I love the idea of having a scrapbook or baby book for each child, but it’s not for everyone. For some of us, Instagram has replaced the need for a scrapbook. Wherever you are putting your photographs, here are three unique ideas for second children. We don’t want them totally neglected in the baby book department.
Holding a framed photo. My friend Emily snapped this picture of her baby boy Desmond at 6 months holding a picture of his big sis Etta when she was 6 months. This is one of the many delights of having two children – the constant comparing and contrasting you can do. (This adorable picture could be taken with of a rookie baby holding a baby picture of the parent she most resembles.)
In front of the computer. Digital photography means that we experience most of our pictures on a screen. Isn’t that representative of this generation of babies? In this photo, baby Milo is being compared to big brother Holden at the same age. Heather simply brought Holden’s one month-old picture up on the screen and held Milo in front of it, snapping another photo.
Who’s who? I put baby Scarlett in the same sweatshirt her big brother Julian had worn for his first ride in the baby swings. Same park, same hoodie, same milestone picture. Am I setting her up for a lifetime in his shadow? Maybe. Anyhow, I then cropped the pictures similarly and put them in a grid. I sent it out to friends and family, inviting them to guess who was who.
Are you guys scrapbook-y? I’m not, but I think a well-done scrapbook page is beautiful. If you’re into it, check out Wendolonia.
She’s taught me about the simplicity of the Project Life system. The pages have sleeves and you just fill them in with your pictures and Project Life cards, but you don’t have to cut out shapes or layer anything if you are not up to the task.
Are you maintaining a hard-copy baby book? Or printing out photos?