Womby Wednesday: Product Picks

For this edition of Womby Wednesday, I’d like to take you through some of the products thathave me excited about mommy-hood!  I’ve been in nesting mode for a few weeks now and have been obsessing over every detail of my labor, postpartum hospital stay, and baby preparedness.  Here are some of the choices I’ve made product-wise.

For Labor and Delivery:

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An essential for the delivery room is lip balm.  Some of you die hard Lashionistas already know that I am a self professed “balm-a-holic” so, the lippie I bring with me cannot be just any old balm, oh no, I have high standards.

Enter, Elle Naturals, my favorite balm of the moment and my choice of delivery room lip moisturizer.  Let’s face it, all that heavy breathing, panting, and lip biting is going to take a toll on my kisser.  I chose Elle Naturals lip balm because it is made from pure, simple ingredients that are made in small batches to ensure effectiveness, safety, and quality for the user.  After all, when all that hard work is over, I am going to want to plant a kiss on the new little man in my life.  I need to be sure that what I put on my lips is gentle and safe.

With ingredients like Almond Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Soybean Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Jojoba Oil, and Vitamin E, I know what I am putting on my lips and that it will do its job.  Plus, Elle Naturals are made in Texas, just like me and my baby boy to be!

Post Partum Picks:

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This All Natural Vanilla Whey from MRM is exactly what I need to re-gain my strength after giving birth to, what I believe will be, an enormous baby boy.  Athletes use this mix post-workout to help their bodies recover from all the intense activity and I think I will definitely fall into the athlete category once the birth is all said and done! This All Natural Whey provides a wonderful amount of protein and is, “nutritionally perfect, containing all of the essential and non-essential amino acids required by the human body.”

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Last time I gave birth, I stayed in the hospital for three days to recover.  I am expecting more of the same this time around so, I want to make sure I have the right toiletries in tow.

I chose Sappo Hill All Vegetable Oil Creme Soap for my toiletry bag because I will need something safe, natural, and gentle to cleanse my battered body with postpartum.

Again, this is a company that makes its product in small batches to ensure quality.  Sappo Hill Soapworks even, “wire-cuts, air-dries and ages each soap cake to create a long-lasting soap for exceptional mildness.” And, Mildness is VERY important in a soap that a woman will use after having a baby ripped from her nether-regions!

Babyhood Goodies:

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I know it is a little pre-mature to be thinking about baby food already, I KNOW this.  However, when I heard that a sample of NurturMe Dried babyhood would be in my April Conscious Box, I did some research and fell in love.

NurturMe babyfood comes in .46 oz pouches that make the equivalent of a 2.5 oz jar of babyfood when mixed with breast-milk, formula, water, or whole milk.  Better still, I can sneak a pouch of it into my toddler’s mac and cheese lunch, and he’ll never know that he is eating a boost of nutrients with every bite!  Best of all, no cabinets cluttered with bulky jars and containers- just a stack of convenient pouches to fill baby’s tummy.

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The last items I want to share with you will come in handy immediately after I bring home baby.  Every mother of a newborn needs a stash of bath products made specifically to pamper her baby’s delicate skin.

I received this beautiful duo of Baby Bee Nourishing Lotion and Shampoo/Wash by Burt’s Bees from my sister as a baby shower gift.  The products are nearly 100% natural and, again, are made from very mild ingredients that won’t irritate that brand new baby bottom (or the rest of him).

Both products have a light, mild scent and are gentle enough for everyday use.  Plus, when the baby is asleep, I can snatch these up and use them on myself to stay baby-smooth!

I hope you enjoyed this edition of Womby Wednesday Lashionistas! What did you think of my product picks and, do you have any suggestions for things I should add to my list?

XOXO

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10 Responses to Womby Wednesday: Product Picks

  1. Candace Coeyman says:

    I didn’t think about lip balm anytime I went into labor… Really wish I would have though lol. Bert’s Bees products are awesome! I love them :) Never heard of the other products, but you definitely have me wanting to try them :)

    • lashgirl says:

      Yeah, it is really hard to know what to bring with you for sure. Even when I am going on a short trip I get frazzled trying to remember everything. But, since this ain’t my first time at the rodeo (forgive me, I’m Texan!) I have a much better idea of what will make me the most comfortable…even if that comfort is fleeting! lol

      Definitely check out the websites of the other products and give a few a shot. They are mostly small, quality oriented companies and they are affordable!

  2. Kristy B. says:

    I’m with Candace, I didn’t bring lip balm and boy did I need some. I love the Baby Bee line and the lotion smells so good. I was so under prepared when it came to my hospital stay, i brought nothing but clothes for myself and supplies for baby and ended up having to use the hospitals toiletries and they were terrible! Lol. Lesson learned.

    • lashgirl says:

      Agreed on the hospital toiletries! I can’t bear to think of using them this time around!

      Another thing I never thought of last time I gave birth were snacks and energy drinks- not for me but, for my husband and mom (who were both present for the delivery). Poor things looked almost as exhausted as I did and they both had to leave me by myself to get food after 5 hours of labor. That is scary and a bummer when your support system has to leave you alone and you could pop a kid out any second!

      I will be doing a post about treats and drinks I will be packing hubby for the hospital trip soon! :)

  3. I didn’t think of lip balm either, lol. With having asthma bad, with 3 hours of pushing, with only one 15 minute break, I was having my mum bring me my water with a straw after I got done doing three pushes right after eachother, lol. So it was push 10 slow seconds, deep breath, push another 10 seconds, another deep breath, then another 10 second push, breathe water and repeat for 3 hours, lol. I don’t like the constant feel of lip balm on straws, lol.

    • lashgirl says:

      I was not allowed to drink water during my birth! Nothing but Ice chips so, balm will be great for me. As hard as I was pushing that day, I would have peed all over everyone anyway! lol

      And hey, now that you’re not in labor, I definitely suggest trying out an Elle Naturals Balm. They never charge for shipping, even if you just want one!

      • Lol, even with all the water I drank, which was like 4, maybe more large cups from mcdonalds cups, like that size, I didn’t need to pee till around an hour after I had her and even then I couldn’t really, maybe cause I had a nurse in the bathroom with me, lol. Plus most of the time I pushed she was like right there ready to pop. xD She crowned for like atleast 2 hours going out a bit then back in she was stubborn! xD So with her there my bladder had no chance, plus after having her everything was too swollen so I didn’t really pee till hours later surprisingly. xD

        And thats awesome! Gotta get my hands on one. :)

        • lashgirl says:

          Hahah! You’re probably right, The pressure on your bladder was likely intense! Ugh, why do I let myself be reminded of these things?!?!

          It’s funny how people don’t ever mention it to pregnant ladies but it’s true, going to the bathroom can be one of the most frightening things to go through post birth. #1 and especially #2. lol! TMI?

  4. lisa says:

    It’s been so many years I can’t remember what I packed. Other than clothes.

    • lashgirl says:

      Well, that might be a good thing that you can’t remember! I’m so stressed out right now I’m hoping I forget this part fast too and just move on to the snuggles and story time! :)

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