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Hey all! I can’t believe I’m already preparing for baby #2’s arrival in the spring. I’m 17 weeks pregnant this week and I feel like this pregnancy is flying by. I’m a huge planner, so I’m not surprised one bit that I’m already making lists and collecting products that we’ll use. Today, I’m going to be sharing some products that are must-haves for moms and babies. Some of these brands and products are items I’ve used before and some are brand new to me.
MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR MOM & BABY
I have been a huge fan of Bamboobies since I gave birth to Taya and I still love them today! Bamboobies puts moms first. They create numerous products that have baby-and-mom-friendly ingredients to help provide a worry-free and supportive journey for every mom during every stage of motherhood.
Many of you know that I’m a huge breastfeeding advocate and Taya and I had a strong breastfeeding journey of 17 months! Bamboobie’s Organic Nipple Balm was my top choice for a nipple balm that worked and had safe ingredients. Their Organic Nipple Balm has no lanolin, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances, and there’s no animal testing. You bet I’ll be reaching for my Bamboobie’s Organic Nipple Balm when baby number two arrives.
The only time I leaked milk during my breastfeeding journey with Taya was at the very beginning and it lasted about a month. This time I’ll be using Bamboobie’s Washable Nursing Pads to help soak up any leakage when I’m going about my day. The fact that this pack has washable nursing pads for day and night is a huge win for breastfeeding moms. I think the heart-shaped nursing pads are too cute but their practicality in being less visible under clothing is genius. They are incredibly soft! Bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads are the #1 sustainable washable nursing pads out there.
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The postpartum period is quite the rollercoaster experience, especially during those first few weeks to the following month or so. From baby blues to hormonal changes, moms can really feel out of touch with themselves. I have experienced it myself. It’s completely understandable and needs to be normalized and talked about more.
Wishgarden was founded by a midwife and has 40+ years of experience making herbal formulations for pregnancy and childbearing. Wishgarden is the trusted name in all-natural pregnancy support for moms, doulas, and midwives.
Wishgarden AfterEase was formulated to help soothe normal and temporary afterbirth contractions. Wishgarden Baby Blues Mood Support is for when new mamas experience the blue postpartum. Both formulas are in-the-moment symptom soothers. Take 3ml (3 dropper fulls) in a little water to help aid and provide comfort.
We are really stoked about having The First Years™ First Dreams 3D Portable Bassinet for baby #2! The baby will be born in April and after the first month or so, we’ll probably start our travels to visit family here and there during the summer. The fact that this bassinet is portable and easy to set up is going to be such a huge help for us. The setup is simple – it features an easy one-hand 3D fold. There are full mesh sides that’ll allow us to see the baby from anywhere in the room.
Taya got excited the second I set up the bassinet, so I let her try it out with my assistance. She approves of it for the new baby! Please note, while Taya is adorable in the bassinet, the bassinet is highly recommended for ages birth to 5 months.
I plan on breastfeeding this baby like I did Taya. The only difference that I’m going to attempt is potentially pumping here and there regularly. With Taya, I exclusively breastfed her so we never used bottles at all. While I loved the ease of exclusively breastfeeding “from the tap”, I think I want to pump so that I can have a little more freedom. We will see!
The First Years™ Gentle Warmth Digital Bottle Warmer has precise controls with an easy-to-use digital touchscreen. It warms breast milk evenly and consistently and also works great for formula and baby food. It works with most bottle types and milk storage bags!
We LOVE Triple Paste Diaper Rash Cream! We have been using it for Taya for a year now and for us, there’s nothing that compares to it. It’s an all-in-one triple protection. It prevents, treats, and soothes raw, irritated skin caused by diaper rash. We’ve had such a great experience with it that we plan on using Triple Paste for baby #2, as well. I love these little travel size tubes – perfect for diaper bags.
It has the right amount of medicine to treat diaper rash and is free of unnecessary ingredients. It’s fragrance-free, paraben-free, preservative-free, talc-free, phthalate-free, dye-free, and hypoallergenic.
Triple Paste is pediatrician recommended, dermatologist tested, accepted by the National Eczema Association, and verified by the Environmental Working Group.
Baby Magic Gentle Hair & Body Wash is ideal for daily cleansing and works wonders for dry and sensitive skin. It makes for the perfect baby bath time!
A moisturizing lotion is such an important must-have for babies to help keep their skin soft and protected. The Baby Magic Moisturizing Lotion is great for daily use on dry and sensitive skin.
Both Baby Magic products are tear-free, hypoallergenic, allergy-tested, and dermatologist-tested. It’s made without dyes, sulfates, phthalates, and parabens.
If you’re a new mama-to-be or someone looking to gift a new mom something, definitely consider all of these incredible brands and products!