“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.”
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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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 Health Checks
First Day Home
First Three Months
First Hand Print
First Foot Print
First Six Months
First Steps in Physical Development
First Nine Months
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.