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Belly Balm by Honest Company

A unique blend of organic butters, botanicals & antioxidants for optimal belly health. Organic shea butter, olive oil, tamanu oil & calendula help prevent stretch marks, improve elasticity & hydrate for soft & supple skin. Tamanu oil helps encourage healthy skin regeneration.

Why we like it: Pleasing scent, smooth application and safe ingredients: organic butters and antioxidants.

Expectant and New Moms 

 

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www.honest.com

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Bio-Oil by Union Swiss

Bio-Oil is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin oil, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns including aging and dehydrated skin.

Why we like it: Nice consistency and scent. Though it’s an oil, it isn’t sticky and doesn’t leave a residue that comes off on clothing or stays on your hands.  

Ages: Expectant Moms and/or Parents, For the entire family

 

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www.bio-oilusa.com

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Boppy® Custom Fit Total Body Pillow by The Boppy Company

The newly-designed Boppy® Custom Fit Total Body Pillow is a pregnancy pillow that was developed with a physical therapist to provide customized support throughout your pregnancy. The flexible, three-piece design means you can use the combination that works best for you. Choose from: Head/Neck Support, Belly/Back Support, and Hip/Leg/Ankle Support. 

Why we like it: Provides support and comfort in a number of positions. Pillow is sturdy and easy to transport and store.

For Expectant Moms and/or Parents 

 

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www.boppy.com

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DLVR™ Maternity Fitness Capri with ActivEmbrace™ Support Technology by DLVR Maternity, LLC

The DLVR™ Fitness Capri with ActivEmbrace™ Technology:  Our patent pending, ActivEmbrace™ waistband design will help support your belly as it grows while helping to offload your pelvis and low back. You can increase the support to the next level by adding the belt. The capri is constructed with soft, breathable Tactel™ fabric and finished with chafe resistant seams. Made in the USA!

Why we like it: Provides a comfortable support band. Alleviates muscle strain and fatigue of belly. Material is breathable.

For Expectant Moms and/or Parents 

 

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Illipe Body Butter Fragrance Free by basq

This mega rich complex of Illipe, Jojoba and Shea butters tone, replenish and strengthen skin from the inside out. The luxe texture comes from the Illipe butter base, rich yet absorbs quickly and deeply like other butters can't. Gives skin super deep nourishment without a heavy, greasy feel.

Why we like it: Very easy to use and one application lasts all day.

Ages: Expectant Moms and/or Parents 

 

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Price: $30 

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Nipple Balm by Honest Company

Made with only food-grade ingredients, this organic salve helps soothe pain and irritation and encourage healing to relieve and revitalize nursing nipples. Helps relieve irritation & helps heal sensitive, sore or chapped nursing nipples. Calendula infused oil helps regenerate skin tissue & naturally heal. Olive oil deeply hydrates & soothes.

Why we like it: Nice consistency and mild fragrance. No need to wipe away before nursing.

Ages: Expectant and Nursing Moms 

 

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Price: $13.95  

www.honest.com

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Bellaband by Ingrid & Isabel 

Why we like it:  A seamless band made of an organic, ultra-soft knit blend designed to keep pants put -- around mama’s tummy. No more worrying about slipping pants or bulging bellies. Works on pre-pregancy or maternity pants.

 

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www.ingridandisabel.com

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Belly Banter 

Why we like it: Belly Banter stickers are a fun, fashionable, and affordable option for announcing and making statements about pregnancy and tracking the growth of babies. Onesie stickers are perfect for measuring baby’s growth, capturing special moments and milestones one sticker at a time!

  • Available in Classic/Unisex or Boy/Girl styles
  • Makes the perfect gift, ideal for photos, announcements, photo cards, scrapbooking, and sharing pictures via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $14.99   
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Best Cradle

Why we like it: The Best Cradle® by It’s You Babe is an incredibly soft, flexible and adjustable pregnancy support product. It will ease the everyday aches and pains often felt during pregnancy due to back and abdominal strain. Its flannel backed elastics surround the abdomen to provide support for the whole tummy. The adjustable shoulder straps make it comfortable for any mommy-to-be.

  • Very practical and innovative
  • Made of high-quality materials and safe to use
  • Soft lining that adjusts and properly fits the body

Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $69.00  
www.ItsYouBabe.com

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The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy

Why we like it: Say goodbye to backaches, indigestion, sore feet, difficulty sleeping and that postpartum belly. This program is designed to help women deal with the pains, stress and physical changes of pregnancy.

  • Booklet guides users through easy exercises
  • Program is designed to also help get mom back into shape after baby is born 

 Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $19.95  

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Preg-EZ

Why we like it: Preg-EZ is a must have for pregnant moms. The maternity support garment helps to lift the baby’s weight from the stomach and transfers to different parts of the body that helps to alleviate pregnancy discomfort.

