Mark the milestones with photo cards

You will want to celebrate when baby does sleep through the night for the first time. Miffy Milestone Cards will help.
You will want to celebrate when Baby does sleep through the night for the first time. Miffy Milestone Cards will help.

The first kid had a baby book that made it through maybe the first nine months. The first three months, done while on maternity leave, were detailed. The next six were sketchy. The rest of his baby days, nonexistent, according to the book.

The second kid has a baby book with a few details filled in for the first three months (maternity leave) and then … nothing.

That was 11 and 14 years ago. Today’s modern mom can Facebook, Tweet or Instagram the baby book.

Capture milestones with pregnancy cards from Miffy that mark different events including the first kick, each week of pregnancy and the birth day. Hold up the card and take a photo of your belly.

Baby cards capture the first year or so with milestones such as the first tooth, the first step, the first word. Prop up that baby with the card and take a picture. Then post it online somewhere, share it with friends, and you’ll remember when and where and what your kid looked like while doing that activity. There’s also blank cards for you to write in milestones the creators didn’t include.

The Miffy cards sell for $24 a set. but Milestone Cards has more collections of cards that are appropriate for the toddler years, twins and non-character cards. Find them at milestonecards.com or locally at Nordstrom in Barton Creek Square, Wildflower Organics, Picket Fences, and Smitten for the Wee Generation.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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