Newborn Tip – The 5 S’s to help soothe a baby I Marshville Newborn Photographer I Knowles Photography

The 5 S’s of Baby Soothing

These imitate the womb. There are lots of variations out there (ie: riding in a car, turning on a vacuum or blow dyer, etc). These are ones that I used on my own two little ones when they were babies.

1 – SWADDLE

This recreates what I like to call “womb packaging”. Babies generally respond better or faster to the other 4 S’s. The baby might still be fussy but swaddle through the cry.

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2 -SIDE LYING/STOMACH

Back is best for sleeping. Some babies may have gas and during the fussy period will find relief on their side or stomach. If they are swaddled side lying is better for this S.

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3 – SHUSH

When you make a loud and long “SHUSH” sound it sounds very similar to the sounds of blood flow the baby heard in the womb. A white noise machine or app is a great alternative when you need something portable.

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4 – SWING/SWAY

This helps mimic the motions of in womb movement. When you were pregnant they would be moving when you were walking, going up steps, or just your daily routines. You do not want to shake the baby, but instead fast tiny movements similar to small vibrations.

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5 – SUCK

This is a natural reflex for babies. It is a built in calming mechanism for them. There are a long debate on whether or not to use a paci or not, but it is still a good resource to have in case needed during those super fussy moments. As well as most photographers will recommend bringing one to a newborn session in case needed during transitional posing since they are being messed with more and moved than during their typical sleep. Personally I recommend the soothies for pacifiers as you can easily turn them slowly while in the baby’s mouth to break the suction and remove from the baby’s mouth with minimal disturbance.

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A lot of photographers will implement these and do not even realize they are. I’d love to capture your little one for their maternity & newborn sessions. Click contact us and lets chat more on planning your sessions. I can’t wait to anchor your family’s memories with capturing these memories for you.

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Nathaniel Sitter Session I Charlotte Child Photographer I Knowles Photography

This little guy was “Beary” cute for his sitter session.

Sitter sessions are the perfect little session to capture one of the big milestones our little ones have within the first year. They are generally taken around 6-9 months when they can sit unassisted.

Want more information or ready to book your sitter session…head over to the website and click contact us. I can’t wait to start planning your little one’s session.

Amanda @ Knowles Photography

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Baby Leighton Newborn Session – Charlotte Newborn Photographer – Knowles Photography

This little girl was so precious and I totally fell in love with her. Her session was full of little fun things…baby bear, baby doll, mermaid, baby chair and her own personalized name hat. I wanted to share some of these with you guys because they are too cute not too!!

Ready to capture these cute memories of your little one. Head over to the website and click Contact Us to start planning your session today.

Booking all 2018 due dates at Knowles Photography.

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Thanks!!!

Amanda @ Knowles Photography

Baby AJ Newborn Session – Charlotte Newborn Photographer – Knowles Photography

So this little guy was the cutest!! He was such a cutie and I LOVED all of his chubby cheeks and baby wrinkles. Babies seriously melt my heart and are one of my favorite things. No joke!! When I get to photograph a newborn I swear I am doing a BIG OLE Happy Dance inside.

Take a peek at this little guy’s session and you will see what I mean 🙂

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Ready to book your little one’s session. Head over to the website and click contact us to send me a message. I would love to capture their newborn session. They are only little once, so lets start planning your session today at Knowles Photography.

 

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Summer FUN!! Paint PARTY!!

It is summer time at my house with these two kiddos and I wanted to do something fun for them since they are out of school. They love colors and painting. They have been learning to recognize and spell their names. I thought it would be fun for them to mix all of that together.

Soooooooooo………Paint Party at the Knowles Photography studio!!!

Kids love to be kids sooooo I handed them a paint brush and let them paint as they saw fit. I knew it was going to be messy so I prepared for that. It started off all nice and neat. They both were going for their favorite colors first then it turned into who could get more paint. LOL.

Heres a little before and after of their masterpieces.

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This is a great idea for kids in the summer that you can do at your own home. Or I’d love to capture your kids paint party experience for you and capture their personality and creativity for you. Plus they will have a keepsake to take home and put up in their room.

Head over to the website and click contact us to book your session today at Knowles Photography. OHHHH and the extra bonus is we have a shower at the studio in case your little one gets extra messy. 🙂

Hope you are enjoying your Summer Fun Days.

Amanda @ Knowles Photography