While many trends have come and gone for Insta-moms to try, a baby’s month-on-month progress pics is one trend that’s stood the test of time! It is constantly reinvented thanks to imaginative moms and dads and helpful online shops that deliver the needed props conveniently to your doorstep. Think costumes, cakes, and some creative fun—the possibilities are endless! Still undecided how to document your little one’s growth milestones and achievements? To give you some inspiration, we’ve gathered some of the cutest and most clever posts we’ve seen online. Check out what these moms put together for their monthly shoots, proving that a mother’s love and creativity know no bounds when it’s for her baby!
Playing dress up is always a hit, so who says you have to wait for a costume event to have a little fun? We are absolutely in love with baby Karelle’s crocheted princess costumes with matching miniature dolls! Customized discs and decorative details are laid out to keep track of her current month and to add style to the shot. Can you spot Merida’s bow and Cinderella’s broom? We give this set-up an 11 out of 10 for the attention to detail!
Does it get any more clever than incorporating fresh dahlia blooms into Baby Dahlia’s monthly milestone shoots? Daddy Erwan and Mommy Anne take on the roles of photographer, set stylist, and hype man/woman for these home shoots that could surely pass as professionally done. Just look how much Baby Dahlia has grown in 10 months, how priceless to able to document every moment!
Food is always a good idea, and when you see how carefully it’s flat-layed for Baby Dash’s monthly photos, you can’t help but agree! Posts are complete with on-brand onesies and captions full of Baby Dash’s current favorite activities and achievements. What a natural he is in front of the camera!
Make the set-up unique by using your baby’s current favorite dolls or toys as part of the flat lay. Mix and match colors and prints depending on what you have available at home to show some personality. We are so impressed with Mommy Isabel’s collection of BTS stuffed toys and the official light stick. We don’t know for sure if Baby Forest is the youngest member of the BTS ARMY, but we think she just might be the cutest!
While the pretty cakes are more for mom and dad to enjoy, Baby Olivia is all smiles just feasting her eyes on the sweets! Ordering a customized cake every month gives you the freedom to pick a theme or color palette to match an outfit or holiday celebrated that month.
A quick and convenient option is to choose a milestone mat that was designed for exactly this purpose! Mark the day or month using a prop, cutout, or even editing on a sticker onto the photo. Since the mat and its printed design remain fixed, you will really see the difference in how much your baby has grown when he or she is laid on top of it. You can think of the mat as an investment since you save time by simply rolling it out as compared to arranging an elaborate set-up, and it can be reused as many times as needed for all your future babies.