I’ve been on the lookout for an inexpensive baby book for the past few weeks and was sorely disappointed at not only the exorbitant price of some of the books I found online, but also the lack of variety in the design of the books I found in the stores. Many places I looked, my choices were blue for boy, pink for girl, and that was it.
I also looked on Etsy hoping to find a vintage baby book, but even the unused ones I really liked were a little worn from years of storage, and some were even more expensive than brand new ones.
My last effort to locate a baby book was really just on a whim. I stopped by Barnes and Noble to see what they had in stock. There were only five baby books in the parenting section and two of them were grandparent-specific, so I began to be disheartened. Until I saw this…
We’re doing a woodland animal theme in the nursery (and I use the word “theme” loosely since it consists of me hanging a few pictures), so I thought bunnies and mice fit perfectly into that. Plus, I’ve always loved Peter Rabbit (I guess I could relate to his innate nosiness).
The book covers the first year milestones, includes a family tree, and also has a sweet little keepsake pocket for a lock of baby’s hair and other mementos. Of course, it was the adorable illustrations that really sold me.