DIY Monthly Onesies- Photo Op!

imageOur son is two months old today, which means it’s time to update the baby book and take some pictures. We want to make sure we capture all of his milestones because we know babies grow up quickly. In order to do so, we’re taking pictures of him each month in these DIY onesies. One of my previous posts gives a tutorial on iron-on onesie designs, so I won’t bother giving instructions again- feel free to head back to the old post if you’d like more info. Or, go straight to Martha Stewart’s page for a full tutorial along with the free printables.

Admittedly, our one month baby doesn’t showcase the onesie well. Thus, here’s picture from two months that gives you a slightly better idea of what we’re looking at.

imageAnyway, I have a few tips when making these puppies since, like all DIY projects, I learned a few things along the way.

First, although this seems like an adorable gift idea or baby shower craft, our boy has proved that you’ll have no idea what size onesie to make for each month. Did I think we’d switch PW to six month clothes at only one month old? No. Seriously, who is feeding this child? At his two month checkup he weighed in at a whopping 13lb 7oz and measured 24 1/2 inches long. He’s tall like mama and dada, and we are proud! If there’s any chance you’re growing a future NBA star, a big chunk, little shrimp, or anything other than the “normal” growth chart babies, I recommend you print the iron on transfers out and only make these one at a time. That way you can rest assured you’ll have the appropriate size.

My second observation is that it’s hard to tell when the iron-on is perfectly straight since you iron it face down. You can mark the back with a Sharpie if you are a perfectionist, or you can embrace the slightly offset crookedness like me. If I wasn’t taking care of an infant I’d probably obsess over this, but having a child makes you save your stress for more important matters. And let’s get real, can you even tell the “1 month” part of this is slightly offset with our baby leaning over like that? Didn’t think so.

Lastly, I recommend taking pictures of your baby right away. We go through quite a few outfits each day, and in a matter of minutes that onesie could be ruined by spit up, a diaper blowout, or a combination of the two. If you have a window of opportunity, use it!

Happy crafting, y’all!

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