Newborn Necessities Part 3 – Newborn Photographer Camden
WELCOME AGAIN!! Today’s post is the third part in a series of three tips on things I found invaluable when my children were babies.
As a newborn photographer in Camden, I thought I would share just a few things I often share with my clients when they come into the studio for their newborn session. Here is the last of the series, just two last tips. Enjoy!
Sorbolene is absolutely Wonderful for skin irritations, dry skin spots. Sorbolene is something so simple, something that’s been used for many, many, many years but it works. Sorbolene is gold for dry spots. My daughter had very dry skin and through the Winter months she would have red, chafed cheeks and chin. She would just be red, upset and nothing seemed to work except for regularly applying Sorbolene. So I had a pump pack of Sorbolene on the change table and every time I changed her nappy I would put Sorbolene on her cheeks and her chin, and sometimes on her nappy area as well if she was getting dry. Sorbolene would protect and heal. One of the reasons why Bubs get dry cheeks and faces through winter is because we been wipe their faces so often, especially if Bub is on solids. Every time you wipe their face can damage their skin as it is so sensitive, so fine, so pure, so new and it can be damaged easily but try Sorbolene give that ago it really helped me out.
Introduce A Bottle Before 10 Weeks
One thing I wish I had known with my firstborn was that if you wish for them to take the bottle at any point you really need to introduce the bottle before 10 weeks of age. My daughter – my firstborn was exclusively breastfed until around six months when I introduced solids and gave her a sippy cup with water. I tried to give her a bedtime bottle of expressed milk she wouldn’t have a bar of it! A midwife told me later that if you don’t introduce a bottle before 10 weeks you might struggle, and it was quite difficult to say the least. When I needed to go visit a client or take a few hours off and she needed to be able to be fed by somebody else we had major issues. We struggled for quite awhile to be able to find a way to let her know that the bottle was okay to drink from. In the end the only thing that worked was giving her a bottle as a toy, because at that age everything was going in her mouth, she put the bottle in her mouth and she got used to using it as a teething toy before we started to introduce small amounts of milk in it. This took time, weeks. But if you do need to give a bottle down the track which is highly likely, pop some breastmilk in there, get Dad to give Bub a feed before 10 weeks and then that way you know that Bub will take a bottle if something happens to you, if you can’t be there for whatever reason you know that Bub can be fed.
That’s it! Hopefully what I have here may be of some assistance to some or many, passing down knowledge is always a plus.
Being a newborn photographer in Camden means I come across many parents, some with 3-4-5 even 7 children! They have taught me valuable tips along the way. Even though I spent a lot of time with newborns its nice to know there is more to learn from parents, if its their first born with a newly discovered tip or advice passed down for generations. It all goes a long way 🙂
For more helpful advice and tips, check out the Tresillian website https://www.tresillian.org.au/advice-tips/newborn/ there is lots of helpful advice there.
Contact Karen here to start planning your own newborn portrait session.
Newborn Photographer Camden