4 Reasons You Should Do Monthly Session In Your Baby's First Year (Even At Home)

4 Reasons You Should Do Monthly Session In Your Baby's First Year (Even At Home)

From the first smile to their first steps, milestone sessions capture all the tiny details so you can treasure this moment always.

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Parents spend sleepless nights and a baby is so difficult to understand. His/Her likes and dislikes change rapidly so when you think now you know what he likes in his meals, how he might like to be stroked his mood changes and many more.

3 months

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This session is all about your baby’s smile! The focus of this session is to capture the smile and your baby’s expressions.

6 months

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This session is all about the new skill of sitting up. This is such a big milestone in a child’s life! Once they can sit up on their own, they can look around and see so many new things. They can play with toys that they couldn’t lay down. And this usually brings on a big grin and a ‘look at me’ proud face. The six-month milestone session is all about capturing your baby’s new skill of sitting.

This is also a time where parents really start to see big changes in their baby’s looks. They may have enough hair now to pull into a little sprout or clip back. Often a tooth has made its appearance. And, your little one has probably discovered his or her feet. And is there anything cuter than when they nibble those tiny little toes? While sitting up is the focus of the 6-month milestone session, there are also other cute positions your child can show!

9-month session

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This is the time when your little one may be pulling themselves up on furniture, standing while holding onto sturdy objects, crawling, or even taking a few wobbling steps while holding your hands.

These are the milestones that seem to vary the most from child to child. At 9 months some children are doing all of these.  And maybe even walking!  While other children won’t tackle these skills for a few more months. Just like the previous months, we want to capture what is new in your child’s life. This may be pulling up, standing, or crawling, or this may be photographing him with that stuffed animal or toy that they won’t let out of sight.

12-month session

Even though she didn’t enjoy eating her cake, she sure loved smashing it.

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This is a celebration of your little one turning one! If you want to include a cake smash, this may also be the first time your little one tries a sweet treat. And the expressions from that are priceless.

This is a time to document just how much your baby has grown and changed in one year. So this session seems to be the exception to the rule. The goal is to capture your baby and his or her personality as a one-year-old. We want to document how much your baby has changed in the first year. And as the years pass, you will love looking back to see how your baby looked as a one-year-old.

Pro Tip: Many families prefer to schedule this session around 11 months old. This way they have the pictures for the first birthday party. 

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September 01, 2021 by Lia Anderson
First Birthday Checklist

First Birthday Checklist

The first birthday is often the time when the parents are seeking appropriate gifts for their little one. But, what do you buy for a one year old?

This article will help you come up with a personalized first birthday gift that your little one will never forget.

No matter how many times it has been done before, every first birthday party has its own uniqueness to it – and the same goes for gifts. The best way to get on the right track is to choose a gift that is personalized and relevant to your child’s interests.

If you don’t have a proper checklist, there will be things that you will remember at the last moment. But, you can’t do anything about it and the opportunity goes missing.

Here we have the ultimate checklist for the first birthday of your newborn so that you don’t skip anything and have fun and joy to the fullest.

Select a theme


The theme is important and it makes the event memorable. You can give your creativity for this. However, there already exist plenty of theme ideas for you to choose from.

Finalize the party location

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Next in the checklist, you should finalize the location of your child’s first birthday party. Whether you decide your home as the venue or pick an outdoor location, finalizing the location early will help you and the guest to manage accordingly.

Lock in the birthday party date

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We live in a busy world with responsibilities and lots of workloads. An early decision about the date of the birthday party will help everyone to make sure their presence on the day.

Prepare a guest list and invite them

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You don't want to skip an important name to send an invitation on the occasion of the first birthday of your child. It can get very embarrassing. So, an important point in your checklist should be to prepare a proper guest list and send invitations to them. 

