Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, the birth of a baby is always exciting, and it’s no surprise that parents are always looking for unique ways to hang on to those first moments. Here are a few ideas for welcoming and commemorating the birth of a new baby.
Creating a Memory Box
Go beyond the baby book and create a memory box, which can hold hospital bracelets, locks of hair, handprints and fingerprints, the going-home outfit, and anything else meaningful. As the years go by, you can continue adding to your memory box and see how your child grows and changes year after year.
Art that Comes to Life
New babies change so much over their first few weeks, and a newborn photo shoot is a great way to preserve their earliest days. Everyone knows you can turn those photos into artwork by having them printed on canvas or framing the prints. Did you know there is now a way to have that beautiful piece of art come to life? Soundwave Art has an app that can scan your art and play an audio file or even a video, providing you with an even richer way to remember those first moments of life.
Imagine this, you have a video of your precious baby smiling, speaking gibberish, trying to roll over, even their first steps. Now imagine a way to watch that video simply by scanning a piece of art created from a photo of your baby!
When you use the Soundwave Art app to scan your photo art, it matches that unique photo to the file stored in the Soundwave Art database. Using augmented reality, the app overlays the audio file or video file of your choice on top of the artwork, letting you relive that moment over and over again.
Hosting an Arrival Shower
Baby showers are nothing new; after all, babies can be expensive! Baby showers provide friends and family members with the opportunity to give the expectant parents everything that they’ll need for their baby’s first months of life on the outside. Arrival showers, however, are only starting to catch on. These parties, which are usually low-key events just for family members and close friends, are wonderful for allowing loved ones to meet the new baby. No games or activities are necessary; everyone will be too busy admiring the new baby. As an added bonus, arrival showers provide weary parents with the option of making all the necessary introductions at one time, rather than opening their door to guest after guest during those first few weeks.
Planting a Tree
A common trend among new parents is to plant a tree to commemorate the arrival of a new family member. The entire family will love watching the tree grow as the child grows, and the child will enjoy the idea of having their own tree
While the days may seem long and the nights even longer, those first few months of your baby’s life will fly by. Fortunately, preserving those early months is simple, and even the smallest memento will be cherished for years to come.