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Using Pizza To Track A Baby's Age Is Officially Our New Favorite Thing

We have heard of parents tracking their baby's progress in months, height, or weight, but pizza slices is a new one on us.

Children really do grow up so fast. 18 years might sound like a long time, but before you know it, your little ones are all grown up and flying the nest. Some parents can't wait for that day so they have the house all to themselves again, while others dread the thought of rattling around what will then feel like an empty home.

During those 18 years, many parents want to make as many moments with their babies and children as memorable as possible. Since pretty much everybody now has a camera on their phone, capturing your little one's milestones is now easier than ever. However, how can you make them even more memorable and unique? How about by measuring your baby's age in pizza?

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No, we have not gone insane, and neither has mom of two Dani Leigh. Rather than track her second child's age in months throughout his first year, Dani and her husband decided to use pizza slices, as showcased by her photos and CafeMom. "I had tossed around a few ideas but ultimately decided if we were going to do this right, we may as well also get dinner out of it each month. Pizza seemed like the best idea," she explained.

As you can see from the photo above, the first adorable photo began with one solitary slice. Dani, her husband, and their oldest son would then buy one pizza a month and as little Lorenzo grew older, the pizza gradually began to become more whole. Not only was it a funny, cute, and unique way to track their newborn's age, but it also allowed them to branch out when it came to their pizza selection.

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"It did help us branch out though and try a few pizzas we wouldn't have probably gotten -- like pesto and shrimp pizza," Dani explained. They did have to make sure it would be something that would appeal to their three-year-old, though. We now thoroughly look forward to the different takes parents might have on this method. How about using pies? Or maybe even ice cream sundaes? Time to get inventive.

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