Choosing the perfect baby book can be a daunting task. That is probably why I bought 6 before Tallulah was born so I had plenty of choices. Sure I could have gone the Target, Babies R Us, random big box store route – but, that is so not me. Instead I went with vintage.
I love the chipper graphics from the 1950’s so this adorable little record keeping book fit the bill perfectly. I admit I have not been as good as I had hoped about writing in the baby book, but for someone who has no baby book of their own something is better than nothing.
With Baxter the next major life choice about baby books is upon me. I have 3 to choose from. If you are keeping track that means one book is missing and that is because I gave 1 to my friend Vickie to use for her daughter Clover. ANYWAY, back to my 3 choices. First up I have this groovy 70’s version. I used a graphic from this book to make my baby shower invitation for Tallulah.
My last choice has most of the right qualities like cute graphics, fun colors and quirky little questions to fill out. The problem is that it is much thinner and smaller than the other books. I can hear the second child comments already “you love Tallulah more than me, that is why she got a bigger book”. I have a younger sister, I know how this card gets played.
Got a favorite? I’m taking opinions. If you are looking for your own vintage baby book might I suggest Etsy. That is where I got all mine and a quick scan shows that they have several more. Where did you get your baby book? I’m sure these all came from the Big Box stores of their day and I’m not saying Target and Babies R’ Us does not have some cute ones. My friend just got an adorable handmade one on Etsy. So many choices, it’s enough to make a mom’s head spin.