Having a newborn baby is a whirlwind experience like no other. Whether you are the father or mother of this new baby, you will be bowled over by the emotions, the tiredness and the overall love feelings of having a baby. Some days are stressful and challenging, and others are pure bliss – while most are a mixture of both!
When you have a baby, it feels like all other responsibilities fly out of the window. You can get so caught up in the moment with your new little one, it is easy to forget to savour these precious first few days, weeks and months.
Here are three ways to make memories with your newborn baby, so you can look back with joy at these incredible times.
1. Have Professional Photographs Taken
Professional photographs are a perfect way to make memories with your little baby. While we all have smartphones with photography capabilities nowadays, professional photographs will allow you to have beautifully taken, large format pictures hanging in your family home for years to come, not just on a tiny screen.
Newborn studio photos can be tricky, which is why it is so important to hire a photographer who specializes in baby photography. Babies have a lot of needs – there’s feeding them, changing them, and keeping them happy and warm enough to rest for a photography session. Baby photographers are used to working around your baby’s needs, making them feel relaxed and comfortable enough to snap away with the camera.
2. Make Hand & Foot Prints
When your child grows up, it will be hard to believe that they were once as tiny as they are now. Newborn babies grow super fast, gaining weight every single day – so it is important to cherish the moments in which they are so tiny.
One way to savor these moments is to make hand and foot prints with your baby. You can keep these prints as memories to hang on the wall or display in your baby’s bedroom. As he or she grows up, you will be able to look back fondly at the times when they weighed just a few pounds!
3. Save Their First Clothes
Babies grow out of clothes at an astonishing rate. It is almost impossible to keep up with how fast they grow, and before you know it, you’ll be buying toddler clothes, not baby onesies! When your newborn grows out of their first clothes, make sure not to immediately throw them into the ever-growing ‘Donate’ pile in the corner of the room! Save their first clothes, socks and little hats – you will want to revisit them when your baby is all grown up and out in the world.
It can be pretty overwhelming to have a newborn in your family – there is no feeling like it. Make sure to keep your memories close; the time goes so fast, and you will want to be able to reminisce about these simple times with your child when they are older.