Mom Must-Haves: New Mom Essentials


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!

Healthy Thyme Meals

Meal Delivery from Healthy Thyme Meals

With no time to cook, meal delivery is a literal lifesaver for new moms. Healthy Thyme Meals is a local meal delivery company that offers fresh, flavorful, and healthy meals to nourish you, while you’re caring for your little one.

Kitchen Aid Cold Brew Maker

KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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!”

Stars Above Pajama Pants Target

Beautifully Soft Pajama Pants – Stars Above™ from Target

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.

Lansinoh Reusable Nursing Pads

Lansinoh Reusable Nursing Pads

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!”

Frida Mom Upside Down Peri Bottle

Frida Mom Upside Down Peri Bottle

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!”

Latched Mama Printed Nursing Romper

Latched Mama Printed Nursing Romper

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.”

Schlage Deadbolt Keyless Entry

Schlage Deadbolt Smart Lock | WiFi Touchscreen Keypad

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.

Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Pinch Me Therapy Dough

Contributor, Alye, recommends Pinch Me Therapy Dough for stress relief. Kneading this aromatherapy dough can help you destress, refocus, and recenter. Her favorite scents are Spa and Beach.
Lush Dream Cream

Lush Dream Cream Body Lotion

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.

Lactation Sampler from Mabel Mae's Bakery

Lactation Sampler Box from Mabel Mae’s Bakery

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.

Clinique All About Eyes

Clinique All About Eyes™ 

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.”

Tucks Medicated Pads

Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads

The package says it all. These are essential for relieving some of that discomfort you feel, well, down there.

High waisted underwear

High Waisted Underwear

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.