Now that Summer Elizabeth is nearing 4 months, I feel I now merit the official “Mom” title. As such, I’d love to suggest several products that have been incredibly useful-helpful-essential to our family’s existance the past few months. When your next baby shower invitation arrives, don’t forget that mom deserves her share of gifts too! Gift these momma “musts;” it’s what a mom wants, trust me.
My favorite for modest support and comfort are Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tanks. I could live night and day in these comfy tanks. They make discreet, convenient nursing a breeze, come in a variety of colors, and have a high enough neckline that the girls aren’t making a scene. Tanks also come in long styles.
Second place: Bravado Essential Nursing Tanks. This is a tank built around a super supportive nursing bra.. Bravado tanks are longer than the Glamourmoms but the downside is that the v-neckline is cut too low for my taste. Perfect for home, as they are keenly husband-friendly, but I don’t promenade in the streets wearing this one.
Reusable Nursing Pads
These are life-savers to a new, leaky mama. Save her from the embarrassing milk spots that inevitably wick onto blouses at the most untimely occasions. Just use, launder, and they’re ready for another wearing. Love ’em!
New mamas go through panties & p.j pants pretty quickly–no need to explain. Investigate her size, find a few pretty pairs, and make a mama’s day!
I have a SleepyWrap (now sold as Boba Wrap), and we love it. From the first days of birth we’ve toted our girl everywhere in this stretchy cotton wrap. If you’re patient and wrap-saavy, you can even nurse in this. Wrap-style carriers are adaptable from infant to toddler size and can be twisted around your body in a number of ways. As our baby grows, I admit that I’d love to try a backpack-style carrier, as her weight wouldn’t cause the carrier to sag as our SleepyWrap now does at times. Nevertheless, this is the wrap I’d choose again, especially for cooler climates, as it keeps both mom or dad and baby toasty warm.
Facial Cleansing Towelettes
Labour is a grueling task, but a chilled facial cloth provides momentary relief to a momma in labor. Give her a packet of these wipes and advise her to keep them refrigerated until the big day.
A mom favorite, these pads help relieve soreness during natural birth recovery. The anti-inflammatory cooling pads help heal and soothe tender birthing regions, especially when refrigerated.
* *Soon to come: my recipe for marvelous homemade post-partum relief pads.**