10 of the best baby milestone recorder cards and gifts

Capture every moment in your baby's life with these milestone books, cards and more.

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Best baby milestone cards and recorders

From that first smile to their first step, there are significant moments you’ll never forget. As your child grows up and asks questions about those important milestones, you’ll want to be able to look back and remember every detail.

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To make sure you’ll always have a reminder of those precious moments, there are some lovely ways to record them. From baby milestone cards and record books to calendars and even building blocks, there are lots of ways to track, record and photograph every important moment of your baby’s journey.

Some sets begin in pregnancy and others track children up to 12 years old. There are also a range of options including tracking your baby’s age in everything from days to years, as well as those which focus on their first smile or steps.

Below, we have rounded up 10 options covering an array of styles so you can select the best choice for you and your little one.

Or, if you’re looking for some other, perhaps more practical products for a new baby, we’ve also got round ups of some of the best thermometers for babies as well as the best baby changing mats and best baby baths.

10 of the best baby milestone recorders

1. Baby Moment Cards and Keepsake Box, £11.99

This set includes 40 cards with a range of milestones and moments. Rather than simply stating an age, the cards reflect important moments, such as the first time they sleep through the night, and they can be used from pregnancy, too.

There are extra blank cards to add your own special mile stones to and the cards are even made with a matt laminate, so there won’t be any glare when you’re taking photographs.

Recommended by Amazon, these cards went down well with previous buyers, receiving an impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 900 reviews.

“Cute design, nice colours, lots of them plus they’ve got space to write the date,” praised one buyer. Another added that they were, “good quality and a sensible size for photos with babies.”

Available from: Amazon

2. Personalised Baby Age Botanical Blanket Set, £23

This sweet blanket records ages from 1 day to 12 years… though you might have a hard time lying your pre-teen on a blanket for the perfect Instagram shot!

This one, instead, is ideal for tracking your baby’s growth. Even better? You can add your child’s name and personalise it.

The blanket has over 200 reviews from happy customers. Reviewers were pleased with the quality of the product and one buyer said they were, “extremely happy with my personalised purchase, it’s stunning and great quality.” Others described it as a “wonderful little product” and “so beautiful.”

Available from: Not On The High Street

3. Sophie La Girafe Cards, £10

Why not add a cute card from Sophie La Girafe to your baby snaps to record those notable moments?

The set contains 24 photo cards in a lovely presentation box, including baby’s first smile, when they rolled over or when they said ‘Mum’ for the first time.

The cards are illustrated in the unique Parisian style associated with Sophie. They’re printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, meaning the material has been sustainably sourced, and the cards also use eco-friendly bio inks.

Recommended by Amazon, this option is popular with new parents and averaged 4.7 out of 5 stars overall from previous buyers. Reviewers were impressed with the stylish illustrations and range of the designs.

“Such lovely images and a variety of different ones compared to other similar products,” said one buyer, while another described them as, “really wonderful, clean design with cute characters.”

Available from: Amazon

4. Personalised Monochrome Baby Milestone Blanket, £34

Baby milestone blankets are all the rage right now, because they help you take pics you’ll cherish forever – even just on your carpet or bedspread.

This floral design from My 1st Years is really sweet, and works well as a blanket on its own. It’s 100% cotton so it should be soft and breathable, plus you can chuck it straight in the washing machine at 30 degrees.

You can personalise this blanket by adding the name of any child up to 9 characters for no extra cost, making it a great gift idea for new parents. One grandparent who bought this as a gift for their newest family member described it as “beautiful” and “perfect for my grandson”.

Available from: My 1st Years

5. Eco Friendly Wooden Milestone Baby Blocks, £22.95

A lovely way to document your baby’s growth and milestones, plotting the days, weeks, months and even years. These building blocks are an example of a classic baby toy upgraded for the Instagram era.

There’s five extra blocks with brightly painted designs such as a duck and a fox to create the perfect props for your  milestone photo-shoot.

Made from FSC beech wood blocks, these are a plastic-free, more sustainable product choice.

Available from: Not on the High Street

6. Peter Rabbit Baby Record Book, £14.15

Peter Rabbit is a classic character of so many childhoods and is the theme of this baby record book, with many illustrations of Peter and friends throughout the pages.

The book has plenty of space for extra details such as the names of midwives involved in the birth and places for hand and foot prints, in addition to all the usual milestones.

Previous buyers liked the “embroidered lettering on the front and padded cover” as well as the “nice sections for photos and a lovely little family tree part.” Overall, the book received 4.8 out of 5 stars on average from over 300 reviews.

Available from: Amazon

7. Guess How Much I Love You Baby Book, £10.99

Yes, it’s a classic baby journal, but it’s also inspired by the much-loved children’s book – Guess How Much I Love You.

Starting before your baby is even born, there’s plenty of space to include firsts, favourites and footprints against a backdrop of beautiful illustrations from the story book.

A revamped edition of this classic baby book, it’s a lovely reminder for you and your child to treasure forever.

Previous buyers of this book tended to give it as a gift option. “A beautifully illustrated book to give as a gift to new parents,” said one reviewer while another added that they, “did these for my two children who are now 5 and nearly 7. They love looking through the books and seeing all their baby updates.”

Available from: Boots and Book Depository

8. Memories Of Growing Up Talltape, from £14.50

These portable children’s height charts mean you can record your little one’s milestone growth moments without the worry of having to leave precious memories behind if you move home. We were so impressed with the Talltape that we awarded it Gold in the MadeForMums 2020 awards.

The 2m tape can simply roll up and be taken with you, plus it has been cleverly designed so that it can be used horizontally for marking your baby’s height from day one, then hung on the wall when they are old enough to stand.

In 10 gorgeous designs created by emerging British artists, it’s just 10cm wide so can fit in tight spaces, and comes with its own marking pen.

Mum tester Caroline said, “it feels very high quality and is made of very thick materials which would be hard wearing and withstand even the most vigorous of toddler!” Judge Tara was equally impressed, adding, “I love this…such a nice keepsake you can pass down the generations.”

Available from: Memories of Growing Up, and Amazon

9. Aspinal Of London Deluxe Baby Book in Ivory Pebble, £95

The ultimate gift for an expectant mum or dad, this stunning hand-bound leather journal contains pages pages of cream card, waiting for you to record your little one’s most precious moments.

We’ve also noted the journal contains some really elegant and colourful illustrations, so you’re guaranteed to want to keep this diary neat, and tidy, forever!

Obviously, the price means it’s pure luxury, but you’ll only ever want to buy one, and you will keep it forever. Also available in pink or blue, and for an extra cost, you can add the child’s name.

Available from: Aspinal Of London

10. My Life As A Baby First Year Calendar, £10.99

Hang up this adorable Woodland Friends wall calendar and as soon as your baby rolls over, has their first bath or gets their first tooth – pick up your pen and make a quick note on the calendar.

Even simpler, peel off one of the handy stickers that says it for you. Just make sure you hang it somewhere you’ll see it everyday, and you’ll never forget.

Each month has a page to insert a photo of your baby with convenient fill-in spaces, 77 colourful stickers and cute woodland animal themes throughout.

The product has nearly 500 reviews on Amazon and averages 4.8 stars out of 4 overall. Parents praised the functionality and extra features available on this calendar along with how much space was available for recording important moments.

“Awesome and way easier to use to keep track of baby’s firsts…compared to a baby book,” said one busy parent while another added that, “the woodland theme is super cute and the pages are so colourful.”

Available from: Amazon

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