When you're pregnant, it's easy to fantasize about all the adorable clothes you'll dress your baby in, and all the sweet moments you'll undoubtedly write down in their baby book. But finding baby books for parents to fill out that aren't a total drag (and super easy to put off until later) can require a bit of research.
While baby books always seem like something you'll absolutely fill out and can't wait to crack open, when you're a new parent just trying to keep your tiny human alive, documenting their first year can fall by the wayside (just like those cute outfits you had planned can easily turn into a plain white onesie and diaper). This is especially true when phones and Instagram make it so easy to log our daily wins, losses, and laughs online.
But when my grandma passed away a few years ago, while sorting through her belongings, my mom found a baby book she had filled out for me many years prior. It was borderline magical to read, in my grandmother's own handwriting, about her first childhood memories, what my mother was like as a baby, and her joy about being my grandmother. Yes, the tears were a-flowin'.
So, while it's great to share milestones and funny moments with loved ones on social media, there's always going to be something special about your parent (or grandparent) filling out a book just for you to look at one day. It's a special gift only you can give your baby. There are so many options for baby books today. Just a little digging can help you find one you'll actually look forward to filling up with memories, rather than putting it off indefinitely.
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