The Short Years

The Short Years

A beautiful baby book, made on your phone, in five minutes a week.


How It Works

1. Buy The Short Years BABY Book.

You’ll receive a beautiful book to put your custom baby book pages into.  Complete your book using The Short Years App.

2. Download The Short Years App.

Once a week, the app will ask you to answer a few simple questions about your child or to upload a photo.  

3. Beautiful Pages on Your Doorstep.

We use your answers and photos to make beautiful, custom baby book pages.  Just pop them in your book!

The thought of making a baby book for my little guy felt really overwhelming, but The Short Years Baby Book app made it so easy.  Now we have a beautiful and modern keepsake of baby Haddon’s first year that we will enjoy for a lifetime!
— Ann H.

What Makes The Short Years Baby Book So Different?

1. Ditch the Mommy Guilt.

We guide you through the baby book making process. You will never miss an important milestone or feel overwhelmed or stressed about making your little one’s baby book.

2. Hassle-Free.

No pulling out scrapbooking supplies or ordering photo prints.  The Short Years does it for you, so baby book making is fun and easy, not a daunting chore.

3. No Design Required.

Your answers and photos are automatically placed in beautiful baby book pages with a clean, modern look.  No worrying about designing your own pages.  We do it for you.

4. More Time With Your Kids.

Stay on track with your baby book in just a few minutes a week, from the convenience of your phone. Spend time making memories with your children…not worrying about how you’ll document them.  

LOVE this! There is no way I would have kept up with a traditional baby book, but The Short Years app is so simple to use, and the final product is clean and beautiful. It makes the documenting process easy and fun instead of being a chore!
— Mattea M.
The Short Years Baby Book

Everything you need to document baby’s first year in an easy, beautiful way.  Includes The Short Years Baby Book, the app, and free printing and shipping of all your custom baby book pages.  

  • 138 pages of content including 19 chapter cover pages

  • NEW! 70+ full page photos

  • NEW! 6 Journaling Pages

  • Custom page printing and shipping included

  • Gray, premium fabric cover

  • “The Short Years—Baby’s First Year” gold stamp on cover and spine

  • Black matte interior lining

  • Bound with three matte black, one-inch capacity rings, making adding pages easy

  • Binder Size: 11.5” x 9.25”; Page Size: 10” x 8.25”

Buy Now
I wasn’t terribly good at getting my firstborn’s baby book done.  When my second child came along, I knew he had no chance at a baby book.  But The Short Years app made putting a baby book together easy.  All I do is upload photos and answer questions on my phone.  Most the time, I do this while I’m feeding my newborn at night.  I love how simple the app is and that the actual book looks beautiful.
— Kim M.

Download The FREE App

Want to try out The Short Years app before you buy the book?  Download and use the app for free today!  You can start keeping track of your little one’s special moments right away.

If you decide The Short Years is a good fit for you, just buy the book.  It will work with your app!

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Use on a desktop Mac or PC



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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to buy the book to try the app?

Nope!  Download the app for free and start using it to document your little one's special moments today.  You will not be charged unless you decide to buy the book.  After buying the book, it will be synced with the text and photos you have put into the app.  Your custom pages can then be printed and shipped to you.   

Can I give The Short Years baby book as a gift?

Yes!  The Short Years baby book makes a great baby shower gift.  Once you purchase the book for your loved one, just print the e-mail you receive that contains the Access Key and give it to them with the book, so that they can register the book.  Or, simply forward the e-mail to them!

Would The Short Years work for a little one who joined our family through adoption?

Yes!  When you create your child's account, just select "adoption."  Keep in mind that The Short Years baby book covers baby's first year, so it might not be a good fit for children who are adopted after their first year of life.   

My baby isn’t a baby anymore!  Can I still use The Short Years to make a baby book? 

Absolutely!  It’s never too late to create a beautiful baby book for your child.  Simply answer the questions in each chapter to the best of your ability.

What do the pages look like?

Click here to see an example of what the pages look like. 

Who is The Short Years baby book meant for?

Any parent looking for an easy way to make a beautiful baby book for their child!

What topics will The Short Years baby book include?

Once completed, your book will consist of nineteen chapters, covering topics like: pregnancy (or adoption), birth, baby's family, milestones, baby's first birthday, and one chapter devoted to the sweet moments of each month of baby's first year. 

What is your return policy?

If your book is damaged or defective, please send us a message within one week of receiving it so we can make it right!

If you would like to return your book for any other reason, you can do so up until one week after receiving your first shipment of pages or until six months after the purchase of your book (whichever happens first).  Books must be unused and in original condition.  Shipping costs will not be refunded. Return shipping is paid by the buyer.  

I love The Short Years Baby Book because it is a beautiful and thoughtfully organized book, but all I had to do was answer questions!  My creativity muscles are weak right now with newborn twins, but the App made it easy.  Our boys’ baby books feel like  professionally curated books, with my personal touch!
— Sarah H.

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