As our children grow up, there are so many special moments that parents want to be able to capture and be able to look back on forever. Along with all these moments, there are also so many different ways we’re able to hold on to them for the future. Here are some great, easy ways to capture memories as baby grows up:
Taking pictures of your children is the most obvious and easiest way to capture memories as they grow older. The best part about pictures in today’s society is how easy they are to take and the quality of them as well. All a parent has to do is take out their phone to snap a quick picture and capture a special moment forever.
Similar to pictures, videos are just as easy to record your children during exceptional occasions. Home videos have always been a hit with families as the children grow older, and this is no different today. You can use a video camera or your smartphone to quickly record one of their school plays, or the first time your child learns how to ride a bike!
Recording your child’s voice throughout the years is another great way to save mementos for when they get older. Whether you have a specific voice-recording device, or you simply use an application on your phone, you can easily record your child’s speech in school, or a birthday song for them.
Throughout your child’s younger years, they’re likely to bring home plenty of arts and crafts that they make in school. Between the paintings, drawings, and projects that they create, you should find a safe place to store these crafts over the years. You’ll certainly be happy you did when they get older and don’t bring fun stuff home anymore!
Keeping a baby book for your new baby is one of the most timeless methods of capturing special memories. These books typically allow parents to record and date milestones such as baby’s first words, steps, and other important accomplishments.
Creating a time capsule is not only a great way to capture your child’s memories throughout the years, but it also serves as a fun way to reminisce on these mementos five or ten years in the future. While it’s great to save certain items and pictures to be able to look at them whenever you’d like, a time capsule turns this activity into a much more special occasion since you’ve been waiting so long!
Written by Stephanie Parker from Sleepingbaby.com, inventor of the Zipadee-Zip
The motto for Sleeping Baby, makers of the Zipadee-Zip, is: "Inspiring Dreams One Night at A time," and that, in a nutshell, is how it all started…with one little dream that has since become the Parker family's reality. When Brett and Stephanie Parker's daughter, Charlotte, was born, the feeling that welled up inside of them was indescribable; they never realized until first looking into those baby blues of hers that they were even capable of that kind of love.
When it was time to transition baby from swaddling, the Parkers tried every sleep sack on the market and every swaddle weaning trick they could find for nearly two weeks and nothing worked to get baby Charlotte to fall and stay asleep.
Stephanie became determined to restore sleep and sanity to their household and set out to find a solution that would soothe Charlotte's startle reflex and provide her the cozy womb-like environment she loved so much but still give her the freedom to roll over and wiggle around in her crib safely. Out of sheer desperation and exhaustion, the Zipadee-Zip was born. The first Zipadee-Zip(R) Stephanie put together on her little sewing machine worked like magic!
To date tens of thousands of Zipadee-Zips have been sold and all from word-of-mouth marketing. It is so rewarding for the Parkers to see other parents and babies getting the sleep they both need and deserve!
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