Bean Bag Chair for Newborns?

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Bean Bag Chair for Newborns?

Postby Christie2007 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:40 pm

I have heard a lot of photographer friends of mine who say one thing they always take to a newborn shoot is an overstuffed bean bag chair. Those of you who have done newborns, would you concur? Or what do you use?
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Postby photofashionista » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:39 am

That's what I read also so I tried it with my LO and it worked out pretty well. It's moldable yet firm enough to hold them up. I would love to hear if anyone else has any tips or tricks.
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Postby anxious-annie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:35 am

for anyone not wanting to buy a beanbag chair (i.e. those taking their own photos and would only use it once or twice) the boppy pillows also work really well to prop up LOs. More people tend to already have a boppy so you could always give that a shot first. Just drape a blanket over the pillow to "hide" it.
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:43 am

This link might be helpful. It has a bunch of pullback shots of newborn baby setups.
Keep in mind, not all of them might be safe. Like, uh, baby in a basket in a tree. ... 646197529/
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Postby victoria_1024 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:31 am

I use a bean bag, and one of those small neck pillows (basically the same as a boppy but much smaller).
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