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The Birth Ball

Pregnant women have been using Birth Balls for years to help them during pregnancy and labor. They are proven to help expecting mothers get their body ready for the big day of meeting their baby. Inside this Birth Ball kit you will receive a birth ball, pump, 18 page exercise book on how to use it, nonskid socks as well as a birth ball travel bag.

Here are some of the benefits of using the birth ball:

  • Works to loosen the pelvic joints and muscles in preparation for delivery
  • Helps with the proper positioning of the baby
  • Provides comfortable positioning during childbirth
  • Increases blood flow to the uterus, placenta and baby is increased
  • Spinal pressure is relieved
  • Sitting on the ball works with gravity encouraging decent of baby
  • Allows mom to rest her legs and still be exercising
  • May increase the pelvic outlet by up to 30%
  • Can be used in prenatal and postpartum fitness programs
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Baby on Board Sun Hat

A personalized sun hat for the mom-to-be. 🙂

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Felt Like Sharing Letter Board

There’s something different, something meaningful, something deeper that is conveyed when you share your message on a felt letter board. Maybe others can sense the care and thoughtfulness that transfers into your words from truly spending time with them. Maybe it’s that vintage-y, warm, soft, clean feel of the bold letters against that lovely felt. Maybe it stands out as real & enduring in a universe of instant & expiring. We love a good letter board and the many ways that you can create special memories.

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Earth Mama Belly Butter

This rich, emollient Earth Mama Body Butter combines organic borage oil and neroli pure essential oil with organic shea butter and calendula in a luxurious safe-for-pregnancy lotion that won’t aggravate morning sickness. This herb infused emollient blend helps comfort pregnancy’s itchy, stretching belly, breasts and hips to help discourage stretch marks and ease dry skin.

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Traditional Medicinals Mommy to Be Herbal Pregnancy Supplement Chews – Raspberry Leaf

Herbal Power: Traditional European herbs used to help nursing mothers with breast milk production. Reason to Love: While your bundle of joy is probably causing you no end of delight, moms can also feel overwhelmed and tired, especially when it comes to breastfeeding. We love that the herbs in this formula traditionally help new moms by supporting breast milk production and promoting healthy lactation. They blend fennel, anise, coriander and fenugreek to share an herbal wisdom that’s been passed down to nursing moms for generations. Taste: Lemony, distinctly herbal, satisfyingly chewy.

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Earth Mama Organic Heartburn Tea

Organic Heartburn Tea is a soothing mellow mint blend of marshmallow root, lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint, with astringent raspberry leaf. Formulated for pregnancy with herbs traditionally used to relieve occasional heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion. Not pregnant? It’ll still help: this tea feels super-settling after meals. USDA Certified 100% Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher naturally caffeine-free herbal tea.

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Earth Mama Organic Third Trimester Tea

Organic Third Trimester Tea is a hearty blend of stinging nettles, chamomile, rosehips, oatstraw and red raspberry leaf, traditionally used to nurture your third trimester self and to prepare for labor. It’s also a time-honored blend for the occasional leg cramp in the third trimester. USDA Certified 100% Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher naturally caffeine-free herbal tea.

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Matching Robe with Baby Swaddle Set

The Maternity/ Delivery/ Nursing Robes are a great style accessory. Pack one in your hospital bag for your hospital stay, pop it on for those first pictures with your new baby and keep it handy for postpartum visitors. Feminine and practical, they’ve got you covered with numerous prints.

The cleverly hidden side pockets are perfect to hold your phone. You can feel stylish and still easily walk the halls of your maternity ward, or feed your newborn in comfort. The robes are made of 95% cotton / 5% spandex and wash as well as they wear. An attached belt helps easy sizing down from a belly bump to a nursing mom, allowing for generous changes from maternity to delivery to postnatal days and nights.

The blanket and knotted hat they created are to perfectly match mommy’s post-delivery robe. The blanket is free of straps, velcro, zippers, or snaps so your sweet newborn can experience complete comfort without unnecessary irritation.

