Our kids memory book ideas is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mott’s®. All opinions are mine alone.
I’m the first to admit that with my first baby, I went the traditional baby book route. I just knew I would stay on top of it. I just knew it. Well, I’ll confess. I didn’t.
So I didn’t even try with Carrigan. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t tracked some of the amazing milestones and memories we’ve shared so far!
Kids Memory Book Ideas
As a mom, I want to remember the milestones my kids reach as they grow. I do my best to help them be healthy so they can lead healthy and productive lives. So even though I might not have been great at keeping up with the traditional baby book for Weston, I have found some kid’s memory book ideas that are working well for me!
I’m watching them grow and capturing all the important memories as we go!
Creating Memory Book Ideas
Some of the best kid’s memory book ideas involve some cool, creative ideas! Although I fell behind recording all the little milestones from month to month as Weston grew from newborn to toddler, I was able to take a photo of him each day.
I was familiar with a ton of family memory book ideas full of vacation photos or a year in recap type photos. So, I created a memory book of Weston’s first year of life. I took a photo every day of his first year and took a few notes in a notebook. It was easy to put the photos in a photo book program and add my notes as captions.
It’s a baby book that I will always treasure!
Family Memory Book Ideas
Thought-a-day journals are my new favorite way to record the memories and growth milestones for each of my kids. It only takes moments a day to jot down something that happened. Justin, Grambo, and I all take turns writing in one for each of the kids.
The great thing is that we can look back on their growth but we also write down special family memories so it becomes a memory book for all of us!
Kids Growth Charts and Photos
Growth charts and annual photos are some of my favorite ways to record the growth and milestones as my kids grow up. We take a photo on the first day of school each year! It’s fun to compare them from year to year!
We also regularly record their height (and weight when we know it) on a growth chart. The numbers geek in me loves to see how much they’ve grown.
Mott’s and Walmart want to help us track our child’s growth this year! You can get a growth chart just for buying Mott’s at Walmart!
They want all children to grow up big and strong, so Mott’s is helping our kids be healthy! We depend on their juice pouches and unsweetened applesauce for lunches and snacks! I love their products because they are full of real fruit goodness and are an excellent source of vitamins.
Want your own growth chart? Here’s how you can get one!
- Buy $10 worth of Mott’s juice or sauce at Walmart.
- Register for the offer on Motts.com/Walmart.
- Upload receipts on Motts.com/Walmart now through 9/15/2017.
- The growth chart will be mailed to your home once receipts have been verified.
Alternative Baby Memory Book Ideas
If you want kids memory book ideas that are similar to a traditional book, look for a book that doesn’t focus on weeks or months, but on each year. I found that having a birthday book works much better for me than more traditional baby memory book ideas because I can update it less frequently.
I can record the memories and milestones of their growth in highlights more than the tiny, continual details that I couldn’t keep up with. The book we have has an envelope to keep important cards, papers, photos, etc.
It’s a great way to go with more traditional kids memory book ideas without feeling the pressure to update it all of the time.
The most important thing is for us to encourage our kids to be healthy and grow up strong! Then we will have years and years of memories to collect!