At Baby Boldly, we believe everything starts with momma. If we care for mommas, then mommas can take care of their baby. When it comes to building a baby registry, between the two of us, we’ve been around the baby block a time or four (not counting all of our family and friends we’ve showered). Something that remains true, is how quickly the baby gear industry evolves, year after year. Keeping appraised of all things awesome for both baby and their caregivers, we bring you the “Must Haves for Mom on your Baby Registry” as you commence on building yours or seek to share recommendations for someone you love.
In light of the current events America is facing with a formula shortage, we welcome our friend and fellow bold momma, Barbara Nelson. She brings a mastery of knowledge and first-hand insight to the matter particularly regarding the privilege and opportunity to share a momma's extra supply of breastmilk. Perhaps this could be an option for you to consider, whether you can supply breastmilk or are in need of sustenance for your babe(s).
This approach to a virtual baby shower really sets up the momma’s “village” for intentional support after she’s birthed baby. That’s the most important thing, when all the realness of motherhood happens - that her village of friends and family actually act on their promises of support. Between receiving the “wishes for momma” cards in the mail and each friend reaching out with touch-base texts or dinner delivery, she’s going to feel less lonely and better supported through one of life’s toughest transitions. The love and support felt in the moments of a baby shower should ultimately linger long into her motherhood journey. By giving her friends and family attending the shower the tools to place an emphasis on the long-haul of motherhood support, you’re giving her one of the greatest gifts ever - her “village”.
When you’re growing a tiny human, you can’t necessarily tackle cleaning like you did pre-pregnancy. Here are seven tips to ensure you’re keeping yourself (and baby) safe while you spring clean.
Whether you’ve just shared the news or you’re about to share it, we’ve got six clever gift ideas for your parents who are becoming first time grandparents! They’re the perfect combination of sentimental and practical. Warning: it might be hard to choose!
Littles are never too little to learn the real story of Thanksgiving. You’ll likely be surprised at how engaged they are and what responses they might offer. There’s more to Thanksgiving than pumpkin decor, donating canned goods to the hungry, turkeys with stuffing and 21 days of thankfulness. They can handle it - probably better than adults!
Some of you have big news to share! If you’re stumped on how to share that you’re expecting, we’ve got some clever ideas for your birth announcement. The holidays are an especially sweet time to share your news with friends and family across the miles. Whether you’re incorporating it into a holiday card, an Instagram post or a gift, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites (including our own previous announcements!)
You’ll be thankful you got these, either as a practical gift or for yourself. Becoming a momma is...
The way Hollywood depicts labor and birth has always irked me. The drama of the rapid labor, the ...
Parents should be encouraged to follow their gut when an issue continues to be of concern. Sometimes this means requesting to see a specialist when general strategies do not alleviate the issue.
As two mommas, we know what it’s like to give birth in a hospital. We were ready, having taken a 12-week birth prep course, the nursery arranged and the birth bag packed. Something that really shocked us both, happened after our first post-birth shower.
Toiletries are perhaps the most basic of essentials that anyone would know to pack in their birth bag. While it seems obvious that these toiletries would be packed in every bag, this particular brand checked all the boxes we knew mommas cared about most.
With a safe-for-sensitive skin on-the-go facial towelette like Burt’s Bees packed in your birth bag, you can still care for yourself. Nothing can replace a good face wash with warm water, but this is the next best option!
As mommas ourselves, we know how important it is to have a great balm to soothe sore lactating nipples. Breastfeeding can be challenging and at times cause discomfort, especially in the early days. Balm needs to apply easily, absorb into the skin effectively, provide relief and meet our non-toxic standards.
When we were thinking about the ultimate non-toxic, prep-packed hospital birth bag, our checklist included nursing pads. While some bodies need them before birth and others don’t need them until after they've checked out of the hospital, we knew including them would ensure new mommas were better prepared for their changing bodies.
Did you know Schmidt’s was founded by a fellow momma-to-be named Jaime who was frustrated by the lack of natural options to care for her body? So she made her own and introduced natural and effective body care to the marketplace with her business partner Michael. That’s a #boldmomma!
Megan's nearly due with baby #2! We wanted to share her perspective on preparing for her second postpartum experience through an interview! We've got a lot to learn from her confident preparedness as she goes boldly into new motherhood!
This may seem silly that I’m writing about how becoming a mother made me a better dancer, given my background, but it bears sharing. That’s because I still find myself dancing around the house, and I know how much “better” I am than before, and I can only credit it to motherhood.
We’re giving five more ways you can better prepare for your post-birth experience. The average expectant mother spends 20 times more preparing for her birth than her postpartum experience. While birth certainly necessitates preparation, the postpartum experience is much longer than birth and in many ways more complex, too.
