Is it just us, or do babies get *all* the attention these days?
There are countless lists about what the baby needs—what about what YOU need? What’s a mom gotta do around here to get a blog post solely dedicated to her and her growing belly or post-partum bod?
That’s why we’ve weeded through the new mama essentials and whittled them down to the very BEST of the best. No frills, no gray area, no guesswork for you; just our single top pick for each category to make shopping easier than ever. Because ain’t no mama got time to be furiously scrolling the Interwebs at 3am searching for the best nipple cream when said nipples feel like they’re on fire and screaming SOS into the darkness.
If you’re currently growing a human inside of you OR you’ve just pushed one out and are in serious need of some personal TLC essentials, the incessant Googling stops NOW: this list has all the answers you need for all of the best new mama basics.
Best Maternity Jeans: AG Jeans (Remind us again WHY we waited until pregnancy to start wearing glorious maternity jeans…?)
Best Maternity Leggings: Target BeMaternity Yoga Black Leggings
Best Pregnancy Pillow: Snoogle Body Pillow (Sorry, Husband, you’ve been replaced.)
Best Belly Oil: Mama Mio The Tummy Rub Oil
Best Prenatal Vitamin: One A Day Women’s Prenatal with DHA, Iron and Folic Acid (Our favorite but double check with your doc)
Best Delivery/Nursing Maternity Robe: Pink Blush Robe (Comes in tons of different colors and styles!)
Best Breast Pads: Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads
Best Nipple Cream: Mother Love
Best Relief for Breastfeeding Challenges: Lansinoh TheraPearl 3-in-1 Hot or Cold Breast Therapy (These will be your savior/BFF/Holy Grail)
Best Nursing tanks: Target Gilligan & O’Malley Nursing Cotton Cami
Best Nursing Bra: Hofish Seamless Nursing Bra
Best Pumping Bra: Simple Wishes D-Light Hands Free Breastpump Bra
Best Nursing Cover: Copper Pearl Multi Use Cover (Bonus: can also be used for carseat cover, grocery cart cover, high chair cover and even an infinity scarf – WHAT?!)