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Baby Be Mine 3 in 1 Labor/Delivery/Nursing Hospital Gown

Often you are asked to wear two hospital gowns, one backwards to cover the gaps in the back while getting up and moving around. The last thing you need to be doing is constantly adjusting, strings untied, shoulder falling down and retying those horrible strings or asking someone to do it for you!

You want comfort, you want to feel covered, you want to feel prepared – and maybe a little bit of control – not to mention feeling good about yourself! These 3 in 1 maternity labor and  delivery nursing gowns took into account everything that should be changed on a delivery gown. So just say “no thank you” to that tatty old hospital gown and put on something from home, it feels great, clean and stylish – and yes! You can look and feel good when giving birth.

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Earth Mama Organic Perineal Balm

Effective Organic Perineal Balm helps provide lasting, cooling comfort for pregnancy and postpartum places. Made with organic herbs and oils the way herbalists make it, with an exclusive blend of organic witch hazel, lavender, peppermint and other like-minded botanicals traditionally used to soothe, cool and provide relief “down there” before and after childbirth. No petroleum, parabens or artificial fragrance. Dermatologist tested and clinically tested for irritation.

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Madellena Mommy Bag

Diaper bags can be stylish and useful at the same time. Becoming a mom is the most incredible feeling in the world and this brand focuses on letting you express your title. Mommy Bag will be there for you during hundreds of diaper changes, park activities, movie visits, family vacations and all the beautiful experiences you will share with your baby. Inside this Mommy Bag you will find multiple compartments inside for usability and organization of your items. There’s an outside compartment for easy cell phone/key/pacifier storage and a long strap for a comfortable shoulder caring feature. Included is a changing mat for the endless diaper changes you do on the go. MOMMY Title: Wear it proudly!

  • Maximum weight capacity: 58lb/10kg
  • Dimensions: 22in x 12in x 12in/ 55cm x 30cm x 30cm
  • Material: 100% Oxford Cloth
  • Lining: 100% Polyester Care
  • Instructions: Wash with damp cloth and dry flat.
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Kindred Bravely Labor and Delivery Gown

Unlike any other labor and delivery gown, it combines the comfort of your favorite t-shirt with the functionality recommended by doctors and doulas. Impress the maternity ward with one of these lovely designer delivery gowns. These maternity gowns feature a Velcro front, which opens completely for skin-to-skin contact immediately upon delivery. Plus, it allows easy access for baby monitoring, ultrasounds, epidurals, and C-section incision inspections. The labor gown features easy to use snaps along both shoulders, which provides convenient breastfeeding & IV transition. This pregnancy hospital gown also includes 2 large pockets for smartphones and other essentials. Since this delivery gown doesn’t have snaps on the back, moms will be comfortable while lying in bed, and they won’t experience “drafts” or unexpected flashings.

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Kindred Bravely Emmaline Maternity & Nursing Robe

A must-have for lazy weekends and late-night breastfeeding sessions, the versatile design of these cozy nursing robes makes them perfect for all phases of motherhood! The ultra-soft, lightweight, knit fabric and satin trim coordinate perfectly with your favorite sleepwear and lingerie sets, and everyone will appreciate the simple, classic design – timeless comfort that looks as good as it feels!
With two places to tie the belt, this maternity robe offers moms a flattering empire waist or a traditional waist. Moms can also choose to tie a side bow or a center bow. Whatever phase you’re in, this comfy and stylish robe is specially designed for you to make it your own!
Be sure to add this to your hospital bag; it’s ideal for receiving visitors and taking pictures with your baby. Once you get home from the hospital, you’ll love having a cute cover-up to grab those diaper deliveries at your front door. Whether using it for pregnancy, nursing, or every day, this bathrobe is sure to be an instant favorite!
This pregnancy robe also features 3/4-length kimono-like sleeves and ultra-deep pockets. Finally, a lingerie robe with pockets deep enough to hold everything a new mom needs for those marathon breastfeeding sessions. Store all your essentials: smartphone, breast pads, pacifiers, and so much more!

