Activity #459: Keepsake your favorite baby clothes

by on April 23, 2007

in Crafty,Free/Cheap,Month 12

swatchAssuming that my current pregnancy is our final child, we recently went through our stored baby boy clothes, pulling out the ones that can be worn by our baby-girl-to-be, donating the majority, and saving five or six items that I can’t bear to part with. Predictably, those extra special clothes are still on top of my spare dresser because I’m not really sure where they go.

Now I see this great idea from WonderTime magazine’s blog (via Apartment Therapy). Cut a small sample of the fabric and keep the swatch in a memory book, ideally next to a photo of the baby wearing the item.

I’m torn. it would look really cute, but then we can’t enjoy the size and shape of the clothes when he’s an adult. Or, his wife can’t. (Secret fantasy: one day a baby grandson could wear these clothes– not that I have put one single thing on my son that my husband wore as a baby, and we have a similar hand-me-down-a-generation bag to choose from. It just seems that 1973 didn’t produce very soft fabrics.) I’ll let you know what I decide.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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