Documenting your baby’s first year can be a fun and creative process. Today we’re sharing 7 ideas for your baby’s monthly photos that are adorable and a great way to see your baby’s growth in his or her first year of life!
Letterboard Monthly Photos
One popular but not yet overdone way to document your little one’s first year of life is with adorable letterboard photos! Set baby next to a letterboard with the current month on it. Not only is this a great way to show how old he or she is, but it is also a wonderful way to measure their growth in reference to the letterboard itself. Try a theme with each photo or just lay baby down on a plain backdrop – either way, you’ll have an adorable series of monthly pictures!
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The greenery and floral trends are in full swing, and some are even incorporating it into baby’s monthly photos! To pull this one off, you’ll just need real or fake blooms. Choose some that are in season for even more fun. Shape your flower petals or leaves to match the number of months baby is and lay baby down for a quick photo. One other option: buy a greenery garland and shape it into baby’s age. Use the same garland to alternate months. It’s a lovely way to achieve floral monthly photos!
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The Monthly Photo Blanket
Want a foolproof monthly photosystem? Get a blanket that has everything already set up for you! With these monthly photo blankets, you can set baby in the middle of a circle surrounded by cute animals or flowers and then put a marker of some sort next to the month that matches his or her age.This is an easy way to capture an adorable and consistent photo every time!
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Add It with Apps
Another fun way to document your baby’s first year of life is to use an app on your phone. Simply snap your photo, open it up in the app, and add in all sorts of text or cute doodles. Then, upload it straight to your social media profiles. There are a few different apps out there that allow you to create adorable baby monthly pictures!
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Baby’s Favorite Toys
Set up your monthly photos to match your little one’s favorite things. Document baby’s favorite toys each month and use them to draw out the number of the month baby is. Does he love trucks at 7 months? Use those to create the number 7! Does she love the beach at 9 months, rearrange seashells to write the number 9. It’s a cute way to remember some of your little one’s favorite things during that time.
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A Sweet Way to Measure
Almost every mother has bought her little one an adorable stuffed animal for his or her nursery. Get the most out of baby’s snuggly pal by using it in each picture every month! Take a photo of your little one laying next to or holding on to the stuffed animal, and watch how much he or she grows next to it. Pretty soon – baby will be bigger than his or her buddy!
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Clean and Simple
When it comes to monthly photos, just know that they can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like. Each photo is meant to showcase a special moment, commemorating baby’s milestone. A photo of your little one in a diaper against a white wall each month will also do the trick because babies in diapers are the cutest.
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Don’t stress out about this process, it’s meant to be a fun way to document his or her first year so you can look back and see how far you both have come. You’ll be so happy you took the time to take the photos, and you’ll love looking through them for years to come.