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Kindred Bravely Labor and Delivery Inspirational Fun Non-Skid Push Socks

Make a statement and keep your feet toasty warm while walking around the house during pregnancy or the hospital during childbirth! These ultra-soft terry knit ankle pregnancy socks make a great baby shower gift for a soon-to-be mom. The anti-slip non-skid design help make the hospital birthing experience safe and comfortable! These maternity socks come in over multiple inspirational and fun themes.

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Fridababy Bitty Bundle of Joy

The perfect starter collection of all-natural, safe and effective fuss-busters from the makers of the parent-favorite and pediatrician recommended, Nose Frida the SnotSucker. This bundle is not just for babies, the Bitty Bundle of Joy comes with Fridet the Mom Washer, a postpartum peri bottle and hospital bag must-have for new moms. It contains one Nose Frida the SnotSucker, 20 Nose Frida Hygiene Filters, 10 Windi the Gas Passer instant gas relief tubes, a Nail Frida Snipper Clipper set with clippers and a newborn file, a Fridet Mom Washer, and a waterproof Fridet pouch. All packaged in one beautiful, reusable pouch with a customizable gift tag.

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Motherlove Organic Sitz Bath Soak

Every woman needs a relaxing and soothing sitz bath to help ease discomfort after labor and child birth. This sitz bath soothes sore perineal muscles after giving birth. It’s 100% certified USDA organic, non-GMO project verified, and certified cruelty-free. It comes in 4 oz bottle which makes 4 baths. Satisfaction guarantee: They offer a full refund for any reason if you are not satisfied.

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iReliev Tens Unit

What is TENS? Stands for “Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation”- a safe, non-invasive, drug free method of pain relief used by physical therapists and prescribed Doctors for over 30 years. The iReliev Dual Channel TENS Pain Relief System produces low-voltage pulses that when electrode pads are applied to your skin stimulates nerve fibers to help block the pain signal to your brain. Also may increase natural endorphins, “the bodies feel good chemical”-a natural pain reliever.

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The First Forty Days

The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.

As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.

The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.

The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

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The Happiest Baby On The Block DVD

The Happiest Baby on the Block reveals a secret used for centuries by the world’s top parents . . . the calming reflex. It is almost an “off switch” for your baby’s crying and an “on switch” for sleep. With just a little practice, you’ll calm most crying fast . . . and add 1-3 hours to your baby’s sleep!

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Earth Mama Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea

Earth Mama’s 100% Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea is a single herb tea traditionally used to help nurture and support women, soothe period cramps, support healthy menstrual cycle and helps tone the uterus to prepare for childbirth. Sip as often as needed. USDA Certified 100% Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher naturally caffeine-free herbal tea.

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Natural Hospital Birth

These days, many mothers-to-be find themselves torn between the desire for a natural childbirth with minimal medical intervention and the peace of mind offered by instant access to life-saving technology that only a hospital can provide. In Natural Hospital Birth, doula Cynthia Gabriel asserts that there is no good reason that women in North America should not be able to have both. She shows expectant mothers what they can do to avoid unnecessary medical interventions and how to take initiative and consciously prepare for the kind of birth they want to have.

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Gentle Birth w/o Blue Cohosh

Less Pain during labor and delivery. Advanced Dilation before discomfort was felt. Shorter and Easier Labor. Shorter Recovery Time. Do these things sound good to you? Over 90% of women who have tried the Original Gentle Birth Formula recommend it to family and friends! I used it during my pregnancy and also had great results. Highly recommend!

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Sleeping Baby Sign

This sassy and fun chalkboard style Sleeping Baby sign is sure to grab the attention of those pesky solicitors and delivery men that seem to time their arrival with baby’s nap time! Makes for a great shower gift.

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Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

This book tells you what you need to know to have the best birth experience for you. Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of natural childbirth by showing women how to trust in the ancient wisdom of their bodies for a healthy and fulfilling birthing experience. Based on the female-centered Midwifery Model of Care, Ina May’s Guide to Natural Childbirth gives expectant mothers comprehensive information on everything from the all-important mind-body connection to how to give birth without technological intervention.

