Motherhood is such a beautiful and rewarding experience. With each baby we have added to our family we learn more and things get just a bit easier. If you recently had a baby or know someone who has, check out these new mom essentials. I am thankful for new products that make being a new mom just a little bit easier and less stressful.
Something that new parents don’t think about often is life insurance. Kenny and I have been discussing lately is what would happen to our kids if something happened to us. Nationwide will help you understand life insurance and why you need it, how much coverage you need and how much it will cost you. Life insurance can give you peace of mind in case tragedy strikes.
What you need to know about life insurance:
Your employer may offer a plan but it may not be enough. If you change jobs you would lose your policy. Plus, payouts are tax-free. You should get coverage when you are young because rates tend to go up as you age. If you but an individual policy now your rate will lock in for as long as you have the policy.
Take care of yourself.
Being a new mom you sometimes forget to take care of yourself. I know I have really slacked on my skincare and my wrinkles are really starting to show up.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream & Aqualia Thermal Night Cream
Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream: moisturizer for dry skin – has 48 hour dynamic hydration to smooth fine lines. I can definitely tell a difference in my face when I moisturize with this and when I don’t. My skin is feeling so much smoother. I love that it is made with 97% natural origin ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water & Plant Sugar.
Aqualia Thermal Night Cream: night cream – paraben-free overnight moisturizer for all skin types, also has 48 hour dynamic hydration to smooth fine lines and made with 97% natural origin ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water & Plant Sugar. The night cream is really nice because you can put it on before you go to bed and wake up feeling moisturized.
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Nursing products that make nursing a little easier.
I have nursed all four of my babies and I have to say it is painful in the beginning. Each time I used a nipple balm to help it be a little less painful. I love that boob-ease USDA Organic Nipple Balm is certified organic and lanolin-free, so there is no need to wipe it off prior to feeding your baby. You can also use it as a lip balm or to moisturize dry skin. I have actually been using it as a lip balm since my nipples are dry or cracked anymore, but my lips have been with this cold weather.
This nursing shawl from Bamboobies is amazing. I love that it works with a baby carrier, it kept me comfortable and free to move, all the while providing protection from the sun and other elements for baby. It is made with super-soft rayon from bamboo fabric that is breathable and comfortable for mom and baby. It definitely fits everybody and every body type, plus so versatile and goes easily from day to night.
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Nursing bras from Playtex are a must have.
Playtex® nursing bras are made to support you through your whole journey, from pregnancy to nursing. I love the Playtex Nursing Pretty Shaping Foam Wirefree Bra. It is super comfortable because it is constructed of Cool Comfort™ technology that helps keep you cool. The front adjustable Quickstrap™ is super easy to use. There is knit-in Support Zones plus extra side sling in cup that provides additional support and security. I really enjoyed sleeping in the Playtex Nursing Sleep Bra. It was made with the same Cool Comfort™ fabric. I could barely tell I was wearing it. I loved that it had 2-ply cups with hidden pocket for nursing pads. The wrap pull-over sleep bra made middle of the night feedings so easy.
On the go plant protein blends by Sprout.
Sprout is a maker of wholesome, organic food for babies and toddlers, including ready-to-eat purees and snacks. They have options for every age and stage of baby’s development. Sprout organic baby food is made only with USDA Certified Organic, non- GMO ingredients. Plus, No Added Sugars; No Flavors or Colors and NEVER Anything Artificial. I do mainly baby led weaning with my kids, but I really like the ease of baby food pouches and Annie loves eating them. They are plant protein power from chickpeas. Annie liked both the Strawberry Apple Beet Red Bean & Apricot Banana Chickpea Fig. They now have over 25 plant powered purees and snacks. We are so excited to try more of the new products coming in 2019.