Expecting Mama's prep guide | CNY Newborn Photographer

August 17, 2018

Mama’s Pre-Birth Check List


There’s a lot to prepare for when expecting your precious bundle of joy! Use my check list to be fully prepared for when your baby arrives!


o   Pick out your baby’s name! Easier said than done!


o   Pre-wash all those clothes you have been stocking up on.



o   After your baby shower, hand write those ‘thank you’ cards! Make sure you send an extra special ‘thank you’ to those who threw you and baby the shower.


Want a downloadable/printable version? You got it! Click here for my PDF version of the Mama’s Pre-Birth Check List!


o   Pick your pediatrician. Ask your mom friends for tips on who is the best in your community.


o   Stock up on entertainment for the snuggle moments and late-night feedings.


o   Research feeding and find what works for you. This is your baby. Bottle or breastfed, this is your decision and no one else’s.


o   Research a newborn photographer! Make sure she has hands on training! It is best to book your newborn session a few months prior to birth to guarantee a time slot. Give me a call for availability and pricing: (315) 297-1816 Web: simplyshelayna.com


o   Download your Baby Shusher app. White noise is a newborn photographer’s best friend. Get your app to help soothe baby to sleep!


o   Upgrade your phone storage for all those photo opportunities!


o   Have your camera charged and memory cards ready! Set it with your hospital bag so you can have it for those first moments.


o   While packing your hospital bag, pack a newborn sized outfit for your new baby to come home in.


o   Have your baby’s car seat installed. They won’t let you leave the hospital without one!


o   Pick out nursery colors and theme! Don’t forget to share with your newborn photographer so she can coordinate the session with it!


o   Get your house clean and ready! It may be a while before you can get back to it!


o   Prep some meals for the freezer to pull out and have ready for great dinners. If someone offer to make you dinner, take it!


o   Schedule a maternity portrait session. Glamour your beautiful self-up!


o   Get your home prepped and ready for your baby. You may not have time to deep clean once your new snuggle buddy comes home.


o   If you are planning on returning to work, start looking into child care options.


o   Contact your insurance to add your baby to the insurance plan.


o   Go on a date… or two or three! Enjoy the time spent with your spouse as much as possible!


o   Enjoy the journey!!


Want a downloadable/printable version? You got it! Click here for my PDF version of the Mama’s Pre-Birth Check List!



Shelayna Snow is a trained CNY Full Service Newborn Photographer with a studio located in downtown Oswego. She loves to make mama's look and feel great while be photographed with their newborns. 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Mom's kitchen candids |CNY family photographer|

March 23, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload