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45 First Year Milestones to Capture & Share

As a mom of 5 boys, I realize now how incredibly fast that first year with your baby flies by. With my youngest, who is just about to his first birthday, I’m trying to cherish, and capture, all of these special moments we’ve shared during the year they change more than ever. Here are some wonderful moments you’ll be running for your camera to make sure you keep just a piece of that moment preserved forever.

This post is sponsored by Gerber. Affiliate links are used below. All opinions are my own. 

1st Year Milestones

45 Milestones to Capture During Their 1st Year

1. Last belly shot

2. Birth

I’ve got the best view in the house! #baby

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3. First outfit

4. Meeting the family

5. First car ride home

Snoozin’ through church #lds #baby A photo posted by Janel (@amomstake) on

6. In their nursery

7. Swaddled

8. In just a diaper

9. On a walk

10. Cooing

11. Monthly milestones

Cute little man 1 month old #baby #mom #parenting #picoftheday

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12. In their bouncer/swing

13. Bath time

14. Blessing/Christening day

15. Smile

16. Naptime

17. Bedtime

18. Eating their toes

19. Scooting

20. In their Halloween costume

21. In pajamas

Two cute brothers all ready for bed! #ParentsFirst #parenting

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22. Rolling

23. Laugh

24. First teeth

25. Sitting

26. Baby food

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27. With Santa Clause

28. Crawling

29. Park swing

30. Cruising along furniture

31. Standing unsupported

32. Kisses

33. Baby signs

34. Clapping

35. Shoulder ride

36. Easter egg hunt

37. Making big messes

38. First haircut

39. Steps

8 months old and walking! My youngest walker man yet! #growinguptoofast #growingup #toddler A video posted by Janel (@amomstake) on


40. First shoes

41. Trip to the park

42. Transitioning to Solids

43. Hand sizes

44. Vacation

45. 1st Birthday

Gerber is making one of baby’s first transitions easier with their newest baby food Gerber 3rd Foods with Lil’ Bits. They are designed to introduce textures and new tastes to crawlers that are ready to move paste just purees to something a bit more solid.

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Gerber Lil’ Bits are specifically created to help babies learn to mash and chew to move towards solid finger foods. Gerber Lil’ Bits are being introduced with 10 new exciting flavor combinations, including: Apple Blueberry and Sweet Potato Apple Carrot & Cinnamon. All flavors come with perfectly sized soft fruits and veggies that help you feel confident in trying solids without the constant fear of a choke hazard.

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My 9 month old was really curious about the Lil’ Bits. I could see him processing each soft mashable chunk in his mouth before he swallowed. He noticed the bits right away and wanted to grab them off the spoon to start feeding himself, too.

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Learning to chew is an important milestone in baby’s development. Children that don’t face lumpy foods that require mashing and chewing before 10 months have been found to experience difficulty transitioning on to more advanced foods. Gerber Lil’ Bits helps ease this transition gives both mom and baby confidence to move up to table food!

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Gerber 3rd Foods Lil Bits Recipes help babies learn to chew and ease the transition to table food.


Thursday 12th of November 2015

How adorable is your child! I wish I documented more of my kid's milestones when they were babies.

Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

Thursday 12th of November 2015

My scrapbook is overflowing with milestone photos and it's very huge. I think I may need to redo it and make a few more.


Thursday 12th of November 2015

Love all of these! There are so many different milestones to catch during the first year.

Janis @MommyBlogExpert

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

Wow I've never seen such as a comprehensive list as yours. You made me smile when I got to "shoulder rides" as that's one of the things we photographed often with our own kids when they were little riding on mom or dad's shoulders.


Wednesday 11th of November 2015

This is a really great list! Some photos I wish I would have snapped too!

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