Baby Scrapbooking: 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Scrapbook
By Linda Kerr
Although having a baby can be a shock to the system – all those dirty nappies, sleepless nights and bottle washing might not leave you with much time to make a scrapbook, it is something you really should consider. If you can take the time to document your child's life, he or she will be amazed to see what they used to look like.
#1 If you live in an area where baby scrapbooking classes are held, they are definitely worth a visit. Some speciality stores such as Archivers provide free classes
#2 Don't just begin your scrapbook with the birth of your baby, take photos of yourself whilst pregnant at baby showers and at hospital having a scan etc. You also might want to include photos of the doctors and nurses and ever fellow mothers
#3 Make sure you prepare well in advance so you don't end up rushing about trying to decide what papers and embellishments you want to buy. If you know the sex of your baby then you can decide on the colour scheme, otherwise choose neutral colors such as orange or yellow
#4 Keep a pocket diary or note book with you so that you can write down what happened in the day and how you felt. Make sure that you take note of their first words and when they first walked. A snipet of hair is also a nice touch
#5 The most important thing is that you actually make a scrapbook. If you feel that it will take too much effort then you can make life easier for yourself by buying a read-made baby themed book
Many people have the thought of creating a journal or scrapbook but then don't get round to doing it. Of course, they then regret it as their memories become hazy. Your book does not have to be perfect so don't worry if it's a bit rough round the edges. The most important element is conveying how you feel.
Struggling to come up with baby scrapbooking layout ideas? Too busy dealing with nappies and feeding? You can now create baby scrapbooking layouts easily with Scrapbook Baby Books.