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Eight Practical Newborn Tips for New Parents: Tip 8

March 9, 2020

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR NEWBORN SESSION?

No matter how prepared you think you are to bring your baby home, it’s probably going to feel a little bit overwhelming when the time actually arrives. That’s why it’s important to book your newborn session now, before your baby is born, or call within 24-48 hours of having a baby so there is plenty of time to schedule.

Newborn photographers understand that babies don’t always come on time. That’s why when you book before the baby’s arrival, we pencil your due date in and have you get in touch with us within 24 hours of the baby’s arrival so that we can schedule the actual session.

Most newborns are scheduled anywhere from 8-14 days after the birth. The time frame usually varies based on the babies weight and progression. A baby born around 5-6 lbs may be scheduled around the 14th day, whereas a baby born 7-8 or 9 lbs, may be scheduled around 8-12 days. We do suggest newborns be scheduled within the first two weeks. A baby is considered a newborn for 6 weeks. However, during the first two weeks, the baby’s bones are soft and they naturally curl up in womb-like positions. They’re also very sleepy. As they get older, their bones get harder and they are more awake and alert.

A newborn photo session can successfully be achieved at any of these weeks with special care and prep. It is important to understand that newborns are not turned away for their age, however; certain poses may not be possible as they get older.

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