**Update** I’ve added a free printables tab to the top menu of the blog (under crafts/diy).  Click there to find all the baby book pages to print for free in either PDF or Publisher (so you can edit) files!  Enjoy. They are free for personal use only.  I just ask that you share the love on Pinterest and follow my blog through Bloglovin’ or social media.

My quest for the perfect baby book began back in the fall when we first discovered that I was pregnant.  I found so many cute ones for boys and for girls, but NOTHING cute for those of us who don’t find out the gender until the birth.  I did find one gender neutral book at a boutique here in town, but it was $70.  Are you kidding me?  For a baby book?  Come on now, people.

So, I decided the search was over and I would create my own.  I found a couple of great coupons for Hobby Lobby and bought an 8 1/2×11 chocolate brown scrapbook and a big package of bright primary colored cardstock.  You can also find a great deal on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and scrapbook albums on Amazon. I decided to go with the primary and bright colors instead of traditional pastels, because they seemed more fun.
I found a great gender neutral and baby book appropriate font called Drummon here.  It reminds me of printed handwriting with cute dots on each letter.  I love the simplicity of it.
I printed out each page on a different bright color of scrapbook quality paper.  The pages are red, blue, orange, yellow, and green.  Hopefully using the high quality paper will prevent fading or bleeding over time.
I’ve already filled out all of the pages that I can, and will continue as the baby is born and begins to grow.  Now I’m adding some fun stickers and more personal touches.  So far, this project has cost me about $17.  I probably could have found a lame baby book for less than that, but I love how personal this one is, and how I can continue to make it more so.
There is a page for my side of the family, too.
Please feel free to download them for any time from my “free printables” page.  They are for personal use only.  I just ask that you share the love by pinning this page and following my blog through Bloglovin or social media.  Thanks! I’d love some feed back about what pages I should add.  The problem with not having an actual baby book to work from is that I don’t know what I’m missing.
What pages should I add?

19 Comments on **UPDATE** Our Homemade Baby Book – With Free Printables

  1. I did a very similar thing after my first. Finding a baby book was tedious and a waste of time in the end! For mine, I also included a page for baby shower gifts, height and weight record, sheet for when teeth appear, monthly sheets (likes, dislikes, changes in appearance, achievements, activities and experiences), and a calendar for the first year to record firsts (meeting family, foods, sitting up, etc.). Hope this helps.

  2. I know I’m about a year late for suggestions, but how about a page for each month? I have a baby book for my girl that includes one page per month where I can recap that last month and write how they’re doing.

  3. Thank you so much for posting your excellent free Baby book pages and for making them so easy to access, save, and print. I did it all from my phone, without spam. It was a pleasure reading the associated blog post. Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

  4. Help! I cannot get it to download. I want to make one for my daughter.
    It tells me the files are corrupted and won’t display them. WhT is another way to get them. Also, is the font editable?

  5. you can add a page for the day of the baby’s birth to get a set of the footprints and hand prints to place in there, and then get a ink pad so you can take the prints as the baby grows. Maybe like once a year, or maybe every six months or so.

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