Fifty Questions is more than just a record - it creates an opportunity for us to be fully attuned to the internal world of our loved ones, giving them a feeling of connection, belonging and love. This is one of the most valuable gifts you can give to a loved one.
It invites us to take pause and be fully present in the moment with them, and most of all, it encourages us to form attuned relationships with them, making them feel vibrant, alive and understood.
When using this book, where possible have devices off, distractions removed, and allow yourself to notice what your loved one is saying, how they might be feeling, their facial expressions and body language.
What is this baby book all about?
Fifty Questions is a unique twist on your average baby book capturing your loved one’s milestones through their responses to the same questions every year on their birthday (or whenever you have time to sit down for one or a few solid blocks of time together). In the early years, you simply record what you think they would say if they could talk. You can write down their answers to the questions when they’re a little older, or encourage them to do it themselves – documenting the change in their handwriting as time passes within the pages of the journal. For my two girls, who were early talkers, I have been able to begin asking a handful of the questions directly and the remaining questions I've used as prompts to jog my memory of important happenings and developments in their life.
Why is it the best baby book around?
This journal is SO much more than just the answers written on the page. Firstly, it does have a first page where you can complete details about your loved one including about their birth, their features when they were born and their family. Most importantly though, the solid chunks of one on one or family time, with work and phones and meal prep aside is just as, or even more valuable than the answers jotted onto the pages. Fifty questions is laid out as prompts to start silly conversations with your three year old, or perhaps deeper, more serious conversations with your pre-teen. It's all about communication, fun and time together.
How to use this baby journal:
Complete the questions either one on one, or as a whole family (this is fun with the bigger kids, especially between the ages 6 and 10). You can fill the pages with photos, messages and personal tidbits too. Drawings your child has done (watch how they change over the years!), perhaps them writing their name, or even them leaving a special message to you (or you to them). The smallest handwritten note is precious, not just for the words, but for the unique flair that’s preserved on paper. You can add in your own more personal questions, or perhaps a reflection on completion.
This baby book really is the perfect baby shower or baby sprinkle gift, newborn gift, gift for a new, first time parent, or seasoned parent. It really is the gift that keeps on giving!
THIS BOOK FEATURES:
- Case-bound hard cover book
- Eighty pages
- One double spread of 50 questions from one to 18 years
- One blank and one lined page per year for photos and notes