What better way to announce the birth of your precious angel than doing a photoshoot?
Whether you’re hiring a photographer for your newborn’s photoshoot or you’re doing it on your own, there are some essential safety tips that you absolutely need to follow.
If your baby is too hot, it might affect their breathing pattern. Their heart rate can increase, causing them to feel sick and changing their vital signs. Overheating can also make your baby feel lazy or lethargic, making them difficult to work with.
A good way to tell if your baby is too hot is by touching their skin and checking their breathing. If your baby begins to breathe irregularly, we suggest that you stop the shoot immediately and switch off the heat.
Support the Neck
A baby’s muscles don’t develop fully until they’re at least half a year old. When doing a photo shoot with a newborn baby, ensure that their neck is supported in every single pose to avoid any strain.
Bending the neck too much or taking advantage of your baby’s flexibility is dangerous since it can affect the growth of the neck bone.
Therefore, we suggest you choose poses where your baby’s neck is fully supported so that you can avoid any discomfort and ensure your baby remains safe at all times.
Have Extra Hands on Deck
Never work on a photoshoot with a baby without a spotter. If you’re shooting your baby in any pose that isn’t natural, or they’re being placed in any position that they can move or fall, ensure that you have an assistant to make sure that your baby is safe at all times. This includes on the bed, the floor, the couch, and even while using props in a crib.
When you’re stressed out, you need a break. The same goes for babies.
Don’t emotionally push your baby just to get a couple more photos. Make sure you’re taking a lot of breaks in the middle, and ensure that your baby has been adequately fed to avoid any fussing. However, remember not to overfeed your baby to make them feel sleepy since it can make them fussy later in the day.
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