I love to pass along handy items to my new first time parents that I use in studio and think really work. The Lulla-Vibe is a must have baby item that you can buy on Amazon. It costs less than $20. Here’s a handy link!
The Lulla-Vibe is a vibrating mattress pad about the size of a ping pong racket. It vibrates and emits a white sound that babies love. It was recommended to me in a Facebook group for newborn photographers. I thought I’d give it a try for any of my fussier newborns. It works like a charm on every baby I’ve tried it on!