I'm big on capturing the regular growth of my children, starting when they're in the womb! For my first pregnancy, we did weekly belly shots and turned them into a video montage:
For my twin pregnancy, I'm working on a fun stop motion video with my toddler (check back in a few months for that one!!). And to document my son's growth since birth, I put together a small collage of photos once a month for the first year and a half, and then moved to every 6 months.
There are those belly or onesie stickers with the weeks or months on them, but I dunno, I just never got into those. I did, however, come across something recently that really got my attention as being unique, great looking, and quite practical... BB Blocks!! They come in wooden sets of three blocks, with two smaller number cubes (with possible number combinations of 1 through 32) and one larger time cube that includes weeks, months, years, and grades. You just set them up to the right combo, place them next to your munchkin, and take your photos!
They have three different choices for color schemes: cotton candy (a bit more feminine with turquoise, purple, and pink), woodlands (a more neutral color scheme with brown, blue, and green), and bold (with green, red, and blue). I decided to go with bold since it seemed the most gender neutral and I would be able to use it for our son, our girls, and even my pregnancy!
They're great quality and I found them quite fun props to work with! My son had an especially grand time playing with them - stacking them, throwing them... haha!
You can purchase a set of BB Blocks, or any of their other products which include onesie stickers and nursery pillows with an age charm you swap out each month, on their website. Don't forget to enter code "USJAPANFAM" for 10% off of your order!
And... if you're feeling lucky, in honor of my son's half birthday today, you can enter to win one set of your choice of color scheme of BB Blocks right here on my blog!! US residents ages 18 and over only please. The giveaway will end July 9 at 11:59PM EST. Just enter in the Gleam box below!!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)