Newborn safety is something I care a lot about. I’ve done tons of research but just to make sure I was dotting all my i’s and crossing all my t’s, I took a course to get certified in newborn photography safety through AANPS.
Here’s my little cheat sheet I put together on what to look out for. This is general and does not include much on posing. Luckily since I don’t do posing my approach is very safe. I’m simply there to document natural moments. If you choose to go with a photographer who does poses I suggest reading up on it.