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  • Front cover of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book, with a mother sitting beside her new-born baby sleeping in a crib.
  • On pages 12 and 13 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book, illustrated with girls sleeping on clouds and mothers with their children, are spaces to record the baby’s weight, feeding and sleep pattern, general progress and character as well as the health visitor’s name.
  • Pages 16 and 17 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book have spaces to track the child’s first solids at 4 months, first meal in a highchair from 6 to 9 months and first drink from a cup or tumbler by 12 months, with colour illustrations of loaves of bread, a bowl of porridge and a mother eating with her children.
  • Pages 22 and 23 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book have a graphic to fill in with the dates that your child’s first teeth come through, with national averages for guidance, and a colour illustration of a mother consoling one of her children whilst the other mopes on the floor.
  • On pages 24 and 25 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book, illustrated with a mother helping her baby walk, you are encouraged to write down the first time your baby holds an object, sleeps through the night, walks unaided and achieves other First Steps in Physical Development.
  • On pages 28 and 29 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book, decorated with toys and children playing, you can write down the first lullaby you sang, the name of your baby’s first playmate and details of their first holiday and first Christmas.
  • On pages 30 and 31 of The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book, among colour illustrations of a group of children playing and a mother holding her baby and watching, there is space to record details of your baby’s first beaker, bowl, spoon, mug and shoes.
  • “This book has a classic look which we really liked. It is thoughtfully laid out, too, with room for everything from the photo of the first scan to a first lock of hair.”
    Emma’s Diary

The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book


The first year is unique. Children do more things for the first time then than at any other stage in their life: their first smile, first giggle, first unaided steps, first meaningful word. It is a record year for firsts. Illustrated with Kate Greenaway’s beautiful vignettes of early childhood, this first year baby book provides a useful way of recording those little achievements as they happen. There is space for notes, photographs, hand and foot prints and a first lock of hair.

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  • RRP: $7.95 (incl. VAT)
  • Format: 160 mm x 120 mm (6 ¼ x 4 ¾ in)
  • Pages: 32
  • Weight: 0.1 kg (0.2 lb)
  • Pictures: 40 in colour
  • Binding: Hardback
  • ISBN: 978 1 873329 30 6
  • Publication: 1999

A baby’s first year is full of landmarks: the first smile, first bath, first photograph, first toy, first full night’s sleep, first crawl, first wave, first steps, first tooth, first word – a record list of firsts.

The Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book has been designed so that parents can record these little achievements as they happen, from the day of the birth through to the first birthday. It contains checklists which help parents monitor their child’s progress, with spaces to record immunizations as well as physical and behavioural developments such as the first unsupported sit or the child’s first response to its own name.

Illustrated with Kate Greenaway’s paintings of early childhood, the book is a visual delight, a joy for grandparents or godparents to give and a pleasure for parents to keep.


First Signs of Life

First Day

First Photograph

First Health Checks

First Vaccinations

First Day Home

First Rites

First Toilette

First Three Months

First Hand Print

First Foot Print

First Meals

First Expressions

First Six Months

First Teeth

First Steps in Physical Development

First Nine Months

First Entertainments

First Possessions

First Birthday


Kate Greenaway was born in London in 1846. By the time of her death in 1901, she was a successful and world-renowned book illustrator, admired by contemporaries such as John Ruskin. Her illustrations depict scenes from the mid-19th century and convey her nostalgic love of childhood, home life and rural tranquillity. Her work remains popular today and is commemorated by the Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded annually to a children’s illustrator for distinguished work.

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