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Hi friends! Getting ready for a new baby requires a lot of time and preparation, but don’t forget to take care of yourself as well! A few of my new mommy friends have been asking what products I liked to use after having a baby. I thought it would be fun to share some of my everyday essentials for the new mom.
Coffee for the Late Nights
After having Ashton, coffee became my best friend. These Milkflow Lactation Coffee Pods from UpSpring not only keep you caffeinated, but also help naturally promote breast milk supply. The coffee is also gluten-free, non-GMO, and Lactation Consultant recommended. UpSpring Milkflow Lactation Coffee Pods are available at Target in the baby aisle.
Easy Access Nursing Bras
Comfort is always key for any new mama. I am a big fan of the Nursing Bras from Playtex. The Shaping Foam Underwire bra is a great bra for everyday wear and has quick strap clips designed for nursing on the go. I usually sleep in a Playtex Cross Over Sleep bra which are great for middle of the night nursing!
Make Breastfeeding Comfortable
I never understood what a difference nursing cream could make until I actually needed it! Using just a little cream before and after nursing made all the soreness of breastfeeding totally bearable. I’ve been using the Nursing Comfort Balm from Mustela. This nursing balm is fragrance-free, dye-free & safe for breastfeeding. Mustela is offering my readers 20% off your purchase with code KELLI20. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer valid at www.mustelausa.com only. Limit 1 per person. Offer expires February 28, 2020 11:59 PM EST.
Take Care of your Skin
Let’s be real, wrinkles happen, even more so after kids! It’s so important to have a good skincare routine and stick to it. Lately, I’ve been using the LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum from Vichy. This Anti-Aging Ampoule Serum targets wrinkles and any signs of collagen loss leaving skin feeling hydrated, smoother, and radiant. Vichy was kind enough to offer my readers a discount! You girls can use code VICHYBABBLE2020 for 15% off your order from January 23 – February 14th.
A “Feel Good” Read
The late nights with a newborn can get lonely and it helped me to have a “feel good” book to read.”The Heart of an Orphan” is a true story of how one baby inspired a movement to bring hope and healing to thousands of orphaned kids.
The author, Amy Eldridge, is the founder of an international charity called Love Without Boundaries that provides hope and healing to orphaned children. Download your free copy of “The Heart of an Orphan” here.
A few other musts of mine for new moms are:
- Extra parts for breast pump (I had two sets of each part and kept one set upstairs and one downstairs)
- A bottle parts cage for the dishwasher
- Car seat mirror
- Wine (because being a mom is hard!)
I hope this list helped mamas! I’d love to hear any of your new mom musts or favorite products. Let me know in the comments below and thanks so much for reading!