One of the first things I wanted to do when I learned I was pregnant was get a baby book. I had one as a bride to be and looked forward to capturing memories in the same manner. This week I review “From Pea to Pumpkin – A Baby Journal”.
I first heard of this book while looking for freebies for parents online. Scholashare provides this book to all California and Washington state residents who request one along with their information for accounts for babies and young children. I was delighted when mine arrived less than a week after I ordered it.
Although I did enjoy using a bridal journal and scrapbook, there are many pages I didn’t fill in. I was pleased to see each month of baby’s first year has several pages of prompts of things to write. Mama of them sound like fun things to record.
For the longer prompts, like this one for the first letter to baby is most likely type one out and paste it. This is both as my handwriting is hard to decipher after a while and that I had typed via computer several to baby before I started this blog.
I love the concept of this family tree. However, it’s so simplified and seems to hint that blended families bringing step relatives into the family would be hard to record on this neat diagram.
Ideally the pages would have laid flat, yet they do not. This does not detract from the quality of the book with it’s fun prompts and great illustrations.
At the end of the book there are signs to be cut out to take pictures with the baby showing age in months. These are not completely practical, however as the pages do not easily rip out. Also they are printed on both sides so if you happen to lose one you are losing two months.
The book is not a perfect match to my journaling style, yet I feel I’ll be using a good part of it.
Rating – three and a half baby booties out of five