You’re probably taking pictures of your baby every day, but a time-lapse style monthly mash-up is a cool keepsake that’ll help you see how fast your baby grows in the first year. We found eight ideas that’ll blow you away. The key is to pick an element and stick to it, like marking the months with a matching number of apples, or using the same suitcase to show how big Baby is getting. It might seem unnecessary and time consuming, but no one regrets the outcome and they’re perfect to put on display at Baby’s first birthday party.

photo: Maria Healey Photography

Pack Him

For this simple shot, you need a suitcase and a blanket. When Baby is small, it'll be as cozy as a bassinet, but watch as the months pass and the suitcase seems to shrink. A laundry basket will work similarly. We like how Maria Healey chose to keep the wardrobe (a diaper) consistent in all twelve shots.

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How are you recording your baby’s growth from month to month? Share your creative ideas in a Comment.

–Anna Knoebel