I like to try and get the meat-and-potatoes shots before we try anything crazy, like getting babies to sleep in a football helmet, so that if the wheels start to fall off and we can't calm an infant down, we've at least got our sure shots for the day. We didn't have to worry at all with Caroline... she was a 4 day old PRO! Her daddy brought a helmet from work, and after stuffing a couple of receiving blankets in the bottom (and a muslin blankey to hide the beautiful safety warning tag) it was ready for action.
She settled right in and kept on sleeping. I could not BELIEVE she was so comfy in there, but it was precious, and I'm so glad we were able to get those shots. There's no telling how much longer she'll fit into a helmet! I know Mommy & Daddy will treasure those images for years to come.
Caroline even stayed mellow long enough to get some great shots of her in a bright green blanket-- they'll match her stylish apple green & black/white nursery decor. I knew I was on borrowed time with the last few, but so happy we were able to work a little of Mom's fun fabrics in to the session. She finally decided she'd had enough after that, and Daddy whisked her away to soothe : )
Such a lucky little monkey!