When you’ve got a new baby, life can feel a little overwhelming with the sleep deprivation, constant laundry, and the diaper changes. So when it comes to making the time special, it can often get a little overlooked and you may forget to do some things that you would want to. After all, that new time with a baby is really important and it does fly by quickly. So capturing the moments so that you have some keepsakes from that time is really important.
If you are a mom-to-be, or have a little one, or are looking for ways to help a friend or relative that has a new baby, then here are some of the things that you could get done, or encourage them to get done, so that the memory of those precious early days is remembered.
Because newborns sleep so much at first, getting a photoshoot of them where they are just looking adorable and sleepy is a really precious time. When they are more awake and more on the move, it is a whole new thing. So it can be a good idea to have a photographer booked in when you’re pregnant, so that you’re not having to think about it too much when the baby is here. You don’t have to be in the pictures if you don’t want to, but the ones of the baby will be there to treasure.
Getting a piece of jewelry with your baby’s birthstone in, like the ones from Galaxy Gold, can be a great way to treat yourself or get a new mom. It is something that is simple, that can’t be grabbed too much by the baby, but it is personal and meaningful to you. Those kinds of gifts can really be the best.
Hand and Feet Prints
Another classic thing that can be done with a newborn is to get some hand or footprints printed and molded. These could be ones that you do yourself, or there are professionals that will then make the print into an ornament or something to frame and display. It is a precious time to remember just how tiny those hands and feet were, and can also be a lovely thing to do if you or someone you know suffers baby loss or a stillbirth, so that memory is always there.
Writing about life with a newborn can feel like the last thing on your mind when you’re in the thick of it. But when you do so, through a journal or a blog, it can really make a difference to how you are feeling. It can be therapeutic, as well as an amazing thing to read and look back on, especially when your child is older too. So this could be something that you just do for yourself. Or if you’re a friend looking for a gift to give, then giving them the gift of a journal or other stationery could work well for that too.