Newborn photography has its own set of safety guidelines. Please research and be cautious before trying more advanced positions.
To use as an example, I recently did a concept photo with my son.
I had this image in my mind for a while before I was able to create it. After gaining permission from my sister to use her equiptment, we went outside together and set up. Since my son is not capable of holding a guitar on his own yet, my sister stood by as a spotter!
Do you see her fingers at the top of the guitar? With some quick cloning in lightroom, I was able to remove them for the final picture!
What safety measures do you take for pictures?