What is the Best Way to Record Your Child's Lifetime Milestones?

Jump to Last Post 1-10 of 10 discussions (10 posts)
  1. J.S.Matthew profile image81
    J.S.Matthewposted 6 years ago

    What is the Best Way to Record Your Child's Lifetime Milestones?

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    other alternative is to get and develop a photo for every milestone and put a caption at the back, then put it in an album and print the caption legibly putting it beside the photo. Store the photos in digital format and copies. Others use videos!

  3. Ms Dee profile image87
    Ms Deeposted 6 years ago

    A Christmas 'ornament' in his or her Christmas stocking that depicts in some way the milestone to highlight for that year. Put the year, like "2012", onto the ornament in some fashion and some kind of hook or string so that it can hung on the tree.

  4. frugalfamily profile image70
    frugalfamilyposted 6 years ago

    Hey J.S., one of my favorite things to do is write a letter to my child on their birthday.  I don't give them the letter, I just write down all of the cute little things they are doing and then store it away. I think I might give it to them when they are 21:)

  5. ammccree profile image58
    ammccreeposted 6 years ago

    Definitely keep a digital camera on hand with the date set correctly and take as many photos that capture those milestones as possible. Joining a photo site like Shutterfly where you can create personalized photo books is great as well. I use Shutterfly because the quality is great, they have reasonable prices, amazing sales and free offers on a regular basis.
    You can also opt for the typical baby book but I always forget to write in ours smile. Another idea would be to simply jot down the milestones in a calendar or keep a journal.

  6. profile image54
    shorty72posted 6 years ago

    I have been incline to scrapbook the things that my kids and grandchild does . This way they are always able to look back over what they have done.

  7. jacqui2011 profile image80
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    I keep a scrapbook which contains every milestone that my daughters have achieved in their lives so far. Photographs are important along with stickers from school,report cards, medals, certificates etc. I also have a "memory box" in which I keep the larger items eg. first baby shoes, lock of hair, christening candle, birthday cards etc. Every now and then my 10 year old likes to look through this. I intend to give her the scrapbook and memory box when she is 18 and hopefully she will start one for her children when she is older.

  8. Horse Feathers profile image60
    Horse Feathersposted 6 years ago

    When my children were growing up all I had was pics. Video recorders were available then but I hadn't purchased one. I as a saver. Every peace of paper the scribbled on I saved until it fell apart.
    Now with the digital age you can download anything you want to what ever you want.
    Those digital frames a so cool. Put videos with sound even. Make a slide show and add the moments that are special to you. Walk over to it. Press a button and it plays. 
    Ms.Dee the Christmas ornament thing is great. Take the little ones to a ceramic shop and let them make some of their own.

  9. Billie Pagliolo profile image61
    Billie Paglioloposted 6 years ago

    There is some great software for PCs that creates a page-turning ebook in which you can add narration.  Out of all the software I've tried for the children's ebook I wrote, Desktop Author is the most user friendly in my opinion.  If I had little ones, I'd add jpgs, text, and their voices regarding the milestones and record the those moments in that way. In a similar vein, my little company, in answer to my question of "What did we do LAST Christmas?" (which is a similar need for keeping records of milestones) created a physical Four-Year Journal.  The writer, records a weekly summary for each week of each year.  So for example, as the book is open, you can see what you did for the Week of Dec. 23, 2008, 2009,  2010,  2011 and read across the pages.  It's a great motivator to do something special each year and a really nice way to view your family's progress.  I don't think I can advertise here, but you probably can find my company if you google my name.  But, all in all, reading the suggestions in the answers here, I do LOVE the letter on the birthday idea from frugalfamily.  Oooh, that reminds me of a tangent (A.D.D much, Billie?) I have played the birthday song from Captain Zoom, "Hey Beth, It's your birthday..." every year for my daughter no matter where she was for the past 20 some years.  They now have download versions at captain zoom, and it's easy to make that a tradition.  But I digress, so adios

  10. donnaisabella profile image83
    donnaisabellaposted 6 years ago

    I use my camera and videos a lot to capture milestones. I also write about them.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)