That adorable little baby聽who you love and adore won鈥檛 stay little forever. Yes, it does sound like a clich茅 when people say that time will fly by, but it really is the TRUTH (that鈥檚 why they keep on saying it). Life, sadly, doesn鈥檛 come with a rewind button;聽instead, you鈥檒l need to save those oh-so-precious memories in any way you can. We鈥檝e got seven sentimental yet stylish ways to keep those baby days in your heart (and home) forever.


1. Pitter Patter Print Nursery Art and Gifts:聽Seriously, how adorable are these footprints? While regular footprints are de rigueur, this is a fun twist on the baby memory staple (prices vary).

2. Lucy Darling Baby鈥檚 First Year Memory Book ($35):聽If you didn鈥檛 get a baby book at your shower, get one. And this part is REALLY important: Remember to fill it out! I say this from experience; we totally forgot to fill out our daughter鈥檚, and to this day, we can鈥檛 remember her first real food or first favorite stuffie, and my hubby and I still debate what her first word was. Learn from our mistake, and FILL IT OUT.

Baby Book

3.聽Professional Photos:聽Odds are, you鈥檒l take hundreds of baby photos with your phone, but you should up the photo ante and get REAL ones taken. Every town has a talented photographer ready and willing to come to your home, a park or other picturesque place.

newborn baby and puppy

4. Poses With the Family Pet:聽While your full grown cat or dog stays about the same size, your child will grow and grow and grow some more. Make sure to snap photos of your growing baby next to your family pet 鈥 this will be a sweet reminder of how much they鈥檝e changed, as well as an early memory of their friendship. (Photo via Getty)

5.聽Growing Photo Series:Take a photo of your baby wearing an adult item of clothing, and then take this same photo every year around the same day. It could be one of your dresses or your husband鈥檚 favorite band t-shirt. After 18 years, put all the photos together and you鈥檒l see how they grew right into the once huge article of clothing. This one is cute, but it鈥檚 a commitment.


6.聽Height Tracking:聽Soon after you come home from the hospital, start regularly charting their growth. They鈥檒l be standing before you know it. We鈥檙e loving this Creative by Clair Ruler Growth Chart聽($22).

Memory Box

7.聽Memory Box for Important Objects:聽A clipping from their first hair cut, that little tiny hat they left the hospital in and their first photos are just a few mementos you can keep in a special memory box. This Cardtorial Memory Box聽($109)聽includes a way sweet quote from e.e. cummings.

Which memory-keeping idea touches your heart the most? Tweet us聽@BritandCo聽and let us know!

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