As a mama-to-be, we’re guessing that you might already have a few of the essentials—we’re talking breast pumps, swaddles, freezer bags, nursing pads and more. But what about you? Have you thought about what will make your transition into mom-hood a little easier?
To get you started, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite products to keep you calm and comfortable. From daily nutritional supplements and our hands-free massage bra to aromatherapy eye pillows and weighted blankets, make sure to add these must-haves to your baby registry.
The Daily Regimen from Momful
We interviewed Whitney awhile back and were so inspired by her breastfeeding journey—one that ultimately led her to founding her own company that helps other moms experiencing the same struggles. As she learned first-hand, there are many factors, beyond just a mom’s nutrition, that can lead to successful breastfeeding.
Momful offers nutrition designed specifically for your unique needs as both a breastfeeding and postpartum mom. The Daily Regimenare complete daily packets of postpartum and lactation nutrition, and they now feature Momful’s improved Mom Bod Postnatal Miltivitamin. It’s everything you need to support your postpartum and breastfeeding journey, all in one convenient packet.
Curated meal plans from Nouri
Your mama friends spend so much time nourishing their little ones that they sometimes skimp on nourishing themselves. Nouri offers customizable meal plans that specifically cater to pregnant and postpartum moms. Their focus is on the foundation of vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy parent and baby, while also striving for nutritional consistency.
Nouri manages a mom’s full day of meals to provide 2000-2300 calories (this varies based on your stage of pregnancy and postpartum) across breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. Ready-to-eat meals arrive straight to your door on Monday mornings.
Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo by amika
Being a mom is tough stuff and some days are going to be better than others. For the not-so-great-ones, we’re guessing this talk-free dry shampoo will perk you right up.
There are a lot of dry shampoos out there but this is one of our favorites. It’s layerable, aluminum-free and works on all hair types and textures. When you feel your hair getting greasy, spray this on to help absorb the excess oils. It leaves your hair smelling good and being hair residue-free.
Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
One of the best things about this jelly cleanser from Drunk Elephant is that If you use it at night before you go to bed, you can skip the a.m. cleanse. As an innovative jelly cleanser, it removes all traces of makeup, excellently oil, pollution, and any other grime from the day.
As described on their site, the unique blend of mild surfactants and makeup-dissolving emollients rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft.
Weighted Blanket by Baloo
Baloo’s weighted blanket is soft and made with breathable cool cotton. They don’t trap heat and are cool enough to use year-round in all climates. Best of all, it’s machine washable and dryer safe—an extra convenience for busy mamas everywhere. Baloo is the only quilted weighted blanket made with 100% cotton exterior and interior, free from polyester and synthetic liners. It kind of feels like you’re being wrapped up in a hug.
Aromatherapy Eye Pillow by Bodha
Getting enough sleep is a real struggle for new moms, especially in the first couple of months postpartum when your little one needs feeding every 2-3 hours. While the quantity of your sleep might take a hit, this eye pillow will help maintain the quality of the sleep you do get.
Available in multiple colors, the eye pillow helps release facial tension by gently engaging acupressure points to soften the delicate muscles around the eyes while imparting a sense of calm serenity with a relaxing scent of lavender and chamomile flowers.
Lilu Massage Bra
OurLilu Massage Bramakes it possible for pumping moms to express up to 50-percent more milk per session. It mimics a hand massage, making it easier to relax and fully emptying your breasts. This encourages milk production, ensuring that you can not only maintain but increase your milk production if you want to, even while being away from your baby. In case you missed the big news, the Lilu Massage Bra isnow available in L and XL sizes!
The Ultra Soft Before, During And After Legging
Leave it to Hatch to come out with some seriously comfy leggings. Available in multiple sizes, ranging from XS to XL, it’s a maternity legging you can wear pretty much anywhere. Not only are these super soft (made with 92% modal, 8% spandex), they are stretchy and will grow with you as your bump expands and shrinks back down post-pregnancy. The high rise non-elastic waistband can stretch, too.
Sore Nipple Set by frida mom
Breastfeeding can take a toll on your nipples, so it's important to find products that are gentle for you and safe for your baby’s lips. Included in this set is their No-Mess Nipple Balm, a hydrating salve for sore, broken nips, and their Cracked Nipple Saline Spray that provides extra soothing. Both products are small enough to toss in your diaper bag, so you have them whenever you need a little extra TLC.
Hot & Cold Vulva Personal Pads
Mama or not, vulva pain is a real thing. These vulva pads from Private Packs work to melt away cramps, inflammation and discomfort with their on-the-go, wearable hot and cold packs. Pads feature an ergonomic design that matches your body’s movements for that barely-there feeling. It’s a one-stop solution that requires no cords or cleanup. Orders include three reusable beech tree sleeves, making it easy to wash and wear again.
Pads offer 20 minutes of soothing warmth or refreshing cool. Use HEAT to calm swelling, promote relaxation, ease sore tight muscles, and dull cyst pain and pressure. Use COLD to decrease inflammation, bruising, relax muscle spasm or temporarily numb pain.
Lilu is a Women’s Health company building tech-enabled devices to empower new moms. Our first product, the Lilu Massage Bra, mimics compression massage, so you can empty your breasts fully to establish, increase and maintain your milk supply. Pump up to 50% more milk each session, all while going hands-free.
Introducing the revolutionary Lilu Lactation Massager Bra - designed to make your pumping sessions more efficient and comfortable than ever before. With our lactation massage cushions, you can experience the benefits of hands-on compression motions recommended by lactation experts, without using your hands. Our bra holds the cushions securely in place, massaging both breasts while you pump, helping to increase milk flow and maintain your milk supply.