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A Little Bundle Nursery Reveal

A clean and quirky baby space for a mama with serious taste.

A Little Bundle Nursery Reveal

We’ve been crushing on Annie Lin of A Little Bundle ever since we found her beautiful baby shop on Instagram. With her impeccable eye for high-quality baby and mama products, and her masterful ability to curate the perfect gift bundle, we knew this Austin gal had serious style. And that was before she got pregnant. So we were understandably ecstatic when we found out that Annie had a baby on the way. And that she was letting us see Baby Girl’s nursery first. And letting us show it to you, of course. Get a glimpse of Annie’s beautiful nursery and find out why this mama is over the moon to join the mama community. Then head over to our Instagram, where she’d taking over our feed for the day, and find out how to win $900 in beautiful baby goodies! How has pregnancy changed or inspired your work? When I started A Little Bundle 2.5 years ago, I was really insecure about the fact that I wasn’t a mother and wanted to provide products for both the mom and the baby. Now that I am pregnant and all my friends and family are mostly mothers or becoming mothers, I find that it’s no different than how I’ve been operating. I’m constantly reading up on products, discovering new techniques and connecting with the moms in local and online communities. It really all comes down to who you surround yourself with, the advice you seek and what you look for! I do have to say I have become overly prepared for motherhood with the 2.5 years training of curating for A Little Bundle, but like I said, every mother does their best and does things differently. I learn more and more each day from the amazing online mommy community. How does your job make you more excited (or nervous!) about having a baby? A Little Bundle is my baby and now that I’m having an actual baby – it’s really making me nervous on how I can juggle both. I’ve been able to take the risk on this dream of mine, and it’s still growing. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason and it all turns out the way it should be – as long as I put in my best effort of what my priorities are in the period of my life. For now, I’m going to try my best to juggle my small business and figure out motherhood with the help of my amazing friends and family! Tell us about the nursery! What’s the foundation for the space? The nursery really started with this beautiful horse photograph I purchased from the local outlet! Since I’m constantly shopping and looking around for A Little Bundle, I’ve already had an idea of how I hoped for the nursery to turn out to be – clean but quirky! Hopefully, this is shown through what we’ve come up with! Did Baby Daddy weigh in? Baby daddy has some say, but I mostly did the shopping and decoration. My husband works in the design industry, too, so he has a lot of input, but overall we agreed on the furniture and the details were left to me. He did all the assembling, handy work, and putting it together! Haha! How have you gone about putting it together? I really had a lot of things already in mind from just obsessing over certain brands I would find on Instagram. For example, I’ve been such a fan of @_jujujust_ and had a weird feeling to keep this beautiful mobile for my future unborn child one day! And the time has come! Other brands that I’ve collaborated already through A Little Bundle has just been a standing must for my baby girl, for example, Yarning Made, Roxy Marj, Wee Gallery and Wovenplay. As for furniture, I sell Oeuf and Nuna through A Little Bundle and that was a no brainer! Tell us about some of the biggies in the nursery. The Crib was the Classic Crib from Oeuf and I love the modern look to it. The Rocker was a tough one. I was looking for something modern yet practical and comfortable. There’s not a lot of choices out there with that combination. We ended up with the West Elm Graham Glider. Our dresser where our changing pad will be on top is from West Elm! And the details? Oh, There’s just so many! I love her pom pom curtains that I got from Anthropologie. The gold pouf is from Etsy from years ago and the many baskets from Olli and Ella. And I love the mobile from JuJuJust, which I mentioned before I had for A Little Shop almost a year and half ago! Anything sentimental? No actually! My sister has a baby girl who's now 2 years old, so my baby girl will definitely get some of her clothes! What's the best piece of advice you'd give to a mom-to-be that's planning her own nursery? Start early! I’m so glad I started in my second trimester because now that I’m in my third trimester I’m really feeling the body aches, the growth of the belly and feeling tired easier than before! Looking for more of Annie’s nursery faves? Here’s where to find them: Jujujust mobile Anthropologie Pom Pom curtains West Elm Graham Glider Oeuf Classic Crib Oeuf Play Storage Kelli Murray Unicorn Print Olli & Ella Bins Maileg Mr. Fox Hazel Village Stuart Colette Bream Star Pillows Roxy Marj Bear Blanket Margaux and May Swaddles Freshly Picked Moccasins Atsuyo Et Akiko x Jess Brown Photography by Lyda Ham.

Products that solve your biggest breastfeeding challenges

Including a battle plan for clogged ducts!

When expecting a baby, there is a lot you can test-run in advance: Take that stroller around the block. Go for a spin with the car seat secured in place. Learn how to use the baby carrier with help from a doll. But breastfeeding? It's not exactly possible to practice before baby's arrival.

