For babies, all those firsts happen fast and furious: the first coo, the first giggle, the first step. As a parent, you don’t want to forget any of them — but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for just posting them on Facebook or YouTube. Go for something more creative. After all, you only get one chance to capture a first.
At first, when Baby is brand new, you want to keep anything that has to do with him: every congratulations card, the umbilical cord stump, the teensy (but clean!) diaper. It’s only later — when the baby book is practically bursting apart — that you realize that you don’t need to save absolutely everything. Here’s a foolproof guide to knowing what to keep.