Making Baby Memory Albums

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Do you want ideas for making baby memory albums? Here are some ideas to help you decide what to put in it. 

"Heaven lies about us in our infancy"

~William Wordsworth

Need Some Ideas for Making Baby Memory Albums?

baby memory album

Who can forget the first moment they became a parent? How about the first time you looked into your newborn's eyes and knew your life had change forever? All those feelings and special moments are ones we want to capture! But where do we start when making a baby's first scrapbook album?

I do like this baby album made by the lovely Tanyah Payne.

It can help so much to have a place to start making Baby Memory Albums. That's why I put together a little list for you to consider. If you are like me, I had a lot of trouble remembering things for awhile after having my baby (is baby brain real? Lol!) so a list like this may just relieve you of some of the pressure and help you to find a place to begin. I hope so, anyway!

Here are some ideas for you. Please feel free to change this list to suit your own sense of what is important and the circumstances of the birth. Maybe you had triplets! Your album will naturally be quite different to an album about a single birth :)

By the way, if you have already made a Baby Memory Album and would like to help other parents by inspiring them, please feel free to upload a story, suggestion or photo of it for us. Thank you!

All my baby album ideas would not fit on the one page :)

You May Want to Include Pages about the Following:

Here are some ideas for the type of pages you may like to making baby memory albums:

  • A picture of the hospital, or if your baby was born at home or in a birthing suite, a picture of that
  • A picture of baby's birth certificate. You may even consider placing baby's little footprint or hand print next to the birth certificate. Just be sure to use ink that will come off easily and will not harm your baby. Amazon usually has baby footprint kits available with suitable ink in them
  • The name of your Doctor and/or midwife, and a picture of them if you have one
  • The story of your labour: When did it start? How long did it last? Was it a difficult birth or was it easy? Did you have a Caesarean section?
  • Time of birth
  • Statistics: How much did baby weigh? How long was baby? How about head circumference?
  • What about including some journaling about your first impressions of your baby? For example, answer some of these questions: How did you feel? Who did you think baby looked like? What was the first thing you said to your baby? What did the Dr or midwife and nurses say when they saw baby for the first time?
  • Include a picture of you holding the baby, perhaps with your significant other
  • Who were your first visitors? Include some photos of them if you have them
  • What gifts were given to you both? Include a photo of the flowers and baby gifts if you can
  • Journal about the meaning of your baby's name. Was your baby named after someone special? Was there a significant event that caused you to name your baby the way you did? Tell the story
  • Include pictures of grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends if relevant
  • You could even have a special family history page of baby photos - ones of baby's parents when they were babies, or of siblings when they were babies
  • Memorabilia: Include items like the identification bracelet given to baby by the hospital, or the little card on baby's crib in the nursery, or little cards given by others to welcome baby's arrival
  • Make a page about going home and include a picture of baby's first home/room/crib. I think a picture of baby sleeping in their first bassinet would be so sweet!
  • Journal about your hopes for your baby and tell about your love of your baby
  • Remember to use your scrapbooking and card making supplies in your albums. I love this stamp set called Places in the Heart, for example, to enhance baby album pages.

Places In The Heart Stamp Set

Or if you would like to have a baby animal theme in your album, why not try the Sweet and Precious Stamp Set?

Sweet And Precious Stamp Set

I hope these ideas have helped you think of some ideas for making a very special Baby Memory Album of your own. I also hope it has helped you take a shortcut in finding a way to start one. 

If you would like to share a story about a scrapbook you have made for an infant or show me a picture of such an album, I would love to hear from you. I would also like to hear about other ideas you have found for making pages in baby's first book.

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Are you able to get started making baby memory albums now? If not, you may like to consider the theme of your baby album, or have some more ideas for how to decide it's size and shape next,

Oh and maybe you would like some layout ideas too.


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