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Why do I bother with baby record books?

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kinkytoes Sat 28-May-16 21:41:27

They really stress me out. Just looked at dd's for the first time 6 weeks down the line and realise I should have been measuring her height every week as well as her weight. Just tried to get a footprint but she screamed the house down as if we were torturing her, all the while shouting at older ds to get out from under our feet while we do this all important thing, making him cry, which makes me cry. Trying to be a conscientious mum but end up feeling like the worst mum in the world.

Yet another guilt trip and I voluntarily paid 20 effing quid for the privilege!

I never learn. Ds is 3 and I still haven't filled in the part about his first Christmas blush

Newtobecomingamum Sat 28-May-16 22:40:30

Do not get stressed. I missed bits and when I fully completed it when my son was 1, I just guesstimated! Eg when he first sat by himself etc. I had a rough idea, and that will be good enough. In relation to the footprints, I eventually got one done at 8weeks and then did it every six months until my son was two which was fun. I never out a fixed time frame but would do bit when I saw an opportunity arise. It's a lovely idea to have a keepsake book so keep it up, but don't get hung up on getting every single fact correct or missing a footprint etc. Like I said, I didn't even complete my sons one until he was 1 yr when I had more time. It's hard enough parenting as it is with guilt trips. Just do your best and that HAS to be good enough smile

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 28-May-16 22:42:49

I went on and on and on at my DP to buy one for our dd. 10 months in all I've written down is her name, dob and weight

I know roughly when she hit milestones....

kinkytoes Tue 31-May-16 22:13:46

Wise words New, thank you. I really do need to chill out about stuff like this. That was one stressful evening though!

Alanna1 Tue 31-May-16 22:15:47

I threw mine out!

kinkytoes Tue 31-May-16 23:37:06

Another way of getting around it Alanna grin

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