Milestone Baby Cards – I LOVE taking photographs. In fact, I have a bit of a photograph problem – to put this into perspective, the current camera roll total on my iPhone is…wait for it… 10,421 images and videos. And that’s probably just from the last 12-18 months.

When I was a child, despite photography not being as easy as it is today, my Mum always took lots of photos of us as kids. She then printed them and put them in chronological albums. I am so grateful for this, as I can literally pick a year, or a moment in my life, and go and find photos from that point in my childhood. Before I had kids, I promised myself I would do the same, and ensure that when my children grew up, they could look back fondly on all the memories from their childhood.

I first came across Milestone Baby Cards when Erin was born. The idea is very simple, you use the cards in your photography to help capture key milestones in your child’s life – everything from their first weeks and months, through to their first steps and first sleeping through the night (we waited a while for that one with Erin!)

My sister bought me The Original Pregnancy & Newborn cards as a gift for my birthday when I was pregnant with Neve, and I used these to capture my bump at various points in my pregnancy.

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We were recently given the opportunity to review Milestone Baby Cards, and I couldn’t wait to record every milestone of Neve’s life! 🙂

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About Milestone Baby Cards

The Milestone Baby Cards come in a small sturdy box, about the same size as a standard postcard. The set contains 30 cards for you to use to capture your child’s progress, including a blank card for you to create your own milestone. For key milestones such as first steps and first smile, you can add on the date to ensure you never forget – a modern day baby book alternative. The cards retail at £12.99 and make a great gift for new parents or an alternative for a baby shower.

Other cards in the range include Toddler Cards, Wedding Cards and Activity Cards.

You can see the full range on the 1two Kids website here

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Our Experience

We have had SO much fun with the Milestone Baby Cards.

The cards are thick and printed in high quality and I absolutely love the illustrations and imagery used.

I have used the cards to capture Neve’s first few weeks – unfortunately due to being in hospital after she was born I didn’t get to use the 1 week and 2 week cards, but have continued from the 4 weeks old point. The cards are really easy to use, simply making sure they are in shot when the photo is taken! 🙂

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Neve recently turned 6 weeks old and therefore this is our most recent age capture! 🙂

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Yesterday, I managed to capture Neve’s first smiles on camera. This was a bit of a fluke and wasn’t expected, and therefore I didn’t add the date to the card beforehand. That said, this could always be edited and added on afterwards! 🙂

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Overall I absolutely love the Milestone Baby Cards and think they are a great way of capturing the precious moments in your child’s life. I only wish I had done the same for Erin! The challenge is remembering to use them all, as the time goes so quickly that it is easy to lose track. I have actually made a little note in my diary for the key age landmarks so that I don’t miss any, sad I know, but I would like to try and capture the whole set if I can! 🙂

Pros:

  • Beautiful illustrations
  • Perfect way of complimenting photographs to capture the memory
  • Encourages you to take more photographs of your baby as they grow up.
  • Good value for money
  • Great alternative gift for a baby shower or parents / parents to be.

Cons:

  • There are a few big milestones that I think are missing from this set, and the blank cards although useful don’t feature the pretty illustrations like on the others. It would be good to have some blank yet illustrated cards that you could add your own text to. That said, I recently discovered that Milestone offer FREE printables, so  you can add some other cards to your set – this is GREAT! 🙂 – I will definitely be printing off the My First Halloween card for Neve this weekend! 🙂 You can see the full range of printables here

*Disclosure – I was sent a pack of Milestone Baby Cards from 1twoKids for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts, opinions and images are my own.*