Post Pregnancy Props

Friday, April 1, 2011
It's been a whole month since Arden arrived...scary how fast time goes by! I figured I'd humor those of you with babies on the brain. Here is my obligatory "must haves" that I highly recommend for the first month after baby arrives.

Okay this spray is a godsend after giving birth the last thing you want to do is touch anything down there. A spritz of this and you'll feel sweet relief, this is GOOD stuff I promise!

These are perfect for those sore bums after you get home. Self explanatory ;)


OK, I have to fess up on this one. I'd seen these awesome covers before and I contacted them begging for a cover to review on the blog. They generously obliged me (Thanks Dria!). I received the Oslo cover (grey striped). First of all, it's sooo soft and the fabric can be jammed into your diaper bag and it miraculously stays wrinkle-free. LOVE that! It's also the only nursing cover that doesn't look like one; it looks like a stylin' top instead. I've used it as a nursing cover out in public as well as draped it over the carseat AND the Mamaroo. It's so comfy and easy to drape over yourself in a pinch. I just recently used it at a BBQ we went to. It kept the sun out of Arden's eyes and it kept the wind from hitting her when I had her in my sling. And surprisingly, even though it's pretty lightweight, it kept me nice and warm. It was the perfect accessory :)
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I drink this tea every morning and sometimes at night too. I've never had any issues with my milk supply.


I love to use these during the day. They're eco-friendly and very cost effective if you order them from Amazon.

These pads are so soft and absorbent, they're perfect for night time!

This is so much better than Lansinoh and it has the slight taste of chocolate. I use it on chapped lips too!

I've tried several other brands and this is the only one that doesn't dry out or irritate Arden's sensitive skin.

This sling is so convenient, I keep it in my diaper bag. It's so easy to bust out and throw on when you're out and about.


Soothie Pacifier
Arden loves these. The perfect paci and it doesn't cause any nipple confusion because it's shaped like a natural nipple.


Baby Connect iPad/iPhone App
I don't know what I'd do without this app to help me keep track of every little thing.

21 comments:

  1. I'll have to remember these items when my husband and I finally decide we're ready to have a baby. I have to admit, though, some of these items have me scared to death (bottom spray, in particular). This post served as a great reminder that I'm really happy to just have a fur baby for now!!!! :)

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  2. Oh, I just LOVE all this! My baby is 5 . I miss those nursing days...ahhh...sweet, sweet babies...enjoy your blessing! :)

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  3. I don't have any babies, yet but I love the sling and the cover they are so cute. I wil have to keep them in mind when it's my time!!

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  4. this is super helpful. enjoy the new baby!!

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  5. Baby Arden is adorable. Great picks wish I knew about them when my babies were little.

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  6. Wow, Reichel, this is awesome! I'll be switching gears and thinking about all these needs soon and this little guide is exactly the sort of thing I need. Thank you!

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  7. So you really like the sling? How does she sit in it? I'm thinking about getting it too...

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  8. I am so glad you posted things that a mother needs after baby! I have a 1 year old now, but will be bookmarking this post as a future reference for my second. :)

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  9. I never used Lansinoh on my nipples, but I grabbed all the samples I could to use as lip gloss! I'll have to give the nipple butter a try, since the Lansinoh may do a heck of a job on my lips, but doesn't taste very good. Also? I totally want another baby just so I can use that cover and sling, lol. You foudn some really great things!

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  10. Love this post! I must bookmark it now so I can remember all these fun finds when we welcome our baby in August. Thanks so much for sharing with all us mamas-to-be!

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  11. Love this post. I am due in August and love to hear what other moms like! I have a mamaroo on my registry but haven't heard of too many people that own them!

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  12. Actually, I wouldn't recommend the Mamaroo...it doesn't move fast enough. Just exchanged it for Fisher Price's Little Lamb Swing and that works SOOO much better. :)

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  13. Oh my goodness. My daughter is almost 17 months now, and I had fogotten ALL about that horrible "down there" part of it that lasted for about a month. All so worth it though :)
    xoxo, Chassity

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  14. I highly recommend the lily padz reusable nursing pads. They're awesome!!! I also use a ton of EMAB stuff, their baby lotion smells like orange creamsicles! yum! Look into getting a Beco for when baby Arden gets a little bigger. (I am preg with #3 and a baby wearing junky so I have 15 carriers). Do not get a bjorn - they are CRAP. I'm 7 mos preg & still wear my 18 mo old in the beco on my back and it's comfy. Bjorns are painful. Another super awesome (but a little bit spendy) sling is the Sakura Bloom. Last bit of advice on baby stuff -- when you're ready to move to a convertible car seat, go with the Radian XTSL. My 3 year old (admittedly she is tiny but still) is still happy as a clam and safe as can be rear facing in it. It rear faces to 45lbs, gives lots of leg room and has memory foam under her tush! Best car seat ever (yes, better than Britax, Recaro, etc - we've had them all) Google AAP rear facing for more info on that. Anyway, hope that wasn't too much info!! Your sweet Arden is gorgeous - congrats!!!

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  15. I highly recommend the lily padz reusable nursing pads. They're awesome!!! I also use a ton of EMAB stuff, their baby lotion smells like orange creamsicles! yum! Look into getting a Beco for when baby Arden gets a little bigger. (I am preg with #3 and a baby wearing junky so I have 15 carriers). Do not get a bjorn - they are CRAP. I'm 7 mos preg & still wear my 18 mo old in the beco on my back and it's comfy. Bjorns are painful. Another super awesome (but a little bit spendy) sling is the Sakura Bloom. Last bit of advice on baby stuff -- when you're ready to move to a convertible car seat, go with the Radian XTSL. My 3 year old (admittedly she is tiny but still) is still happy as a clam and safe as can be rear facing in it. It rear faces to 45lbs, gives lots of leg room and has memory foam under her tush! Best car seat ever (yes, better than Britax, Recaro, etc - we've had them all) Google AAP rear facing for more info on that. Anyway, hope that wasn't too much info!! Your sweet Arden is gorgeous - congrats!!!

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  16. Thank you so much! I have been reading bad reviews but it's such a space saver. I will be taking it off the registry now! : )

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  17. I'll have to remember this for the future :)

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  18. She can either lay in it or I can prop her up to be more upright. Love it because it's so easy. Just slip it on and go :)

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  19. I'll have to remember this for the future :)

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  20. Love all your mommy/baby gear recommendations! Your suggestions are so helpful as I'm in full swing of preparing for the arrival of our little one in August! Do you have any recommendations for must haves in your diaper bag?

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