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Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler

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Muscle Kid on Playground

“It goes by so fast,” goes the cliché that all the more experienced parents tell you.  You blink, and suddenly you go from sleepless nights with a newborn to chasing a toddler who’s ready to explore the world on her own two feet!  Here are Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler:

Firsts

This is the obvious one, because you’re programmed as a parent to look for firsts.  You’ve already watched for a first smile, first words, crawling, steps.  If your child has special challenges, some of these firsts are especially precious and deserving of celebration.  They’re all worth recording for the memories.

Music

All those silly nursery rhymes set to music, nonsense songs that make your baby smile, quirky musical styles that you’ve shared with your baby just because it’s what moves you — those deserve some kind of spot in your family’s multimedia scrapbook.  If you can capture even one verse of a toddler’s favorite song, in his or her own words, it’s priceless.

Generations

Grandparents, Sunday school teachers and helpful elderly neighbors will forever be a part of your child’s history.  Yet, it’s easy to get too busy to overlook taking a photo with them.  Better yet, get their permission for a short video of them reading to your child or sharing some family history with the baby on their lap.

Curly haired boy picking strawberries with basket

Connections with Nature

We can never again recapture for ourselves the way we looked at the world when we were their age. We owe it to them to capture at least some of their untarnished perspective.  Time spent outdoors is ideal for this, from the garden to the forest or just interacting with the family pet in the backyard.  It’s also a great place to get comfortable photos in children’s play clothes or even covered in dirt, which may someday mean a more precious keepsake then the fanciest studio portraits.

Tastes

Tasting first foods can be more fun when you explore together, keep a record of what your baby tried, and don’t take it all too seriously.  Worry less about how much mess your little guy makes and take time for photos of your messy eater.  Praise his successes and try a new taste multiple times.  You will someday miss these trying times.

Stonyfield YoToddler plus blueberries

One of the firsts you may be experiencing with your toddler is his interest and growing ability to feed himself.  That’s where our young friend tried Tommee Tippee feeding products so he could demonstrate his “I can do it” attitude!  The placemat is designed to stay in place for easy cleanup. The bowl includes a cover plus a place to hold the toddler spoon.  The cups are durable, and the bibs even roll up for packing into a diaper bag.

Boy eating yogurt sticks out tongue

Our friend is transitioning from YoBaby to YoToddler yogurt, trying flavors from both of Stonyfield’s organic collections.  The whole milk goodness offers real fruit and vegetable flavors, packed with natural DHA from fish oil in some of the YoToddler blends.  DHA is the Omega-3 fatty acid that’s so critical for your baby’s brain development! The yogurt contains six live active cultures to promote good gut health.  Of course, Stonyfield’s USDA Organic seal means none of the stuff you don’t want in your little one’s yogurt: no artificial colors, no genetically modified organisms, no questionable additives.  A variety of flavors including apple, raspberry and strawberry give parents lots of variety for dealing with the pickiest eaters.

Tommee Tippee products

Thanks to Stonyfield Organic for allowing us to share some of their YoToddler goodness with our young taste tester and sharing the cool gear from Tommee Tippee, too.  You can enter below for a giveaway of YoToddler plus Tommee Tippee feeding gear.  This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield.  Although I’m a #StonyfieldBlogger, my opinions are always my own.

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9 Responses to Five Don’t-Miss Memories to Record with Your Baby or Toddler

  1. DSI June 7, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    I made a scrapbook for each of my children’s years in school. It was a huge undertaking for me (and I only have two kids!) but they always enjoyed looking at them at the end of the year. And I did too. It’s nice to have the record of our fun times together as well as occasional school papers of things they learned.
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    • FlourSackMama June 10, 2015 at 12:38 am #

      How good of you to make time to do this! I have to admit to resorting to the box method some years… putting everything into a box for that school year and hoping to find time to scrapbook later.

  2. Sadie B. June 1, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I loved when my kids first walked.

  3. Terry Maigi May 29, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    First baby giggles are my absolute favorite! I just cant get enough!

  4. Cassandra Eastman May 28, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    My favorite memory is when my daughter snuck in the cereal cabinet and we found her eating raw oatmeal, she made a huge mess but it was so cute!

  5. Dandi D May 28, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    Some of my favorite memories are going on picnics and park play dates with my son.

  6. Nicole Sender May 28, 2015 at 12:09 am #

    My grandsons always used Tommee Tippee products. I remember them with their sippy cups and how well the cups worked.

  7. Green Bean May 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm #

    This is so true! My kids are now 10 and 12 and if you don’t record those things, they are gone. I cannot remember many things that I wish I had written down. I am so happy, on the other hand, to have photos of the boys with my grandmothers who have both since passed.
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  8. ioana c. May 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    So many things come to mind , I guess favorites are first steps and first birthday!! My absolute favorite though is the first time I heard my baby laugh , like really laugh out loud , best sound in the world!!!

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