Planning a baby milk bath for a boy can be a real challenge. It is a balance between trying to not make it feel too feminine, but at the same time have a similar look of a herbal bath. As always, with nature as my inspiration, we worked with a local florist to select greenery and flowers that had a more masculine feel. I can’t remember the names of all the greens, but we sure had fun picking them out!
The success rate of babies actually staying in the vintage tub has been pretty good so far. As long as the water is warm and your little one has something to hold on to or poke at, they seem to be distracted enough for me to get the perfect shots in. I will reveal a secret, though. When trying to get a toddler into a wash basin that he might be too big for, he needed to be bribed. Thankfully we had some mini eggs on hand! They definitely helped get him into, and then stay in the tub. You win some, you lose some, but with chocolate you win every time!
I would also like to add that many people have asked me if we use actual milk! Yes! We use powdered milk to make your little one’s skin extra smooth, and then we also add a bit of cornstarch to make the white milk even whiter. It looks good enough to drink! Well, maybe not after a naked 10 month old was in it.
Ultimately this shoot was a challenge to myself to make a baby milk bath not look so girly. I think I succeeded! What do you think?
Give me a shout to talk more about customizing a session just for you. The best age for a sitter session similar to this would be between 7 months to one year of age.
Baby milk baths aren’t just for girls!
Vintage Duck Photography is an Edmonton based baby photographer also servicing Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas.