Illustrated by Sarah Ward Published by Little Tiger Press
Moving away from picture books for this review, and on the theme of Mother’s Day, this baby record book would make a great gift for any new mum or mum to be.
This gorgeous journal offers space for those special moments and milestones; from first scan, first photo, first bedroom, first steps to enjoying baby's first foods. There’s a lovely first section, 'Before You Were Born', where parents can record what they thought they were having, whether girl or boy, what they felt, and even what mum was eating.
When baby is born, there’s a double page spread for remembering the number one song in the chart, the Prime Minister, a newspaper cost as well as a space for a postage stamp. And like any record book, there’s space for weight, heights through the first year, when baby first sat up, crawled and first step. There’s even a little envelope for a little locket of hair and a large envelope at the back for keepsakes.
This is beautifully illustrated by Sarah Ward and has an almost picture book feel, that I’m sure little ones will love looking through to see their baby photos and adorable animal characters. The colours used also make this a great unisex book.
The covers are padded and have a lovely feel. While the thick elastic band, to hold the book closed, feels strong and looks like it will do a great job holding this book closed when full of photos and keepsakes, keeping those little treasures safe. This is a great little record book and would make a lovely gift to make sure those precious memories are never forgotten.