Becoming a new parent is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. Make life a little easier with these five essential items for newborns.
Safe sleep recommendations tell us that baby should sleep in the same room as his or her parents for the first six months of life. I’m on board with the science and as a mama, I’ll take any excuse to be close to my babies. Number one on my list of must-have baby items is a good bedside bassinet! You’ll use it every single night and it’s worth the extra splurge to get one that you really love. I recommend the Snoo Bassinet because it helps calm your baby, has added safety features, and promises 1-2 extra hours of sleep per night (yes please). My clients swear by it! It’s costly but honestly you can resell it for nearly the same price when you no longer need it – it’s that coveted of an item.
The best thing about baby wearing is the ability to be hands-free and bond with your little one at once. Finding a carrier you love will make this process much easier, because they’ll feel comfortable in it from day one. I love Wildbird slings, Solly Baby, and Boba Wrap.
Investing in an awesome, convertible stroller is one of the wisest investments you can make- especially as a first time parent! I personally love the Uppa Baby Vista because it allows multiple configurations so you can add another baby or two without investing in a completely different stroller. Getting out of the house with your little one(s) is so important for your sanity as a mama and having a good stroller makes everyday that much easier.
Capturing the beautiful connection between you and your baby is one of the most priceless investments you can make! From your bump to holding your swaddled newborn in your arms to sitting and giggling to walking and connecting with you. Baby’s first year is going to happen so fast and photos allow you to truly soak up every moment and preserve them for generations. Our most popular portrait option for expecting parents is the Grow With Me Collection which captures a full year of precious memories that seem to fly by.
Every image deserves to be printed even if it’s not hung on a wall. Albums are a special way to tell your baby story and a great place for those memories to be preserved, and passed down for generations. Here at sEE, our albums are handmade with the finest materials, and presented in a custom linen keepsake box. Begin with a maternity or newborn album and grow your collection into a volume set for each stage of your family’s life. I can promise, a few years from now, these will become your most priceless keepsakes.
Would you believe me if I told you that ninety percent of my newborn clients order this while I am still at their home photographing their newborn?! It’s true. My clients and I LOVE this baby shusher sleep machine. I take this little miracle baby shusher gadget to every newborn session because it works like a charm to calm and lull baby to sleep. It’s portable, easy to use, and has a wrist strap convenient for hanging onto things (i.e. stroller) or even on your arm while you’re carrying baby. It’s no wonder that it’s won various awards including: Mom’s Choice Award, BabyList’s 2019 Best Product Award, and Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA).
Whether you’re expecting a little one in a few short months or you’re knee deep in baby’s first year, congratulations mama! Motherhood turns your world upside down, fills your heart in more ways than you ever thought possible, and introduces you to an indescribable kind of love. It’s the best. And no matter where you are in your journey I’m so glad you landed here; I hope you found this info helpful. If you’re looking for a newborn photographer who will take the time to get to know your family, capture genuine connection and create magazine-worthy images that you will cherish for a lifetime, I would love to chat.