Keep track of facts. Dates, measurements, first words, first steps—keep a calendar of all baby milestones or add them to your LifeBook so you don't forget.
Your baby wasn't delivered by a stork. Remember that parents are part of the picture, too. Make sure to get plenty of images of mom and dad at the major moments, and not just baby all alone.
Pictures are great, but stuff you can touch is memorable, too: a favorite onesie, first shoes or a special sweater. They don't call them 'keepsakes' for nothing. (Plus, now you'll get to have one of those boxes. You know, the one you dust off every couple of years, open and cry as you go through each miniature item.)
If you're interested in creating a hardcopy scrapbook and not sure where to start, look for a "starter scrapbook kit" which will include papers, cardstock and stickers to get you going. Most craft and department stores carry these, so shop around for a design you love.
So, five years from now, if someone asks you what your baby's first word was, you may not be able to answer off the cuff, but you will be able to say, "Hold on, I have it here somewhere. ..."report abuse