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Trend Alert! The New Baby Photo You Need to Take

Nov. 7, 2013 at 6:27 PM ET

New Idea for Baby Photos: Baby on a Newspaper
Abbey Saxton /
New Idea for Baby Photos: Baby on a Newspaper

Swaddled-with-mom-still in-hospital-gown photo? Check. Cradled-in-new-dad’s-arms shot? Check. Snug in the car seat dressed in the much-obsessed-over-going-home-outfit snap? Check.

But here’s another photograph you need to get once you have baby home via How Do It (with a photo by Abbey Saxton). It’s so clever, yet completely doable.

Step 1: Buy a newspaper on your baby’s birthday. (Missed the big day? Buy a paper to mark your baby's age, month by month.)

Step 2. Once you’re home, place your baby on the paper, making sure the headline and date are clearly visible. A blanket’s a good idea so you’re not scrubbing newspaper ink off delicate newborn skin.

Step 3: Get a tight shot of your baby.

Step 4. Voila! Save and frame for posterity.

We love this idea because it’s so easy to get it right.

Abbey Saxton

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