Folks, I need your help. I’m well into the crazy nesting phase of this pregnancy and I neeeeeeeed to have a baby book for when Pickle is born.
I ended up getting one for Dash at Babies R’ Us that I don’t even really like, I just needed to get one so I picked up the least offensive book I could find. Turns out that some of the pages aren’t really that usable for us. (An entire page devoted to each and every tooth growing in? Is that standard? Call me a bad mother but after the first few, we kind of stopped counting.)
So here’s what I’ve seen out there that interests me:
This cute thing from Tiny Tales, which isn’t a book at all, but a set of cards to prompt you to write down all the milestones. Eventually you’re supposed to add them to a baby book. For me, that means I’d end up with a baby book and this set of cards because I wouldn’t want to throw them out. Does that defeat the purpose or is this maybe exactly what I need?
Or should I be thinking something vintage so I can avoid filling in things like “Favorite TV shows and characters” which just happens to be in Dash’s book:
This one is from Needle Traditions, and features a kind of creepy baby doll cover but it also seems rather sweet. Not for everyone since this 1941 version assumes that baby will be celebrating Christmas and not just the “holidays” that we refer to now. But our baby will celebrate Christmas, so it could work for us. Eh? I don’t know.
I think if I go vintage, I’m more drawn to this one from Whimsy House:
No creepy doll. That says a lot.
I don’t know, I’m kind of at a loss, and bordering on just buying several different books. Is that nuts? Is that the hormones talking? Or maybe the handful of candy corn I just inhaled.
Where did you all get your baby books/memory books? I need some new ideas. Online sources? Good local paper stores?
What I’m looking for:
Low in cheese-factor
or Vintage feel
Not prohibitively expensive
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