Music playlist

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Any party is incomplete without a good music playlist and the first birthday party of your child is no exception. Make sure you have the best music playlist ready for the occasion

Menu of the day

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What will you serve to your guests at the first birthday party and how will that be managed? Finalize a proper menu for the occasion. Also, you should get to know if any of your guests have some kind of allergies and make arrangements accordingly.

Order decorations

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A birthday completes only with the addition of proper decorations. You can order it online with great ease today. So, get decorations and other related essentials ready well before the occasion. You can also select a birthday party outfit for the occasion.

Hire a professional photographer

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You definitely would love to capture the adorable moments of your child on his or her first birthday. You would not like to miss out on the high-spirited and exciting moments on the first birthday of your child. 

Similarly, you won't like that the most beautiful and key moments such as cake smash to be missed or captured imperfectly. So, at least 3 weeks before the birthday, you should ensure that you have hired a professional photographer for baby pictures. If you don’t have a budget for a photographer, just assign someone from your family or friends and use your smartphone to do it. 

Baby portrait

This memory you will be making to stay with you forever. You can make the birthday of your child extremely memorable by having a baby portrait. The innocence captured once in the baby portrait will make you smile all life.

As mentioned above, if you don’t have a budget to hire a professional photographer, photos taken with your phone would do. We, at Love and Bub, can help you get some great custom baby portraits.

Get Personalized First Birthday Gifts

Giving and taking gifts is a symbol of love and it strengthens the bonding and shared love as well. The best time to start is with your child on his or her first birthday.

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When it comes to first birthday gifts, personalized artwork is the top choice. There are many ways in which you can customize artwork for a baby portrait.

Some parents prefer to use a photograph of their baby and customize it. Others may want to create an abstract art piece with colors that represent their baby's personality or capture a moment in time by adding special dates or milestones to the art. We are here to help you with personalized unique baby gifts.

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August 31, 2021 by Lia Anderson
Parenting Guide: When And How Should You Track Your Newborn

Parenting Guide: When And How Should You Track Your Newborn

Parents should have a keen interest in tracking their newborn babies. Do you know how to? This article gives you tips on how to track a newborn baby.
August 21, 2021 by Lia Anderson
3 Best Newborn Baby Hacks

3 Best Newborn Baby Hacks

Pregnancy may be tough but there’s nothing like bringing your newborn home for the first time. Not only will that cute little bundle of joy take up all your time but be prepared to have your entire home taken over too. Don’t fret because we have the top newborn baby hacks below to help make your transition to the parent life easier: 

  1. Stash wipes in every corner of your home. 


One of the most common newborn baby hacks any seasoned parent will give is to make sure you never run out of baby wipes. Wipes aren’t just for cleaning babies’ bottoms, they are good for cleaning almost anything too like stains, spills, and any mess that might get on your shirt or furniture. 

Cleaning up the mess as soon as they happen, using the baby wipes, will save you the trouble of having to desperately scrub them out later on. And make sure to go for brands that are trusted by moms and doctors alike such as Pampers or Huggies. 

  1. Get a white noise machine. 

New parents may think babies need absolute silence to get some good sleep. But one of the best yet most overlooked newborn baby hacks is to condition your baby to noise early on. Else, you’ll regret it later on when your baby grows up into a toddler who wakes up to even the slightest noises. 

Slowly get your baby accustomed to noise with an inexpensive but super effective white noise machine.  

  1. Cherish every moment with your baby. 


It's tough being a new parent. The new setup, routines, and the overwhelming flow of emotions can be hard to deal with. That’s why it helps to have a constant reminder of the very person who is simply worthy of all your sacrifices—your baby. 

A premium customized portrait from Love and Bub, will not only beautify your home but will also freeze precious moments in time. Choose from unique designs such as Precious Treasure Box, Wool Barrel, or Greatest Love

No matter how tough your journey to parenthood gets, remember that the best newborn baby hack of all time remains to be “remind yourself of the very purpose why you do what you do—your precious little angel.” 

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July 04, 2021 by Lia Anderson