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Beware of phone calls

Beware of phone calls (separation)

Just before bedtime, when you are separated from your child, it seems natural to call and say goodnight before they go to bed. One imagines that it will help them to sleep, and for some children it does. For others, however, it serves as a socking reminder of your absence and brings on a great rush of emotion. If you child is prone to homesickness, it can be best to phone to homesickness, it can be  rested and busy doing something interesting.

See in the the future.New experiences, even pleasant ones can shock or overawe a child. As far as is possible, prepare your child in advance for what they have not encountered before: You might not be able to see Mummy from the stage, but I will be there. The doctor will need you to open your mouth like a tiger. If you wake up in the night time and want Mummy, Teddy will comfort you, Kids can benefit from being equipped with coping strategies in advance.

Make sure you that you take or ask your photographer to take a lot of photos of your children and yourself. Kids grows so fast and a lot of people misses the opportunities after all.

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Simplify bedtime

Simplify bedtime

If your kids try to spin out bedtime – ” I am still hungry” ” I want a drink”  “Bring me a tissue”
or the perennial ” I can’t sleep”  make it clear that they need to ask for everything they want before a certain time. After that it’s too late for requests and complains; they just have to lie in bed resting until they drop off. Once they have got used to this rule, bedtimes should be less stressful for everyone and your kids should get off to sleep more easily.

Compensate for delays. If bedtimes tends to be protracted event, put your kids to bed half an hour earlier so they still get to sleep at a reasonable hour.

Enjoy sweet awakenings. Wake your children gently and in a kind way. Tell them you love them; tell them it’s a beautiful day; tell them they are the sunshine! They are usually too sleepy to be embarrassed, and will be buoyed up for the rest of the day by such a happy start.

Keep regular bedtimes. If you have one childrens bedtime for weekdays and another for weekends, children intend to get confused. (jet lag!)

Speaking of that, newborn baby needs to be photographed within 10 days they were born.
So let them sleep before your baby photographer turns up.

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Turn off the light

Turn off the light at night. Some children prefer to sleep with the light on, but scientists fear that this may disrupt the body’s natural rhythms and in inhibit the production of melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to help prevent tumours.

If children must have a night-light, dim red or yellow toned lights are preferable to blue or green because the latter have a more negative effect on melatonin levels. Any bright lights at night – even those put on for a brief trip to the toilet – will be interpreted as day by the brain,causing melatonin levels to fall. Putting the lights out also works as a clear signal to your kids that it is now time to switch off for the night.

If you have any concerns whatsoever about your child, the first thing to do is to make sure that they are getting enough sleep. It’s the cornerstone of their health and happiness. Without sufficient sleep their behaviours, learning ability and mood will all suffer.

For newborn baby, they usually sleep very well first 10 days they were born. If you are thinking about having your baby photo session done, please contact Katsu while you are still pregnant as the newborn session needs to be done within 10 days!

Author: Katsu Nojiri

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Newborn Baby Tips – Noise

Newborn Baby Tips – Noise

Allow noise. A baby should be  able to sleep through noise, so allow a reasonable hubbub in the house. Babies like to know that they are near to people and haven’t been abandoned.

Make a mobile out of objects that will attract your baby’s attention, in bright colours, with strong tonal contrasts.
Suspend these from a frame made of a couple coat happens joined at right angles, and keep the mobile well out of baby’s reach.

Use baby books with babies of all ages, including newborns, start with cloth or board looks containing vibrant patterns that your baby will find interesting. Prop the books open around where your baby is lying so that they can gaze at them.

Use toys at changing time. From about four months of babies can get tremendously wriggly during changes. Distract your infant by putting a baby-gym frame over the changing mat so that they can play and give vital seconds in which to change nappy.

Stay in the swim of things. Even though you’ve had a new baby. It’s still possible to stay in touch with the outside world. Put on the radio, watch a bit of TV, scan the newspapers, and chat to friends on the phone. You will get interrupted, but you will still feel better for it.

Hope this article was helpful.

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Newborn Baby Session

Newborn Baby Session

If there is one thing that I love, it’s photographing newborn babies.

A newborn baby photography session can be challenging,  but it’s so very special to capture a baby’s life when they just days old. There are so many factors that have to come together for the session to go smoothly… and if there’s one thing both photographer and parent must have for the session, it is patience.  A session can go quick and be done in an hour, or usually it would take 2 hours or longer, but regardless it’s important for everyone involved to stay patient – the end result is totally worth it.

Here are some tips for parents to help the session to go as smoothly as possible.

Try to book your session as soon after birth as possible.

I like to shoot newborns anywhere from 1-10 days. Waiting a couple days can give mom and dad a bit of time at home with their new little one.  Of course, a photography sitting can take place at any time.  As your baby gets older, they can become more fussy.

At 10 days they lose the sleepiness and the ‘newborn curl’. I find that the first 24-36 hours are best, as baby is at it’s sleepiest in the first 24 hours. I need to arrive at their sleepiest time – so keep an eye on their “new” schedule and we will figure out the best time to come (must be within great lighting times too)

In addition once they hit 2-3 days old they frequently develop cradle cap, newborn acne, flaky dry skin, redness and patchiness around eyes/ears/nose and feeding blisters on their lips. So while I can usually get them to sleep it is harder to keep them asleep as you pose them.

Around 2 ½ to 3 weeks is when baby acne can set in too so it is good to try and get them before that happens. That being said I will take a newborn at any age. If the parents are game for trying so I am as long as they understand I cannot promise a lot of sleeping shots.

Please book your newborn baby photography session while you are still pregnant!

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