Tip #23 Post Production is no substitute for Skill. No matter how hard you try to jazz up a photo with computer programs if the photo is poor quality to begin with the end result will be BAD. Concentrate on honing your photo skills as you you take more and more and MORE photos of your wee one along the way. You should be a very proficient shutter bug with lots of practice chasing fast moving subjects.
I thought I would show some before and after shots to demonstrate some effective post processing effects.
Tip #24 Black and White is a Classic.
One post production tool that always look classic is Black and White. Sepia is alright on occasion. Don't give into computer effect such as applying sunbursts or colored tints to a photo. I know it's fun. But in end you want a photo that stands the test of time and is a beautiful work of art.