How to Capture Important Baby Milestones

Many parents prioritize keeping track of their baby’s milestones, and for good reason. Parents often feel like capturing every little thing their child does. Why not set a list of milestones you’d like to capture. These will be the truly important events of your little one’s life. Record-keeping helps the child remember their initial days when they grow up. How sweet is it to be able to surf through memories of yourself you can no longer recall?

A lot of your most cherished memories with your baby will start slipping away. You might wake up one day and can no longer recall their first bath experience or their first time meeting grandma. You might wish that you had an archive of some of the most cherished memories with the baby. Well, it’s now possible and very simple - by using baby milestone cards.

Some important baby milestones you won’t want to miss out on...

Birth

Although it can be quite stressful, the birth of the baby is one of the most meaningful moments of any parent’s life. And of course, it’s quite literally a child’s first milestone - arriving!

However, it’s important you plan this out way ahead. As soon as the labor pain hits, the last thing you want to do is grab a camera and begin recording. However, it can be a beautiful moment to reshare with your child when they’re old enough to understand. You’ll be glad you decided to capture it!

First day at home

As soon as the baby comes home for the first time, it can be a whirlwind of emotions for the parents. Introducing the baby to its new crib, dressing it for the first time can be an emotional memory to look back on. Make sure that the baby’s first encounters with family and friends are recorded as well, you’ll thank us later!

First tooth

Parents get used to seeing that toothless smirk in the first few months. It can be a special moment when you see your child start growing their first tooth. Definitely a cute idea to take a picture and add them to baby milestone cards.

First time calling out to parents

This one is a no-brainer. That first “mama” or “dada” is still embedded in many parents' memories but you better not take a chance with this one! Make sure to record it on video. It’s quite surprising to see your child’s voice change overtime as well.

First tooth

Parents get used to seeing that toothless smirk in the first few months. It can be a special moment when you see your child start growing their first tooth. Definitely a cute idea to take a picture and add them to baby milestone cards.

First time calling out to parents

This one is a no-brainer. That first “mama” or “dada” is still embedded in many parents' memories but you better not take a chance with this one! Make sure to record it on video. It’s quite surprising to see your child’s voice change overtime as well.

First steps

The moment you become a parent, you cannot wait to witness this milestone firsthand. This may result in little trips and falls here and there, but no worries. Whether it be with support from furniture or on its own, the first steps of the baby must be captured. 

First smile

Probably the most adorable out of all of these! You’ll be surprised to see your little one smiling at you with all its cuteness. 

First birthday

Most parents plan very elaborate parties to celebrate their child’s first year on earth. Make sure to hire a  photographer to get some professional photos of the baby. It’s also a good time to have some pictures taken of you and the baby together.  

First haircut 

It would be thoughtful to save a lock of hair from the haircut to keep as a cherished memory. 

First holiday / festival ( Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc.) 

Your baby will thank you for this when they’re older. Gather all your family and friends for an exclusive photoshoot with the baby.  

How to record your baby’s milestones

Getting a milestone box set

New parents can find the task of capturing milestones of the baby quite daunting. Possibly because paediatricians put extra focus on keeping track of baby’s milestones. It’s important for parents to keep a list of tasks the baby should be able to do at a certain age. While you shouldn't stress too much following these milestones, it’s crucial for your baby’s health in the long-run. 

We’re here to make this job a thousand times easier for you. Getting a hold of one of these milestone box sets will simplify this process for you. This box set brings your baby photoshoots to the next level. This beautiful box set will make a thoughtful gift to new parents too. These uniform sets of photos with the baby's age as a prop makes for an endearing memory. 

A good old smartphone

Modern technology has made it far easier to record a baby’s milestones. With just a click, you now have a treasured memory of your child. Smartphones are easy to reach and can be perfect to capture some quick, spontaneous milestones. Most of them also come with very 

high-quality cameras. If they’re good enough, these pictures also work as great gifts to your loved ones.

It doesn’t cause clutter in the house, and takes zero space. There is no hassle of keeping it safe from water or bugs. There is little to no chance of data being lost, of course only if you back it up on cloud. You can also enable access to these files for your loved ones. Storing memories in a soft file is easily trackable, for years to come. 

Journalling

Journalling is a very intimate way for parents to find connection with their babies. Having a child in this world can be a very overwhelming process. It is important for parents to have an outlet to process these emotions. One unique way to go about this is through journaling.  

Adding entries in a journal dedicated to your child can be a thoughtful birthday gift. It is a classic way to capture important baby milestones for parents who enjoy writing their feelings out. From your own emotions to every milestone your child achieves, journalling is an easy way to keep track.

Setting up an email account for the baby

Putting up the baby’s milestones on the internet for everyone to see is highly advised against. There is little to no privacy this way and the baby might grow up resenting parents for it. This is why it’s important for parents to use the internet to capture milestones in such a way that there’s no breach of privacy.    

Email accounts are completely personal. So set up an email account for your child and email any milestone memory or thoughts you have related to them. You can also give  this email account to your friends and family to drop by any thoughts they’d like the baby to hear. Later on, you can give account access to your child to experience all the beautiful memories. 

Keeping track on annual calendars

This is a more simpler way for newer parents to start on the idea of tracking milestones. Hang up your calendar for the year and take a pen. Start marking the days with important milestones with short and sweet notes, describing the event or simply speaking to your baby. A traditional way to track milestones, this will generally be well-received by everyone. Make sure to take extra care of the calendars as they start gathering up after some years!

Keeping a record through pictures

If you’re confident about your photography skills or can afford to hire a professional photographer, then a photo gallery would be the perfect option! Some families usually decide on a ‘photo wall’ where all the baby's milestones are put on display. Not only is it the most visually appealing way to do it, it’s a lot more fun.

When friends and family come to visit, it can be a place for everyone to look back on memories. It also complements your decor. The bonus here is that you can get some family portraits done too. These pictures work as great gifts for friends and family. Ensure to always have a camera by your side to capture the most spontaneous of moments.

Capturing baby milestones helps to give early warning signs in case of a development delay or disability. It’s proven that the quicker parents realise any development lags, the higher the chance there is of it being treated. The most valuable aspect of this experience is that parents celebrate every milestone of their child. As much as you want to document every little step or word, it's advised to sit back and take it in first. It can be overwhelming. Make sure to give yourself time and space to absorb everything. 

As parents you’ll need to find a balance. Recording your child’s every move can be a tiring and stress-inducing task. You might feel like you want to put the camera down and just live in the moment. And you should. Just ask yourself how much of your baby’s life you plan to document and which ones deserve a place in a baby milestone card.