Last Updated: Oct 2, 2018
How many times have you looked at your growing baby and wanted time to slow down? While you know that’s not possible, there is something you can do—create a baby photo album to capture all those precious moments.
Our ten baby photo book ideas are the best way to organize your child’s milestones and memories so you can share them in the future. By selecting special photos and including a meaningful narrative, you can recreate a storytelling experience.
Whether you want to highlight one major event like a first birthday or encapsulate an entire year, there are endless themes and baby memory book ideas to choose from. Once you’ve made your selection, browse our photo book ideas to create your own album.
1. ABC Book
Soon the time will come when your little one must learn their ABCs. Why not construct a book to facilitate a more relatable learning experience? Some adorable baby picture ideas include using their favorite toys, foods and other props that correspond to each letter of the alphabet.
2. Baby on Vacation
One of the most exhilarating times for your child is leaving the nest and experiencing their first vacation. It doesn’t matter if they spend their days at the beach or exploring Disneyland. Make this an everlasting memory by turning their trip into a baby photo book they can have for years to come.
3. Baby’s First Birthday
While it’s hard to tell if children remember their first birthdays, ensure your little one does with a first birthday memory book. Showcase everything from the brilliant decorations to your child blowing out birthday cake candles and opening gifts with their loved ones.
4. Baby’s First Christmas
Christmas is a special time of year where there is an abundance of joy. Babies and young children have an understanding of these festivities through the events they remember. Documenting your little one’s first Christmas with baby photo ideas like a visit to Santa, decorating the tree or playing in the snow is one way to help them hold on to the holidays.
5. Family Cookbook
Make your baby the star of your family cookbook by taking photos while they help cook or stand in as the most adorable main ingredient. When they’re older, they will have a new appreciation for your home-cooked meals and may even recreate them.
6. Letters From Mommy
One of the most personal baby book ideas involves taking the time to write thoughtful letters. Your little one won’t take in what you write until years later, but imagine how meaningful it will be for them to grasp your hopes and dreams for their future.
7. Monthly Milestones
There is no greater feeling than knowing your child is progressing and reaching new heights. To keep track of their milestones, design a baby’s first year book to help you remember their first smile, their first roll onto their tummy and their first step. These moments may seem trivial, but when life flies by, they will hold an endearing place in your heart.
8. My Family
Introduce your baby to their siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents with a family photo book. Write funny stories or details about each family member to provide a story of who each person is. To make it more special, include a photo of each relative with your little one for a very personal baby photo album.
9. On the Day I Was Born Storybook
As your baby gets older, they will take interest in knowing how they came into the world. Capture the events of their birth into a timeless storybook that they will never grow tired of. Include details like their weight, time of day and who was present at their birth. No matter how small you think something is, be sure to incorporate it. You never know what will catch the attention of your child when reading their baby book.
10. Year in Review
Document your baby’s first year and see how much they’ve changed with a book that highlights their growth. Schedule monthly photo shoots to catch differences in your baby over time. Consider oversized stuffed animals or clothes for fun photo shoot props.
Watching your baby grow is full of lots of exciting moments. From their first birthday to their first time at the beach, there is so much that you don’t want to miss. These baby photo book ideas help you hold on to the memories of yesterday a little longer. If you’re a busy parent who’s short on time, not to worry. Our Make My Book option will walk you through the process of creating a book you will cherish for years to come. You can also make an unforgettable keepsake in the Shutterfly app with the free monthly photo book.