This question still gets me. Sometimes I'm convinced that I've utterly failed because I haven't even purchased a baby book for either kid - and the oldest is over three years old.
And sometimes I just think it's our generation. Everyone is looking for a "different" option; we record memories via iphone camera rolls or instagram and haven't purchased those old classic baby books.
What do you do? My sister created a photo book and wrote in captions, memories, and quotes from her daughter written so you read it like she would have said it as a lispy two year old. Adorable and genius. My sister-in-law just started using chat books, and something about a book showing up seems kind of amazing. A friend (and JHP mama!) likes Emily Ley's baby book.
If you're looking around, here are some I've found:
Paper Source Pleased to Meet You Baby Journal. $14. Had me tearing up with a little line stuck in there saying, "That was the best thing that ever happened to me". So true, Paper Source.
Anthropologie My First Year: A Baby Journal. $29. Pretty, but you knew that. Easy on the eyes in how it captures information, such as a clever diagram of teeth to date teething.
Mushy Books Dreamcatcher. $79. This is my baby book dream. It's exactly what it says: a modern baby book. Comprehensive and beautiful. And not cheap. (Hello, shower gift!)
Rag and Bone Bindery Baby's First Book. $65. Tons of cover options here and you can order different family / parent configurations. I like that there were a few pages on family history - always a cool thing to document.
One last option: Artifact Uprising's Story of You. $120. What I love is that there are places to put real photos! And the book itself is a beautiful and quality album.
Update: It looks like Emily Ley's lineup now also includes books for foster parents, infertility journeys, babies in heaven, adoption, etc - !
So, what will you do? Regardless, I am so glad that there are more and more companies offering photo printing services since it encourages getting photos off of devices and into your world for enjoyment. xo.
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