Software & Apps Apps Microsoft's Best Pregnancy Announcement and New Baby Templates By Cindy Grigg Writer Cindy Grigg is a former freelance contributor to Lifewire and a productivity writer who teaches Microsoft Office software to students and pros. our editorial process Cindy Grigg Updated February 04, 2020 Apps Best Apps Tweet Share Email Expecting a baby, celebrating your newborn's arrival, and caring for a little one is an exciting journey, but it can also be a busy one, so it helps to have some additional tools and go to templates on hand! Microsoft offers free templates and printables you may not be aware of, such as announcements, photo albums, and a bunch of tracking solutions to help follow through on caring for your new arrival. Here are Microsoft's best free templates across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and publisher — saving you time and money. 01 of 12 Pregnancy Calendar and Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel Expectant parents have a lot to keep track of, and timelines matter, so keep things straight using this Pregnancy Calendar and Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel. For this template and each of the following template suggestions, please open the Microsoft Office program then select New and search for it by keyword in the search field at the upper left of your screen. 02 of 12 Mother-to-be Hospital Stay Template or Printable for Microsoft Word Preparing for the actual birth of your child is easier when you use a tool like this Mother-to-be Hospital Stay Template or Printable for Microsoft Word as a launching-off point. Your care providers likely have additional insight, so the contents of this list should be customized to your individual situation and tastes, but a tool like this can help you not only in shopping for items you may not have thought of but also in actually packing your hospital bag — something you have ready to go! You can add or delete items as you see fit. After the birth, you'll naturally be pausing to celebrate your family's new arrival. For help with announcements and such, check out: Microsoft's Best Baby Announcement Templates and Printables. The following slides share tools for new parents. 03 of 12 Boy or Girl Baby Announcement Template or Printable for Microsoft Word Send a favorite picture of your newborn to friends and family with This Boy or Girl Baby Announcement Template or Printable for Microsoft Word. By using a predesigned template such as this, you can save time and money, while still customizing certain elements of the design and message. 04 of 12 Animal Sketches Baby Photo Album Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint Here is another option for a pre-made physical or digital card to send your loved ones fabulous news: the Animal Sketches Baby Photo Album Presentation Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. Add your own picture and details, then print a few favorite slide designs or send the entire PowerPoint presentation as a fun digital album. 05 of 12 We Love Baby Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher For an artistic twist, consider customizing this We Love Baby Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. Each page features a different geometric design. As with other templates featured in this slideshow, you can send these as a digital album or just print one-two designs. 06 of 12 Welcome Baby Girl or Boy Banner Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint Whether you are hosting a party for your newborn arrival or planning a baby shower for a friend or family member, decorations don't need to be elaborate. This Welcome Baby Girl or Boy Banner Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint adds a lot of personality without requiring a huge time investment. The design is available in many color schemes and customizes the letters on each slide. Print this out and follow the cutting guidelines shown on each template slide, then string or tape them together to create an actual banner. Or, use this as a digital message, either as part of a virtual get together or a prelude to pictures or other digital items you want to share with others. 07 of 12 Baby Shower Planner Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel Throwing a baby shower can get tricky fast, especially since you will likely be coordinating with family or friends close to the parents-to-be, but not necessarily known to you. Keep everything straight with this convenient Baby Shower Planner Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel. 08 of 12 Rattle and Pins Baby Shower Invitation Template and Printable for Microsoft Word For a lighter baby shower announcement or invitation design, consider using this Rattle and Pins Baby Shower Invitation Template and Printable for Microsoft Word. Add your own custom information and message to create a simple but lovely physical or digital card. 09 of 12 Congratulations on Baby Birth Note Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Word Use this cute Congratulations on Baby Birth Note Card Template or Printable for Microsoft Word to celebrate a friend or family members new addition. You can add this to your gift by printing it and using it like a card, or you can send this as a digital note if you can't be there in person. 10 of 12 Baby Feeding Schedule and Log Template or Printable for Microsoft Word New parents have a lot to keep track of, and this Baby Feeding Schedule and Log Template or Printable for Microsoft Word can be really helpful, especially since it packs so much information in a small amount of space. That way, parents can track and review all those random meal times, and make sure Baby's staying fed. 11 of 12 Baby Care and Weight Tracker Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel For a more elaborate option than the tool mentioned on the previous slide, this Baby Care and Weight Tracker Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel tracks all sorts of care-related activities. This helpful spreadsheet also gives parents and caregivers a way to track outcomes, such as the baby's measurements. 12 of 12 First Year Monthly Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher Babies grow up fast, even with all the hard work that comes with them! Celebrate your infant's first birthday with this Baby's First Year Monthly Photo Album Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. This beautiful design can be a great digital keepsake as well.