Nov. 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM ET
Swaddled-with-mom-still in-hospital-gown photo? Check. Cradled-in-new-dad’s-arms shot? Check. Snug in the car seat dressed in the much-obsessed-over-going-home-outfit snap? Check.
But here’s another photograph you need to get once you have baby home via How Do It (with a photo by Abbey Saxton). It’s so clever, yet completely doable.
Step 1: Buy a newspaper on your baby’s birthday. (Missed the big day? Buy a paper to mark your baby's age, month by month.)
Step 2. Once you’re home, place your baby on the paper, making sure the headline and date are clearly visible. A blanket’s a good idea so you’re not scrubbing newspaper ink off delicate newborn skin.
Step 3: Get a tight shot of your baby.
Step 4. Voila! Save and frame for posterity.
We love this idea because it’s so easy to get it right.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.