One great project for very early in your newborn’s life is putting together a memory box. This will be an ongoing collection, but it’s never too soon to start!
Before birth (if you can), select a pretty box that you’ll want to fill with mementos – this way you’re not running out to the store with a newborn! Any decorative box would work great; I love using this simple wooden box that was once given to us as a gift.
You’ll have a few items to add the moment you return from the hospital. Think: mommy and baby ID bands; first footprints; any first hats or swaddles; and any other hospital souvenirs.
We also included notes and cards from family and friends!
This is a great project to involve big siblings – they’ll love placing the items in the box!
What do we plan to add down the line?
- A lock of hair
- A first baby tooth
- Baby booties
- A first favorite toy
- A first drawing
- Baptism certificate
What else will go in your box? I’d love to hear in the comments!