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Ripe & Ready Organic Third Trimester Tea

Made with herbs that are traditionally used to support the hard work of the uterus in labor, this tea helps your body prepare for labor and birth. This Red Raspberry Leaf tea blend doesn’t cause contractions, rather it’s warming and tonifying to the womb, and deliciously spiced, too! Drink this tea warm or hot from 36 weeks pregnant until delivery or your entire third trimester, then sip the tea iced during recovery. They use Non-GMO, Gluten Free, 100% Caffeine Free, Organic Herbal Tea. They never use fillers, only high-quality ingredients.

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Depend Silhouette

Feel confident knowing each pair features a thin design and moderate absorbency for protection throughout your day. The soft fabric in this disposable underwear features flex grooves for stretch and breathability. A feminine brief in a modern rise, this underwear is designed with premium cotton-like fabric that prevents bladder leaks while you bend and move. Perfect for maternity panties or postpartum underwear. These are available in an exclusive range of colors, including black, beige and purple. Silhouette Active Fit Briefs are nothing like adult diapers, and are latex-free, lotion-free and fragrance-free.

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Dressed To Deliver Women’s Birthing Gown

What sets this 3 in 1 labor gown / delivery gown / nursing gown maternity hospital gown apart from others is that their fabric will not stain. They guarantee it 100%. Fabric is antibacterial and perfect for your new baby’ sensitive skin, also wicks away moisture.

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Gownies – Labor & Delivery Maternity Hospital Gown

Say goodbye to the oversized, revealing one-size fits all traditional hospital gowns. Gownies are made for style, comfort, and are hospital staff approved and appreciated. Deliver in style & comfort! These are also great for babies 1st pictures.

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Earth Mama Organic Herbal Sitz Bath

Take care “down there” with natural herbal compresses filled with organic herbs traditionally used to soothe and comfort “down there” during pregnancy or after childbirth. Packed in easy-to-use, individual herbal sachets, each one is perfect for one use. The compresses can be cooled and gently “tucked” to help ease those pretty places, or use the brewed infusion to make postpartum padsicles or use as a sitz bath. USDA Certified 100% Organic by Oregon Tilth, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher.

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TendHer Reusable Perineal Cooling Pad

The TendHer Perineal Pack consists of 2 super-soft and smooth all-natural gel packs with 5 sleeves which can be reused or tossed for convenience. The gel packs are made in an FDA-registered facility in the US and are each tested carefully, so feel free to sit on them however you like. More importantly, the gel packs are made of all natural ingredients with no artificial additives, so it won’t harm your tender areas. The sleeves are made of high-tech, quick-dry, wickaway fabric meant to pull fluids from your body onto your maternity pad. They can be tossed if desired, or reused by simply washing in cold water and hanging to dry. The gel packs can be warmed in a bowl of hot water and used warm during childbirth to help relax perineal muscles, or used cold in 20 minute sessions after birth to help with recovery. Regardless the usage method, we recommend using with a sleeve to protect your skin from a warm or cold pack. No microwave and no boiling water on the gel packs!

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Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads

Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads are hemorrhoidal pads with witch hazel. They provide immediate relief from burning and itching caused by hemrrhoids. (With Hazel soothes and protects irritated areas.) They are also pH balanced, hypo-allergenic, and dye-free.

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Fridababy Fridet, The MomWasher

Simple, portable, and perfectly designed with new moms in mind. The Mom Washer is a peri bottle designed to make your post-delivery healing process cleaner and easier. It’s way better than the hospital squirt bottle. A convenient tool both for home use and on-the-go, getting you back to baby faster.

To Use: Unscrew top of Fridet and fill reservoir with water. Screw cap on securely and invert the bottle with one finger on the silver valve. Position the bottle with the tip facing the desired direction and remove finger from the valve. Squeeze bottle firmly and repeat as desired. To Clean: Disassemble the Fridet and clean in warm soapy water.

