1.08.2009

Baby's 1st Album


I am so loving this smart new idea that combines photos & baby's books! I don't know if it is just my children but they love to look at pictures of themselves and their family. While I would love to entrust my 3 year old with my photo album - I have learned that is a big "no-no" the hard way. Not only did Connor mange to color sharpie all over the album pages itself but he also removed and destroyed many of the photos. Board Book Albums solves this problem with their patented "Take your pix" album. It is perfect for your little ones because it is made to look just like a child's board book. The chunky pages are easy for little hands to turn and it has notches on the side to make page turning even easier.
These adorable books allow you to make a sweet book for your child and it will hold 20 photos. The books are designed to allow you to be creative. I think that it would be really fun to write a story and use personal photos to illustrate it. You could also make your own photo mad libs or use it as a blank scrapbooking canvas. Another great option is to allow your child to use their creativity and personalize/decorate the album themselves. Connor picked out the photos he wanted on my computer. We then had them printed at a local drugstore and he also got to pick out some stickers. He then colored and placed stickers all over his Take Your Pix Album. This is now one of his favorite things to take to show and tell. He also loves reading (making up a story about the pictures) his book to his little brother. I am no longer worried about ruined photos or torn pages and when Connor gets bored we can easily swap out the photos. These super cute albums are available in pink, yellow, blue, or white and will only set you back $20.

I am excited to have the opportunity to give 3 of my readers the chance to WIN their own Take Your Pix Album (and they get to chose the color too)!! To enter to win take a moment and visit Board Book Albums and then comment back with the answer to this question: How would you decorate, personalize, and use this album? Be creative! The deadline to enter is January 31st at midnight EST. You can DOUBLE your winning chances by subscribing to Now What Baby.


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101 comments:

nanja said...

I would use the album for putting favorite family and baby pictures in. I like the idea that you can write your own little quips on the frames of the pages. Id like to use some scrapbooking embellishments to give each page their own personal look
Thank you!

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Shari & Andrew said...

I would take pics of family/friends that are important in my son's life and have each of them write a short message to him. I would then give it to him for his first birthday--it would be a great memory book to look back on when he is older

Shari & Andrew said...

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Dee said...

This is PERFECT!!! My 17 month old is ALWAYS taking my picture frames down and telling me who they are! Now maybe he'll use this instead of possibly breaking my picture frames! I would want the blue one and would put different family pictures in it! He LOVES pointing out his grandparents and mommy and daddy to me! I would also put two of my aunts in there that don't live as close so that maybe he recognizes them more when he sees them!

Thanks for the chance!

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Sandra said...

This is a great idea. My sister-in-law is expecting this month and this would be a fantastic gift to give her for the baby from my two year old daughter. They would be filled with baby pics of course!

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Kristie said...

What a neat idea! I would love the yellow book for my kids and put pictures of them and family members in it as well as pictures of fun things we did. They would love it!

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Kristie said...

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The Saunders Family said...

we would put pics of family and close friends that we don't see very often so my daughter can practice learning their names
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Brown Family said...

I would send this out to me 3 beautiful neices. Since we only get to see them about once or twice a year they could use a refresher book with pictures of all their faraway cousins and aunts and uncles.

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Stacy said...

This would great to record my son's first year.

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socmama said...

Since we live far away from our families, this would be a great way to familiarize my son with their faces! Thanks!

Lea said...

I LOVE these photo albums. Mine would be made up of milestones of my grandchildren, with pictures that my son and DIL would send me or ones that I took. When it was full, I'd just have to buy more to continue and then eventually, they would get these great records of their lives!

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Lea said...

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Chelsey said...

I would love to fill a book with pictures of my son and various family members especially since we have Grandparents and family who live far away. Decorating with stickers to set themes for each page would be cute!
Thanks for the giveaway...
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bocktalk said...

I have always loved photo albums for babies, but this one is so much more durable! I would love to have pictures of all of the children in our family for baby to look at! I would love to decorate with my embosser!

Lo said...

Wow, this is such a great idea. I have been wanting something like this for our one year old and this may be just the thing. I would put in pictures of our far-flung friends and family (grandparents, aunts and uncles, godparents) so when we visit, he'll have easier recognition. Thanks!

cari_and_kevin_king said...

We live far away from all of our family. I would take photos of our close family. That way we can go through the book all the time and when we see our family, our child will recognize their faces.

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Dee said...

I'd use it for the pics from our trip out to Kentucky to see the cousins!

Dee

Jenna said...

Neat idea. I'd fill this with family photos and we'd use crayons and watercolor paint to decorate the book with her lovely artwork. :) It would be great to start this with pictures of her 2nd birthday party (coming up).

Beauty Is me said...

This will be a gift for a baby shower if I win and I have a sonogram picture of my new nephew and plan on making one of those diaper cakes so i would put this book on top of the cake.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I would embellish and decorate it just like I do my scrapbooks! It would be so much fun =)

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

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andrea v said...