The absence of a trial makes it all the more important to prepare in other ways for breastfeeding success—and it can be as simple as adding a few of our lactation aiding favorites to your registry.

MilkBliss chocolate chip soft baked lactation cookies

MilkBliss lactation cookies

Studies have shown the top reason women stop breastfeeding within the first year is because they are concerned about their milk supply being enough to nourish baby. Consider MilkBliss Lactation Cookies to be your secret weapon. Not only are they wholesome and delicious, but they were formulated specifically for breastfeeding moms based on the science of galactagogues—also known as milk boosters. They also come in peanut butter and wild blueberry flavors.

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Evereden multi-purpose healing balm

Evereden multipurpose healing balm

Also up there on the list of reasons women stop breastfeeding: the toll the early days can take on nipples. Made from just five ingredients, this all natural healing balm is ideal for soothing chafed nipples, making for a much more comfortable experience for mama as her body adjusts to the needs of a breastfeeding baby.

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Lansinoh milk storage bags

Lansinoh milk storage bags

For a breastfeeding mama, there are few things more precious and valuable than the milk she worked so hard to pump—and it's the stuff of nightmares to imagine it spilling out in the fridge. With these double-sealed milk storage bags, you can be assured your breastmilk is safe and sound until baby needs it.

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Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Nursing a baby is a 24/7 job, which calls for some wardrobe modifications. Because Belly Bandit specializes in making things more comfortable for the postpartum mama, they've truly thought of every detail—from the breathable fabric to the clips that can be easily opened with one hand.

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boob-ease soothing therapy pillows

Boob Ease soothing therapy pillows

For nursing moms, duct can quickly become a four-letter word when you suspect it's getting clogged. By keeping these soothing breast pillows in your breastfeeding arsenal, you can immediately go on the defense against plugged milk ducts by heating the pads in the microwave or cooling them in the freezer.

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Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

A unfortunate reality of nursing is that it can really seem to limit the wardrobe options when you have to think about providing easy, discrete access. But by adding functional basics to your closet, you can feel confident and prepared for breastfeeding on the go.

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Bebe au Lait premium cotton nursing cover

Bebe au Lait cotton nursing cover

Nursing in public isn't every mama's cup of tea. But babies can't always wait until you've found a private place to get down to business if that's your preference. That's where a nursing cover comes in handy. This one is made from premium cotton and features a patented neckline that allows for airflow and eye contact even while you're covered.

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Lactation Lab basic breastmilk testing kit

Lactation Lab breastmilk testing kit

Curious to learn more about the liquid gold you're making, mama? The testing kit from Lactation Labs analyzes your breast milk for basic nutritional content like calories and protein, as well as vitamins, fatty acids and environmental toxins to help boost your breastfeeding confidence.

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Why do all of my good parenting or baby-focused inventions come after they've already been invented by someone else? Sigh.

Like the Puj hug hooded baby towel, aka the handiest, softest cotton towel ever created.

Safely removing a wet, slippery baby from the bath can be totally nerve-wracking, and trying to hold onto a towel at the same time without soaking it in the process seems to require an extra arm altogether. It's no wonder so much water ends up on the floor, the countertops, or you(!) after bathing your little one. Their splashing and kicking in the water is beyond adorable, of course, but the clean up after? Not as much.

It sounds simple: Wash your child, sing them a song or two, let them play with some toys, then take them out, place a towel around them, and dry them off. Should be easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, right?

But it hasn't been. It's been more—as one of my favorite memes says—difficult, difficult, lemon difficult. Because until this towel hit the bathtime scene, there was no easy-peasy way to pick up your squirming wet baby without drenching yourself and/or everything around you.

Plus, there is nothing cuter than a baby in a plush hooded towel, right? Well, except when it's paired with a dry, mess-free floor, maybe.

Check out our favorites to make bathtime so much easier:

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This viral post about the 4th trimester is exactly what new mamas need right now

"We are alone. Together. You are surrounded all the other mothers who are navigating this tender time in isolation. You are held by all of us who have walked the path before you and who know how much you must be hurting. You are wrapped in the warm embrace of mama earth, as she too settles into this time of slowness and healing."

Artist and teacher Catie Atkinson at Spirit y Sol recently shared a beautiful drawing of a new mom crying on a couch—leaking breasts, newborn baby, pile of laundry and what we can only assume is cold coffee, included. Everything about the image is so real and raw to me—from the soft stomach to the nursing bra and the juxtaposition of the happy wallpaper to the palpable vulnerability of the mother—I can almost feel the couch underneath me. I can feel the exhaustion deep in this woman's bones.

My heart feels the ache of loneliness right alongside hers. Because I remember. I remember the confusion and uncertainty and love and messy beauty of the fourth trimester so well. After all, it's etched in our minds and bodies forever.

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