This is post is sponsored by Babbleboxx, all opinions are my own.
It’s been awhile since I’ve considered myself a new mom. I’d like to think that I have a good grasp under my belt of what a new mom is thinking, experiencing, needing and wanting in those early months. Even though every woman is different, there are a few things that I think are for sure new mom essentials. So whether you are a new (or not so new) mom yourself or you have one in your life, here are a few of my must have products that I think you will love. Make sure you read all the way through and pin that recipe for the no bake lactation cookies. You will want to make up a few of those for sure!
Four years in and 2 kids, I still struggle to make time for myself and for good self care. One of the things I have noticed after having baby #2 and maybe turn 36, my skin has changed a lot this past year. It was finally time to throw out the cleanser I’ve been using since high school and find out what my skin really needed to be health and age well. I was first introduced to Vichy products a few months back and started to use their moisturizer. Now I’m spoiling myself by adding their LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum: Brightening Skin Corrector. It contains 15% pure Vitamin C and is clinically proven to brighten and firm skin in as few as 10 days! So you can have that new mom glow, even after you’re years in. Use the code BABBLEBOXX for 20% off your order and FREE SHIPPING!
One of my favorite brands when I became a new mom was Bamboobies, I had a hard time with disposable nursing pads and went on the hunt for the best reusable nursing pads out there and I found them! Bamboobies nursing pads are made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour. They lay flat in your nursing bra and I never had another issue after I started using them. I can not tell you how many shower gifts I’ve included these in. They are expanded their product line to include other amazing products as well. The Boob-ease 100% organic nipple balm saved me when my last baby came home from the NICU and we started nursing directly. It’s Lanolin free and 100% organic, all ingredients are safe for ingestion by a nursing baby. Don’t forget their Bamboobies Open Nursing Shawl, its both fashionable and versatile. It’s open similarly to a kimono and is so comfy you will want to wear it even when you aren’t a nursing mom!
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For the breastfeeding mom a good nursing bra is so important. Not only one that offers support, but comfort and ease to access is so key! Playtex Nursing® has added these amazing sports bras to their collection. It’s great for those size fluctuation you have through your nursing journey. This seamless, wirefree bra has Cool Comfort™ technology to keep you cool and comfy. Think less boob sweat. Paired with Playtex Fold-Down Modern Briefs and you will be the most comfy and sexy new momma out there. Ultra soft and stretchy material, tagless and the waist can fold down for a more hipster feel if full brief isn’t what you are feeling that day.
While its fun to spoil a new mom, we all want to shop for baby too! Here are a few of my favorites for new littles, I promise those new mommas will love all of these too!
Apple Park is the go to for eco-friendly and organic toys and gift items that baby and momma will love. This sweet owl hooded infant towel is so soft and made bath time way more fun than usual. The soft organic cotton owl rattle has been good for hours of fun. 20% off with code: BB20
Baby Banana is the first infant toothbrush that this girl has ever wanted to use. With its easy to hold peel grips she is constantly chomping on it. Its made of 100% food grade silicone so its soft yet durable and is safe to go in the dishwasher or the freezer.
Smoothie Soothers Fruit Teether 3-Pack are another awesome new product. They are the perfect “blend” of different textures and shapes for teething little ones, I love the bright colors too. The inside of each teether is hallow so that a parent can insert their fingers into the teether and rub along sore gums! Also made from 100% food grade silicone, they are safe in the dishwasher or freezer as well.
Baby B’gosh clothing by Oshkosh has been around forever and is a brand I love and trust. They clothing is well made and while staying up on current trends, continues to convey the sweet baby patterns and themes parents love. I remeber how much time I would spend picking out just the right outfit for my littles ones to fit the occassion.
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Now that you know all of my favorite New Mom Essentials, its time to share something that I loved when I was a nursing momm, NO BAKE LACTATION COOKIES!
These are so easy to make and you will be ready to eat them within a few minutes (they are best when chilled) BONUS you can NOT feel guilty when you eat them because most of the ingredients in them are helpful in increasing milk production in nursing mothers. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water as well!
Here is what you will need:
2 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup ground or milled flaxseed
3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast
1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup dark chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. I mixed by hand but you can use an electric mixer if you prefer. Mix on low speed until mixture is well combined. Add in chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookie dough scoop, (2-tablespoon sized) roll into smooth balls and place on a baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or enjoy right away. Once the chilled, you can transfer them to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.