Often Overlooked Maternity Essentials for Mom & Baby | Babbleboxx

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.

Becoming a Mom is no doubt one of the most wonderful experiences life has to offer. Each baby is so unique and each pregnancy so different. With each child comes it’s own set of challenges and joys. It’s so crazy to me how much I am STILL learning with baby #3!

I am so excited to team up with BabbleBoxx to tell you guys about some great products that are overlooked essentials for expecting Mommys and new Moms! (These items would also make PERFECT baby shower gifts! Especially in baskets!)

Ginger Chews from Prince of Peace

Nausea? Morning sickness? No thank you!! With all 3 of my babies, I was stricken with unbelievable nausea. It was the kind of “morning sickness” that lasted all day. I HATE getting sick and will avoid it at all costs. For as much nausea as I’ve had with my kiddos, I can count the times on both hands that I’ve actually thrown up. Fighting that feeling day after day left me searching desperately for any kind of relief. My Mother swears by ginger and introduced me to it. Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy to support digestion and bring comfort to the stomach. These Prince of Peace Ginger Chews are individually wrapped making then convenient to have with you at all times!

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Smoothie Snuggle & 9oz Natural Bottle from Phillips Avent

If you are one of the lucky ones (I joke because my first baby wouldn’t) your baby will soothe with a pacifier. Then, you will lose pretty much every one you buy. Haha, jk, jk! The Philips Avent Soothie snuggle is both practical and cute. It comes with a plush toy attached to your Philips Avent Soothie to make the Soothie easy to find! The plush itself is detachable which makes it easy for cleaning. The Philips Avent Soothie is the same one that is first introduced to your baby while in the hospital.

As a pumping Mama, I have both breast, and bottle fed my babies so the Philips Avent Natural baby bottle is great for me. It is specifically designed for moms who are looking to combine the two. The bottle encourages a natural latch with its ultra-soft breast shaped nipple, making a smooth transition from Mom to bottle. It also features an Air flex valve designed to reduce feeding issues such as colic.

Philips Avent is the #1 brand of baby products recomended by Moms worldwide!

You can find out more about these products at:

Smoothie snuggie: https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-mo/pacifiers

9oz Natural Baby Bottle: https://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-mo/baby-bottles-nipples

Playtex Nursing Bras & Maternity Panties from Hanes

For me, nursing bras and maternity underwear are my “can’t live without” items. Comfort is key, both while you are pregnant and recovering afterward.

There is nothing more awkward than trying to fit in your regular undies when your whole body is preparing to have a baby. I will confess that I wear my maternity panties a couple months post baby, giving my body time to return to my normal underwear size.

These Hanes Maternity Underwear are great. They are designed to fit comfortably under your belly, offer full coverage in the back and flex to fit your changing body.

You may know that nursing bras are great for comfort. But, did you know that they are also important to ensure blood flow to breast tissue? Wearing a normal bra or too tight of a bra can significantly reduce your breasts capacity to produce milk for your baby or even create blocked milk ducts.

I love the ease of the Playtex Nursing Bra’s QuickStraps and how it flexes to fit your changing size. Also, the racerback design is great for comfort.

You can find more about this product at:
https://www.kohls.com/catalog.jsp?CN=Assortment:Maternity&BL=y&cid=REF19SpringTP R2&utm_campaign=201907_WhatToExpect&utm_medium=3p_refer&utm_source=blog &utm_term=content_3

Medipro Baby First Aid Pod from Me4Kidz

The Medipro Baby First Aid Pod is a must have for any Mama on the go. Giving you first aid at your fingertips, this pod offers 105 items to keep you prepared for your new little bundle of joy’s basic first aid needs. And, as much as we don’t want to imagine our kiddos getting hurt, being prepared is always best! The kit includes items such as bandages, gauze, tweezers, wipes and even some diaper trash sacks!

(2nd photo includes some of the items and a shot of how the pod shrinks down to “to-go” size)

Me4kidz (the maker of the Medipro Pod) is a brand doing it’s part to try to make the world a better place. Their products use recycled, lead-free plastic. They also proudly partner with non-profit organizations to provide work for those of various disabilities.

Use code Babble2019 for 25% off now through 12/31/19

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Anti-Aging Moisturizer from Vichy

I cringe when I say it, but I am almost 38 years old. Being 38 with a newborn, toddler and 8 year old, I don’t get very much sleep. I also find myself regularly neglecting my skin. I just recently read what a HUGE part collagen plays in our skin. It constitutes 70-80% of the dry weight and naturally decreases with age, causing dullness, wrinkles and lack of firmness.
Vichy’s LiftActiv Peptide-C is an anti-aging paraben-free moisturizer that helps to correct the visible signs of collagen loss on skin. I, personally, can use all the help I can get in the “correcting collagen loss” department and I’m sure many of you Moms are with me on this! Peptides are one of the most dermatologist recommended ingredients to help fight those visible effects and Vichy’s LiftActiv Peptide-C uses just that (along with Vitamin C and Mineralizing Water).

Ladies!! This cream feels SO AMAZING going on dry skin!

Use code Babble19 for 10% off + Free Shipping (8/10/19-9/30/19)

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Guess How Much I Love You 25th Anniversary Book from Candlewick Press

This classic story highlights the bond between parent and child. Guess How Much I Love you has been one of the best loved family picture books for 25 years.

This hardcover Anniversay edition with a slip case makes a beautiful gift! It also includes a darling print of the Nutbrown Hares (story characters) that would be adorable framed & could even be used as nursery decor.

You can use code “CANDLEWICK” at checkout on candlewick.com for 25% off your book order (US Purchases Only).

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In closing, I just want to thank BabbleBoxx again for sending over all of these fun products! They will definitely come in handy as our baby girl grows!


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