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The Honey Pot Postpartum Feminine Pads with Wings

The Honey Pot Postpartum Pads with Wings are herbal and all natural, made with chlorine-free and pesticide-free cotton and infused with rose, lavender, aloe, and mint essential oils so that even the most sensitive skin can stay refreshingly cool while remaining free of unnatural chemicals, parabens, carcinogens, and sulfates. Clinically tested, gynecologist approved, and pH balanced, our postpartum pads allow for comfort and peace of mind to keep you ready for whatever the day will bring. Their all-natural postpartum pads with wings are truly revolutionary, combining the power of botanicals with super absorbent technology to relieve dryness, discomfort, and cramping as well as reducing odor so you can stay comfortable and feel fresh.

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Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray

Postpartum Cooling Spray: soothing perineal spray helps to ease discomfort of postpartum vaginal soreness, swelling, episiotomies and hemorrhoids. This mama bottom spray includes astringent witch hazel, antibacterial lavender, and cooling peppermint pure essential oils. The use of organic herbs provides postpartum support to ease premenstrual cramping. The clever upside-down sprayer makes it easier to reach hard-to-get places.

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Kindred Bravely High Waist Postpartum Underwear

Smoothing design sits above your c-section line and covers your post baby belly without digging into your skin! The perfect postpartum / C-section maternity underwear for post C-section comfort and recovery. Read more about them in our post here!

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Earth Mama Organic Skin & Scar Balm

This effective herbal balm is for c- section scars, stretch marks, and minor burns. It contains 100% natural ingredients traditionally used to help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.

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New Mom Gift Wine Labels

Want an original (and delicious) way to show a mom-to-be your love? We have all heard of “Baby Milestones” and these are Mommy Milestones™. They may seem like little things, but they deserve a party and their own label.

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Dermoplast Hospital Strength Pain Relieving Spray

Dermoplast provides fast relief of pain & itch associated with minor cuts, scrapes, insect bites & burns. Great for sore vaginas and bums. No-touch application allows to treat hard-to-reach areas without rubbing or further irritating wounds.

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Pretty Pushers Cotton Jersey Labor Gown

Tie-neck halter for immediate skin-to-skin access & breastfeeding, low-cut back to allow for epidural access if necessary or desired, adjustable tie closures, and frontal opening to allow for fetal monitors. It comes in One Size (2-16 pre-pregnancy) & Plus Size (18-26 pre-pregnancy).

