Because they grow up so fast, tracking your little one's progress through the years (or even months) with a growth chart is a fun and low-maintenance activity that you can share together. Gone are the days of ticking off a child's height on the kitchen wall, though. When it comes to growth charts, there's something out there for every style and type of home. From vinyl decals to personalized pieces, and even vintage surfboards, check out 10 very cool growth charts for your tall tot.
Follow your lil one's milestones with a growth chart that not only keeps track of your child's development but looks adorable at the same time. From peel and stick options to ones made from actual wood, a growth chart is a special way to record the changes he goes through as he matures into a big kid. Not only will it become an important — and cool — way to document your lil one's changes, but it's also guaranteed to become a family heirloom. Click through for a collection of seriously cute growth charts.
"My! Look how tall you are!" It's easy to lose track of just how quickly your tots are growing when you see them every day, but holiday visits with family are sure to remind you. Most modern mothers aren't willing to deface their carefully covered doors with pencil marks like their grandmas might have, but you can still keep the tradition of tracking height alive with a growth chart that won't ruin your precious playroom design.
The Petit Collage Giraffe Growth Chart and Mirror ($100) combines the best of so many worlds and can measure your growing child's height without standing out as a tool of any sort. Not ready for a pricey piece? Check out some of the less spendy but equally attractive options in the widget below.
Mark your budding bunch's height on an Heirloom Growth Chart ($56), made to move from place to place or house to house. The set comes with twenty tags (ten in red, ten in cream) with space to mark your child's name, age, and date of measurement. It's intended to be hung on the back of a swinging door, but is pretty enough to be displayed in plain view.
Remember standing against grandma's hall closet door while your older cousin marked off your height on the door's edge and then comparing your growth every visit? Most modern mothers aren't willing to deface their carefully covered doors with pencil marks (it's hard to find the perfect paint color!), but you can still keep the tradition alive.
The Picture Me Growth Chart ($12.50) offers a more personalized, decor conscious and portable way to track your child's growth. You slip in a picture of your tot at each height into the chart's clear plastic slots instead of leaving marks on the wall. Of course, you can write your child's age and exact height on the back of the photo so you can use the very scientific stats later in life.