Postpartum Essentials for Mom and Baby

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Postpartum Essentials for Mom and Baby

During pregnancy, expecting mothers tend to spend so much time preparing for the baby, but they forget to think about themselves, the recovery after birth, and the transition of becoming new parents. There is a fourth trimester that many women don’t know about called the “postpartum period”. This fourth trimester is the first three months after giving birth. During that time there is a lot of healing, learning, and many sleepless nights. It can be difficult to adjust during this period if you don’t know what to expect.

As a postpartum doula myself, I have helped hundreds of new mothers, second moms, third time moms, and more bring home their newborn babies. Women tell me all the time that they forgot how difficult this transition can be and new moms say that they weren’t fully prepared. This is why I’ve come up with a list of products that I think are essential to have during this fourth trimester, your postpartum period. I hope that this list of postpartum essentials helps your transition from expecting mom to new mom much easier and more enjoyable. Here is my list of postpartum essentials for mom and baby:

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Postpartum Essentials for Mom

1. Sitz Bath/ Herbal Bath

After you have a baby, you’re definitely going to have a sore pelvic floor. Get some bath herbs to help soothe wounds, aches, pains, reduce swelling, heal tears and perineal bruising. It’s also really good for hemorrhoids, too. You can get a regular sitz bath at any corner store or you can purchase Earth Mama’s Herbal Sitz Bath. Your pelvic floor will thank you!

2. Pads

After giving birth, you will have lochia, which is vaginal bleeding from the uterus lining shedding and it can last as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. (Note: Do NOT use tampons.) I highly recommend expecting mamas create their own padsicles for when they get home to help with healing so you can purchase some pads to prepare these and have them ready in your freezer. I also recommend picking up some TUCKS Medicated Cooling Pads as well.

  

And you may think I’m crazy, but I highly recommend getting some Silhouette Depends! They are comfortable, don’t leak, and are a great undie alternative especially if you just want to be able to toss what you wear. C-section mamas also like that it covers over their incision.

3. Hydrate

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Mothers that don’t stay hydrated have a lower milk supply so be sure to drink enough water throughout your day. You should be drinking the normal six to eight glasses of water a day (8 oz), but don’t overdo it. Drinking more than eight glasses will not help you make more milk or provide you with any additional benefits. Drinking an excessive amount of water has actually been shown to drop a mother’s milk supply. But again, remember to stay hydrated. Keep a water bottle near you and refill it throughout the day.

4. Tea

Teas can be so helpful for many things, especially a recovering new mama. I recommend Birds & Bees Teas. Their Ripe & Ready tea is made to help tone the uterus, which is perfect for healing after giving birth. Their Our Lady of La Leche tea is helpful to increase the quantity and quality of milk as well as support a nursing mother’s overall health. I give them two thumbs up!

5. Nipple Cream

You have to protect yourself from getting chapped or cracked nipples and two of my favorite nipple balms are Motherlove and Earth Mama. These are a must!

6. Heating/Cooling Pads

These products are postpartum mamas’ favorites! Pariday offers TendHer pillows to new mothers, which are soothing gel pads that can be warmed or cooled to help with healing and soothing aches and pains. They have pillows for the breasts and for the perineum. When you are feeling extra sore and are wanting some relief, these will make your day.

7. Nipple Shield

Breastfeeding can sometimes be difficult in the beginning. Some mothers have inverted or flat nipples which can be a challenge for babies to get a strong latch. Some babies have lip and/or tongue tie, which also causes latch problems. There are so many things that can happen and make breastfeeding a bit frustrating for both you and baby. Lactation consultants will sometimes recommend that you get and use a nipple shield to help your baby learn how to latch properly. It can also give your nipples a break from getting dry and cracked. It’s not something that you need forever, but it’s something nice to have on hand if you need some assistance.

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8. New Mama Bottom Spray

Earth Mama’s Herbal Perineal Spray is definitely a must-have for every new mom. It provides healing and relief without the harsh chemicals and all you have to do is spray for application.

