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The DIY Milk Bath Maternity Photoshoot for Mums When In Isolation

Maternity photoshoot cancelled due to COVID-19? It’s okay mums. Pick some flowers, draw a bath and treat yourself to this unique way to capture your beautiful belly with a milk bath maternity photoshoot.

All you need? A decent amount of milk or powdered milk, some fresh or fake flowers, a bathtub and a willing husband to play the photographer.

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#StayHome pregnancy photoshoot 

Pregnant mum-to-be Robyn Northam is one of the countless expecting mums who recently missed out on her professional maternity photoshoot due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. The pregnant mum from the Sunshine Coast decided to improvise.

As she shares in the Pregnancy Mums Australia Facebook page:

“We couldn’t do my maternity shoot because of quarantine so my beautiful partner went out and bought some flowers and he took some pictures of me.”

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Source: @RobynLouiseN 

As Robyn tells Mum Central, her partner Jesse has no photography experience but with the right props and lighting, he nailed it! Having a beautiful subject definitely helped too! How gorgeous does Robyn look!

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Source: @RobynLouiseN 

Robyn used full cream milk powder, fresh flowers and warm water to create the effect. We’ve got a full tutorial on how to make your very own milk bath below.

How to make a milk bath

It’s actually a lot easier than you’d expect. And, bonus, milk baths are actually really good for you too, especially your skin. Here’s how to make your own milk bath, for a maternity photoshoot or simply to chillax in.

  1. Fill the bathtub halfway with warm water.
  2. Pour in 4 litres of milk or several cups of powdered milk. The more milk, the creamier the bath will be. You can add more milk to get the desired effect.
  3. Place fresh flowers or fake flowers into the bath. You may find that fake flowers will sink to the bottom. If this is the case, try spraying them with a water repellent like Scotchguard first.
  4. Choose additional props, such as candles around the edges, a flower crown or a lace dressing gown.

If you’ve got a newborn, infant or even a willing toddler, you can bring them in the bath with you too and try snapping some pics. We love the newborn and breastfeeding milk bath ones below.


More milk bath maternity inspiration

Instagram is full of other ideas fro #milkbathmaternity photoshoots. Below are just a few of our favourite ones.

And by far the best one we’ve seen…

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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