Welcome back for another Monday review! This week we are talking about baby books. I love the classic pen and paper method for keeping memories, so when I got pregnant I knew I wanted an actual baby book. However, I saw so many that had pages on pages of information to fill out, ones that were daily, weekly, etc, ones that were cheesy, ones that were over-the-top…you get the idea. Life with a baby is chaotic enough (part of the reason most baby books end up half empty), and, I wanted to find a physical book that I would actually use.
The answer: say hello to the Hello Baby memory book from Sticky Bellies!
What I like about it: It is short, sweet, and to the point. There is an intro page, some blank memory pages for hospital/birth memorabilia, birth story page, photo pages, etc. The milestone pages are done by month, and each one has space for one photo and three boxes to fill in for the baby – What You Love, What You Don’t Love, and I Never Want To Forget…super fast and easy. It takes me 5 minutes per month to fill out the page. The pages are also coordinated with well baby checkups, so there is height and weight on the months that you go to the pediatrician, and then fun stats on other months like sleeping, foods, teeth, etc.
- It tracks birth through five, with two page updates for each year starting at age 1.
- The book captures the highlights without being overwhelming – I can even see doing one for each of my kids because it is so simple!
- The pages are made of high quality cardstock. This may be weird, but I notice paper texture and weight, and appreciate when a memory book like this one is created with durable paper.
- I love supporting small businesses, and this is a great one!
Cost: $29.99, comes in two color schemes
Where you can get it: stickybellies.com (there are tons of great products besides the memory books!)
Summary: Baby books are not for everyone, but if you like them, definitely check out the Hello Baby book. Our son is only 10 months old, and I already love looking through his book to see how much he has grown and changed. This is keepsake quality, and a book we will treasure for many years to come!