We are excited to have guest blogger Lindsey, from “The Wise Baby,” here today! She will tell you how to best use your Doie Lounge robe, after your wedding, and also give her picks for seven other mom-to-be “must haves!”
Throughout our entire pregnancies we, along with our family and friends focus on what we need for the baby on the way. When in fact, there are actually essentials new moms need too. I’m Lindsey from The Wise Baby – a chic and stylish resource for savvy parents to share our list of new mom essentials. Of course, no new mom essential list would be complete without a cozy, comfy and stylish robe from Doie Lounge and we have an awesome giveaway going on now!
1 – Diaper Bag. Every mom knows she needs one and it doesn’t have to be an “actual” diaper bag. Look for a bag that is easy to carry (I suggest a cross body option), roomy and has some sort of pockets or division. It is amazing how the pacifier you are so desperately trying to find gets lost in the bottom of a bucket of a bag. This option from Kate Spade is always a wise bet.
2 – Comfy PJ’s. In the early weeks of life with a newborn you may change from one pair of PJ’s to another and that is entirely acceptable! Look for PJ’s that can make breastfeeding easy if you choose that route, but most importantly make sure they are comfortable and wash easy. I prefer this brand from Target, this one goes perfectly under your robe, allows for easy nursing access and paired with a sweater cardigan could come off like a little sundress just in case you have a surprise visitor.
3 – Luxurious, stylish robe. Of course, you know the robe I am talking about – a Doie Lounge robe. The Trixie is pictured here and part of our giveaway. I wore my Luella robe in the months before my delivery, while in the hospital and still, 11 months later almost daily. The thing I love some much about Doie robes for jams is that they are super soft and of course comfy but also stylish and they make you feel good. Good as in if-all-I-wear-all-day-is-this-robe-I-got-dressed sort of way!
4 – Nursing bra. We have an absolutely favorite nursing bra and it is the Arden Bra by the Dairy Fairy. It is beautiful, functional and works for hands free pumping too (genius)!
5 – Nursing pillow. We’ve selected and are big fans of the My Brest Friend but the Boppy is another great and popular option. Either route you go we definitely suggest bringing it to the hospital so you can “practice” with it from day 1.
6 – Lanolin. If you are breastfeeding mom Lanolin is an absolute must. It is soothing and non toxic to the little babe but it does stain clothing so be careful (but use liberally)!
7 – Water bottle. This may sound like a silly one but having one or two “active” water bottles at a time is an absolute must, especially for breastfeeding mamas. I like these from Lifefactory, their bright color is a helpful reminder to drink more water! Not to mention, they are environmentally friendly.
8 – Easy to use baby carrier. Having a carrier like the one pictured, the Baby K’tan is an invaluable tool for getting things done around the house. Little ones love to be snuggled and sleep near mom or dad and using a soft, easy to use carrier can free up your hands during nap time. Be sure you choose a carrier that works with newborns as some require special inserts or have a weight minimum. When you are not using the carrier – SLEEP!
There you have it – our list of new mom essentials to keep you comfy and cozy in those magical first few months of life with a bundle of joy. Be sure to check out our baby products reviews, baby registry guides and all our other fun content to help you navigate through pregnancy and life with a little one. A big thanks to Sara for letting me stop by to share our insight with you and absolutely, do not forget to enter the giveaway for a Doie Lounge robe!