10 baby milestones to get on video

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From your baby’s first day in your arms, to her first steps. There’s a lot that flies by. If you want to remember it in as much detail as you can, you are probably rapidly taking photos. But what about video? Today I’m sharing 10 milestones you’ll definitely want to catch on video.

1 and 2 are easy: Christmas/ first holidays, and birthday

But these other eight you may not have thought of

3. Birth day: As in the day she’s born. Some of those sweet moments from the first day you meet. You’ll never get that back, but at least you can watch it over and over again.

4. Laughing: What makes your baby laugh? Do it, and have your camera ready.

5. Crying: It sounds wrong, but it’s so cute if you do it right. Babies cry a lot, sometimes they’re tired or gassy, but when it’s caused by teething it’s good to have Baby Orajel™ Naturals Teething Tablets on hand. And while they’re taking effect, and you’re soothing your baby, record a little bit of those soft baby cries.

10 baby milestones to catch on video

6. Crawling: Did your baby have a funny crawl like my daughter? A photo only gives you a glimpse of how it was, but a video puts the memory in full focus.

7. First Foods: What’s your baby’s favorite foods? Are they a messy or a neat eater?

8. Walking: while you may not catch your baby’s very first steps, the first few weeks of learning how to walk look pretty similar. When you see he’s starting to try, keep your camera (or phone) on hand.

9. Talking: From those sweet coo sounds to first words, record your favorites.

10. Favorite Things: Either your favorite things, or your babies’. Do you love bath time? Going on walks? Swinging? You’ll want to save some of those smiles. Remember you don’t need a fancy camera to record these moments, you can just use your cell phone which you know you always have on hand. If you start running out of space just email the videos to yourself and save it someplace else as a backup before you delete.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the maker of Baby Orajel™ through CafeMom. I received compensation but all opinions and thoughts stated within this post are my own. 

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36 Comments

  1. This is a great list of important milestones to get on camera. I caught a lot of these on camera, but I wish I also had them on video.

  2. Definitely the first word/s , walking and the first Holiday. Babies grow up so fast and it’s great to look back on important memories

    1. It’s hard for me to always remember to do video too. But lately I’m finding I’m going the other way. I forgot to take pictures at my son’s party but took so much video! haha.

  3. I do love to catch the little ones smiling on video. Doesn’t matter when you view them either…immediately, when they’re grown or any time in between, it still melts your heart. 🙂

  4. Back when son was born we didn’t have videos and cell phones handy but I caught I few on camera. I wish I had more but I treasure the ones I have.

    1. I’m so glad you treasure the ones you have. It’s definitely an advantage these days to have all this capabilities on our phones. Even from my daughter to my son, technology has improved a lot.

  5. I definitely missed a lot of moments with my first. I got smart and hired a birth photographer with my second, but then she was born so fast that we missed that too! Luckily, I’m never far from my camera these days. (But my kids are catching on, and now they run and hide!)

  6. I have most of these filmed. Question is: What do I do now?!! Do I put them together? Which program do you use? I don’t want them to all get lost among my photos.

    1. Miri, depending on how many you have, I’d edit them into a little video. Maybe year by year or child by child. I use Final Cut Pro, but you can also use a program like iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Windows Movie Maker. There are also online websites that can mash them together like Animoto. Do you have an iphone? You can use iMovie on your phone too.

      1. Thanks for the reply. I don’t have an iphone or mac. I do make videos for people using Cyberlink. I was just wondering if there was something that did the work for you 🙂

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