I assume that's a basket of some sort? It looks a bit like a pyre, which I have to say I find alarming.
Nice color palette, the kid looks sweet. A little serious looking, but whatcha gonna do? I might have done a little poking and clucking to try to elicit a different expression, but maybe you did, and Serious Look was still the best.
Not sure about the layout. Why not just crop it square if this is the presentation you're looking for? The space on the sides seems dead to me.