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They will find you. No matter where you go to get They will find you. No matter where you go to get some "me time" in the house. 🤦‍♀️⁠
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Even when you are quarantined! Because when you ha Even when you are quarantined! Because when you have to work full-time and take care of the kids and the house full-time, it's extra difficult to be on time . . . Thank goodness for naptime. Just wish I could take a nap too. 😴 When does school reopen again?⁠
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20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids This Summer⁠ 20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids This Summer⁠ 📚☀️⁠
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It is a well-known fact that a child starts learning from the day it is born. 🧠 In fact, from the time they're born until age 5, a child learns at a speed that is unmatched for the rest of his life! What you, as a parent, do during that critical developmental time period to help your child learn will set him up for even more success later in life. And one of the most beneficial ways you can help your child learn is to read aloud to him or her every day. ⁠{Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading and see the list!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Cheyenne @senseandserendipitybog⁠
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Remember when you heard your baby’s first cry wh Remember when you heard your baby’s first cry when they were born? ❤️ It was the best sound you had ever heard. Overjoyed that your baby is finally here.⁠
But as the days progressed, so did the cries. And you had to learn what each cry meant. Were they hungry? Tired? In pain? Bored? Needed a new diaper? Too hot? Too cold? It was overwhelming as you went through the checklist to make sure your baby was okay and cared for. But with each day and each cry you got smarter. You learned what each whimper and cry meant. And your baby learned that he/she could always trust you.⁠
Whether you're dealing with newborn cries, toddler cries, or preteen cries, you're doing great, mama. Take three deep breaths. You can do this. And if you feel like you're about to break and need a second, leave them somewhere safe, step away for a couple of minutes, and gather yourself. Then try again. You are a great mother and in time you will know how to soothe their every cry. 💕
100 Coolest Baby Boy Names 👶💙⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ 100 Coolest Baby Boy Names 👶💙⁠⠀
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We polled over 200 moms and here’s what they said the coolest baby boy names are. What would you add to the list? {Click 🔗 in bio to see the list!⁠}⁠⠀
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Oh god, honey. No. It just gets different. Not eas Oh god, honey. No. It just gets different. Not easier.⁠
📷: @momlikethatpodcast
Puracy: Natural & Safe Household Products That Act Puracy: Natural & Safe Household Products That Actually Work⁠
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As the family member in our household who cleans the inside of our home, I'm the one who decides what cleaning products we use. And as a mom, I'm hyper-aware of what I'm surrounding myself with as I scrub the floors and toilets and what my toddler is also being exposed to with every spray and wipe. Thankfully, it's wider known now that many cleaning products contain harmful ingredients and release dangerous toxic chemicals. 😳 Even products that are labeled as "green" or "natural" may contain ingredients that can cause future health problems. So how do you know who you can trust? Other than reading every label and googling what each ingredient means? Find a company that believes in full transparency, who uses only plant-based ingredients, and who's products work. I've done this for our family and we're now using @Puracy, a company that creates natural and organic, non-toxic, plant-based, hypoallergenic, and effective home essentials that are safe for the entire family. Here's what I learned while testing Puracy and why we are using them in our home and with our family. ❤️ {Click 🔗 in bio to read my review!⁠}⁠ #ad #puracy⁠
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By throwing everything in the closet or under the By throwing everything in the closet or under the bed does not mean "cleaned" your room. 🤦‍♀️⁠
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#stoprunning #sitdown #stopdoingthat #doyouneedtog #stoprunning #sitdown #stopdoingthat #doyouneedtogotothepotty #NO⁠
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Remember what it was like when you were home with Remember what it was like when you were home with a newborn? Remember how you felt? Tired. Sore. Swollen. Engorged. So happy to finally meet your baby but also completely exhausted. You wished you had more help. You wished you could take a break. You wished you could only focus on staring at your baby and snuggling them and not have to worry about preparing food, chores, etc.⁠
Even though things may be more difficult now to offer help, still try to be the friend you wished you had when your babies were newborns to your friends and loved ones. ❤️ Things you can do:⁠
- Drop off a meal at their door⁠
- Drop off some of your favorite postpartum recovery items or breastfeeding products you loved⁠
- Go grocery shopping for them and leave it at the door⁠
- Send them a meal delivery service gift card⁠
- Bake her some lactation cookies (if she is breastfeeding)⁠
- Drop off any hand-me-downs from your kids⁠
- Pay a housekeeping service to come over and clean her house⁠
- Set up a meal train with her friends⁠
- Drop off diapers and wipes⁠
- Self-quarantine for 2 weeks and come over to help with the house and baby so she can take a nap or a shower⁠
- Pay for a few hours for a postpartum doula or a night nanny to help her out⁠
There is so much you can do! And every little bit helps. What else would you add to the list? 💕
Any mamas feel me? Pass the coffee. 😑☕☕☕⁠
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This is so accurate. And happens pretty much anywh This is so accurate. And happens pretty much anywhere we go if we leave the house. 🤦‍♀️😂⁠
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Keeping Track of Baby Milestones: 0-3 Months Old⁠ 👶⁠
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Typically, the first three months of your child’s development will be marked by key developments including control and lifting of their head, a first smile and even a laugh, and making eye contact. 👀 It’s an exciting time when bonding is important and your baby is changing rapidly before your eyes. 😍 Pediatricians will go through developmental milestone checklists with patients, asking parents about their child’s sensory, communication, and movement changes, keeping an eye out for any red flags. 🚩 Generally, it’s not concerning if a baby isn’t hitting one or two milestones on time. Be sure to adjust for prematurity or stress factors. If your newborn is missing multiple abilities or you feel concerned, check in with your child’s pediatrician. 👩‍⚕️ Here are the different milestones to look out for each month from 0-3 months. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Love you but you have worn me out and I'm done. Ea Love you but you have worn me out and I'm done. Early bedtime tonight. Night night. 👋😘😂⁠
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Top 10 Coolest Baby Girl Names 🎀⁠ .⁠ So you Top 10 Coolest Baby Girl Names 🎀⁠
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So you’re about to have a baby girl and you’re looking for a cool name for her, right? You want a name that captures the essence of who she is and the girl and woman that you envision her becoming. A name that sets her apart and celebrates her unique gifts. A name you can imagine being written on her cubby at preschool, her college entrance essay, her first novel.⁠
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You want your precious daughter to have a name that will convey all the qualities and values that you hope she will embody: you need a name fit for a queen, an astronaut, a good friend, a doctor, a professional athlete, a spiritual leader, a wonderful mother, a nurse, an activist, a scholar, a student, a leader, a follower, a good person—any of the things you imagine she can and will become in her lifetime.⁠
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Finding a cool baby girl name may seem like a daunting task. There are so many options! Research shows that names for baby girls are currently trending towards representations of nature, gemstones, and food. Also growing in popularity for girls’ names are names that are not common girls names at all—such as names that have been traditionally used for boys, or last names. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: @kristen_vhmiddleton⁠
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Major reasons why you can never spoil a newborn. ❤️⁠
📷: @renee.barendregt & @gentleparenting_memes
When Do You Start Showing in Pregnancy? 🤰⁠
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Every woman is different when she begins showing in pregnancy. I remember clearly the day I finally saw my beloved baby bump. It was a Monday and I was at work. I saw myself in the bathroom mirror and smiled broadly at my suddenly noticeable bump. Glowing, I rubbed my little tummy as I checked out my new, different-looking profile in the mirror. My office friends had noticed that morning as well and had complimented me and my little bump. Naturally, I took a selfie. I was so excited to see that I was finally showing. I couldn’t stop smiling all day! 😊 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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⁠📷: @matfelipe
"It doesn't matter if you have a newborn, a toddle "It doesn't matter if you have a newborn, a toddler, or a teenager. These are the things our children need to feel from those around them. The same things that you and I even as adults want to feel from those around us. We want to feel seen. We want to be soothed when we are hurt. We want to feel safe when we are with people. We want to feel secure in our relationships with others. We don't outgrow the need to feel those things. In a crazy world, let your children feel those things. Let them know 'Hey, I see you. I see you're sad or mad. I am here with a hug when you're ready and if you need it. You are safe to feel how you feel and be who you are. You don't have to worry about my love for you. Be secure in that. Bad times or good times, I am here for you and I love you.' Because how good does it feel when we feel that way from those around us?"⁠
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We learn as we go. It's okay to make mistakes. Ack We learn as we go. It's okay to make mistakes. Acknowledge them, and once you know better, do better. ❤️⁠
(quote via Karen Kleiman from "This Isn't What I Expected")
What Color Eyes Will Your Baby Have? 👁️⁠
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Expecting parents often wonder what their baby will look like once he's born. 🤔 Will she have light or dark hair? Will she inherit your freckles? What color eyes will your baby have? When I was pregnant with my son, my husband and I had fun wondering these same things. Would he have a round face? Would he have my nose? My husband’s cheeks? The only thing we knew for sure was that he would have deep brown eyes and dark brown hair, just like his mom and dad. Or so we thought.⁠ 😮 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Jennifer Hill Robenault⁠
⁠📷: @amymelissaphoto
My Favorite Cloth Diapering Systems 👶⁠ .⁠ T My Favorite Cloth Diapering Systems 👶⁠
