Hey there new parents and parents to be!
Newborn photographers are often nicknamed baby whisperers because we seem to have a knack for getting sweet little babes to mold like putty in our hands, even seconds after a major protest.
The real tip here is that it’s not one thing, but a bunch of steps. After posing so many babies and of course, being a mom to my sweet girl, I got some tricks up my sleeves for ya.
HOW DO WE GO FROM THIS…
No surprise that babies rely on their caregivers to tend to their basic needs – fed, clothed, warm, and diaper changed, in a nutshell. But they don’t know this. All they know is do they feel safe, comfortable and secure – or not.
Considering the snug, tropical environment they just came from, where all their needs were continuously and automatically met, keep in mind these pointers:
That’s it for how to sooth a newborn having a meltdown. It’s not always going to work. Sometimes, one thing will work, and sometimes, you’ll try all the things a couple of times and wonder why newborns can’t just tell you what they need (I KNOW it’s not just me). But rest assured, this hard phase goes by quick. The wake times will definitely help you beyond the newborn stage (be sure to click the link in the list for the chart!)
*A quick note on wake times – while it’s best to keep to the wake schedule, I believe in feeding when baby is hungry and not by a schedule, and with a newborn learning to nurse, that could take longer than 45 minutes. Use your judgement and keep baby fed.
Link to a great YouTube video for how they apply the swinging method for soothing: https://youtu.be/fNEG4ALmAsA
That’s all for now!