We stock over 50 backdrops, baskets, vintage props, blankets, wraps, hats, and tiny headbands for baby girls! Everything you see on my website is a studio prop, not something a client brought with them.
I take care to sanitize all props and wash everything that touches babies and children in gentle, hypo-allergenic detergent between sessions. I disinfect from the tabletops to the doorknobs. I take the health and safety of my clients very seriously. I am up to date on my vaccines, including the Dtap (whooping cough) vaccine, and use hand cleaner throughout the session. I get the flu shot every year.
For newborns to be content, the studio needs to be about 80 degrees. I monitor the temperature throughout the session. We always take care to adjust the temperature depending on what baby is wearing so that they are comfortable.
I use a strobe professional studio lighting system in the studio with various modifiers depending on the size and placement of the client/clients. It is entirely safe for the eyes of little ones. My light stands are heavy-duty to make them "topple free."