If there’s one universal truth about babies it’s that they grow up fast, really fast.
Your baby’s first few years are a truly beautiful time (despite the lack of sleep!), so what better way to remember these precious moments than with a memory box or keepsake box.
Sadly it’s impossible to keep everything that belongs to or has sentimental value to your little one, so with space at a premium, it’s important to choose wisely when thinking about diy memory box ideas.
So to help you decide and to give you some inspiration, let’s take a look at 10 gorgeous memory box ideas for your baby or toddler that we think you will love.
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10 Beautiful Memory or Keepsake Box Ideas
1. Ultrasound Photo
It’s amazing for older children to look back at a tiny speck on a sonogram and to think that was actually them all those years ago.
So if you had an ultrasound while pregnant and still have the photo, there’s a good chance you’ll want to include it as one of the first things to put in your child’s keepsake box.
2. Hospital Wrist Band
Next up in our list is your baby’s hospital wrist band.
This cute bracelet will likely have your child’s name, weight and date of birth written on it, making it an even more personal item and a perfect candidate for your diy memory box.
Just like their ultrasound photo, it’s an item that will cause your child to look back in amazement when viewing it as a fully fledged adult!
3. Birth Announcement Card
With your child’s photo, name, birth date, weight, height, place of birth and their parent’s names, there aren’t many items more personal and sentimental than a birth announcement card, so this is another lovely item to include in your baby’s memory box.
4. Lock of Hair
Some babies are born with no hair at all while others are seemingly born with a full head of hair.
But either way, once your baby has grown some hair and it’s time for their first haircut, it’s a nice idea to keep a lock, put it in a little plastic bag and include in their memory box.
5. Footprints or Handprints
This one is on the messy side but well worth it!
Taking handprints or footprints while your baby is young and their hands and feet are tiny is a sweet way to be able to look back at how small they were, and as you might expect, as it’s a fun and personal memento it’s a great idea in you’re struggling for keepsake box ideas.
Whether your child wore preemie clothing or something slightly little larger, one thing that’s for certain is their clothing was tiny!
It’s fun to look back at how small things like hats, onesies, socks and shoes were in your baby’s early years, so we’d definitely recommend including one or two of these adorable items in your child’s memory box.
7. Favorite Toy of Lovey
Many children can get quite attached to their lovey, so much so that they cannot get to sleep without it.
So given their importance, and the stories and memories linked with it, you might want to include your child’s favorite toy or lovey in their memory box.
8. Printed Photographs
Nowadays we all have cell phones that can take amazing pictures.
But for a memory box it’s a good idea to get some photographs printed so you can include some physical photographs in your baby’s keepsake box.
Photos of memorable occasions like mom’s baby shower, your child’s first birthday or a family vacation are a good place to start, but really you can include any photo as long as it has some sentimental value for you or more importantly for your little one.
9. Congratulations Cards
Another fun, easy and cute memory box idea for your baby are those cards mom and dad received to congratulate you on your precious new arrival.
What’s really neat about these is that when your child is older, it’s cool to be able to read those sweet words from people they now know well like your close friends and family members like grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
10. Baby Journal
Our final keepsake or memory box idea is a baby journal or milestone book.
These keepsakes are a beautiful way to keep a record of things like your baby’s firsts, any special events and all those other precious moments and milestones you and your child will never want to forget.