I don’t have anything yet for my 16 month old, but with my 3 year old’s box, I have his first hat & blanket from the hospital, his baby helmet he had to wear briefly, my pregnancy announcement onesie for him, an outfit my now-dying aunt got for him, it will have a baggie of hair from one of his first haircuts, it has a Star Wars onesie from a matching shirt I got hubby for Christmas right before our son was born (it says Storm Pooper). I still need to go through things to figure out what I want to keep & what I’m ready to let go of.
I have found a “memory” shadow box frame yo help keep a few sentimentals. And have kept a few things personally made by friend of ours like stuffed animal,crocheted blanket and Santa outfit but have gotten rid of things he doesn’t use often or wear
I have kept everything in case I have more kids, but when I do decide to purge I am going to keep things I liked best on each kid and turn them into a memory quilt for each of them.
Since I’m unsure when I will have another kid like when or what gender I don’t want to hold on. Plus I enjoy shopping for clothes. I don’t like holding onto things for possibility because then oddly I feel I will less likely let things take it’s natural course. At most the things like pricey baby wraps and swaddle I’m holding onto that aren’t gender specific….on the other hand I like there going to use to another child that could use it. Often my daughter had clothes that weren’t put to much use because at one point she didn’t last long in sizes and I had to start buying clothes with wider increments.
I cried like a baby going through his smaller clothes. Our 2nd is a girl so it was hard to let go knowing we don’t have need for them anymore. We are done after she arrives. I kept a couple things that were sentimental but I had to let some stuff go.
It's hard for me, I keep everything for sentimental value and maybe possibly another child.
I keep stuff for future children, but nothing for sentimental value. I actually can't think of anything I have sentimental value towards in general though. I guess it's outside of my personality. We plan on trying for another child soon.
@Shae if there’s anything gender neutral, keep it for baby girl. That’s what I did. It made no difference if she wore brother’s old clothes that were blue, black, brown, grey, green, etc lol