Pregnancy is such an exciting time. As you wait for your little one to be born, you may begin wondering what you'll do when you go into labor. Will you have a hospital birth or home birth? Will you breastfeed your baby or bottle feed your baby? Is your child going to have a crib or co-sleep with you? Perhaps the most exciting consideration to go over is how you will announce your child's birth. Announcing your child's birth is similar to announcing your pregnancy, yet it is even more exciting. Some people choose to post the announcement on social media, while others tell the exciting news over the telephone. If you're looking for a creative way to announce your child's birth, perhaps you'd like to try a birth stats sign. Today, we'll take a look at some birth stats sign ideas to consider using. Let's get started!
Birth Stats Sign Ideas To Consider Using
1. Include Your Child's Picture
This first birth stats sign includes the picture of your child. This makes the sign even more adorable, as people can actually see your baby when they look at the sign. To make a birth stats sign similar to this one, you'll need to first find a time to take a picture of your baby. Some people like to use the picture of when their baby was first born, while others like to wait until they can get a photographer to take their baby's picture. Try to have the picture taken within a few days after your child is born so that the sign can be made as soon as possible.
2. Add Some Art To the Birth Stats Sign
If you don't want to include your child's picture in the birth stats sign but you still want to make the sign look cute and festive, perhaps you'd like to add some art to the sign. Art adds a touch of beauty and cuteness to your child's birth stats sign. There are many options when it comes to choosing art for the sign. Some people like adding cute animals and smiley faces, while others prefer beautiful designs of hearts, swirls, and ribbon. You could even have your child's footprints be on the birth stats sign. The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing art for your birth stats sign.
3. Pretty In Pink Birth Stats Sign
If you are expecting a little girl, perhaps you'd like to announce your child's birth with a birth stats sign like this one. Most of the lettering is in pink, making this sign extra girly and cute. There are also some pink marks on the background. You can alternatively use another "theme" color, such as purple or maybe a different shade of pink. Or, if you are expecting a baby boy, you could use this same idea but instead of using the color pink, try using blue or black.
4. List Your Entire Family's Birth Dates
Another cute idea is to make a birth stats sign that lists your entire family's birth dates. You could include the day you got married on the top, and then below it list all of your children's names. This will allow each of your children to feel important and none of them will be left out. Keep in mind that with this idea, you probably won't be able to write down all the details about how much each child weighed and the exact time they were born. If you did, the sign may become too big. However, if you simply list each family member and their birth date, the sign can add a creative touch to your home.
5. Keep It Simple
Sometimes, you don't need a lot of art and details to announce your child's birth. If you want to keep things simple, perhaps you only want to write your child's name, the birth date, and how much your child weighs on the sign. By keeping it simple, the birth stats sign will look nicer hanging on your wall and it won't be as confusing to read. You can decide what you would like written on the birth stats sign. Perhaps you'd like to write the location of your baby's birth instead of how much he or she weighs. Or maybe you only want to include the birth date and no other details. It's your choice to decide how you would like the birth stats sign made.
6. Go Big
As an alternative to going simple, you may want to create a birth stats sign that is extra big. Large baby stats signs are nice because the lettering is usually easier to read. Therefore, people don't have to strain their eyes to read the birth date of your child. Also, with all of the extra room on the sign, you can write down additional details. For example, not only could you write the birth date, but you could also write out the day of the week that he or she was born (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.). While going simple allows your child's birth stats sign to be small and compact, a large baby stats sign has its benefits as well.
7. Track Down Your Child's First Year
A birth stats sign doesn't have to be only for recording your child's birth date. You can also record your child's first year after being born. If you get a baby stats sign like the one above, you can write down how much your child grows each month. This birth stats sign above also has a section that lists all the things your child likes. This is a fun feature that makes this birth stats sign extra cute. As you can see, this birth stats sign also has a section for your child's footprint. With so many unique features, this type of birth stats sign is definitely a keepsake that your family will treasure for years to come.
8. Use Letter Blocks
Many baby birth stats come in the form of letter blocks instead of a frame. This form of birth stats can sometimes be hung, but usually, they are set on a shelf. For most birth stats that use letter blocks, each letter of the name of your child is in a block, but then the birth date is only in one block. This type of birth stats sign is unique and creative.
9. Get Rustic With Wooden Birth Stats Signs
If you want a birth stats sign that is rustic, you'll definitely want to go with a wooden birth stats sign. Wooden baby birth stats signs come in many different forms. Some are made of stained wooden boards. Others are painted a certain color. You can learn to make your own wooden birth stats signs using wooden boards and paint. Find out how to make a DIY wooden sign here.
10. Opt For Blue Lettering
If you are having a baby boy, you may want to include blue lettering or blue background on your birth stats sign. Similar to the idea that I mentioned earlier about making the lettering pink for baby girls, you'll want to make most of the lettering blue for baby boys. You can choose to use different shades of blue, as well as different colors such as black, green, gray, yellow, and white.
What Do You Write On Birth Announcement Signs?
Once you choose a type of birth stats sign you'd like to use, it is time to decide what you'd like to write on the sign. If this is your first child, or if this is the first time you're making a birth stats sign, you may be wondering what gets written on a newborn stats sign. Let's take a look at some important information that you should include on the birth stats sign.
1. Your Child's Name
The first thing that is written on birth announcement signs is the child's name. This is the most important thing, so it is listed at the very top. Sometimes, the child's name is the only thing listed on birth stats signs. You can decide what font your child's name should be written in. Also, decide if you want your child's name to be in lower case lettering or upper case lettering. Some people use all lower case letters, while others use all capital letters or capitalize the first letter of each name (first name, middle name, and last name).
2. Your Child's Birth Date
The second thing that you'll write on your child's birth stats sign is the birth date. Be sure to include the day, month, and year. If you happen to know the time your child was born, you can write that down as well. The birth date of your child is usually listed right after your child's name. However, it can be listed anywhere on the birth stats sign as long as it can easily be read.
3. Weight Of Your Child
Below your child's birth date, write down the weight of your child. Note that this is the weight of your child right after he or she was born. Some birth stats signs will have a section to record your child's weight each month, but not all birth stats do. Don't be confused and write down the wrong weight. You should only write down the weight of your child at birth unless there is a section on the sign for recording your child's weight gain each month.
4. Baby Length At Birth
Beside your child's weight, write down the length of your child at birth. Once again, this will be the length of your child right after he or she is born. Don't get confused and write down your baby's weight a week or so after he or she is born.
5. Location Of Where Your Child Was Born
Some birth stats signs have the option of adding the location of where your child was born. This is a fun additional feature. They sometimes even have a map pin that points to the location on the map of where your child was born.
6. Cute Quotes
Lastly, some birth stats signs have a section to include a short quote. Sayings like "We Love You To the Moon and Back" and "Welcome To the World" are popular on birth stats. However, you can choose any quotes that you like.
I hope this article has given you some ideas for birth stats signs. As you can see, there are many birth stats sign ideas available. A birth stats sign is a cute way to announce your child's birth. Not only can it be used to announce your child's birth, but birth stats wall art can also be kept as a keepsake. Or perhaps you'd like to hang it in your child's room as personalized nursery decor. There are so many ways you can display your child's birth stats sign. Have fun designing a birth stats sign for your child!