New Mom Self-Care Must-Haves


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that keep CWS up and brewing!

New Mom Self-Care Must-Haves

It’s February, CWS fam! That means it’s BABY MONTH! Ah, I can’t believe it’s here already. Baby girl’s due date is in just 20 days from today… yep, craziness. While I have been heavily focused on preparing for her arrival, I have also been focusing on prioritizing self-care these last few weeks. Not only that, I’m trying my best to plan ahead by planning some simple self-care practice to incorporate into my new mama self-care routine.

Today, I’m teaming up with my friends at Babbleboxx and some great sponsors to share about some awesome products that I’m loving already and some that I can’t wait to give a try during the newborn days.

New Mom Self-Care Must-Haves

NEW MOM SELF-CARE MUST-HAVES:

Even though I have a couple of weeks left before baby girl’s arrival, I have already started using the nursing bras from Playtex that were sent to me. I received the Shaping Foam Underwire Bra and the Cross Over Sleep Bra set of 2. I love all of them! I actually already owned the exact same style of sleep bras, so I was ecstatic to add more to my wardrobe. They feature a Cool Comfort® fabric that helps to keep you cool – something I need!

I’m grateful that I get to work from home as a full-time blogger… one of the reasons being that I can get away with just wearing a sleep bra at home, haha. 🙂

The Shaping Foam Underwire Bra has a TruSupport® 4-way Support system which I know I’ll really benefit from even more when it comes to nursing my baby girl. The straps are extremely comfortable, the cups are deep, and there are higher sides and a wider back. The QuickStrap® clips are quick and easy to use to nursing anytime, anywhere.

Grab both of these at Kohl’s HERE!

Playtex Nursing Bras Playtex Nursing Bras

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before or not, but I plan on exclusively breastfeeding my daughter as long as I can. That means I’m going to need Mustela’s Nursing Comfort Balm on-hand at all times. The Nursing Comfort Balm from Mustela is a soothing nipple cream that helps to keep skin comfortable while nursing. Not only does this nipple cream provide relief but it also helps to replenish and restore skin during and after breastfeeding.

It’s made with 100% naturally-derived ingredients and it’s also fragrance-free and dye-free.

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Mustela Nursing Comfort BalmMilkflow Lactation Coffee Pods from UpSpring

You all know how much I love coffee, so you can imagine how excited I am to try the Milkflow Lactation Coffee Pods from UpSpring. I’m a huge fan of UpSpring and their products already, so I have high hopes for these lactation coffee pods. They are the first and only lactation coffee pods that contain the herbs Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle. Both help to naturally promote breast milk supply!

These lactation coffee pods contain only 55mg of caffeine per serving and they’re also gluten-free, non-GMO, and Lactation Consultant recommended. The pods are 100% compostable, 100% plant-based and BPA-free.

You can grab the Upspring Milkflow Lactation Coffee Pods HERE or at Target in the baby aisle.

LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum

My skin has definitely taken a bit of a hit during my pregnancy. I wasn’t able to use many of my regular products that help to keep my skin clear, as well as products that were anti-aging. So, needless to say, my skin is going to need all of the EXTRA love and care it can get postpartum.

The LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum from Vichy will be a huge part of my new mom skincare routine. This serum helps to supercharge your skin to restore radiance and reduce wrinkles. It’s formulated with only 10 ingredients and from the first use, the skin is firmer and more hydrated. Some of the hero ingredients are 10% Pure Vitamin C, Natural Origin Hyaluronic Acid, and Plant-Based Phyto Peptides. See here on how to use the serum.

Right now until February 14th, 2020, use code: VICHYBABBLE2020 for 15% off your order!

LiftActiv Peptide-C Ampoule Serum

I also wanted to share about this incredible non-profit organization called Love Without Boundaries. They’re an international charity that provides hope and healing to orphaned and vulnerable children through education and refuge. “Every Child Counts” is their core belief and I back that 100%. They have ongoing programs all around the world but some locations are Cambodia, India, Uganda, and China. To check out more about LWB, visit their website here.

Right now you can download The Heart of an Orphan, by Amy Eldridge, for free to learn more about LWB’s story of love, hope, and healing.

The Heart of an Orphan

New Mom Self-Care Must-Haves

To all my new mama friends out there, I hope you’ve been able to take away some great products to check out! I can’t wait to try everything. 😉 Let’s chat!

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Getting Ready For Baby Girl’s Arrival


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that keep CWS up and brewing!

