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Baby Books to Remember

My name is Michelle, and I am a baby book addict. One of my favorite pastimes is updating my kids’ baby books. I’ll remind you that my kids are seven and three, so I am over the weights and heights, but I love, love, love to record the funny stuff they say. I actually find it therapeutic. A great keepsake book is also one of my favorite gifts to give. It’s personal, thoughtful and you know they will have it forever (you can’t say that about many baby gifts). So here are some of my favorite books to record all the precious (and not so precious) moments of baby’s life.

My Perfect Memories created a simple concept with their Story of Me collection. With tons of patterns to choose from, it’s a simple yet classic binder with beautiful interior pages.

For a more modern flare and a hardcover option, I adore Rag and Bone Bindery’s Baby’s First Book. The book is ribbon bound and has fabulous pages like “How mom and dad met” and “How we picked your name.” I love that one!

The book I used for my kids has a very elegant and timeless feel. I love the thickness of the cover and how sweet the book presents. The pages inside are very classic, but there is a ton of room to add in your own thoughts.

What I love about this next find is that although it only goes through the first year, it also serves as a box for mementos like birth announcements and has white glassine envelopes to hold treasures like locks of hair.

Do you keep a baby book for your little one?

About the author
Michelle resides with her family in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Mom to Stella and Nate, Michelle is the owner of Bellini Baby & Teen Furniture in Greenwich CT, and Manhattan, NY, as well as the founder of baby gifting site She is also a licensed clinical social worker.
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  • Andrea Lowe

    I love the concept of baby books, but I wish I was more diligent when it comes to keeping records and such.

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  • Stella

    Yes, it does take some amount of effort and lots of inspiration to keep at it. In my case, my kids are inspiration enough for me to document everything and regularly update their scrapbooks.

  • Alison Mar

    Are baby books kinda like scrapbooks?

  • heather

    Scrapbooks are more like photos and other mementos that you put on a page and decorate using scraps. Baby books are more like records and journals. In here, you write about the details of your baby’s milestones and other particulars pertaining to your child.


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