Newborn photography props are cute, probably why many people, especially new parents, are attached to them. Maybe this is because the colors or the warmth often get us so hooked. However, the props should not be the main focus when planning a photo session for your newborn baby. Instead, you should ensure that the props stay simple- with simple colors and a texture that provides comfort to your baby. 

Here are some of the newborn photography props you’ll need to provide comfort for your child during photo sessions. 

  1. Wraps

Wraps make for a beautiful photography prop; even better, the babies love them. Babies like comfort and warmth, and a wrap wraps them up in place, keeping the heat and warmth in without exposing their feet and hands. There are different kinds of wraps ranging from stretch wrap to cheesecloth wrap and many others. Another benefit of using wraps is that it is one of the best props for beginning a photography session.

  1. Blankets

Blankets are one of my faves! The blankets used for a photography session are soft like fur and have some texture. The other kinds, particularly the rough ones, are not used since they can cause the baby harm and lead to scratches or injuries. This makes it essential to pick blankets carefully before they are used. Another criterion for selecting blankets is to choose the ones made of fabric that can easily be washed. Generally, simple blankets are preferred over overly complicated ones.

  1. Faux Furs

Faux furs are absolutely breathtaking when used in baskets. The pictures come out so beautifully. Regarding comfort, you have nothing to worry about since faux furs are soft to touch. Faux fur is precisely what it means, fur that looks and feels like animal fur but isn’t. It can be used during photo sessions around the baby or as a floor mat.

  1. Bonnets

Bonnets look incredibly cute on both boys and girls alike. Beautiful animated hats and bonnets can make the picture look even more beautiful. Bonnets that are made from comfortable and stretchy material are preferred. Mostly bonnets look good when paired with blankets of simple colors.

  1. Flokati rugs

Flokati rugs look exquisite and exotic and come in various sizes, colors, and textures. These rugs give an added gorgeousness to the picture. Flokati rugs are made from sheep wool and have varying thicknesses. These can be washed easily by using a mild detergent that can be used to wash wool and some water. To give added comfort to the baby, use some form of material to act as a form of padding underneath.


Finally, you should always have your baby in mind when getting these props. Don’t get too carried away by the photography session and how good you want your baby to look on social media. Your baby’s health and comfort are your topmost priority. 

Don’t just get anything from the market and put your baby in it. You have to inspect all photography props you intend to use thoroughly. This ensures it doesn’t contain chemicals or sharp edges that could harm the child.

Besides, if your baby is comfortable during the shoot, they might just flash that beautiful toothless smile. I bet that’ll bring much more color and beauty to your pictures.

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