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It’s no secret that my pregnancy has been one of the greatest highlights of my life so far. I can’t contain the excitement that Mike and I both have as we get to meet our baby girl very soon… just a month to go! During my pregnancy, I have spent countless hours researching everything under the sun for my baby girl. I want to make sure that we’re providing her with only the best of the best. Today, I’m teaming up with my friends at Babbleboxx and some great sponsors to share some baby products that are ready to go in her nursery once baby girl arrives. 🙂

Snuggle Knit Collection from aden + anaisTM

I have been in full-on nesting mode over the past week and truly, I’ve been loving every bit of it. All of the baby girl’s clothes are washed and organized – it feels incredible! This NEW aden + anais™ snuggle knit collection is absolutely dreamy and I can’t wait to get my girl all snuggled up in it. It’s a must-have for all new moms and machine washes really well. This collection includes one knotted gown with an easy-access tie bottom, a one-size-fits-all knotted baby hat, a swaddle blanket, and a bandana bib. All of these essentials are made from a supremely soft fabric that helps to keep baby cozy and snuggled up how they should be. You can find this gift set on Amazon – available in three prints – heather grey, rosettes (shown), and navy stripe.

One thing that I’m already loving about this gift set is the versatility it offers. From bedtime to play to travel, all of the pieces included are perfect for a new baby. The snuggle knit lovely is the perfect comforting piece for any sweet baby to cling to.

Snuggle Knit Collection from aden + anaisSnuggle Knit Lovely from aden + anaisPipette Baby Balm

Not only have I organized all of my baby’s clothing but I’ve also organized all of the essential products we’ll be using often. The Baby Balm and Baby Lotion from Pipette are both stored neatly in one of the top drawers of the changing table. Babies have very delicate skin so it’s important to use nourishing products that help to keep their skin hydrated well.

The Baby Balm from Pipette provides deep, gentle moisture for baby’s sensitive spots like chapped lips, diaper line, elbows, or wherever needed. The Baby Lotion from Pipette provides immediate and long-lasting hydration that can be gently massaged all over baby’s skin. It also helps to increase and retain moisture levels in their skin.

There’s an article all about Pipette in the November 2019 copy of Good Housekeeping (page 49) that shares about how their products are formulated without parabens and fragrance. I love that their ingredients are plant-based.

Pipette Baby LotionLil’ Squish Jellyfish Sensory Rattle + Teething Toy from Baby Banana

Even though my baby girl is still to arrive and teething won’t begin until later this year, we’re already stocking up on teethers! This Lil’ Squish Jellyfish Sensory Rattle + Teething Toy from Baby Banana is seriously too cute and fun! It has a subtle rattle to it and the many textures will one day keep our little girl very busy with much to explore. The tentacle loops are designed to make it easy to hold and also promotes hand-eye coordination. It’s made of 100% silicone that is soft and durable – win, win. You can grab it here on Amazon.

The Butt Paste Maximum Strength Tube from Boudreaux’s was one of the very first products I registered for because I have heard so many other mamas rave about it. It’s tough on diaper rash but gentle on baby’s bottom! It’s free from dyes, preservatives, parabens, and talc and is pediatrician-recommended. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste provides the thickest barrier of protection with 40% zin oxide and visibly improves diaper rash in as little as 3 hours.

You bet Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is tucked away in her changing table drawer!

Butt Paste Maximum Strength Tube from Boudreaux’sGetting Ready For Baby Girl's Arrival

One thing I’m really looking forward to is playing with fun toys with my little baby girl. The Tinkle Crinkle Activity Ball and Tinkle Crinkle Caterpillar from GUND are both toys that I feel any baby would love. They’re both extremely soft and Baby GUND plush is machine washable for easy cleaning! 😉

The Tinkle Crinkle Caterpillar is full of fun surprises for baby – crinkle, rattle, squeaker, and bright, primary colors and fabric with textures to promote tactile and sensory-stimulating play. The Tinkle Crinkle Activity Ball is also a great baby toy as it features multiple characters, like a bunny and a caterpillar, as well as 3-D cut-outs of different textures.

The toys from GUND make great baby gifts for any new baby. GUND has many award-winning bears and toys and I can totally see why! Michael’s favorite snuggle toy when he was a baby was his very own GUND “bear-bear”. 🙂

Getting Ready For Baby Girl's Arrival

It’s all feeling SO real! My baby girl is going to be in my arms in a month’s time. I can’t wait to meet her but for now, I’m going to continue to enjoy getting ready for her arrival. This time is so sacred to me.

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