You have plenty of options for decorating his/her record book, with several types of scrapbooks of different colours and themes already available in the market or online. This memory book will be a thing to cherish for a long time.
The best way you can organise a memory book is by chronological order. This will give you an opportunity to see your baby growing in front of your eyes just by flipping through pages of the book.
To begin, you can dedicate the first section of the book to the months of your pregnancy. This includes the mother’s sonogram pictures and pictures of her stomach. You can write down the date when you can feel your baby is kicking inside your womb for the first time. You can select the picture of the baby shower, going to the hospital, the delivery, the first time the mother holds her baby, the first time the baby is brought home.
Then you will probably want to capture all the important first steps in baby’s life – his/her big milestones. You can choose the photos of his/her first smile, first laugh, first rolling over, first sitting up, the first tooth of the baby, first kiss, first crawls, the first time s/he stands, the first time s/he walks, first haircut. If you organise the memory book by your baby’s milestones, you can use creative themes according to chronology.
Other important part of the baby memory book should include the different events in his/her life, like his/her first birthday, the cake, photographs with the people closest to him/her. Then you can keep pictures of various occasions like his/her first vacation, first visit to the zoo, first time s/he goes to the pre-school, etc.
After organising the photographs that you would like to include in the book, you have find out a good scrap book or album. Buy a beautiful scrapbook and design it the way you want. Paste the photographs and include photograph labels, attach notes about how you felt that particular moment, make colourful art works.
You can show this book to other family members and get them to write out their memories of the growing up years and also messages for the baby. A memory book is a collaborative project that can involve the whole family. A memory book is an everlasting treasure that your child can come back to, once s/he is grown up.