January’s a great time to get active, or at the very least, plan to get active. Especially if you’re about to become a mom. Exercising is not only beneficial for your postpartum body and mind, it’s also a great way to get out of the house, meet other mamas, and feel like yourself again during a time of major change.
To help you become an active mama, we’ve partnered with Babylist to curate 15 must-have registry items. All you have to do to add them to your registry is sign up for a Babylist registry, add the Babylist button, then click on each link to add the product to your own Babylist registry. Now, look at that, your fingers are active already! That’s a great start, mama.
Make your baby a part of your running routine. BOB’s comfortable and versatile FLEX stroller has a full suspension system for a smooth ride, a tracking adjustment knob to keep it in line, and 9 different handlebar positions so it’s good for any size mom (or dad). It’s also great for everyday use, with a large basket, and it holds your baby till they’re 75 lbs. We don’t judge. Register here.
Sometimes being active simply means getting out of the house, and Ergobaby makes it easy to just get up and go. The 360 Carrier is one of our fave styles; it’s comfortable for mama, ergonomically safe for baby, and offers 4 different carrier positions, including front-facing, so your baby can easily see all your new mama action. Register here.
Baby travel essentials are key to maintaining an active lifestyle as a parent. Guava Baby’s Little Lotus crib lightweight, breathable and as nontoxic as it gets -- it’s flame retardant, PVC, phthalates, lead & heavy metal-free, low-VOC and certified to the GREENGUARD GOLD eco-standards. Register here.
Before you head out into the great outdoors, protect your little one’s skin (and yours!) with Erbaviva’s new SPF 30. It’s filled with natural ingredients like zinc oxide, aloe and organic essentials oils, but provides water-resistant protection without leaving white streaks. Register here.
You can get active in doors too, mama! While you’re stretching in your living room, throw baby in BabyBjorn’s famed bouncer. There’s no batteries required -- your baby’s own movements will bounce the seat and lull your baby into a calm...or maybe even sleep. Register here.
The cold weather’s no excuse to stay indoors when you’ve got the proper baby bunting. Patagonia knows how to do it right with all the cozy protection you need, plus convenient baby-friendly details like full-length zippers for easy changes and foldover hand and foot covers. Register here.
You’re entitled to a mama product or two on your baby registry, especially when it will benefit your baby, like this Fitbit activity tracker. Keep an eye on your steps, sleep, activities plus get reminders, encouragement and smartphone notifications. Did we mention it’s cute...and waterproof? Register here.
Bring your babywearing to new heights -- literally -- with this hike-friendly baby carrier. It’s got a strong but lightweight metal frame (it only weighs 5 lbs!) and heavy duty cloth to withstand the elements, as well as a removable sun/rain canopy and safety reflective strip. It also has multiple pockets, shoulder and waist-band padding, two side water bottle holders and folds flat for easy storage. Register here.
If you’re a nursing mama, you need to be extra-conscious of your nutritional intake to ensure you’re energized and milk-filled. Oat Mama’s lactation bars are filled with ingredients that not only help with your milk-production, but also keep you moving throughout your day. Register here.
Give yourself a little love on baby’s registry with a pair of Blanqi leggings. They’re smooth, supportive, and oh so flattering that you’ll just have to show them off by getting out of the house. Even the most anti-leggings mama will find herself reaching for these day after day after day. Register here.
We’re obsessed with Storq’s smart basics for pregnancy, and this minimalistic carryall (because who wants a “diaper bag”?) is postpartum perfection. Made from 100% cotton water-repellent canvas, it wears like your favorite backpack but also has every pocket you need for your baby stuff and fits comfortably on a stroller. Register here.
Thought you needed water during pregnancy? That goes double for postpartum! Keep your S’well bottle filled and your body hydrated and ready for any action that comes your way. OR, fill its stainless steel with breastmilk or formula -- it’s non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA-free, and will keep that baby’s milk cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12. Register here.
Make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors with this large, luxurious and easy to clean leather Gathre mat. It’s also a great option if you’re visiting someplace with your baby where you’re not quite sure what’s on the floor (ahem, the gym). Register here.
Part of being an active mama is knowing which of your baby gear can do double duty for mama, and this wet dry bag is one of them. Sure, it holds pee-pee diapers or blowout-inflicted baby clothes, but it also does the job storing your sweaty post-workout clothing so you can workout, change and keep right on going through your day. Register here.
Don’t let baby’s mealtime put a wrench in your day. Get a travel-friendly baby bottle, like this one from Thinkbaby, which keeps drinks well insulated, has a no-spill spout (your non-diaper bag -- see above -- will thank you), and a convenient travel top. It’s also great for bottle-to-sippy transition with its soft silicone spout. Register here.
This post was sponsored by Babylist.