Recording all of your kiddos “firsts” doesn’t have to be hard. For most busy or new moms it’s hard to remember precious milestones and memories…DON’T worry, we’re all in the same boat!
By Mercy Kullah
October 30, 2020
Fab Mom +3
How it all started
When I was first discussing having kids with my spouse, I wanted it ALL. We wanted the picture perfect baby nursery, first baby Christmas, the cutest and funniest baby photos, the best baby EVERYTHING. So we started a search for some great photo book and journal ideas.
I started down the Amazon
I started down the Amazon photo book path, and then I wanted to make something electronic. I tried everything from Pearhead to Artifact Uprising. Nothing was meeting my baby needs. Not to mention I was blowing money left and right. I decided to try my (not so crafty) hand at scrapbooking, and that was a book disaster.
Baby Book of Firsts
As time grew closer to having my baby I gave up. Then the miraculous happened. My infamous Mother In Law gifted us Lucy Darling’s Little Artist book of Firsts. The sky broke open and I didn’t hate her anymore. Instead, I became elated and the cute little book took a close second to The Bible on my nightstand. After my birth I was determined to fill out every baby “first” and this book just made it so simple and looked way better than all the other books I had. While I greatly cherished this book, I started to slow down near the end of baby year 1 and then I simply misplaced my book when we moved into our first home.
When Elaine Shumacher had her baby I was following her story, which was similar to mine, and I discovered she got the exact same Lucy Darling Baby Book I had. As far as Baby Memory Books are concerned, mine was clearly the best baby books first memory. However, following Elaine’s story reminded me of my now 14 month old and how I need to find MY Little Artist Baby Book. I was not very happy when it took me a couple more months to finally find it (we own a lot of books).
First year milestones
Luckily for me all of those 1st year milestones were recorded, and I now discovered after reminiscing over the past year, that there were yet more pages to continue up to 5 years of recording of my kiddos little firsts! After a quick Google and Amazon search I found that Lucy Darling makes a much larger line of Baby materials than just BOOKS. YAY! They have stickers, pendants, closet dividers, Party boxes, teethers, baby blankets, and I hear they are coming out with more.
I love love love it. My now 5 year old has a very nice keepsake to peruse through on occasion and to discover just how fun it was to see all of their little firsts happen. Love it and I love how it all came together. Thank YOU Lucy Darling.
What to do now?
Do you want the best for your kiddo? There are a lot of copy cat books on the market and they are junk. Made with poor quality paper, and ink. The designs are copied right from other designs. Some are just plain lame. I hope that you at least look at Lucy Darling’s Baby books, they have I think 20 different Baby first memory books now? Pretty incredible. All made in the USA and designed by a Mom and Dad of 3 in Arizona.