Newborn stuff and new mom essentials to help you survive and thrive from delivery through the first few months. Thank you to our friends at BabbleBoxx.com for sponsoring this post.
We are all about all things baby as we get ready for our little guy to make his debut in a few months. It's amazing how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. I can't believe we're already in the third trimester! Now that we're getting closer to our due date I've really been focusing on making sure we've got our check lists of baby essentials and all our newborn care needs covered.
New Mom Self Care
First, let's talk about taking care of yourself. Because you have to take care of you if you're gonna be a good mama. It's so easy to get lost in the overwhelm of all the things your new baby needs and put yourself on the back burner. I learned this the hard way with my first. After months of neglect I reached a place of complete exhaustion! This time around I'm really focusing on what's best for me and baby, inside and out.
My skin tends to go a little crazy with pregnancy. I definitely have issues with dryness and dullness. Add on the lack of sleep that comes with bringing home a new baby and the wrinkles and fine lines start to appear. I've recently incorporated a new product into my skincare routine to help with anti-aging. LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum: Brightening Skin Corrector is clinically proven to brighten and firm skin in just 10 days. It's dermatologist grade and contains hyaluronic acid and 15% pure vitamin C.
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How adorable are these baby clothes? I'm in love with Baby B’gosh. Their baby clothing is so soft and cozy and they have sizes from 3m-24m so you can keep your little one in cute, comfy styles through the toddler phase.
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I'm so amazed by how much things have changed in the world of baby goods since we had our first one. It's so much fun shopping for baby stuff! All the teeny tiny clothing and cute baby pieces just give me all the feels. Like this adorable hooded infant towel and organic cotton rattle from Apple Park. I love the owl design! It's so cute, and both of these pieces are so unbelievably soft and cuddly! They're both made from 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly fabric dyes too so they're safe for baby.
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Breast Feeding and Nursing Products
Let's talk about nursing! I had so many struggles with breast feeding the first go around, many due to being too nervous as a new mom to ask the proper questions and get help. This time I plan to use all of the breastfeeding tips I've learned from other mamas and also take advantage of the lactation consultant guidance after delivery. Following my c-section I felt so overwhelmed and a bit out of sorts so when I first tried breastfeeding my son I was unaware I was doing it all wrong. He latched improperly and it was so painful, but I just thought “this must be how it goes the first time” and suffered through.
I wish I had been more open to asking for help those first few weeks. Thankfully, the wonderful thing about becoming a mom is that you are instantly welcomed into this amazing circle of support. Since then I've learned so much about all the things that help make nursing a little easier.I was just talking to a friend of mine who went through a tough time breastfeeding. She battles chronic panic so has take prescription opioids for pain relief. Her doctor even recommended for her to go on an opiate detox while pregnant. Some opioid molecules, such as those found in codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, can be passed on in breastmilk, and they can be life-threatening to a baby. Ultimately, if you want to breastfeed your baby, it's so important to be extra careful and always ask your doctor for advice.
Bamboobies Reusable Nursing Pads, Nursing Shawl, & Boobease 100% Organic Nipple Balm
Bamboobies eco-friendly nursing pads and other breastfeeding solutions have been created with love from one mother to many others.
I can tell you all about nursing woes and nipple soreness! Oh how I wish someone had introduced me to this before I started my breast feeding journey. boob-ease 100% organic nipple balm helps protect new borns and new mothers from sore, cracked nipples by keeping the nipple feeling soft and supple
I love how versatile Their Open Nursing Shawl is. It works as an awesome cover-up that's even baby carrier friendly.
Washable Nursing Pads are a must for preventing embarrassing leaks. bamboobies are made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour. They're extra absorbent and leakproof.
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Playtex Nursing Bras & Playtex Maternity Panty
I need a nursing bra that's comfortable, easy to snap and unsnap and has straps that stay in place. This nursing sports bra with racer back from Playtex is a new mom essential! The innovative Playtex Nursing® collection flexes with your size as your body changes. These are made for total comfort and support. Easy-access QuickStrap ® clips and Cool Comfort™ fabric are also great for nursing moms. Plus it's seamless and wire free!
I love that the Fold-Down Modern Brief is made of ultra soft fabric that stretches to fit. It's designed to be comfortable during pregnancy and after. I love that the you can wear the waistband turned up or down for more or less belly coverage.
Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush & Smoothie Soothers Fruit Teether
Teething is one of those milestones where it completely helps to have the right tools beforehand. I love these Smoothie Soothers because they are bright and fun. They're also safe for baby to chew and offer soothing comfort for sore gums. The Baby Banana toothbrush is a favorite of moms and babies. It helps to encourage healthy oral care habits from an early age, very important! The massaging bristles soothe while removing sugar and the soft food grade silicone is chewable yet durable to handle little teethers.
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