9. Nursing Pads

Disposable breast pads are convenient, but can sometimes be uncomfortable and itchy. A company that I recommend is Bamboobies. They have soft, organic washable and reusable nursing pads. They are my favorites.

10. Healing Salve

With the U.S. cesarean rate being 32.7% (almost one in three people), it’s nice to have something that can help you heal after potentialy having a C-section. Earth Mama’s Skin and Scar Balm is a great all-natural product that helps with proper cell regeneration and wound repair. It can also be used for other surgical wounds, old C-section scars, stretch marks, inflamed rashes, and burns.

11. Nursing Bras/ Tanks

You’ll want to be sure to stock up on 5-7 nursing bras and/or tanks once you have your baby. You will be very leaky so it’s nice to be able to have those extra back ups. Some of my favorite nursing bras are this Underwire Bra, this Racerback Sports Bra, and the Bravado Designs nursing bras and tanks. These are supportive and very comfortable to sleep in!

12. Dermoplast

If you’re needing some major relief down there, I also suggest using Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray a few times a day to help your pelvic floor heal. It’s slightly numbing, easy to use and offers instant relief.

13. Peri Bottle

For the first week or so after giving birth, peeing can sting (especially if you have stitches). Having a peri bottle handy filled with warm water each time you go to the restroom helps lessen the sting. The hospital usually gives you one to bring home, but I particularly like the peri bottle from Fridababy. Since it has an angled end, you aren’t having to lean over awkwardly aim and spray (and probably missing) every time you have to use the restroom. This makes it so much easier. And you could use it in the future as a portable bidet!

14. Stool Softeners

Going to the bathroom to pass your first bowel movement after birth can be scary and feel like giving birth all over again. Do yourself a favor and start taking a stool softener like Colace once after your little one has arrived. I would recommend continuing to take it for a week or so after, along with eating lots of easy to digest foods.

 

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Postpartum Essentials for Baby

1. Swaddle

I actually prefer swaddle blankets over everything. They are my absolute favorite. However, many parents like to save time and make their lives easier by purchasing some swaddles that are already folded up and designed to quickly put baby in. A few of my favorites are the Miracle BlanketErgo Swaddlers, and these ones by SwaddleMe’s by Summer Infant.

2. Zip Up Onesies

Zip up onesies are the way to go. No parent wants to deal with having to find every button in the middle of the night or having to put a new onesie on their baby that goes over baby’s head. (FYI: Babies normally hate outfits that go over their head.) Save your sanity and ask for zip up onesies only from friends and family.

3. Diapers

Diapers are an obvious essential and new parents NEED diapers. I’ve experienced that Pampers are really great for wet diapers and Huggies are great for poopy diapers, but since we don’t know when that will happen you can’t really go wrong. And the one diaper that holds it all that I constantly use and recommend are the Members Mark diapers from Sam’s Club. They hold everything! But if you want to get an eco-friendly option, I recommend cloth diapering or if you still want disposable, Pampers Pure or Honest.

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4. Hand Sanitizers

Every new parent wants to protect their newborn so having some hand sanitizer on hand can keep those germs at bay. It’s great to have around the house too when visitors stop by so no matter where you’re in the house, you can make sure that their hands are clean before holding your baby. I recommend Babyganics or Honest. Babyganics is an alcohol-free foam and Honest has a gel or a spray. I love that Honest’s gel doesn’t dry out your hands and their spray smells good, too!

5. Pacifiers

Some parents need a good pacifier for their little one. I personally recommend Natursutten and Soothies and a great option for a Soothie is a Wubbanub. These have Soothies as their pacifier and they don’t get lost as easily. Others that I have seen many babies like are SoothiesNuk, and Avent. Babies usually prefer a certain type so try not to buy too many of just one brand.

6. Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper rash is miserable, so don’t skip out on diaper rash creams. I recommend Earth Mama’s diaper balm. It’s amazing! I’ve had many clients use it and it really helps prevent diaper rash and/or treat diaper rash. I also like Honest’s healing balm as well.

7. Wipes

Here’s another product that you can’t get enough of, wipes! Some great options that you can get are PampersHonest and Water Wipes.

8. Baby Detergent

I’ve selected two different types, Dreft and Honest, so you can choose which you prefer. They are both safe for baby, but depending on your budget and if natural/eco-friendly is important to you, you have a second option. Or you can purchase a sensitive skin, fragrance free detergent for the whole family. This way you can save a little money and it’s safe for baby.

9. Nursing App

Another tool that can be a lifesaver is a Nursing App. The one that I really recommend is Baby Tracker Pro. The first few visits to the pediatrician are filled with the doctor asking how many times a day baby pees and poops, how often baby eats, how long does baby eat, etc. The lack of sleep and exhaustion of having a newborn can make it hard to track everything. With an app, it makes it so much easier for you to log eating and diapering. The apps are only a few dollars which is well worth the price and there are even some free ones too.

10. Nursing Pillow

Breastfeeding pillows are a nursing mom’s best friend since they provide relief to your back, neck, spine and arms. The primary function of the pillow is to bring your baby close to your body and closer to your breasts. This is obviously important if you want your little one to get a good latch and keep you comfortable during the process. It also can be a great option if you are recovering from a C-section. It protects the incision site and keeps direct pressure off of it which helps your incision heal faster. My favorites are Boppy and My Brest Friend.

11. Burp Cloths

Babies spit up all the time so it’s good to have a nice, thick burp cloth that can soak and hold all of it.  I have tried many different kinds, but honestly, the product that I prefer the most is Gerber’s cloth diapers and I use them as burp cloths. I know that they aren’t the cutest, but I promise that they can absorb much more and that they will be your favorite too. My second favorite is the Burpy Bibs from aden + anais.

12. Baby Soap

Babies don’t actually need soap very often since they don’t get very dirty, but when they do it’s nice to have some good smelling natural body wash that is made for your baby’s delicate skin. The Honest Company and Mustela are great brands to get for your newborn.

13. Breastmilk Storage Bags

If you plan on pumping your breastmilk, you will need to be able to store it. Instead of keeping each amount you pumped in a breastmilk collection bottle, I recommend that you purchase breastmilk storage bags. This way you will be able to save much more for the future and for emergency situations. Also, you can donate extra breastmilk if you have them frozen in your storage bags as well! Here are two brands of collection bags that you can purchase: Medela Pump & Save Bags and Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags.

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If you want more information on how to properly collect and store breastmilk, read my post here.

14. Breast Pump

It’s unrealistic to think that you are ALWAYS going to be able to nurse your child. You may need to give your nipples a break from your baby nursing and pump instead. You may want to catch up on some sleep or run some errands or want your partner or a family member to help with a feeding, etc. Thank goodness we have breast pumps so women can still give their babies breastmilk even when they aren’t able to nurse. The pumps that I love are the Medela Freestyle BreastpumpMedela Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump, Spectra S2Philips Avent Comfort Double Electric Breastpump, and Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breastpump. Instead of owning your own, there are also hospital grade breast pumps that you can rent too.

15. Bottles

Baby bottles are obviously an essential to have when preparing for baby. Some great bottles are Dr. Brown’s bottles, but, if you decide to formula feed your baby, a great bottle on-the-go is the PopYum bottle. You must check them out!

16. Baby Wrap/ Carrier

You can’t expect to hold your baby all the time when he or she needs you. There are some times in the day and night when you need both of your hands. This is why I am a huge advocate for baby wearing! I love the Baby K’tan Active wrap (their coral and bright blue are just too cute!) and the Lillebaby Complete Airflow. Some other brands that I like are Ergobaby and Tula. You will be so grateful that you have a way to keep baby close, but still get the things on your to-do list done.

