The macro setting on a point-and-shoot camera is a great feature for up-close photos of your baby. Try to photograph your baby really close with little background showing, unless of course your goal is to photograph your entire living room too.
There is one pose I create in my studio where I am practically standing directly above the child and the child is sitting on the floor looking up. This particular pose is very close cropped of only the child’s face. It really brings out their large eyes and you don’t notice the background, their environment. My lens is a macro lens for this particular photo that I capture. You can try this at home on a hardwood floor or even standing on a bed while baby is on top of a pile of soft white pillows.