Instinctively, we all know to say “Shh” when we want quiet. There’s no need to feel rude if you say it to your baby, because your newborn will find it comforting! Repetitive “shh, shh” sounds mimic the sounds your baby heard when he was inside your body. It mimics the sound of blood whooshing through your blood vessels.
Experienced moms seem to really have this down. During a newborn session, I will hear moms repeating “shh, shh” to their baby as they snuggle.
Then, the moms get an excited and relieved look when I pull out my Baby Shusher.
Tip #3: Use a White Noise Machine
Who knew? They’ve made a device that will say the shushing for you! I used it with my second baby, and it worked like a charm. So, I make sure to bring it with me for every newborn session.
There’s a whole world of white noise machines out there, and I have several that I like to use for my babies and for newborn sessions. This is just one that is especially useful during baby’s “Fourth Trimester,” when he is getting use to his new environment.
Take a look around at all of the white noise machine options out there, and have fun exploring the possibilities!
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