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Think diaper changing is straight forward and simple? Not so fast for the cloth diapering mamas. While cloth diapers generally save us quite a bit of cash after that initial investment 💰, it does require a bit of a process, and a good cloth diapering system, to make it less time-consuming. The good news? Once you have it down and have the right tools on hand, it doesn’t have to be all that difficult at all. 🙌 Here are some favorite cloth diapering systems (and tips) that make diaper changes (and cleaning) way more manageable.⁠ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Rebecca Jacobs⁠
📷: @thetuckertribe5⁠
Yes, Yes, YES!!! ❤️ Yes, Yes, YES!!! ❤️
Sometimes a good soak in the tub with some bath sa Sometimes a good soak in the tub with some bath salts, a face scrub, and some cucumber slices can make your day. 😍⁠
📷: @jhonnycurran
First of all, we think all moms are incredible. 💕 Today’s shoutout goes to the career moms. We know the struggles because we are you. May this weekend bring you all rest, peace, and joy. 🥰 Sending out all of the love and respect! 🙇‍♀️
(quote via @beyonce)
You Can't Spoil a Baby, Here's Why 👶💕⁠
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The battle of opinions regarding whether or not you can spoil a baby has been raging for decades, especially among grandparents and those born during the time of little affection. Our children's great-grandparents were most likely raised with the idea that love and affection and responding to a baby's cries will spoil them and make them even fussier. While that idea might seem ludicrous to us, there's a reason such an approach was widely believed. Here's what parenting has looked like over the decades and how present-day science says you cannot spoil a baby. ❤️ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Rachel MacPherson⁠
📷: @trinitysierra
They repeat what we do. Show them love. Love for o They repeat what we do. Show them love. Love for others and for yourself. ❤️⁠
📷: @fleurdelisspeaks⁠
Her stuff is great. Check out her page!
What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother? 🧠❤️⁠
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Most women who have had children are fully aware of the hormonal and emotional changes that they experience. However, science is only just starting to understand how these changes occur in human mothers’ brains. While mothers know what it feels like to experience these changes, most of us don't know exactly what happens to a woman's brain when she becomes a mother. Turns out, a lot is happening! 😲 {Click 🔗 in bio to read more about it!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Rachel MacPherson⁠
📷: @emfillerup
You may think that you are helping them by doing e You may think that you are helping them by doing everything for them. But there comes a time when they need to learn how to do things for themselves. ⁠
"Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime." The same rule applies.⁠
We want our kids to be strong, independent, self-reliant, and successful. They learn quickly what they can get away with. Teaching them kindness and a good work ethic from the beginning goes a long way. ❤️⁠ Put the hard work in now and watch them bloom into a strong and independent adult later. 💪
(Quote via @relaxingmommy)
However you choose to feed your baby, your baby an However you choose to feed your baby, your baby and your opinion are all that matter. If you choose and are able to breastfeed, feed your baby anywhere and everywhere HOWEVER you want to . . . with or without a cover. You have rights, mama. No need to explain or cover yourself for anybody if you don't want to. 💕⁠
📷: @phoenixandtheocean
5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Potty Training⁠ 🚽⁠
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Let’s talk about potty training! It’s one of those monumental milestones we mamas walk through with our toddlers that make them suddenly seem like they went from babies to tiny little humans overnight. And, while it can be an exciting time (and a time to save some serious cash by ditching diapers), it can also come with lots of stress. 🙃 From cleaning up potty accidents for what may seem like days (or even weeks) to wondering if you’ll ever be able to drive further than down the block without having to stop for a potty break 🤦‍♀️, potty training can be daunting.⁠
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But, what many moms agree on is that once it’s done, you kinda forget about all the stress that came along with it. Kinda like pregnancy and giving birth —you just sort of forget about it all until you do it all over again.⁠ 🤪⁠
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Here are five things I wish I had known about potty training before I jumped into it with my then two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Because, if I had known these things, I think I would have been a bit more laid back about the whole thing! {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Rebecca Jacobs⁠
📷: @reesetriplets
How Much Does IVF Cost?⁠ 💉⁠ .⁠ In the Uni How Much Does IVF Cost?⁠ 💉⁠
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In the United States, 16.2% of married women aged 15-49 struggle with infertility. It is no surprise, then, that fertility treatments are becoming more of a necessity for couples who are faced with infertility and wish to have children. While there are many types of fertility treatments, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is one of the most commonly known options. However, the high cost of IVF is often cited as the primary obstacle to undergoing treatment. 💸 Let's take a look at what IVF entails, and how much IVF costs. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
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Article by: @kristen_vhmiddleton⁠
📷: @lizbrownfitness