This New Mom Essentials post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
If you are about to be a new mom for the first time, congratulations! Or if you aren’t a first-time mom, but are expecting a new arrival, congrats to you as well. After having four babies of my own, I’ve learned quite a bit about what every new mom needs. Thanks to my friends over at BabbleBoxx, I’m going to share some of my new mom essentials with you!
New Mom Essentials:
Ok, ok. I know what you’re thinking. “I’m young and healthy; I don’t need life insurance.” Well if you think that, you aren’t alone. A lot of young families believe the same thing. But as you know, one of a parent’s greatest fears is what will happen to the babies if mom or dad isn’t around anymore. And we really just never know when tragedy can strike, as I can tell you from personal experience.
The folks at Nationwide can help you understand life insurance and figure out which policy is right for your family. And the best time to lock in a low rate is when you are young! Having life insurance can help you have peace of mind, knowing that your family will be taken care of if tragedy strikes.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Cream
One thing you want to make sure you are doing as soon as possible is taking care of your skin! Kids wreak havoc on your body in so many ways, and trust me when I say your face will show it. But if you start NOW with a healthy skincare routine, you might be able to avoid looking like you haven’t slept in 5 years.
Even though we both know you’ll never sleep again. Not for at least 18 years.
Right now I am loving Vichy Aqualia Thermal Gel Cream. It is lightweight for normal/oily skin but does amazing things to recharge and hydrate my face so those fine lines aren’t so noticeable. It also has 97% natural-origin ingredients, which is important to my natural-loving tendencies.
The Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Cream is great for overnight hydration, when skin is most receptive to treatments. So while you’re feeding the baby all night, your night cream is making your face as soft as that squishy baby’s bottom in about 48 hours. How’s that for multitasking?
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If you are planning to breastfeed, there are two things that will help you through it:
This nursing shawl is made of bamboo and is very lightweight and comfortable. There were times I walked through Target, wearing one of my babies and just nursing as I shopped. It’s breathable for baby but also offers UPF 50+ sun protection when used as a carseat cover! It’s just so versatile that I recommend keeping it in your diaper bag everywhere you go.
But I’ll say, nipple balm is going to be your best friend. Even when baby latches properly, there’s just going to be a period of adjustment until your body gets used to being sucked on all day and all night. It can lead to sore and cracked nipples those first few weeks (it’s ok though, it gets better!). boob-ease is certified organic and lanolin-free, so it’s safe for baby. I also used it to soothe dry skin (handwashing so often was rough on my knuckles!).
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Playtex Nursing Bras
Women know how wonderful it is to come home and throw off a bra at the end of a long day… EXCEPT when you’re pregnant or nursing! Playtex nursing bras are there to keep you comfortable and supported all day and all night.
The Playtex Nursing Pretty Shaping Foam Wirefree Bra keeps you cool and comfortable and adds additional support with knit-in support zones. The sleep bra has cups with a hidden pocket for nursing pads. No waking up with soaking wet milky sheets!
Sprout Puree Pouches
It’s never too early to start thinking about feeding options when your babe is ready, and Sprout Stage 2 Pouches are a great choice. Both my 6 month old AND my 2 year old are fans of these wholesome, organic, ready-to-eat pouches. They don’t realize they are getting 2 grams of plant powered protein, with veggies as the main ingredient in most pouches. Aren loves the strawberry apple beet red bean, while Rowen digs the apricot banana chickpea fig.
Ha! Mom is sneaking in the veggies with organic baby food!
Here’s a little secret too: Not only does Sprout have over 25 plant powered purees and snacks, but…. Sprout is getting ready to launch lots of NEW products for 2019! Be on the look out for teething wafers for babies learning to start solids, a waffle snack for toddlers, and a delicious line of smoothies! More tasty and healthy options for moms to choose from!
These new mom essentials are a great start to help any new mom’s life be just a little smoother. If you aren’t a new mom but know someone who is, I can assure you a basket full of these items (plus holding the baby for 20 minutes while she showers in peace) will thrill her! Drop a comment below and let me know which new mom essential is YOUR favorite!