Even if your Insta feed chronicles your baby’s every move, having a spot to record big milestones and not-to-be-frogotten memories isn’t a bad idea. We promise you, and your child will treasure it forever. That doesn’t mean you have to follow tradition though, from app-powered baby logs to sleek hardcover options, here are 14 modern takes on baby books for you to choose from.

Chalk Talk

Record the first 12 months of baby’s life with the Chalkboard Baby Book Template from Hanna Mac. Download the template that features hand-drawn titles, choice of color for each page, and a fun chalkboard theme. Use your words and photos to complete the story of Baby’s first year. The template does not include a printed book, but you can upload your completed pages to any online photo book design site.

Available at hannamac.com, $35.


What are your favorite ways to record and save your baby’s milestones and memories? Share in the comments.

–Katie L. Carroll & Jane Putnam