was there to greet him or her, what special memories the parents hold, favorite photos of the child and more.
I love that there is room for an extended family tree as well. This could prove a welcome addition for genealogy searches later in life, among other things, but it has sentimental value as well.
- Includes pages to write in all the pertinent information, plus photo frames and pockets for precious mementos.
- Sections include: Our Baby's Name, Waiting for Baby, Welcome to the World (includes All About Our Family), All About Baby (includes spaces for health and growth information), The First Year, One to Two Years Old, Two to Three Years Old, Three to Four Years Old, Four to Five Years Old, Special Days
- Concealed wire-o binding
- Elastic band attached to back cover serves as a place holder
- 8-1/2'' wide x 10'' high
- Appealing design and soft pastel colors make this a wonderful keepsake book!
Like I've said, I cannot recommend this baby book highly enough. It is one we were so happy to use (7) years ago, and the only one we have considered (and gifted) to my daughter who is now expecting her own little apple dumpling. It is a precious heirloom-in-the-making and an item I am happy to discuss with my readers.
Peter Pauper Press Sells Items for Everyone!
Please note that Peter Pauper sells items for everyone in the family. They have journals, stationery, organizers, photo albums, photo clips, thank you notes, sketch books, and so much more! If you are in the market for any of these kinds of items, I suggest that you brew a cup of coffee or tea, get comfy (there are a lot of great items to see) and visit their website to learn more.
These are so nice! I am horrible at keeping records.ReplyDelete
We did well with #1 and then slowed down with #2, #3. I did keep a journal for each of them and they loved them.ReplyDelete
This is excellent.
What a beautiful keepsake! This would be something you could really treasure <3ReplyDelete
A very traditional looking journal book for young children. I too love that it has pages to fill in your family tree details. I hope your child cherishes the memories you add to it :) will consider purchasing one when i have kids.ReplyDelete
What a precious baby book and lovely keepsake!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love writing in my kids baby books! Something they can hold onto forever! I still have mine that my mom gave me.ReplyDelete
Adorable baby book! I got one for my first and never did anything with it. I wish I would have.ReplyDelete
What an adorable way to keep a diary in the first year of your baby. I can imagine how amazing it is to take it out and read from it when your baby is a teenager, or even an adult. Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Very good idea. I think it's so important to journal all these things for the child to see when they're older.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a great book for kids! I wish I had something like this for mine. I started a baby book, but then forgot with each.ReplyDelete
Thisooks so adorable, I am sure any child would love to receive this.ReplyDelete
My kids enjoy looking at their baby books. I got books done for the first three but the last two never got a book as life was busy then.ReplyDelete
They look so cute! I always struggle to keep journals. I could use some photo albums, need to check them out!ReplyDelete
A great book for a new kiddo indeed by the looks of it. A keepsake for years to come.ReplyDelete
This is such an adorable looking book. A lovely way to remember all those special moments for years to come and something for the family to look back on.ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure I have this book. I bought them for all of my kids and never got around to filling them out.ReplyDelete
I admit, I slacked on a baby book for Allison, but Mariah's was filled to the brim. This one looks really nice. I may have to pick one up for my friend that is expecting late this summer.ReplyDelete
This looks like a good book for kids. I am sure my kids will definitely love this. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyDelete
What a darling book. This is going to be something you cherish for so many years to come.ReplyDelete
Oh this is so adorable! I was terrible about doing baby books for my kids... I wish I would have been better about it though.ReplyDelete
This is so well done! My niece is expecting her first and I want to check this out - so nice!ReplyDelete
Aww this is such a cute book! It is perfect for memories and for your child to know their history! love the idea!ReplyDelete
This is such a nice book. Would be a great shower idea.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful and thoughtful baby shower gift. I will totally keep this in mind for when family and friends have babies and I need a gift.ReplyDelete
It does look like a really nice baby book. I still have the baby book my Mom made for me, way back in the 60's. They really are keepsakes.ReplyDelete
I slacked with Isaak, but when he was born I started the blog. Hopefully there's some cool things for him to read on it.ReplyDelete
What a great book to fill precious memories of your loved ones.ReplyDelete
This looks so beautiful book! Thanks for sharing this with us! Super cute!ReplyDelete
My mom would have loved this book. She had bought couple of them when my brother was born.ReplyDelete
This is a cute baby journal for expecting mom. I would love to own one once i become a mom. I like keeping albums weather pictures or old letter this is perfect.ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful baby book! I really wish I would have been more vigilant in doing my kids' baby books!ReplyDelete
I am not a parent, but I have a lot of friends who are . I will forward this post over to them as I think it might help them :) xReplyDelete
I am a sentimental person and when I have kids I would definitely have a physical baby books. Everything cant be documented online.ReplyDelete
I always had baby books for my kids the only trouble was the more kids I had the less I kept up with them..lol They do make great keepsakes though.ReplyDelete
I had the same book for one of my kiddos! I won’t lie, I didn’t keep up with any of the baby books 🤦♀️ReplyDelete
That is super cute and would make a great baby shower gift.ReplyDelete