We know it's so cliché, but children really do grow up quickly. Everyone tells you this but as parents sometimes it feels like suddenly they go from tiny newborns snuggling in your arm to big school-age kids doing homework just in the blink of an eye.
While we can't keep them little forever we can capture those precious moments and mementos with keepsake items. We've gone beyond your average baby book or first year photo frame with this collection of unique keepsake items for all the sentimental mamas out there.
Between keepsake boxes and bears made of their baby clothes we might be fighting back tears and feeling really emotional lately. Little ones grow up too fast! I can't believe my "baby" is already 18 months old! Seriously, where does the time go!?
Keepsake Box - My Sweet Muffin. Keep all baby mementos together in one place with this keepsake box. 12 drawers of 3 different sizes. Keep the first birthday candle, booties, first lock of hair and more with this beautifully decorated box with characters from French toymaker Moulin Roty.
Milestone Baby Cards - Amazon. Catalogue infant milestones on these 28 different cards. Mark each card with the date of each achievement like rolling over and smiling.
School Days Keepsake Album - Lakeshore. This album keeps all those school memories together. Special pouches hold school photos and pleas to record yearly achievements and statistics from preschool until grade 12. Personalize it with your child's name at the top.
Keepsake Onesie - Taigan. Adorable organic onesie would make a perfect hospital bag item for a photo announcement! Keepsake Beanie and Onesie - ModernOliveStudio (Etsy). Record all the birthday information on this modern onesie . Isn't the "hi I'm new here" hat the cutest!
Keepsake Memory Clothes Bear - Patchwork Bear. If your kiddos have already grown out of those cute little baby clothes you can make them into a keepsake bear for them to cuddle. Read our Patchwork Bear review.
Sandy Feet Keepsake Kit - Chasing Fireflies. Heading to the beach this summer? Capture their feet in a special way with this sandy feet kit.
Memories Shadow Box Picture Frame - Amazon. Keep all those hospital mementos like the hat, bracelet and baby name card together in a picture frame shadow box combo.
Kid's Quote Book - Wordery. Does your kid say hilarious things? Collect all those wise words and silly sentences in this quote book.
Keepsake Handprint Tin - Party Ark. Capture to size of that tiny newborn hand. The handprint tin contains air hardening clay, paint, and bamboo sticks so you can personalize your little one's hand or footprint.
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