It’s not official terminology … you’ll probably never see it on a growth chart or in a medical book. But ask nearly any mom, grandma, grandpa, auntie, uncle, fairy godmother and definitely any of us baby photographers, and we’ll tell you the “squish factor” is an undeniable, irresistible, 100 percent real thing. And it’s most commonly found in the 3 mo. – 11 mo. crowd – the ones that aren’t yet so busy toddling and running around.
It’s found on the upper thighs, the lower thighs, the chubby feet and all those kissable bellies and squeezable cheeks. And let’s not forget the “wristlets” (a word shared by a colleague long ago upon seeing my own 6 mo.-old daughter in all her glorious baby chub and plenty of squishes right at the wrist).
As proof of this squish phenomenon, sweet Norah recently visited me at my Pearland photography studio to mark her 3 mo. milestone and upcoming Hebrew Naming Ceremony with professional images. She and those stunning blue eyes rocked her Mini Session – even the extended tummy time!
Some of my favorites:
The final display at her naming ceremony: