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 wasfounded by a fellow momma-to-benamed 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!
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.
Sanity can be slippery when you’re a parent, especially when you’re sifting through racks (or pages) of possible baby products, trying to anticipate your (and your baby’s) needs. When another parent (particularly one you know and trust) says “this thing is a lifesaver!” – take note.
The quality of storytime starts and ends with me. Talking about what is in the pictures, pointing out colors and shapes, expressing emotions and encouraging participation are all ways to make storytime more engaging and impactful. But not all books are created equal. Below are my top six (and B-approved) books to have in baby’s library for a higher-quality storytime experience.