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:
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:
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.”
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!
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.
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?