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4 Mommy-and-Me Skincare Brands You Should Know About

These mommy-and-me products meet baby's skincare needs and yours!

4 Mommy-and-Me Skincare Brands You Should Know About

When my daughter was a baby, a lot of strangers would ask me, “is she yours?" Back then, she had blond curls, while my complexion and hair were a lot darker. So we went through a little “matchy-matchy" phase. Subconsciously, I think I was trying to prove that we belonged together. Though my twinning phase was short-lived, there are still a lot of things that my mini me and I love to do together. Skincare is one of them. Of course, baby will have different skincare needs than yours. So if you want to avoid having to run around town to get your baby skincare products in one store and yours in another, aim for brands that offer baby counterparts. Mommy-and-me brands are your best bet to cover it all in a one-stop shopping spree and still meet everybody's skincare needs. So here it is: four mommy-and-me skincare brands that you and baby won't be able to live without.

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1. Pai. I'm obsessed with British brand Pai's skincare for grownups. I love everything they make, but I'm especially into their facial moisturizers and serums. When I'm getting breakouts, I use their Copaiba & Zinc Perfect Balance Blemish Serum, and if my skin is feeling dry, I love to layer their Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream under my makeup in the morning. $78 and $55, buy here and here.

My kids have much simpler needs. For example, winter winds and daily baths necessitate a little moisturizer on their delicate cheeks sometimes, and for that, we all adore Petit Pai's Apple & Mallow Blossom Face & Body Cream. Like the whole Mama and Baby line from Pai, this cream is certified organic and free from parabens and fragrance. It's gentle and still quite effective. Confession: I totally borrow it sometimes too! $36, buy here.

2. Zoe Organics. I love balms. I own so many, I could use a different one on each body part if I wanted to! Zoe Organics is one of my favorite balm-makers, and luckily they have several handy varieties. For my kids, the diaper balm is unrivaled. With soothing calendula, chamomile, and lavender infused right into moisturizing sunflower oil, not only does it prevent diaper rash on their sensitive skin, but it can even heal mommy's dry, cracked hands. $18, buy here.

For me, I couldn't have survived the four-years-and-counting of collective breastfeeding I've logged so far without their Nipple Balm. The nipple balm is so pure, I feel 100 percent comfortable about my kids' having ingested some of it as they nurse. What's more, its main ingredient is organic olive oil (the ingredient recommended by all four lactation consultants I've seen over the years), and it's rich enough to soothe my sore nips and heal small cracks overnight. $18, buy here.

3. Meow Meow Tweet. My whole family loves oil moisturizers, but while I like a nice scent in mine, my kids do not. Enter Meow Meow Tweet's body oils. The grown up version comes in three scents: Juniper Mint, Frankincense + Flowers and, my personal favorite, Lavender Lemongrass. All varieties are made of the same moisturizing mix of oils (sunflower, jojoba, hempseed, and coconut) to insure superior skin conditioning. I like to put it on directly after a shower, before I even towel off! $20, buy here.

The kiddo version is designed for newborns and those with super-sensitive skin. There are no essential oils in it, which is handy for babies and pregnant ladies alike! With marshmallow root and calendula in it, this oil is extra-healing for irritated skin, cradle cap, and baby massage. Great for anyone who doesn't want a scented product, like my kids. $25, buy here.

4. Weleda. For years, Weleda has been my go-to gold-standard brand. It's pure, effective, affordable, and available at Whole Foods. I buy their creamy body washes in bulk! I alternate between the Sea Buckthorn variety and Wild Rose. $10.50 and $11.50, buy here and here.

So it's no surprise at all that I've always used the Weleda Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body wash on my kids. It's gentle enough to use daily, but it really gets food out of their hair, so I know it works! And in the winter, when the air is extra dry, we switch to the Calendula Cream Bath for extra moisture while cleansing. $12.50 and $17, buy here and here.

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By its very nature, motherhood requires some lifestyle adjustments: Instead of staying up late with friends, you get up early for snuggles with your baby. Instead of spontaneous date nights with your honey, you take afternoon family strolls with your little love. Instead of running out of the house with just your keys and phone, you only leave with a fully loaded diaper bag.

For breastfeeding or pumping mamas, there is an additional layer of consideration around when, how and how much your baby will eat. Thankfully, when it comes to effective solutions for nursing or bottle-feeding your baby, Dr. Brown's puts the considerations of mamas and their babies first with products that help with every step of the process—from comfortably adjusting to nursing your newborn to introducing a bottle to efficiently pumping.

With countless hours spent breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding, the editors at Motherly know the secret to success is having dependable supplies that can help you feed your baby in a way that matches lifestyle.

Here are 9 breastfeeding and pumping products to help you no matter what the day holds.

Customflow™ Double Electric Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's electric pump

For efficient, productive pumping sessions, a double electric breast pump will help you get the job done as quickly as possible. Quiet for nighttime pumping sessions and compact for bringing along to work, this double pump puts you in control with fully adjustable settings.

$159.99

Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Dr. Brown''s hands free pumping bra

Especially in the early days, feeding your baby can feel like a pretty consuming task. A hands-free pumping bra will help you reclaim some of your precious time while pumping—and all mamas will know just how valuable more time can be!

$29.99

Manual Breast Pump with SoftShape™ Silicone Shield

Dr. Brown's manual breast pump

If you live a life that sometimes takes you away from electrical outlets (that's most of us!), then you'll absolutely want a manual breast pump in your arsenal. With two pumping modes to promote efficient milk expression and a comfort-fitted shield, a manual pump is simply the most convenient pump to take along and use. Although it may not get as much glory as an electric pump, we really appreciate how quick and easy this manual pump is to use—and how liberating it is not to stress about finding a power supply.

$29.99

Nipple Shields and Sterilization Case

Dr. Brown's nipple shields

There is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding—for both mamas and babies. Thankfully, even if there are some physical challenges (like inverted nipples or a baby's tongue tie) or nursing doesn't click right away, silicone nipple shields can be a huge help. With a convenient carry case that can be sterilized in the microwave, you don't have to worry about germs or bacteria either. 🙌

$9.99

Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's silicone pump

When you are feeding your baby on one breast, the other can still experience milk letdown—which means it's a golden opportunity to save some additional milk. With a silent, hands-free silicone pump, you can easily collect milk while nursing.

$14.99

Breast to Bottle Pump & Store Feeding Set

After a lifetime of nursing from the breast, introducing a bottle can be a bit of a strange experience for babies. Dr. Brown's Options+™ and slow flow bottle nipples were designed with this in mind to make the introduction to bottles smooth and pleasant for parents and babies. As a set that seamlessly works together from pumping to storing milk to bottle feeding, you don't have to stress about having everything you need to keep your baby fed and happy either.

$24.99

Washable Breast Pads

washable breast pads

Mamas' bodies are amazingly made to help breast milk flow when it's in demand—but occasionally also at other times. Especially as your supply is establishing or your breasts are fuller as the length between feeding sessions increase, it's helpful to use washable nursing pads to prevent breast milk from leaking through your bra.

$8.99

Breast Milk Storage Bags

Dr. Brown's milk storage bags

The essential for mamas who do any pumping, breast milk storage bags allow you to easily and safely seal expressed milk in the refrigerator or freezer. Dr. Brown's™ Breast Milk Storage Bags take it even further with extra thick walls that block out scents from other food items and feature an ultra secure lock to prevent leaking.

$7.99


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