Top tips for settling a Newborn

Nov 13, 2019 | Uncategorized

Top tips for settling a Newborn…. From a Newborn Photographer Essex

I am often asked how on earth do I settle babies the way I do and no it’s not magic, us newborn photographers have a tricks up our sleeve, so I thought I would share with you…

2. White noise.

This being very common… Most people use it in some way, whether you have an app yourself or even use Shhh the good ol fashioned way.

  • I use an app called ‘Sound Sleeper‘ its brilliant and free for up to 90 minutes.
  • Baby Shusher – does what it says on the tin… And does the job


2. Motion/ Movement

  • Simple patting on their bums
  • lulls-vibe vibrating pad. Its soft so you can rest it directly on baby or under them (with supervision)
Newborn Photographer Essex


3. Heat

  • The room in the studio is always warm, so make sure your little one is nice and cosy


4. Feed

  • Don’t mean to state the obvoius, but babies always have a full stomach when they arrive with me, so this always helps


5. If all else fails – Wrap/ Swaddle

  • Sometimes some babies just don’t like to be naked and prefer to be wrapped. When awake they can move their arms and legs around and this can sometimes startle them and wake them up. Being wrapped up nice and secure, always sends them into a very nice sleep



Check out this great blog from my friend Kirsty Kaulfuss Bella Photography who has wrote a lovely blog on her recent floral cake smash which looks amazing! She is definitely the best Newborn Photographer Fife


  1. Claire

    Great read and tips! Both my babies loved white noise. If only I knew about that pad!


    l wish l’d known this when l had mine!

  3. Louise

    There are so many great things to help with sleep nowadays. My brother burnt out 5 hairdryers getting his baby to sleep, and that was a massive fire risk!

  4. Sharon Nicholson

    Great  tips thanks

  5. Hannah Willis

    Oh this is really helpful! Sometimes a google swaddle makes them feel secure 🙂

  6. kirsty kaulfuss

    Aww Jay, thank you so much for such fantastic advice, I am in awe of your images <3 Id love to be as talented one day xoxo

  7. Lauren

    Great tips, another great blog 

  8. Mya

    I love the look of the Lulla-vibe!

  9. Jill

    Love my shush machine! 

  10. Brooke

    excellent advice. thanks for sharing

  11. Natalie Moss

    Useful advice.  I would definitely recommend the White noise app as well.

  12. Carli Adams

    Such good tips thank you 

  13. Kate

    Love those shushers!

  14. Emma Sohl

    Great tips – thank you for sharing!

  15. Sarah Osborne

    Love these tips x

  16. selina

    Great tips, thanks for sharing

  17. Lisa

    Great tips thank you

  18. Joanne

    Ooh great tips



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