Sleepy Newborn Photos
Obviously, sleepy babies are the easiest to work with. There are a few steps to help with this.
I like if you keep baby on his/her routine as much as possible. I will already be messing with her a bit more than she is used to, so try to keep what little routine you’ve likely established in place.
Nursing moms, you probably won’t have your milk in for pumping. However, if you do, try to have a little bottle expressed for us. If not, no worries! We will just have you nurse when needed! If you’re formula feeding, bring plenty, please! Please try to avoid eating any acidic or gassy foods within 48 hours before the session….if it will make you gassy, it will most likely make baby gassy. We wouldn’t want upset tummies.
Also, while pacifiers are not a must, they certainly help! You wouldn’t believe the amount of babies that come to our studio that don’t normally take a pacifier, but will for the session. It’s a great, quick way to soothe a restless baby. I personally recommend MAM or Nuk. A pacifier is a great help, and would be appreciated if you bring one. You can toss if after the session is over!
Also, don’t be shocked, or offended if we ask you to sit in the lobby. It’s nothing personal, we swear! Babies can smell mom, and the closer you are to me and baby, the more he will want to snuggle and nurse. So take a seat in our comfy lobby, have a snack (I have plenty!) and binge watch your favorite shows! We’ll call you in when we need you, or are ready to family pictures!