As someone who spent a decade in research, I can collect a mean pile of data. As a new parent, I jotted Laurel’s nursing, diapering, sleep, and solid food habits in a blank lab journal. I used an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of gifts so I wouldn't forget to thank people (I fear that if/then functions and conditional color formatting may have been involved). I created overly complicated Word summaries to provide to the rare sitter who came to look after Laurel. In short, I could have saved myself a lot of time, and had far more legible records, had I known about Baby Daze.
Created by a professional organizer and her husband, this all in one log book offers easy to follow worksheets (with nice sample sections for guidance) to help you track all of the important but forgettable-as-a-function-of-frequency elements of baby care (feeding & diapering, sleeping, pumping, solid food) in addition to other important details (milestones, gifts, medical information, contact information). It’s compact enough to tote on the go, and can serve to jog your memory (or resolve disputes…I always tried to soft pedal negative data and Jon was quick to refute) when you are answering your pediatrician's questions at those early, sleep deprived well visits.
Each section is well designed and easy to use, but we especially love that you can: collect data for a single baby or twins, keep track of which side you nursed or pumped on, chart your fresh vs. frozen milk supply and usage, and track solid food habits for both baby and mom; the latter of which no doubt will provide quantitative evidence that it’s time to hire a sitter and treat yourself to a nice meal out.