Children grow up very quickly, and as much as we treasure their milestones or the cute way they say the word ‘hippopotamus’, these moments can so easily be forgotten over time if they are not somehow recorded. In light of the Face of Kinder competition that is currently running in Australia and New Zealand, I have put together a collection of quick, simple and creative ways to record a child’s funny and precious moments so they last a lifetime.
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Just prior to Possum’s birth, a friend prepared an amazing baby shower for me and along with lots of lovely gifts I received three baby books. Three! The importance of recording memories certainly exists, however I have to admit that I didn’t use any one of those baby books that I was given. I do have pangs of guilt about that, but I realise too that I have used other creative approaches to recording my children’s special and funny moments. It just isn’t housed in a baby book. Some of these ways might interest you.
I’m sure you already have lots of funny or precious memories about your children. It might interest you to know that Kinder is running a competition at the moment and they are on the look out for the new Face of Kinder to appear on their new packaging. It’s actually very simple to enter. Parents and guardians of children in Australia or New Zealand just need to click over to Kinder, share a cute or funny story of their kids, and get friends and family to vote for their entry for the chance to win. Kinder is choosing four children from Australia and two from New Zealand, so be sure to share those classic moments!
Creative ways to record a child’s
funny and precious moments
Get snap happy
Cameras have completely changed over time, even in the last few years. Also, with mobile phones being so advanced we can literally carry a camera in our pocket and snap a picture of our children within seconds. These days we also have the flexibility that our pictures can then be easily stored on storage devices, shared quickly with friends and family, even imprinted on a coffee mug and given as gifts.
Don’t forget to video
We can sometimes forget to capture our children on video, but there really isn’t anything better than enjoying the moving pictures of our children. Watching them having fun or saying something silly on video takes us right to that moment and captures them at the age and stage they are at.
Get a book of special moments made!
It’s super easy to get personalised books made using your own photographs. Here are some books that I’ve had made and each tell a story or capture a moment in time that is precious to my family and me. They are probably the most popular books in our home! A simple Google search can get you creating your own easily.
Scrapbooking is something that I haven’t done myself, but can totally appreciate. Adding pictures of your child and adding extra embellishments is a wonderful and creative way to showcase their special moments and share them with others. You can do it in your own style and it’s also a great way to encourage you to print out your pictures and have them in the one place.
Write it down
Some of you might prefer the old-fashioned pen and paper method. Consider purchasing a small sized notebook that can easily be thrown into a nappy bag or car glove box and make little notes about your children as they happen. This would also be a wonderful little book to look back on and give your child as a gift when they are older.
Apps and online websites
These days there is an app for everything, even recording your child’s special moments. A simple Google search would give you lots of recommendations.
Simple height charts are a lovely way to record the growth of your child over time and something that can always be available for reflection. You can purchase height charts online or simply measure and scribble the height of your children along the edge of a doorframe, as I have.
Write your child a letter
Unfortunately with technology developments we don’t get to see too many personalised letters being written. It is, however, a really lovely way to share with your child the bond you have in that moment of time and to record those special or funny moments that have happened. You can include pictures, ticket stubs, whatever! Whether you do it monthly, just on their birthday or at random times you think to do it, it will be a keepsake that your child will treasure forever.
So tell me, how do you like to record your child’s special moments? Maybe you’d like to share one of your child’s funniest or cutest moments in the Face of Kinder competition and get your friends and family to vote for your entry? Who knows, that moment could lead them to being featured on the new Kinder Chocolate packaging. Good luck!