5 Tips for Creating Your First Online Baby Book

If you’re anything like most new moms, you have the best intentions of creating and keeping current a baby journal to track your child’s growth and development. But when it comes to regularly updating a traditional baby book, good intentions sometimes aren't enough.
Fortunately, for new parents who want a customized and personalized baby book but don’t have the time and energy to invest in crafting one by hand, there is a perfect solution; taking your baby book online.
If you’re considering creating a digital baby book, check out these 5 tips.

1.       Choose a platform that’s easy to use
Online baby books are supposed to be less labor intensive than creating a traditional hand-crafted book, but if you choose a hard to use platform, you may find yourself wasting more time than you save. Look for a platform that’s easy to navigate and seems intuitive. If you’ll be stuck spending an hour trying to find the image upload tool you might as well hand crop all of your printed images.

2.       Opt for a platform that lets you update on the go

One of the real benefits of taking your baby book online is that you can update your book anytime, anywhere you can get online. If there’s no way to easily interact with the site on the go or if the site isn’t device responsive, that’s going to be hard to do. Kidmondo, one of the first online baby journals even lets you email your journal directly for easy updates.

3.       Use the tools
Sites dedicated to online baby books give parents tools they can use to create a personalized and customized baby journal. With templates, forms and layouts at your disposal you can quickly create a professional designed book that chronicles your baby’s life.

4.       Select a site that lets you go from digital to print

One of the best things about online baby journals is that you can create a good looking, personalized and customized baby book. But for many parents, they’ll also want a printed keepsake that they can hold onto forever. Fortunately with online many online baby journals you can order a professionally printed version to treasure.

5.       Look for a service that offers secure sharing
With an online baby journal you can keep all your baby’s stories, images and photos in one place. And the best part? You can share your baby’s book with family and friends.  Save time from having to update everyone separately and instead update them all at once with the click of a button.  

First time parents have tons of things to worry about. Keeping up with their baby’s baby book shouldn’t be one of them. If you want the end results without having to put in the extra effort, consider putting your baby’s baby book online.
About the author:
Michelle LaRowe is a mom, parenting author, and the editor-in-chief of Longhorn Leads, parent company of KidMondo, www.KidMondo.com,  one of the first online baby journals. Her books include Nanny to the Rescue! and Working Mom’s 411. In 2004 she was awarded the International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year award.

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