My first child was born almost 6 years ago and I remember feeling so overwhelmed by products on the market. As soon as I created my baby shower registry and signed up for a few programs my inbox and mailbox became flooded with offers and information. There were maternity products, baby products and even products for new Moms. Some items I tried worked for me, and others were a bust. But I still remember how confusing it all was.
Now with my third baby, I would like to say I am much wiser about what I actually need. My son was born last month and I knew exactly what I needed before his arrival.
It was not only my third child, but my third C-section and my third go at everything involved with those. Instead of only planning for my son, I was also concerned about my own comfort and needs. It is far too easy to forget about what we need as a Mom when our days start to bleed together from sleep exhaustion.
So what do I think every new Mom needs? Check out my list:
Nursing Tanks- There are just a few things I think make those first days and weeks easier. I have a good amount of nursing bras, but really enjoy having a selection of nursing tanks. I wear them during the day or night and can either pair them with a sweater, shirt or jacket depending on what I am doing. I love the support and comfort. Well worth the price.
Lanolin- Whether you struggle with nursing for the first time or are a seasoned pro, we all get sore at some point. I keep a bottle of lanolin in my diaper bag to put on chapped or bruised nipples. I also keep one with my chair where I frequently nursed. It makes all the difference in the world.
Burp Cloths- Babies spit up. A. Lot. It amazed me with my new baby because I had forgotten. I keep a large stack of burp cloths handy at all times. I also love having some super absorbent fun ones to take out when we are on-the-go.
Reusable Nursing Pads- I used disposable with my first baby and it became one more thing to buy regularly. I not only saved money with reusable pads, but I found the material softer against my sensitive skin.
DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener- Getting back to normal took my body a few weeks. Stool softener was recommended by my friends and doctor to help me get back to my regular self. After my C-section I had to be careful about straining my muscles. This really helped. I checked with my doctor before starting to use a stool softener. Ask if you should think pink, too! Check out the DulcoEase® Website Grab a coupon to try it for yourself.
Water Bottle with Filter- Pregnant women and nursing Moms alike need to stay well hydrated! Not only do I recommend keeping a water bottle handy, but the ones with filters allows me to have tasty water wherever I go without having to remember to stop and buy water.
Yes, being a Mom is about the best feeling in the world to me. But, that doesn't mean there aren't things we can keep in our toolkit to make life easier.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.