DIY Baby Growth Chart Ideas
...and Other Ways to Celebrate Growth
These baby growth chart and height chart ideas are ideal for families who may not live in the same house forever. For most people, gone are the days when we can make a cut in the doorframe to mark a child's growth. People just don't stay put long and not as many young families are homeowners.
Besides, these projects are more fun and much more decorative than pencil or cut lines in a doorframe! Since they can be removed and taken down, they also serve as a keepsake that can be tucked away with other special things once the child has grown.
When I planned my son's nursery, I couldn't find a height chart that fit in with my nursery decor so I sewed one myself! The following projects are full tutorials on how to make one of your very own, to match your own baby nursery theme.
Sewn Fabric Baby Growth Chart
Sew your own height chart that will match your baby nursery theme! A fabric chart can be hung on the wall and then easily rolled or folded away to keep after the child has grown. This project uses layers of felt applique on top of sturdy cotton canvas. Heights & dates are marked with a fabric marker!
Photos Through the Years
Start a photo tradition where you take a similar photo each week, month or year of your child with the same object to track how the grow over the years. Tons of ideas for objects you could choose as well as a few other photo tradition ideas.
Baby Growth Photo Pennant Banner
Begin a yearly tradition of adding your child's photo to a fabric pennant banner. Over the years it will stretch all the way around your child's room and this is a unique way to celebrate the passage of years. Complete tutorail and a free pattern to download for sewing!
Growing Footprint Stepping Stones
Create a series of stepping stones using your baby's footprint over the years. Place them in a path in your garden and see how their little feet grew! This is another project that makes a great yearly tradition and is a way to visually show growth.