There are a ton of items that new parents will need with the arrival of their first child. From diapers and bottles to strollers and car seats, these are likely the items you will find on the registry. What new parents don’t think about is how incredibly hectic their life is about to become. No matter how prepared new parents think that they are, nothing can actually prepare you fully for the demands and stresses of parenthood. Instead of just giving them a gift off of their registry, give them this DIY baby book.
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This makes it easy for parents to preserve memories from their baby’s first year in snapshots that they can print when they find the time. Once they do, the photos can be glued into the album and voila! They have a beautiful keepsake that they can look at for years to come. Best of all, these are super simple to create and will be cherished by friends and family.
Cut out your background papers using the white paper inserts from your album. This will ensure that the sheets are cut to the appropriate size and that they will fit in the album after you have finished creating them.
Design each of your pages using the following list of topics for a standard 20-page scrapbook album. You can create your own uniquely styled album using the templates pictured below as guidelines.
Two page Ultrasound layout
Daddy Page and Mommy Page
Newborn Page and 1 Month Page
2 Month Page and 3 Month Page
4 Month Page and 5 Month Page
6 Month Page and 7 Month Page
8 Month Page and 9 Month Page
10 Month Page and 11 Month Page
Two Page 1 Year Layout
Once you have finished designing your pages, slide the completed pages into the plastic sleeves of your album. Be sure when placing them in the sleeves to keep them in the order listed above.
It is that easy to create a DIY baby book that will be incredibly meaningful to the new parents. This gift is not only great for new parents but seasoned parents as well. Let’s be fair, life only gets busier and more chaotic with each addition child. Help parents preserve the memories of their children’s first years quickly and easily with this thoughtful DIY gift.
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