I would like a yellow one so my son and daughter can share it. They love looking a photos.
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andre v said...

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Sue D said...

This would be fun to decorate with all my papercrafting supplies. I think I would put pics of the parents and grandparents and other relatives in it too.
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Boltons3 said...

I think it would be fun to have a themed book of some sort, like include pictures starting with each letter of the alphabet (of course with only 20 photo spaces, you'd have to be creative with combining a few letters since you've got 6 more letters than spaces.)

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judybrittle said...

This would make a great memory photo album of my beloved first granddaughter who only had a chance of 4 too short years. This would be a great way for all the grandkids to remember her without ever knowing her. They are always looking through her photo album and this they can help decorate and make it theirs to share. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

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- Marybeth I. said...

I would take pictures of family and baby's favorite things.

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EllyBean said...

I would make this into a memory book for my Mom of their first granddaughter a.k.a my daughter Melody. She hardly gets to see her since I live in Oregon and they are in Georgia.

EllyBean said...

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JenabeanStudios said...

I would use the album to put my wedding photos in. One of my best friends had ordered a book with our photos but we never received it! I could also decorate it with my dried flowers from the wedding!

elaine said...

This photo album sounds like a great idea. I would use scrapbooking ideas to decorate it!

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Donna said...

I would get the baby blue one and fill it with my son's pictures
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A Family Completed... said...

I would love to use this album to put family memebrs and their names in it. We have alot of distant relatives and I think this would ease the uncomfortablness of the kids having "stranger" anxiety with relatives who know them that they don't recognize and wnat to hug and kiss.
Thanks for the entry
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Donna said...

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Stilig mamma! said...

My familiy lives in anohter country so I would put pictures of them in this album for my 1 year old to have and remember them by!

I would let her brothers do the decorating with lots and lots of fun and appropriate stickers!

Before we put in pictures, I would let my baby crayon on it like crazy so that her touch was added to it as well!

Love pink!

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The Giveaway Diva said...

i'd work on making it very scrapbook like! i'd not only add just pictures but other important things as well! i would add stickers and glitter and other embellihments to jaz it up!

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jamaise said...

These seem fun and sturdy. We could decorate similar to a scrapbook and have them out so the kids could enjoy them & share them with everyone who visits.

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Pam said...

I would use the book for my upcoming baby as it sure beats the laminated photos I put on a keychain for my 2 year old! I think I would let my 2 year old choose the photos and decorate it for his baby sister though so that he felt a part of it.

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Amber Smith said...

I would put photos of our (large) family in it to help my daughter learn their names. She has adult siblings and older nephews that though she knows them, at times gets their names mixed up, also when she learns a name she likes to call everyone by that name. So I would use it as a teaching tool, and I would label the pictures and maybe put little stickers or small drawings of things associated with that person. Then you could also use it to expand their vocabulary too.

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Alexia said...

Oooo this is what I've been looking for! My boys love to look at pics of their family, but they also love to tear the little plastic holders to pieces. I've been wishing I could find a tuff photo album! I would get a blue board book, pop in some pics of our family and let the boys decorate it however they want - they'd love it!

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wigget said...

i would decorate the board book in blue with pictures of the family so that when our young son misses someone, he can pull out the book filled with memories.

Mary said...

I would choose the pink color, and use photos of the baby from newborn through the first year, and family photos as well, because babies love looking at photos of their family! I would add some color with acid-free markers, as well, but this would definitely be a way to teach baby the names of out-of-state family members....we would love it!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Mary
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Whimsical Creations said...

I would use this as a gift for my friend. She would love it!!

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Heidi said...

I would definately give this as a gift to my Godson. I'm a scrapbooker, so naturally I would use my supplies to five the cover and pages a cute, kid friendly look!

bison61 said...

I would get the blue and put my grandson's pictures in there

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Reva Skie said...

I would totally give this to my preggo friend as a shower gift. She is a snapfish fool, this would be right up her alley.

Libbygirl2 said...

I am a new subscriber to your blog. This is such a cool idea! The pink book is particularly cute!

All of my husband's family lives in a different state and the girls only get to see them maybe once a year. I would dedicate 5 photos to my DH's parents and grandma who live in FL. I would decorate these pages with Palm Trees, gators and oranges for FL. I would dedicate another 5 to DH's sister and family. They live in MN so these pages would be decorated with snow, ice hockey and lakes. A few photos would be dedicated to my folks who live in town and our family. These pages would be decorated with hearts and kisses. Finally I would save the last few pages for the girls together. These pages would be decorated with rainbows and ribbons and sugar drops as the girls are very sweet. Phew! Much longer than I anticipated!

Heather1972 said...

What a great idea. Kids just love looking at pictures of themselves. I am also a subscriber.

Tia said...

I would decorate it with lots of girly stuff. My third child is a girl, I have two older boys so I am enjoying all of the girly things. :)

Tia said...

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betty R.~Simply Southern said...

