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Very often, during their newborn session, parents will comment that they can't believe how sleepy and content their baby is. They call me the baby whisperer. They ask if I can come home with them.
It's not just luck or by chance that most babies are calm and peaceful for the majority of their session. Over the years I've learned a number of tricks to soothe and comfort babies and surround them with a comfortable environment. These same techniques that I use during sessions can be used at home to make your baby comfortable.
After being told over and over again that I should write a book, I've finally put them together in this email guide. Over the next three weeks, I will send you a new tip every other day. I hope that you find this information helpful. If not, you can use the link at the bottom to unsubscribe at any time. If you enjoy it, I'd love to hear what you found most helpful. Please feel free to pass these tips on to other new and expecting parents.
Alright, let's get started with tip #1: Swaddle.
My first tip for you is don't stop swaddling when you leave the hospital. There's a reason that the nurses and midwives swaddle babies in the hospital. From birth to about four to five months, babies have a natural startle reflex that makes them feel like they are falling. This feeling can make the baby jerk suddenly and if they are sleeping, it will often wake them up. Keeping a tight swaddle makes newborns feel safe and secure, prevents them from startling themselves awake and helps them sleep more deeply and for longer.
I love to photograph swaddled newborns. Swaddling gives you a sense of just how tiny they are and is a great option if the baby is awake because it keeps them from waving their hands in front of their faces. If you have any questions, please feel free to respond to this email. I'd love to hear from you.
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