  • Helps to reduce lower back pain
  • Easy to wear and smooth under clothing
  • Diminishes soreness around the pelvic area which leaves mom with more energy 

Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $79.95   

www.nipia.com

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Breastfeeding

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Boppy Two-Sided Nursing Pillow by The Boppy Company

Developed with a Lactation Consultant, the Boppy Two-Sided Nursing Pillow was developed specifically for breastfeeding moms.  Two distinct feeding surfaces means you can choose the support you need: the firm flat surface provides a stable platform for nursing, while the softer fiber-fill side offers a more snuggly surface.

Why we like it: New moms won’t be able to live without this.  Its use grows as your child grows, while maintaining its most important function as a nursing pillow.

Ages: Nursing Moms, Birth and up 

 

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www.boppy.com

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Poncho Baby Nursing Cover by Poncho Baby, Inc.

Poncho Baby® Nursing Cover is an original patent-pending design that allows the mom to see the baby while breastfeeding and provides front and back coverage. Made in the USA with soft 100% premium imported muslin cotton. Multifunctional: can be used as stroller cover, blanket or more. Machine wash and dry.

Why we like it: A must-have for any mom nursing. Provides privacy while breastfeeding. Fabric is perfect for sensitive skin. Has additional pockets to hold pacifiers, burp cloths or nursing pads. Easy to store.

Ages: Birth to 3 years 

 

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www.ponchobaby.com

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Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Double Electric Breast Pump by Tommee Tippee

The Closer to Nature Double Electric Breast Pump is specially  designed to mimic a baby’s natural feeding action, for excellent  results at the touch of a button. The unique silicone cup makes  our Electric Breast Pump comfortable to use, and the pump offers four settings from which moms can choose.

Why we like it: Small and portable so great for moms on the go.  Set up is easy and quick and comes with all of the parts needed to start using it immediately. The silicon lined cups are much more comfortable than the hard plastic edges of other pumps. 

 Expectant Moms and/or Parents

 

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Price:  $199.99  

www.tommeetippee.us

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Baby & Me Nursing Cover 

Why we like it: Get maximum privacy while breastfeeding with baby in mom's sight. Roomy, airy and plenty of room for a pump apparatus. The innovative two-rimmed design brings a whole new level of functionality to a fairly simple and straightforward product. Portable, fits into any diaper bag and is easy to take out and use with one hand.

A parent tester favorite. 


 

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basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter 

Why we like it:  Recommended use throughout pregnancy and after, basq Advanced Stretch Mark Butter uses clinically proven ingredients, essential oils known and rich butters. Dries well and not too greasy like other creams on the market.

 

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Born Free Bliss Feeding Pillow 

Why we like it:  An ergonomically designed nursing pillow with the help of lactation consultants to minimize the stress on mom’s back. Adjustable height accommodates moms and babies of all sizes. Also available are stylish slipcovers available in a variety of colors and patterns (sold separately).

Order the slipcover for $19.99. 

 

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www.newbornfree.com

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EasyNurse Mothers' Natural Nursing Salve

Why we like it: There is nothing that nurtures a newborn and creates a bonding experience like nursing. EasyNurse™ Natural Mothers’ Nursing Salve offers mothers a blend of natural herbs and oils that have a pleasant aroma and repair delicate skin to reduce pain and soreness caused by breastfeeding. It works safely and effectively, making the mother-child bonding experience possible.

  • Salve goes on easily, feels good, and smells pleasant
  • All natural ingredients make it safe for both mother and baby

Ages: Babies: 0-18 months

 

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Price: $14.99  

www.easynurse.com

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Gia Angled Breastfeeding Pillow

Why we like it: Gia by Simplisse is a new breastfeeding pillow that features a unique angled design to increase breastfeeding comfort and help baby’s digestion process. Unlike other nursing pillows, this one offers a thick end for newborns and thin end for older babies. The slanted, wider surface cradles the infant’s head perfectly which helps deliver milk steadily through baby’s system.

  • Pillow offers perfect combination of softness and firmness
  • Offers a variety of positioning options for baby
  • Retains its shape after many uses and the outside is thick enough to prevent any tearing or ripping

Ages: Babies: 0-18 months

 

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Price: $14.99   

www.simplisse.com

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KoalaKin, Hands Free Nursing Pouch

Category: Family Health & Safety, Healthy Snacks, Nutrition & Fitness

Why we like it: KoalaKin is a vest that was designed to help moms nurse completely hands-free which helps to eliminate the strain on arms, shoulder and back. Your baby will be safely secured in the attached pouch so you won't have to worry about them suddenly rolling like with a nursing pillow.

  • Perfect for busy moms who need to split her attention amongst multiple things or babies
  • The pouch helps baby with the ability to latch on and stay latched
  • Switch baby from one side to the other is simple. Unclick one side of the pouch at the shoulder, turn the baby and re-click the other side

 Ages: Babies: 0-18 months

 

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Price: $89.00  
www.koalakin.com

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milkmakers

Why we like it: Nutrition is key for breastfeeding moms and milkmakers, a lactation cookie, can help boost breast milk supply. These hearty cookies are made with natural ingredients  such as oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed, and are packed with fatty acids, fiber, protein and iron -- alll essential ingredients for a new mother.  