17. Happiest Baby on the Block

ABSOLUTELY recommend. I feel like every new parent needs to learn these tricks. Dr. Harvey Karp teaches on this video (and his book) the 5 S’s on how to soothe your baby. Get it! You won’t regret it. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

18. Sound Machine

Inside the womb, the baby hears so much! He/she hears your heart pumping, your breathing, you speaking, your blood circulating, and more. It’s loud in there. Once they’re born, it can be so quiet. Hearing white noise is comforting to them so this can really help them fall asleep. I highly recommend the Dohm White Noise Sound Machine, the Hatch Baby Rest, and the Baby Shusher. Dohm is the Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation, the Hatch Baby Rest has so many functions that can really grow with your child, and I love how the Baby Shusher is portable and can go with you anywhere.

19. Co-Sleeper

Having some type of co-sleeper for your little one to room-in with you is a great option. A Moses basket like this is convenient for moving your babe from room to room. A couple of other good options that are great are the babybay Bedside Sleeper or the Halo Bassinest swivel co-sleeper.

Who knew that there was so much out there that can help during these first couple of months with your new baby? It can be so much, but these products should help make it a lot easier. Did you use any of these products? Would they be on your postpartum essentials list?

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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#thisispostpartum #postpartum #postpartumlife #postpartumcare #postpartumcareplan #selflove #dailyparenting #honestlymothering #motherhoodunplugged #youarenotalone #motherhood #mothering #momlife #newmom #4thtrimester #fourthtrimester #postnatal #babychick #mommychick #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mumlife #mommylife #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣
👩‍🏫 A Teacher (and Mom's) Tips for Learnin 👩‍🏫 A Teacher (and Mom's) Tips for Learning at Home⁠ ❤️⁠
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As a teacher and mom, I can completely understand the panic I see from other moms who have been suddenly thrust into a teaching-from-home position due to the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent school closures. Moms around the country are scrambling to find a way to continue their child's education by implementing learning from home. But most aren't sure where to start!⁠
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Like many of you reading this, I have seen social media posts from (what I like to call) the moms-of-Pinterest to the moms-barely-keeping-it-together. 🙋‍♀️ I have seen families plan structured activities throughout each day and families play outside all day (in their own space, of course). Both are okay! There is really no right or wrong way to do this. But because of my background as a teacher and mom, I want to offer some encouragement and tips. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
Article by: Shannon Alba⁠
📷: @chantellelournes⁠
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Velcro kids are the beeeeesssstttt . . . 🙈🙈🙈⁠ We're already stuck in this house together. It's called social distancing, kid. Give mama a little space. 😑😂⁠
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If they complain that everyone else is going out, If they complain that everyone else is going out, you tell them, “You’re not everyone.” How the tables have turned. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️⁠😂
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🧼 How to Clean Your Kids Toys in the Days of CO 🧼 How to Clean Your Kids Toys in the Days of COVID-19⁠ 🧸
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It’s hard to be a parent at times like these. It means lots and lots of cleaning, and being vigilant about killing germs on a daily basis. 🦠😷 During this season when many of us have our kids at home, too, it’s important to learn the best known strategies for how to clean your kids toys effectively. We have a mama, teacher, childcare provider, and school administrator on baby-chick.com today and she has seen and tried all different kinds of ways to keep toys and the objects children use most often clean and free of germs. It’s a struggle, but it’s worth it!⁠ 👍
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Even though COVID-19 is a novel virus, experts say that we can still use products that the Environmental Protection Agency lists as effective on killing similar viruses, like the rhinovirus or common cold. And when we halt the spread of germs in our own home, we are doing our part to keep our communities healthy, too.⁠ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
📷: @inmomsitrust⁠
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#coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #cleaning #cleaningtoys #safety #kidstoys #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
Thankful that takeout is still available. 🙏 Thi Thankful that takeout is still available. 🙏 This is what self-care now looks like. 😂⁠
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No one’s at your party because it’s called soc No one’s at your party because it’s called social distancing, bro. That and no one cares. 🤷‍♀️ #quarantineday6 😂⁠
📷: @scarymommy⁠
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#coronavirus #covid19 #laundry #quarantine #quarantinelife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
Cool 😒⁠ .⁠ #coronavirus #covid19 #nsync #qu Cool 😒⁠
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❤️❤️❤️❤️⁠ Quote via @thismessygr ❤️❤️❤️❤️⁠
Quote via @thismessygrace 🙏
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Quarantine Day 5 . . . May your coffee be strong a Quarantine Day 5 . . . May your coffee be strong and your baby's nap be long. 🙏☕😴⁠
📷: @julieejacks⁠
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#coronavirus #covid19 #coffee #naptime #quarantine #quarantinelife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
😫😫😫⁠ .⁠ #coronavirus #covid19 #quaran 😫😫😫⁠
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#coronavirus #covid19 #quarantine #quarantinelife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
🏥 When is it Too Late to Change Your Doctor Dur 🏥 When is it Too Late to Change Your Doctor During Pregnancy? 👩‍⚕️⁠
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A major decision that you must make in your pregnancy is who is going to be your care provider to help you give birth to your baby. Are you going to go with your current OBGYN, are you going to look for a different OB, are you going to choose a midwife? Depending on where and how you want to give birth to your baby, this question and your options should become more clear. But if you're seeing some red flags pop up 🚩 with your current provider during your pregnancy, you might be wondering if it's too late to change your doctor.⁠ 😬 We're talking about it today on baby-chick.com! {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
📷: @mamamatcha_⁠
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#pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancytip #momtobe #pregnancylife #pregnancyguide #mamatobe #firstpregnancy #babybump #pregnancyjourney #bumpie #preggo #pregnancybasics #pregnancyhelp #maternity #motherhood #momlife #expecting #mumlife #mommytobe #pregnantlife #babyontheway #inspirepregnancy #mommychick #babychick
🎶 Sunny day ☀️ Sweeping the clouds away ☁ 🎶 Sunny day ☀️ Sweeping the clouds away ☁️⁠
🎶 On my way to where the air is at best, questionably clean 😷⁠
🎶 Can you tell me how to get, how to get a COVID-19 screen?⁠
🎶 Don’t come over to play, everyone’s social distancing today 🚫⁠
🎶 Sketchy neighbors can stay at least 6 feet away? 🚷⁠
🎶 Can you tell me how to get, how to get a COVID-19 screen?⁠
📷: @howtobeadad⁠
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It'll be interesting to see how all of this change It'll be interesting to see how all of this changes us in the future. But for now, we are uniting #togetherapart. We are healing and our hope is we will then be stronger than ever. ❤️⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #covid19 #coronavirus #momlife #motherhood #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #healing #momsofinstagram #mommychick #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣
🧘‍♀️ How to Reset Your Motherhood Mindset 🧘‍♀️ How to Reset Your Motherhood Mindset⁠ 😊⁠
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Motherhood can be the most rewarding and amazing experience in the world. 😍 But, it can also be one of the hardest. 😖 It’s easy for the stress of mom life to become overwhelming. If you’re working, you somehow have to juggle a work schedule and job demands, in addition to fulfilling expectations at home. 🤹‍♀️ If you’re a stay-at-home mom, it can be all too easy to surround yourself with the pressures and stress of motherhood, and forget to ever come up for a breath. 😰 For me, when that stress starts to bubble over, it really affects my relationship with my husband and my kids. When I start to feel like this, I know it's time to reset my motherhood mindset.⁠ 🧘‍♀️ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
Article by: Lisa Prosser⁠
📷: @liaeverette⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #resetmindset #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick #motherhoodmindset
When you have to suction their nose during cold an When you have to suction their nose during cold and flu season. 😂😷⁠
📷: @perfectionpending⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick #coldandflu #parentlife #toddlerlife
🧼 Cleaning Tips and Tricks for Busy Moms 🧹⁠
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As a busy mom, I have a whole lot going on at any given moment. 🤹‍♀️ Sometimes, I'm not able to keep my house as clean as I like. 😬 But I have found that I’m much happier when my house is clean and organized, so I try to dedicate some time to getting the job done. I’ve found that following these ten cleaning tips and tricks makes things much easier for a busy mom to maintain (and keeps a whole lot happier!).⁠ 🙌 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading and see our tips!}⁠
Article by: @flake.lauren⁠
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#adultlife #adulthood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #cleaningtips #motherhoodunplugged #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick #cleanup #cleaning #cleaningmode #timetoclean #passionforcleaning #cleanyourhouse #healthyhome #springcleaning #housecleaning #howtoclean
I mean, can you blame us?! 😍😂⁠ 📷: @momf I mean, can you blame us?! 😍😂⁠
📷: @momfriendblog⁠
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Absolutely true. 💚🍀 Happy St. Patrick's Day! Absolutely true. 💚🍀 Happy St. Patrick's Day!⁠
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☀️ Warm Weather Wardrobe Refresh 😎⁠ .⁠ ☀️ Warm Weather Wardrobe Refresh 😎⁠
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The temperatures are rising and Spring is almost here! If you're not sure how to transition things in your closet with the new season and you're looking for some pieces to welcome the warmer weather, we've got you covered. Consider this your warm-weather wardrobe refresh. 🙌 {Click 🔗 in bio for our tips and for new Spring pieces!}⁠
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#springishere #warmweatherwardrobe #springtime #springstyle #ootd #fashion #style #spring #springfashion #instafashion #instastyle #styleinspo #mommychick #babychick
Such a sweet pregnancy announcement. 😍 To all t Such a sweet pregnancy announcement. 😍 To all the lucky babies out there . . . you're magically a dream come true. 🌈💕⁠
📷: @isisallmiightyy⁠
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😧 Common Concerns of New Parents (And How to Ha 😧 Common Concerns of New Parents (And How to Handle Them)⁠ 👍⁠
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You waited months and months for this big moment. 🤰 The day you get to meet your bundle of joy and bring him or her home. 👶 Once you're home, you're quickly overtaken by common concerns many new parents have! Wondering how often you should be feeding your new baby? Did they tell you when your baby can have his or her first bath? 🤔⁠
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Don't worry. You're NOT alone! In fact, it's natural to be feeling a little unsure about this whole parenting thing right about now (I know I did!). 😬 So to help you out, we're going to break down some of the common concerns of new parents AND how to handle them!⁠ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
Article by: @fitmommystrong⁠
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I like to live on the wild side. 😎 In light of I like to live on the wild side. 😎
In light of the Coronavirus, we do hope that everyone is staying home and stay safe. While taking kids out in general can be crazy 🤪 this is not the time to be taking risks. We hope everyone is staying healthy and happy. 🙏💕
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And to the person waiting for my parking spot, it’s definitely gonna take a while. 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️⁠
📷: @emily.the.mom.next.door⁠
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And I sadly leave it looking like that for half of And I sadly leave it looking like that for half of the day 😬🙈😂⁠
📷: @themotheroctopus⁠
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"Becoming a parent will test you, change you, stre "Becoming a parent will test you, change you, stretch you beyond what you thought possible and we need all the help and support in the world . . .⁠
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Not just for them but for us too. ❤️⁠
THANK YOU to the fellow mamas and papas, never judging.⁠
The aunts and uncles, always helping.⁠
The grandparents, eagerly spoiling.⁠
The loved ones that stick with us.⁠
The saints that have been sent into our lives in ways we never expected.⁠
The stranger that helps when I'm about to lose it, amidst the kids going haywire in the grocery aisle.⁠
The friends we know and those we've never met . . .⁠
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YOU ARE THE TRIBE!"⁠
Words & 📷: @justamamma⁠
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