5 Tips to Help Soothe your newborn

I am a mother of 3 and have been soothing newborns as a photographer for over 2 years. Beyond that I have taken courses not only as a mom to be but as a newborn photographer on safety and soothing. I would love to share things I have learned along the way. 

Shushing

 

 

Swaddle

 

 

 

 I have this amazing Shusher that I use in my studio. I am not affiliated with the company but can highly recommend that Baby Shusher.

 

A white noise machine also works well. 

Using a swaddleing blanket will help your baby feel secure. I start of wrapping my tiny clients and they typically love it and stay fast asleep. 

Some babies might not like their arms in so you can leave the arms out. There are a lot of different companies that make swaddles (halo, summer infant) these are all amazing and very helpful when first getting started in the swaddling world. 

Using a swaddleing blanket will help your baby feel secure. I start of wrapping my tiny clients and they typically love it and stay fast asleep. 

Some babies might not like their arms in so you can leave the arms out. There are a lot of different companies that make swaddles (halo, summer infant) these are all amazing and very helpful when first getting started in the swaddling world. 

Get moving... you can rock your baby or use a swing. What I do in my studio is pat the bum to give a slight rocking motion and sometimes tap/rub the forehead slightly. 

Rocking

Singing/humming

Singing or Humming to your baby will help them stay calm and secure. The soothing sound of your voice with the subtle vibrations are very comforting to your Newborn Baby

Cuddling 

Last but not least... lots of cuddles.  When in doubt just snuggle your baby. The warmth of your body and the familiar smell is one of the most comforting things I have seen help baby soothe.