Guest Post: Getting the Most Out of Your Online Baby Journal

A lovely idea, when I was approached about this post i jumped at it. It makes sense, and I must say, I’m a big fan being that I have friends worldwide and rely on digital to see their adorable munchkins. Enjoy Michelle’s article, I know I did!

-Nonmom

Long gone are the days of the traditional, hard copy of the baby book, as parents today rarely have time to sit down and put pen to paper to create entries, much less actually record all of the milestones their children hit and supplement each post with pictures. Instead, parents are turning to a new medium to record their children’s lives: the online baby journal. Much like blogging, online baby journaling appeals to the masses because of its ease of use and the ability to update no matter where you are. To get the most out of your online baby journal, take advantage of these key features:

  1. Upload posts quickly and easily – Since everything for your journal is online, you no longer have to worry about finding the time or energy to compose a post at the end of a long day. Instead, uploading posts becomes quick work with the help of laptops, tablets and smartphones, allowing you to post new content to your journal quickly and easily no matter where you are.

  2. Utilize pictures and videos – These days most people rely on their cellphones and smartphones to take pictures, and even if you use a more traditional camera, most laptops and tablets come equipped with a port you can insert SD camera cards into. This makes adding pictures to your journal as simple as selecting the photo and clicking the upload button. Another bonus to online? You can also upload videos to your posts – a benefit a traditional journal could never afford you.

  3. Track medical and dental history – Sites like Kidmondo don’t just encompass journaling; they also allow you to upload pertinent medical data, such as doctor’s visits, growth charts, dental history, food history and more. Having all of this information in one place lets you track your child’s growth, history and milestones with ease, all in one concise place.

  4. Share with friends and family – Sharing your child’s life has never been easier with the help of the online journal. Your friends and family can easily access each new entry you post online safely and securely from their own computers, allowing even the most far flung family member to watch as your little one grows.

  5. Watch your child grow through an interactive timeline – The interactive timeline offered by Kidmondo gives your journal a unique twist. You’ll no longer have to scour previous entries to find each new milestone your child reached because it’s all mapped out right there for you on your timeline.

Don’t buy another hardbound book that will just end up collecting dust on the shelf; instead, take your journal online. Not only will you be able to update with ease, but you’ll also be able to print out a hard copy whenever you’d like, and create as many copies as you’d like. These benefits, along with the five mentioned above, are just a few of the reasons that utilizing an online baby journal can save you time, money and energy, helping you get the most out of your baby journal.

Michelle LaRowe is a mom, parenting author, and the editor-in-chief of Longhorn Leads, parent company of KidMondo, www.KidMondo.com,  one of the first online baby journals. Visit www.Kidmondo.com and start chronicling your baby’s major milestones and everyday moments for free!

 

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