Apr 15, 2009
following my baby
When I was pregnant with my son, my experienced mommy friends kept stressing to me how important it would be to keep track of my baby's schedule specially during the first few months. They said once I was aware of his habits and personal routine I would be able to notice right away when something was wrong. Besides, I'd also be able to plan my day around his routine and feel more in control. But the moment I realized I'd really need some kind of "tracking sheet" was when I started to learn more about breastfeeding. When you breastfeed you never know how much milk the baby is taking so you need to time each feed. Plus, you also have to remember the breast from which the baby last fed. It's nearly impossible to keep track of all that without notes, while dealing with the overwhelmness of caring for a newborn.
So I designed the first baby tracker two years ago when I was still pregnant. I wanted my notes to be easy to carry around and organize so I decided to use a binder. I wanted them to be as clear and organized as possible so I did an info table. Finally, I wanted my notes to be not only practical but also beautiful so I designed them to reflect all the sweetness and happiness a new baby brings to our life.
The baby tracker was a life saver for me and I still use it to keep track of his day when I leave him with the sitter. It also became a traditional present to give for my mom-to-be friends. I just print a few months worth of it, put them in a beautiful binder (sometimes I make a pretty cover with the baby's name on it) and there it is, the present they all look forward to get.
This week I sold the first Baby Tracker at my Etsy shop to a sweet first time mother. It was a girly version of it (shown above) . I'm really happy it'll bring a little peace of mind to one more new-mom :)
following my baby - baby tracker
at 8:40 AM Posted by Lucy