September 11, 2018
With so much criticism around social media, and the fact that privacy can be a grey area, as a parent you may not want to share pictures of your little one online.
Many celebrities and bloggers currently blank out their children's faces in online snaps as a way of protecting their identity. And whilst we can get onboard this idea thanks to the many emojis available to us, we also still want to share precious pictures of our tots with family and friends around the world.
So with this in mind we’ve revealed the apps that you can use to share pictures of your baby with only a specially selected few. Not only helping you to limit your time on social media, and reduce the new baby spam, but also helping you to keep your private life - private.
After all, sometimes we just want to keep things feeling special for as long as possible.
Invented by photography brand Canon, Lifecake is a journal of your babies life.
You simply take pictures and upload them into the app, then if you want to share updates with your friends and family, you can invite them to the app via email. Not only does this allow them to also upload pictures of the little one, but allows them to comment and like all the pictures.
It’s ideal as a memory making app, as even when your tot is having sleepovers at Grandma’s or Aunties, they can upload pictures of what they’ve been up to - great if you’ve got guilt for leaving them behind while you have a weekend away!
The photo sharing app Tinybeans was invented by an australian family that wanted to be able to share pictures of their children growing up with other family members around the world - without having to bombard social media.
With this in mind, the app is very similar to Lifecake, except that there is the option to print out photos and save them to your own photo album.
As with Lifecake, you can upload pictures of your children, and then invite loved ones via email to see the album and contribute.
For many families that live countries apart, this app brings a huge amount of joy to relatives as they can feel involved in the child’s life and see what they’ve been up to.
It seems that everyone is thinking about ways of keep things private, as 23Snaps was created specifically for sharing photos of little ones with selected friends and family.
With a more minimalist interface, the beauty of 23Snaps is that it can be accessed both on your mobile via the app and on your desktop device. Something which cannot be done with the other apps.
Another great advantage of 23Snaps is that pictures can be grouped together so that you can create albums around special events, such as birthdays or days out.
As with the other apps, you invite selected friends and family via email to be able to access the albums and they can then comment on the pictures.
If you’ve got a few ‘techno-phobes’ in the family, then relatives can also be kept up to date via email. So they can choose how to be updated when a new picture of your tot has been uploaded.
December 11, 2018
If the festive season didn’t feel exciting and filled with wonder already, along comes your little one and gives you a fresh perspective on what the Christmas season truly means.
Making that first Christmas special can feel overwhelming, you want everything to be picture perfect but you know they’re not going to remember all the fuss.
Gift giving for your newborn is the easy part, after all, you want to spoil them. But we’ve listed below some thoughtful first Christmas presents that will last well beyond this Christmas and go on to be treasured keepsakes in their lives.
November 27, 2018
It’s true what they say - children are the ones that make Christmas special.
With festivities fast approaching, you may be getting overwhelmed in the planning of your baby’s first Christmas. And that’s completely understandable.
After all, as parents, we want to make it perfect for them and create memories that can be looked on in many years to come.
Although your little one will not remember their first Christmas, traditions are a great thing to begin to establish during Christmas, as they can continue year-after-year, and become something that your child cherishes about the festive season when they are older.
To help inspire you, we’ve listed some of the thoughtful traditions you can begin to help your baby’s first Christmas to be magical, in the hope they will last far longer than the real fir tree.
November 13, 2018
As parents, we want to be able to capture all those special moments of our little one's lives. But when you’re not a professional photographer, sometimes capturing those picture perfect moments can be frustrating.
As famous photographer WC Fields once said - “never work with animals or children.”
And when you’re a parent you can understand why. Not only because your model is often a wiggle bum, but also because the lighting might not be great, or you’ve realised you can see the giant pile of ironing in the background.
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