Being in this fabulous newborn baby business for the past 8 years, I have tried lots of products… tips and tricks… and ways to sooth baby. And I’m happy to share with you my top 3 for a successful newborn session… aside from the typical FULL BELLY, that is a key to a happy baby.
To be honest… my newborn sessions last on a regular, about 1.5 hours… yeah… 90 minutes. I truly believe these 3 things are what make that possible!
Ready for it?
- TEMPERATURE! I use a Sunbeam Large Room Quartz Heater… and its FABULOUS! Small enough to store easy, but pumps out a great amount of heat. By far, my favorite I have ever owned. It’s also affordable… so thumbs up!!! SEE IT IN THE BACKGROUND?
the heat makes for a very comfortable NAKED baby…
and that is so important in my sessions.
2. WHITE NOISE. I have used phone apps… and then get a text or call during a session.. BOOM! Now, I fell into the fad and bought a Baby Shusher – The Soothing Sleep Miracle for Babies… And its NO-JOKING-PHOTOGRAPHERS… iTS THE BEST THING EVER! Invest in one… you’ll see why.
3. Muslin blankets… THE BOMB-DIGITY! I have these, and they are fab… plus affordable = Yoga Sprout Muslin Swaddle Blankets, Blue Shark, 46″ x 46″. Easy to wrap a baby, soft and has a wee bit of stretch, for a great swaddle. I used these under my potato sack pose, to give added structure to the wrap, lOVE THEM!
I am Tracy Joy, and I work with A LOT OF NEWBORN BABIES…. and these are a few of my FAVORITE THINGS!