6 Ways of Documenting Your Child Growing Up

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Time goes by so quickly, and life with your family will go by in the blink of an eye. Your babies will be young adults within no time at all- and all you will be left with is memories.

This is why it is essential that you document your children growing up.

Here are six different ways that you can do that.

1. Have a Family Photoshoot

Hire a professional photographer and have a set of photos taken. You can frame them and hang them on your walls, and keep them in a photograph album.

2. Keep a Memento Box

For each of your children, start a memento box when they are still very young and keep different mementos as they age. Each memento could be a milestone. Keep a lock of their hair from when they were a baby, keep things like pacifiers, hospital wristbands, first teeth to fall out, first drawings, and so much more.

3. Make a Photo Book

Companies such as Blurb allow you to make and publish your own books. You could create photobooks crammed full of memories and photos and keep them on your shelf for posterity.

4. Keep Everything on the Cloud

These days, with smartphones and tablets being so commonly used, we take thousands of photos and videos but don’t really think too much about it. All of these take up space, but could easily get lost if your device breaks or is stolen.

But by backing up all of your photos and videos to the cloud, you won’t have to lose those special photos of you and your family.

5. Start a Blog

Whether you want to share your family’s life with the world, or just document it so that you can look back on it in years to come, you could start a blog.

Use your blogs like an online journal and document everything that you have been up to as a family. Include photos and videos and even sound recordings.

There are lots of different options when it comes to choosing a platform. You could choose between Blogger, WordPress, Wix, and more.

6. Social Media

Social media offers the perfect platform for documenting your child’s life. Through sites like Facebook and Instagram, you can upload and share pictures, videos, and posts about family life. You’ll be able to look back at these images for many years to come.

Before you share Everything on social media, there are a couple of considerations that you should make. First of all, sharing with the world means that you don’t have much control over what other people can and will do with your images should they see them, you should use privacy controls whenever possible.

Secondly, you should be aware that not everyone will be interested in seeing what you are sharing. If you are sharing too often, you may find that people will stop following you. It is important to find the right balance of sharing.


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  1. Great tips. I do like looking back at my old photos. I only wish blogging was a thing when I was a baby as I would have loved my parent’s point of view of the little things I was doing or interested in, which are not easy to capture in photos.

  2. I like tha photoshot, memento box and blog the best. When you print pictures they pile up. But, both a blog and social media can be lost.

  3. Love all these tips. Back when my son was little, the only thing we really had to keep was film photos. Nothing was digital then. But I have taken all his pictures and digitized them. Easier to store and save.

  4. I set all my phone images and videos to automatically send to the cloud, and i’m so glad I did! There are so many wonderful memories 🙂

  5. I love these tips! I especially love making the photo book, it’s very classical and nostalgic.

  6. We just got family photos and I’m so excited to be able to capture them at this age. Love all of these ideas.

  7. These are such great ideas and I do a lot of them. I take a ton of photos and of course I have a blog! I wish I had filmed more.

  8. Those are all great ideas. I think it’s important to keep everything in the cloud so it is safe. We had a couple of professional photoshoots done over the years too just to make sure we got really good photos.

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