The Short Years Baby Book 4+

Baby books on your phone

Unbound Applications

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 3.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Download The Short Years app and create your first baby book chapter in just five minutes!

Once a week, The Short Years App will remind you to upload a photo and answer a couple of questions about your baby’s milestones and special moments. Many parents tell us they do this while feeding their baby or watching a show on Netflix.

We’ll turn your text, photos, and even video into beautiful baby book pages!

Once you’ve purchased your book, we will start printing and shipping your pages to you every time you complete three chapters in the app. Just pop them in your book!

And, if you want to capture all of the sweet memories until your baby turns five, simply add on “The Toddler Years” at checkout. Doing so will allow you to access The Toddler Years chapters in your app and to receive these extra chapters in print to add to your baby book.

The Short Years Baby Book has a premium fabric cover, handcrafted to stand up to a lifetime of enjoyment and measuring 11.5” x 9.25”. It is bound with three matte black rings, making adding pages to it a breeze.

The book includes:

*19 chapter covers (+ an additional 5 if you upgrade to The Toddler Years) for easily organizing your book’s pages as they are shipped to you.
*Hands and feet prints pages to take with you to the hospital or birth center.
*Six lined journaling pages for jotting down extra notes
*Personalized name card for cover
*Free printing and shipping of all 119 of your baby book pages documenting baby’s first year.

Discover the easiest way to document and cherish your sweet one’s first year!

What’s New

Version 7.6

We fixed a bug that was preventing some videos from playing after upload.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Dawn7777 ,

Beautiful and Easy!

I will be a first-time mom and between my job and everything else going on in life, I was worried I would not be able to keep up with a baby book, which was creating a lot of anxiety and guilt. I’m also the kind of person who does not particularly enjoy writing (not to mention I HATE my own handwriting), and I’m also not a fan of those traditional/cutesy baby books. I was looking for an app that was not only quick and painless, but would also give me a beautiful and professional looking product at the end. I wanted something to proudly display in my living room that doesn’t scream “baby”. The Short Years is perfect if you love the minimalist feel as it’s very simple, clean, and presents a really beautiful layout. I am still building my first chapter so haven’t had anything printed just yet, but I love that I can preview my pages beforehand and know what they’ll look like when shipped to me. I also love that I only pay a one-time charge in the beginning and that is it—there’s no monthly fee like you find with other apps. You just tell them when you’re ready to have your pages printed and they ship it for free.

I feel confident that I’ll actually be able to complete a book for my first child which I know will be enjoyed by family and friends for years to come. Thank you for taking away the burden and making this an enjoyable task for busy moms!

Meggooowaffles ,

Genius idea!! Highly recommend!

This concept is an excellent idea. I have so many “memory” type books and journals that require you to write your responses in. I don’t think I’ve finished a single book and now they sit half filled out on a bookshelf. Having an app that splits the questions up into just a few weekly prompts is beyond helpful! I had so much mom guilt leading up to the birth because I hadn’t purchased a baby book yet. Researching different books knowing I wouldn’t be able to fill them out entirely was exhausting and causing me some anxiety and guilt. I stumbled upon this app and book concept and knew this was something I could manage! I love the simple design of the book, the ability to add many pictures (straight from your phone!!), and the types of prompts it asks you. Know I can fill out my daughter’s baby book from the drive thru, bathtub, early morning feeds, etc. It has been wonderful and I no longer feel guilty about not having something for her to look at when she is older. A bonus is that my husband can log on and answer some of the questions/add pictures, too. I have recommended this app to my other soon-to-be-mommy friends and will continue to do so. Thank you!!!

puggleandthenurse ,

Good idea, mediocre execution

I love the fact that I will ACTUALLY complete a baby book for my daughter because of this. So for that, it’s worth it. That being said, once the package is purchased, you basically receive a $15 3-ring binder as a baby book. Granted it’s nice looking (in a you probably “purchased this binder from target, not Walmart” kind of way), but at this price point, leather or even something similar (even pleather!?) that might hold up better than cardboard would probably be appreciated. I went all in and purchased the toddler years etc. Again, for simplicities sake, it’s beneficial. Execution wise, it looks like I purchased a 3 ring binder photo book from Target 🤷🏻‍♀️. That being said, there’s probably an idea there for another upsell to a more premium version of the book that doesn’t feel like a target purchase. I know they’re selling the contents. But since those are non-customizable (and I’m the one doing alllll the work to make this happen by just plugging things into their algorithm), it feels like I spent a lot of $ for something that’s very run of the mill. Again, easier than old school scrapbooking, but I guess that’s what I paid for. Not sure I’d do it again. For the money and very little more effort on my part, I could have an extremely nice baby book in the future.

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