So, I'm finally getting my hands on a REAL newborn this Thursday! The last two babies I have done have been 3 weeks and 10 weeks, so I am excited to shoot a 10-day-old this week!
I do have a question, though! This will be my first time using the bean bag. I have a fairly good idea of "how" to use it, but I wanted to know what you guys liked BEST under your blankets for propping... Boppy or towel? I used a Boppy with the 3 weeker (on a bed) and she seemed to fall into the middle of it and it was hard to prop her with it because she was tiny. This newborn was 9.8 lbs at birth, so I'm not too concerned about her being too tiny, but still. I wondered if rolling a towel up under the blanket is easier? Anyone have any suggestions with this?
Also, I don't know why, but side shots (baby lying on side) baffle me. How do you get a newborn to stay on their side? Do you smooth a little "nest" into the top of the bean bag to give them support? I've tried it twice and both times the baby looked totally awkward and uncomfortable and didn't stay situated nicely.
I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for me!