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July 20, 2016 4 min read

14 Photos to take of your newborn baby

Often when I write blog posts I search through photos from when my toddler was a baby, to slot into the blog or illustrate a point, and sometimes I'm a bit sad about how many photos I'm missing. For a start I felt totally fat after my baby was born so I didn't want to be in any photos, and if I was I wanted them to only be from the shoulders up, and secondly I was just a bit busy, you know, being a mum, caring for and feeding a human and trying to keep the house tidy, that I just didn't get around to it. So the three of us mums who work at Global Baby put our heads together and came up with a list of photos we think you shouldn't miss.

The mid contraction photo

Ha! We thought that Anna was joking when she suggested this photo, and then she showed us! LOL!

Just born

See if someone can take a photo of you and your newborn baby, it's so amazing to look back at those wrinkly little hands, and that sweet little face, not to mention the tubes in your arm and 'hospital property' robe.

Baby and dad

Straight after baby is born, or at the hospital, or when you leave the hospital, so you can look back on that big smile :-)

Meeting the older sibling

Thanks Jordan from With the Whittakers, we love this photo of Brooklyn holding his new baby sister Marlo for the first time.

Leaving the hospital

Get a full length photo of you and baby! Even if you don't want to, you can show it to your nieces and friends when you tell them about how your belly really was almost as big after the baby came out, and it's amazing to look back on. We stopped in at a shop on the way home from the hospital and the lady asked me when my baby was due, but when I look at that photo I think I don't really blame her!

Even though most of us had taken this photo, none of us were willing to put it out there for the whole internet to see!

Chill time

A photo of you chilling out on the couch with your baby. This beautiful photo is of Julie from Clever Poppy.

Poonami/ you covered in vom

Not really an essential photo but kind of funny in retrospect right?

The sleeping baby

Because sleep does happen sometimes so we need to document it.

Santa Photo

When Christmas rolls around it's kind of fun and cute to get a photo with Santa, even if you have to cringe a little at the price of the photo, it's worth it.

The first bath/ bathing in strange places photo

They're just classics right?

Something for scale

Like in a drawer, in your hands, in the bathroom sink. Check out what clever mum Jess from New Mum Club did with her son Baxter and his Jellycat Bunny, taking a photo each month of her son and his Jellycat Bunny.

Photos of you and your baby

Out with the pram, at the cafe, at the beach, try and get a few photos of yourself and your baby. Even if your hair isn't done that nicely and your makeup isn't as polished as it was before you had a baby, even if you're wearing clothes that you wouldn't normally be seen in, just take the snap, you don't have to put it up on facebook, but you'll love looking back on them in years to come, and when your baby gets older they'll love looking at them too.

Family photos

You could even get these professionally done, but don't feel like you have to, don't put it off because you don't have enough money for a photographer, or you don't have perfect outfits, or you don't have the perfect body. Just ask a friend who is handy with a camera to snap a few, or ask a stranger at the park, just get it done.

This is something quite close to my heart, I grew up as part of a blended family and my dad had two children before he met my mum. Sadly my eldest brother Patrick passed away suddenly when he was 21, and the photo above (stuck on my fridge) is the only photo we ever had taken together, even though we were together a bit. You never think something like that will happen to you but it could. So take a photo. Even if you're just standing together in front of your van.
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Next to something beautiful

Like an heirloom blanket or something that you've bought to pass down.

Just take the photo

It's so strange, we all have our phones with us all the time, we've never taken more photos in the history of the world, but why do we shy away from being in them ourselves? Lots of us prefer to be behind the camera, but we owe it to ourselves and our children to be in those photos too. Life's not perfect and neither will your photos be, but don't let that stop you.

The three of us struggled to cobble together the photos for this blog post, but thankfully some of the other mums we know helped us out, thanks ladies!!

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