The birth of a baby is a momentous occasion and marks the beginning of a whole new era in your life as a family. Most new parents will rush out and buy a video recorder, new camera and all sorts of scrap books with the intention of recording every precious moment of baby’s first year. But did you know that there are other fun ways to capture and share your child’s first year?

1. Create a Visual Timeline

Do more with your videos and photos. Put them together and link them into a timeline. There are apps as well as sites which make this easy to do. You can check out Apple Appstore or Google Playstore for apps that enable users to weave photos, videos and other media together into a timeline. Use it to capture all the important milestones in your baby’s life.

2. Make a Video of 1 Second Every Day

All it takes is 1 second a day. Record your baby every day using the 1secondeveryday app and it will automatically join all the seconds together to create a visual record of how your baby grows and changes.

3. Get Everyone Else’s Perspective

Take the time to record the events from everyone else’s perspectives. Interview grandparents, aunts, cousins and siblings, ask them how they feel about each milestone your baby goes through.

4. Make an Infographic

This is a fun way to show how your baby has developed. There are lots of sites which help you to put together cool and nifty infographics. With lots of pre-designed templates and customizable options, your friends and families will think you’ve become a real pro! 4 sites to check out are, VenngagePiktochart and Canva.

5. Tell Your Story

Tell your baby’s story in your own words and share it with friends and family. You can use a site like littlebirdtales which allows you to pull together video, photo, audio, original artwork and text to create a digital story.

Make it and interactive and collaborative effort with a platform like inklestudio’s Inklewriter, or get really creative and turn your life into a comic strip with a tools like makebeliefscomix.