This would be great to mark my granddaughters first year...filled with baby pics and bunches of embelishments!
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Nancy said...

I can think of numerous ways to use these darling albums! I'll share a couple of them. First, I would make a "baby's day" album with all the events of the day. I would also add text describing what is happening in the photo. For example: Heather is taking a bath. Heather is getting dressed.
A second album would feature the important people in baby's life. Each person would ahve a page with their picture and a caption: Caddy, Mommy, Grandad, Grandmother, Brothers, and Sisters, etc.

Nancy
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C said...

I would make a mini-scrapbook for my baby's 1st year of life! Our pics of the ultrasounds, going to the hospital, first pic, going home, etc. It would be a very nice keepsake for him!

malleycc said...

I would take pictures of all the people in my girls life and put a little story about each so they will always remember them.

Joey and Laura said...

I would put our extended family picture one one side and shapes and colors on the other. That way I could "read" to my 1 year old and reinforce the important people in his life while teaching him shapes and colors.

Kaycee said...

One cute idea would be to take pictures of different emotions like happy, sad, etc and make a book out of them. Would put to use all those photos of my baby where she is doing all of those things but smiling lol!

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EllyBean said...

I would take pictures of my family from Georgia since my daughter doesn't get to see them much. ( we live in Oregon). I would decorate it with Georgia themed things like peaches, bulldogs, peanuts, and more. I'd like the book in yellow too.

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Angela said...

I would put stickers and paper cut out of butterflyes all over the pages and put spring pictures of my family in it.
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Erika said...

I would fill this with pictures of family who live far away so my daughter could get to see them

Amanda B. said...

Well, since I am a scrapper and a stamper, this book would be sooooo decked out. I would make it with photos from my daughter's first birthday parties.

Amanda B. said...

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guru said...

If I won I would have to buy one, so I would have one for each of my grandkids. Great idea!

Audra Marie said...

What a really neat idea. I love it. I'd have to use decorative papers and some decorative items and then add some journaling like a mini scrapbook pages on each page. Something that would last in a baby/ toddlers hands. :)

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Ally said...

I would put baby's pictures in it taken with other members of our family that are important to her. And then I'll ask them all to write her a short letter that we can keep with each picture

Peggy said...

I would choose the white and they look so sturdy. I would add my own paint and different words to tthis book . My kids are in college so I would make a book of the best pictures of them and their achievements through the years. I would love this
Thanks
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alissa4illustration said...

I like the blue one. I'd take special photos just for it. I'd take photos of object's that form letters to make up my son's name Isaak Jaxon. It would take some work, but I think I could do it.

Ginny said...

I love the pink one. I'd actually like to compare pics of my two girls side by side on each set of pages.

ktanjatk said...

I'd pick a yellow one, put the best baby portrait pictures and write a little stories with date for each one!
Thanks :)

gahome2mom said...

I'm back. I like these photo books. My toddler would love to browse our pictures in one of them. I think I'd decorate with some stickers that pertain to the topic that I pick for the album. If we went to the beach. I'd use stickers with seashells, sand pail, shovel, etc... :) Thanks.

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liane66 said...

I like the pink one and would put photos of my girls in it.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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saphyress said...

I would get the pink one for my new granddaughter, and add to it until she was old enough to want to color or sticker it

Godesseablu said...

I would let my daughter decorate the album with stickers and markers and fill it with pics of her in there and some of mommy and daddy. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Sarah said...

I would use this for my son's baby pictures. I'd personalize it with my scrapbook supplies!
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autumn said...

i think we'll put family photos in ours. that way my little one will recognize loved ones that don't live close enough to visit often.
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ihchicky said...

This is a great idea. My newphew just turned one not too long ago and I'd love to do a book for him with pictures from Birth to one. This would be a great keepsake. Thanks for the chance!

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Ashley said...

Decorte with fabric, personalize with embroidery for my niece
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Xenia said...

What a great idea, this contains two of my daughter's absolute favorite things: books and pictures of herself! She would also love to be able to help decorate it with stickers and by coloring. I also especially love that you can continue to personalize this album even by just changing the cover picture periodically.

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Tylerpants said...

This would be great for my son's baby photos. We could chose & decorate the album together. He can draw with crayons or markers to customize it. Great product!

Tylerpants said...

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leelee said...

I'd let my nephew take his own photos for his album and decorate it with markers and stickers.

leelee said...

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Leah said...

I'd love to dazzle this album up with pics of my sweet'um! And, creatively add quotes, scraps of recycled cards and little hearts! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

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Leah said...

I also subscribe! : )))

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auntrene said...

I would do the Board Book in Yellow for my adorable little niece who is going to be 2 in just a few weeks. I think I would make it all of her favorite things, The dog, cat, Grandma, Grandpa, Her Honey Bear, her blocks, her mommy, daddy, and of course me..
She would love it. I would try to make it all about her and her day. Thanks for sharing the site with us.
Rene

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