Welcoming a new baby into your family is a huge, beautiful life transition and it’s not always easy. In fact, researchers have discovered that a woman’s brain changes more quickly and more drastically during pregnancy and the postpartum period than at any other point in her life.
While your brain is adjusting and your body is recovering, you could use a few things to make your life a little easier. Here are a few of our local contributors’ favorite products for new and postpartum mamas.
If you’re a new or expecting mom, we’d love to see you at our 6th Annual Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms on September 12th! Find out all of the details here!
We know many moms run on coffee and there’s nothing better than fresh cold brew on tap from your fridge. Our Contributor, Rachel, recommends this KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker and says: “I’ve been using this for years, but it’s been especially useful as a new mom! I can make a batch to last the week and since it makes a concentrated cold brew, a little goes a long way!”
Comfortable pajama pants are a must for mom life. These from Target are extra soft, the waistband is stretchy and forgiving, and the pockets are large, perfect for carrying your phone, pacifiers, and anything else you might need to transport while you’re carrying baby.
Whether you’re nursing or not, these reusable pads will come in handy during the first few days when you feel like you’re leaking all the time. Our Contributor Megan also has a great tip for these: “You can put them in the fridge or freezer before using, so they’re cooling too!”
This peri bottle has us wondering why all peri bottles aren’t designed like this. Contributor Elizabeth, says: “I got it with #4 and wished I had it for all of mine!”
For nursing mamas, Latched Mama has soft, comfortable t-shirts, dresses, and sweatshirts, all with quick access for nursing. Among our favorites is this nursing romper. Our Contributor Elizabeth says: “I have one and it’s like super comfy pajamas that you can wear out, dressed up or down.”
Not having to dig around your bag for your keys is a “game-changer!” The Schlage Deadbolt Smart Lock is a keyless entry system that also works with Google Home, Alexa, and allows you to keep separate codes for different people.
Dream Cream Body Lotion from Lush is moisturizing, nourishing, and perfect to help rehydrate new mom skin. It’s also gentle enough for sensitive skin and can even be used on diaper rash for baby! Some moms also claim it helps smooth stretch marks.
Breastfeeding and pumping mamas will love these wholesome gluten-free and dairy treats from Mabel Mae’s Bakery, locally owned and operated by a fellow mom.
Contributor, Rachel, says “This is my favorite eye cream. It’s hydrating, feels cool, and helps combat that puffy ‘I’ve been up all night’ look! I used this daily when my second was born and it was just the quick thing I needed to feel refreshed.”
When you run out of the mesh panties from the hospital, some high-waisted underwear like these INNERSY High Waisted Underwear on Amazon will offer just the right amount of comfort and support. These are especially helpful for our C-Section mamas since there are no seams to irritate a healing incision.