Are you a new mama? Or will be a new mama soon? We know there are thousands—heck, millions—of products out there tailored specifically to new moms and their babies. With so many options, how do you even make a decision?
While we don’t have the answer to absolutely everything you’ll need as a new mom, we do have a couple suggestions. Check them out.
1 . MommyBalm Stretch Mark Cream
This stretchmark cream for all skin types is worth trying out if you’re hoping to prevent these marks or reduce their appearance. The cream comes in an easy-to-dispense jar where all you have to do is take off the lid, press down on the top and the cream comes out. It’s formulated with a powerful peptide-slash-botanical complex called Regestril (an ingredient that slows down degradation and promotes regeneration of your extracellular matrix—science) plus antioxidants and emollients that help prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks. MommyBalm is light, fragrance free and hypoallergenic (a big plus). This brand also happens to be a vegan skincare company.
2. Eco Pea Co. Diapers and Wipes
Looking for a good diaper and wipe that you won’t feel bad about throwing away? Eco Pea Co. offers both. The wipes and diapers are dermatologist tested (and approved), hypoallergenic, antibacterial, fragrance free and made with bamboo—meaning the diapers are 87% biodegradable and the wipes are 100% biodegradable. The wipes are also chemical free—no chlorine, alcohol, latex, sulphates, phenols (and more) here.
Eco Pea Co. also offers a monthly diaper and wipe subscription with a discount. All you do is choose your size, the number of packs and pay when your package is shipped. Plus, there are no cancellation hassles—you’re free to cancel any time or skip a delivery cycle if you’re away.
Eco Pea Co. diapers // Starts at $11.99; number in each package varies by size; subscriptions from $71.95
Eco Pea Co. vipes // $4.99 for one pack; from $47.90 for subscription of 12 packs
Eco Pea Co. bundle // From $119.86 for subscription including 6 diaper packs and 12 wipes packs
Are you a soon-to-be mama who is just not thrilled about wearing the usual hospital gown? It’s your labor and delivery; if you want to be more comfortable, more power to you. That’s why Giftgowns exist—the “hospital gown with a twist.” The gowns are made of cotton flannel and come in a wide assortment of colors and designs. They still operate like a regular hospital gown with the easy snap buttons down the back and on the shoulders too. Plus, sizes range from small up to a XXXL. Be sure to check the size guide prior to ordering.
Giftgown Mama (White) // $49.99
4. Hyland’s Baby
If you want an alternative to conventional medicines, Hyland’s is a great brand to check out with their wide selection of homeopathic products. Relieve some of the stress you’ll inevitably have when your baby gets sick, and grab some of the Nighttime Mucus + Cold Relief or the Colic Tablets, maybe also the Infant Earache Drops. Be sure to check the minimum age requirement for the products and always check with your pediatrician before giving your tiny a new medicine.
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Photo courtesy of Eco Pea Co.