Ask Design Mom Week: Baby Books

March 31, 2009

Question:
Do you have any baby books to recommend? Thank you! — Aiilie




Answer:
Sure do. There are many great ones out there. In lots of styles and price ranges. Take a peek at these books by Nikki McClure, Binth, Tracey Clark, the Metropolitan Museum (pictured) and Kistner Supply. All are gorgeous!

What about you Dear Friends? What are your favorite Baby Journal Books?

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1 wide open spaces March 31, 2009 at 2:36 pm

This is the one we purchased for our daughter. Each page is actually a large pocket and there are sweet touches like a little glassine envelope that hold’s the lock of babies hair, etc.

we really love it.

http://www.reaganbridgeen.com/-strse-13/baby-life-book-memory/Detail.bok

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2 jack, lucy and finn March 31, 2009 at 2:55 pm

these all look amazing… how can you ever decide? my biggest deciding factor in purchasing all of my kids baby books was to choose a book that focused only on the first year. less daunting and they all have completed baby books. i have continued to keep journals and other keepsakes for older years, but i don’t have the pressure of digging up that old baby book to write about their first day of kindergarden…
in addition to all these listed, i will just add eric carle’s first year journal…
http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,books/products_id,6033/title,Eric-Carle-A-Journal-for-Babys-First-Year/

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3 Erin {PlinkPlink} March 31, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Tessera Publishing, makes really beautiful books, and you can remove the pages that you don’t want to fill out. I forgot to do footprints of my son’s little feet, for example, so I like that he’ll be able to someday look at his complete baby book, instead of one that’s only partially filled out.

Oh, and they have great inserts, so that you can further customize your book. Here’s the website:

http://www.tesserapublishing.com/occasions/baby/

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4 Megs March 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I'm probably the world's worst mother when it comes to keeping a baby book since I haven't done it for any of my 3 children. :-(

But just today I came across this wonderful idea and thought… now that is something even I could do. And its beautiful! It would also make a great display for a first birthday party:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_2&listing_id=23040416&ga_search_query=baby+journal+cards&ga_search_type=tag_title&ga_page=&min=&max=&order=

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5 Megs March 31, 2009 at 3:17 pm

That link didn't come out right. Here it is again:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6181545&section_id=5821339

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6 Sarah March 31, 2009 at 3:40 pm

We absolutely LOVE Eric Carle’s baby book… reads so much like a story for young kids and easy to fill out. I personally have always LOVED his beautiful illustrations as well.

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7 Jenn March 31, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I have the ‘Hello Baby’ book by Hello Lucky paperie. Has very cute retro illustrations. Even comes with a growth chart.

http://bit.ly/TytLu

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8 sweetbeets March 31, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I like the modern design of the baby books by Edna Mae Originals and love that you can buy extra pages to customize the book.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5227112

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9 Jenelle March 31, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I don’t know how many people keep a health journal type baby book, but I got this one for my son and I take it with us every time he has a dr. appointment. It’s a great way to keep track of his health and I keep his shot record in the pocket in the back, plus it’s the perfect size to toss in my purse. There’s also space to record what you did for you child’s birthdays.

My Child’s Health Journal

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10 :: imprintables:: March 31, 2009 at 6:15 pm

The ONCE A YEAR book by Laikonik is the easiest, most stylish alternative to a baby photo album. It’s an accordian styled book that spans for 18 years and you can write the events of the year on the back. I am the owner of three of these books and we have a family meeting at the end of each year and fill it out together – so much fun and lots of laughs!

http://www.laikonik.com.au

and they look so good.

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11 mydezine March 31, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I had the same problem with finding somethings modern, so I designed my own and set it up on blurb.com. Here is the link:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/137845#author-bookshelf

Thanks for taking a look!

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12 Likes Chocolate April 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

In regards to your move, just think of all the new adventures you will have. All the blog entries brought upon by discovery. Good luck!

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13 Gina @ A bit of whimsy! April 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

Oh, i am regretting that i have not done a baby book for my little girl. she is 3 now, but reading all of this and the post i might go back and try to recreate one. what a shame. i admire all of you for doing it. thanks for sharing.

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14 NellaBean April 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I’m filling out Tiffany Ard’s Science-themed baby book for my newest little guy. You can find it at http://www.tiffanyard.com/babybook.htm

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15 Sophie's Mom April 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm

My favorite baby books, baby journals, albums and other baby memory books come from Rag and Bone Bindery.

http://www.ragandbonebindery.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=588

You can choose your cover from among many beautiful fabrics and all books are hand-made, yet well priced. They also carry a sweet book called Twelve Wishes for Baby that the parent/s can fill in about their wishes for their child's life. So sweet and makes a great gift!!

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16 Danielle April 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

One of my favorites is the Baby’s first year journal by A Christine Harris. I love her pregnancy journal and toddler journal too.

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17 Roseanna April 2, 2009 at 11:48 am

This is my daughter’s baby book as well. She is now 28 years old and a mom herself. I just love the little touches in this book of remembering. “Baby’s First Sadness” always get me! I highly recommend it, and not surprised that it is still in publication.

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18 Amy April 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I know I am a little late in commenting on this question! I just wanted to write about the baby book that I found and absolutely LOVE! I was so tired of seeing the books with teddy bears and sail boats on them. I wanted something unique. I too love Chronicle Books! This is what I found: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,gifts/products_id,6498/path,3-177/title,Sweet-Dreams-Baby-Book/

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19 Carolyne April 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I love vintage baby books. I’m always on the lookout!

Great blog, I am so glad I found it!

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20 alli b April 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm

amazing that you have that one pictured. i have the exact same one that my mom had when i was little.

and now my mom and i have embarked upon a collaborative project making letterpress, handbound baby books right now they are custom-only, but we are working on an off the shelf version

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21 christina June 25, 2010 at 7:32 pm

just ordered a copy! Can’t wait!

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22 Elizabeth Rodriguez March 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Rag and Bone makes some beautiful baby books. And also First 100 Days. I think you have had a few of their things on your website before. But I LOVE this one. Especially if it is your first baby and you have lots of time to journal!

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