Over the course of pregnancy, the average expectant mother spends around 20 hours preparing for her birth. Those same mothers-to-be spend anywhere from no time at all up to 2 hours preparing for her postpartum experience. Let's consider these ten steps to ensure you're prepared for a better postpartum experience.
There are many ways to approach birth, and if you’re planning on an epidural for a more comfortable birth experience, you may want to consider a pain management back-up plan. Why? Did you know that the epidural could fail you? While unlikely, it’s empowering to go into birth knowing you’ve got options that you can rely on for your comfort.
Birth involves all of our senses and our mentality, our spirituality, our physicality to labor and birth. A better birth can be achieved from a series of preparations. While a lack of preparation doesn’t ensure a terrible experience, a concerted effort at preparing for birth does create a more empowered mindset for birth. That, in turn, can make for a better birth experience
You might wonder “how on earth do you ‘plan’ for something like birth?” Creating a birth plan drastically changed my first birth experience. And it’s just as important to me the second time around. Here’s four reasons why.
Since giving birth twice and surviving a maternal mental health disorder, I am inspired to share the perspective I have that might help future mommas better prepare themselves.
Two years ago I went in for my last pre-natal visit on my second pregnancy. I was one day “past due” so a sonogram was done on my massive belly and then we saw the doctor. She let me know that I had “too much” amniotic fluid and that an immediate induction was necessary.
Thanks to facebook algorithms, I had stumbled on Sneak Peek’s Early Gender DNA Test. I could find out my baby’s sex as early as 8 weeks pregnant! And being completely administered at home, it was a great option amidst a pandemic.
If you are a book junkie like us, we know you’ll appreciate these remarkable reads. As mommas, we don’t have much time to read, so when we do, we make sure it’s worth it. Whether you’re looking for guidance, re-assurance, or a relatable laugh, these books are some of the best we’ve found.
Are you rolling your eyes? Well, fine, but you should try this anyway because there’s nothing better than thinking about what you want for this major experience you’re about to encounter. It will benefit you more than you might realize.
While we can’t guarantee there will be an absence of meltdowns or tantrums, we are sharing 4 uncomplicated ways to keep your young kids entertained while soothing your sanity. Best news is you’ve already got what you need!
So you’re working from home now thanks to Covid-19. Maybe you’ve been home for a while or maybe you’re just getting started. Either way - we’ve got three simple ways to make setting up your home office easier than you thought. If you’ve been working from home, maybe these suggestions will improve your current setup, so don’t disregard our advice just yet. If you just got the news you’re working from home, you might be adding this to your list of worries. It’s possible to establish a home office that’s efficient, comfortable AND even kid-friendly.
Welp, bet you never thought you’d be pregnant during a pandemic. Even without a pandemic, we know it can be an anxiety-ridden time growing a baby. The anxiety might be stronger now that Covid-19 is rampant, so we know you might be seeking some useful ways to calm your delicate nerves. We’ve got some ways you can better manage your increased anxiety while you’re pregnant.
Have you heard it’s the Year of the Mother? That’s right – this is 2020 and it’s time mommas get the care they deserve in America.
If you aren’t familiar with 2020 Mom, you should get to know them! Their mission is “closing gaps in maternal mental health care through education, advocacy, and collaboration.” Their founder and Executive Director, Joy Burkard, is leading the way with heart and guts. She’s making change happen for the good of moms, but ultimately for the good of the world. If you follow us, you know that we believe that when moms are healthy, families are happy and that is the foundation for a better world. Without happy, healthy families, we lose community and when we lose community, what do we have left?,
Let’s talk about our lady bits! Yep..you heard that right.
You’ve probably noticed the “feminine hygiene” row at Target getting lined with more and more packages that tout organic cotton.
We see it everywhere now – but what does it really mean when it comes to Aunt Flo?
My husband and I were both so emotionally exhausted that we decided on one last attempt to get pregnant and if it didn’t work out, then it just wasn’t meant to be. I had been on a vitamin and medication regimen prescribed by my doctors to help me “not miscarry”. And as it turned out, after 2 years, it finally worked.
Juggling family and career has been an ongoing education: on myself, my husband, my child, our society…but there’s no graduating with a shining degree. It truly is an imperfect journey and one that looks different for all. And yet, we share so many basic experiences, emotions, challenges, fears and joys.
We’ve been off the page, lately, working hard on some exciting new business features and opportunities. It’s all we can do to contain ourselves about what is upcoming for Baby Boldly! We’re making new connections, forming our network, and developing new ideas that will truly allow us to empower growing families.