One of the most overwhelming parts of motherhood is finalizing your baby registry. There are so many products available and you always want the best for your baby. In our time helping moms create their registries, we’ve found that a lot of moms tend to forget their own needs during the early days. We’ve compiled some of our favorite products for both mom and baby to help women during the largest transition of their lives.
For nursing moms, enough can never be said about taking care of your nipples. They’re going to get more use than you thought possible during the newborn days and the cluster feeds will start to take a toll. Calendula oil, shea butter and olive oil combine into the Motherlove nipple cream, safe for both mama and baby.
In the early nursing days of engorgement and leaky breasts, save your bedsheets, upholstery and clothing while also building your stockpile of liquid gold! The Milkies MilkSaver slips discreetly into your bra and gathers excess from your letdowns and leaks while nursing or while on the go. The milk can be saved and stored for bottle feeds down the road!
If you’ve started shopping around for nursing bras, you may notice that many of them feel like a significant downgrade from your pre-pregnancy bras. For a bra that holds its shape while providing flexibility for the size fluctuations of nursing, try the buttery soft Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra. Made with high quality, discreet nursing clips and optional cup pads, this bra can accommodate the support and comfort needed for the most ideal nursing experience.
For nursing and pumping, Medela is one of the leading manufacturers for a reason. The Medela TenderCare HydroGel pads are created to soothe and cool the soreness of your hardworking nipples. Sold in packs of four, each pair can be used for up to a day. We recommend keeping some on hand for when the sudden need strikes!
For baby, Motherlove offers a soothing Diaper Balm featuring myrrh, yarrow and our favorite calendula for easing those sore baby bums. Whether your baby is staying dry in disposable diapers or has the fluffy cloth bum, this cream will help relieve any redness, irritation or diaper rash caused by anything from moisture to thrush-affected nipples.
Whether breastfeeding or bottlefeeding, it’s crucial not to overfill your baby’s little belly. Keep baby well nourished without overfeeding! The mimijumi Not So Hungry baby bottle provides perfect four ounce portions in a bottle designed to mimic the shape, texture and flow of a human breast. While this one is technically for baby, we can’t downplay the moments of freedom to be afforded to mom when baby has a bottle!
Worrying about milk supply in the early days is so common. If you’re having any struggles with your supply, or just want the peace of mind of a strong supply, the More Milk Plus Capsules are a blend of herbs known to increase milk production encapsulated in vegetarian capsules. They’re a slightly more portable version of the More Milk Plus that so many mothers have come to know and love.