  • OB/GYN recommended
  • Delicious and filling

Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $19.99 per bag   
www.milkmakers.com

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NUK Expressive Single Electric Breast Pump

 Why we like it: The lightweight NUK® Expressive Single Electric Breast Pump is more comfortable and effective than ever before! With a universal fit shield and Adjustable Suction strength, this pump is customizable for your individual needs. Its fast and efficient Natural Pulse Rhythm makes pumping stress free and maximizes milk flow. 

Ages: Pregnancy & Birth

 

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Price: $59.99   
www.nuk-usa.com

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Fitness

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DLVR™ Maternity Fitness Capri with ActivEmbrace™ Support Technology by DLVR Maternity, LLC

The DLVR™ Fitness Capri with ActivEmbrace™ Technology:  Our patent pending, ActivEmbrace™ waistband design will help support your belly as it grows while helping to offload your pelvis and low back. You can increase the support to the next level by adding the belt. The capri is constructed with soft, breathable Tactel™ fabric and finished with chafe resistant seams. Made in the USA!

Why we like it: Provides a comfortable support band. Alleviates muscle strain and fatigue of belly. Material is breathable.

For Expectant Moms and/or Parents 

 

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Expecting More: Sara Haley's Daily Sweat Pregnancy Program

Why we like it: Reebok Master Trainer and pre/post-natal fitness specialist Sara Haley helps moms-to-be stay active and fit during their pregnancies in her two-DVD set. A variety of workouts focus on strengthening the core, with modifications for each level of fitness. The set features six different workouts, 230 minutes worth of exercises, Q&A, and a calendar for tracking fitness activity during all three trimesters.

Pregnancy, New Moms

 

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www.sarahaley.com

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Parenting Books

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A Good Birth by Avery

Obstetrician, bio ethicist, reproductive-health researcher and mother of four Dr. Anne Lyerly answers the question of what a good birth is from the mother’s point of view, and in so doing radically repositions our understanding of the birth experience and gives women the tools to secure the care they need.

Why we like it: Author has a brilliant and appealing writing style. Examines the process, ethics, emotions, and different viewpoints from those who have given birth. 

Expectant Moms and/or Parents

 

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www.annelyerly.com

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Pregnancy: The Beginner's Guide by DK Publishing

A practical handbook for first-time parents, Pregnancy: The Beginner's Guide is packed with to-do lists, Top 10s, and helpful advice on a wide range of topics, from what to eat when pregnant and how to exercise, to what to buy.

Why we like it: Love the colorful layout. Provides sparse facts in a fun and lively way. Must-have for first time moms.

Ages: Expectant Moms and/or Parents 

 

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The Modern Princess: A Simple Guide to Pregnancy & Baby's First Year by Don't Sweat It Media, Inc.

“Everything new moms need to know. From managing pregnancy mood swings to tips for returning to work, Ivana shares practical advice that’s sure to inspire confidence. Wise, witty and wonderful—a must-read for any mom-to-be!”—Managing Editor, Modern Mom. 

Why we like it: Approachable point of view. Practical points not covered in other books. Pregnancy can be very scary, especially for first time moms, so this book is very helpful to have on hand, plus it brings a couple of laughs.

Ages: Expectant Moms and/or Parents

 

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www.princessivana.com

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Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby 

Why we like it: The March of Dimes, one of the most trusted sources of health information, has come out with a book filled with sound advice and important information for expecting mothers.  Focuses on how today’s mothers can improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child. Definitely a page-turner and a reminder to make healthy choices.

 

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www.marchofdimes.com

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Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke 

Why we like it:  Written by a nurse-midwife and mindfulness teacher, Nancy Bardacke helps readers find calmness for birthing for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.  She highlights the benefits of mindful birthing, which include increased confidence, decreased fear and improved couple communication.

 

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Family

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Babymel Soho Messenger by Babymel

The utilitarian Babymel Soho Messenger is made from a lightweight nylon, contrasting orange wipe-clean lining and has a durable rip-stop base. The sporty tote features two top handles, multiple interior and exterior compartments, insulated bottle pocket, a padded orange changing mat, built-in stroller clips; and a wide, adjustable shoulder strap.

Why we like it: Durable and easy to clean with a lot of compartments, some insulated, for easy storage. Designed so dad won’t mind carrying it around.

For Expectant Moms and/or Parents

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Storksak Bobby Navy by Storksak

The Storksak Bobby shoulder bag is made from an elegantly quilted nylon and features an adjustable shoulder strap with built-in stroller clips, padded changing mat, insulated food/bottle bag, pacifier case, elasticated pockets, and wipe-clean linings. When diaper duty is done, the design makes a perfect gym, beach or carry-on bag.

Why we like it: Love the quilted fabric. Has the option to use handles or the shoulder strap, which is both convenient and adds to the appeal of the bag. Innovative features: insulated food and bottle bag, pacifier holder, and studs on the bottom of bag to keep it elevated when resting on a surface. Easy to keep clean.

For Expectant Moms and/or Parents

 

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www.storksak.com

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