How to capture your child’s firsts on a mobile phone, according to a baby photographer

Whether you’re busy snapping away on your phone or you’d rather let a photographer capture your baby’s first years, many parents find themselves taking more pictures than they used to when they’ve got children.

After all, these are precious moments that you won’t get back.

During the coronavirus pandemic, getting out and about with your baby – or during pregnancy – can be tricky and many mums-to-be have had to cancel pregnancy photoshoots. And not everyone has a high-tech camera at their disposal.

Photographer Suzi Bird explains how it is possible to expertly capture a baby’s firsts on your mobile phone.

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As part of Yahoo UK’s parenting video series The Baby Bump with Lauren Pope, the photographer starts by giving parents-to-be some tips on how to capture nice maternity photos.

She recommends starting by finding a nice airy space

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United States ranks second to last for raising a family: index

Parents might be surprised to hear this.

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The United States has been ranked among the worst countries in several categories that make up the Raising a Family Index created by research travel site Asher & Lyric, which based its study on six criteria.

The website, which was started by couple Asher Fergusson and Lyric Benson-Fergusson, researched “35 OECD countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) to see which are the best for raising a family in 2020,” the infographic shares.

The highest-rated nations were all in Europe – Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, which each getting an A+ final index score.

The highest-rated nations were all in Europe – Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland, which each getting an A+ final index score.
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The “definitive ‘Raising a Family Index’ is comprised of 30 critical statistics from trusted international sources.” Each country is given a score based on these statistics

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Please Join Me in My Obsession With Chrissy Teigen’s Baby Bearded Dragon

In March, Chrissy Teigen announced that, years ago, she got breast implants.

In May, Chrissy Teigen explained that she planned to have her breast implants removed.

In June, Chrissy Teigen shared that she ate a cake shaped like her removed breast implants.

And then, just when it seemed as if the world was going to run out of Chrissy Teigen content and have to start all over from the beginning, I saw that Chrissy Teigen bought a lizard and named it Sebastian.

Sebastian is a bearded dragon, a Pogona vitticeps, a member of the reptile class, and an animal I have to exert myself to think of as different from a nephew or a cousin. Chrissy Teigen gifted him to her son, Miles, for his second birthday. But in a way, she also gifted Sebastian to me.

I appreciate that Chrissy Teigen is a dynamic and powerful woman who managed

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I’m The Father Of A Newborn Baby Girl But I Won’t Be A ‘GirlDad.’ Here’s Why.

The author and Molly, his daughter, in April. (Photo: Courtesy of Arran Skinner)
The author and Molly, his daughter, in April. (Photo: Courtesy of Arran Skinner)

When you first meet your kid you feel love for her, but she’s mostly a screaming, helpless puddle of pudge. You love her but, also, you don’t know her. She hasn’t fully formed or come into being yet. How do you love a thing you do not know?

After a few months or so that little pudgeball starts to smile ― really smile ― at you, starts to chortle when you peekaboo in a funny voice, starts to turn and look and twinkle when you call her name. It’s the strangest and nicest feeling to have your heart swell with love as this happens and this tiny little human starts her journey of becoming.

With the birth of my daughter Molly, some might say I became a ”GirlDad.”  

That term was created in recognition of Los Angeles

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