As your pregnancy progresses and your baby grows in size, you will have a number of keepsakes you can save, which will be a reminder of a special time in your life.
You can then present these items to your child once they are old enough to appreciate them, such as on their 18th or 21st birthday. If you are looking for the best items for you, check out the following five baby keepsake ideas to consider.
- A Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video
A pregnancy time-lapse video is a great way to document every stage of your pregnancy, as you can see how your body changed from your first month until the moment your little bundle of joy arrived. You can then watch the video once the pregnancy is over to see how your child evolved from a tiny bump into a tiny human being.
You can guarantee it is one video your son or daughter will want to watch over and over, as it will prove how excited both you and your partner were to welcome them into your life.
- A Mixed Tape of Hit Songs from Their Year of Birth
A mixed tape is a great way to document hit songs from your child’s year of birth, as well as any music you were listening to throughout your pregnancy. For example, maybe your child kicked wildly in the womb when they heard a certain song. The hit songs of today will become vintage for your child once they reach adulthood, so it’s one gift they’re sure to love.
- The Sound of Your Child’s Heartbeat
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, it is now possible to listen to the sound of your baby’s heartbeat, kicking or movements inside the womb. An innovative fetal heart monitor is not only safe to use and non-invasive, but you can even record the sounds you hear onto your computer, which both you and your child can listen to once they are older.
- Boots and Mittens
Is there anything cuter than baby boots and mittens? It is doubtful, right? It is no wonder it is a popular memento to add into a baby keepsake box, as it is a pretty reminder of how small and cute your baby’s feet were. Always save at least one pair, because it is bound to take you back to a very special time in your family’s life.
- Your Positive Pregnancy Test
While you might not want to hand your positive pregnancy test to your son or daughter when they’re older, it is one item you might never want to dispose of. If you were trying for a baby for many months or years, viewing a positive pregnancy test will most likely have been one of the best moments of your life, so it might feel like a crime to throw it in the trash. Instead, give it a good wash before adding it into your baby keepsake box.