Trust us, no matter how groundbreaking his first smile, her love of blueberries or the day he said his first word seem now, chances are you’re going to forget all of the precious details later. Chronicle every moment with a beautiful DIY baby memory book your little one will treasure later. For extra credit, get started before baby arrives. Get inspired with these eight ideas for documenting your little one’s momentous start to life – from traditional cut-and-paste-methods to the more modern digital approach. You can create a mixed-media journey through your child’s first year.

Photo: Mish Mash

Congratulations!

When the well wishes pour in, be sure to save screenshots of heartfelt Facebook posts and loving text messages.

What creative ideas did you use in your baby memory book? Share your tips below.

–Meghan Meyers

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