Noah 4 weeks new ~ { Newborn Baby Photography Church Gresley }

August 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Oh Noah 4 weeks & over 12 lbs of sleepy. Who said older babies didn't sleep? This little dude and his big sister Summer were both so chilled for their session.  

I have found that in the world of newborn photography it appears to have become a “rule” instead of a recommendation that newborns have to be captured within such a small time frame? Well, to start, newborn babies are born with nearly 300 ‘bones’, while a full-grown adult has a measly 206. Why is this relevant you ask? A newborn really has nearly 300 bones & cartilage pieces, which after the 2 week mark, start to fuse together into calcified bone, which makes it much harder for them to return to that in-the-womb position they’ve been in for the last 9 months.

It is much more comfortable for them to be moulded into adorable positions while they still have the luxury of pure flexibility. That being said, every baby is different, and it depends on their individual growth speed rather than a widely spread “rule” whether or not they are safely able to participate in a true newborn session. I personally recommend scheduling the photo shoot anytime after 5 days after birth, especially for breastfeeding moms, in order to make sure baby has somewhat of a feeding schedule and has learnt to latch correctly in order to get enough milk. Of course I prefer to schedule before that 12 day mark to make my “job” a little easier, but it’s not something I strictly enforce. In fact, I have a slight bias towards older 3 and 4 week old newborns who come in full of newborn chub.

Yes, there is a big difference between 2 days new, 2 weeks new, and 2 months new. However it may not  be what you think; it simply means that the images are different. Which isn’t that the case with all babies anyway?

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