3 Real Moms Show Us How One Sweater Works Through Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Beyond

We’ve partnered with Teat & Cosset to make every stage of motherhood more stylish. Shop now for 20% off + Free Shipping using code WELLROUNDED20. Getting dressed for motherhood is not easy. Whether you’re pregnant, are nursing or have a kid (or several!), there are so many things to consider, from fit to feel to figuring out if you can wash that spit-up/breast milk/chocolate croissant stain out! We are big believers in having a “go-to” in your closet that’s beautiful and versatile, and that makes you feel like a million bucks. Teat & Cosset’s new Olivia sweater is just that. It’s made from a cozy cotton/cashmere blend, has discreet nursing or pumping access, and is totally machine washable (that’s the trifecta, right?). And like the rest of the Teat & Cosset collection, it works over a growing a bump AND if you’re well beyond the baby stage. So you’ll be wearing it this Fall, next Fall and many Falls after that. Need a little style inspo? Take a look at how a few very chic NYC mamas are making the Teat & Cosset Olivia sweater their go-to for fall. Sara Larson, Fashion Publicist Mom to Ihlen Esther Larson, 5 1/2, pregnant with Baby 2 How would you describe your style?  Chic downtown with some street style influence. What's been your biggest style challenge during this stage of pregnancy? Figuring out the best silhouettes for my changing shape. Bodycon and cropped are working really well for me right now versus loose styles. What's one thing you love about your body right NOW? My growing belly and protruding belly button! This is the last time in my life I'll experience this physical miracle, so embracing every moment. Tell us about your outfit. I love a good stripe! I paired Teat & Cosset’s Olivia sweater with a light washed denim and a contrasting boot by Balenciaga. I added a cropped leather Ganni jacket, to help add shape and silhouette. Angelique Rogers, American Fashion & Retail Sales Director at Refinery29 Grayson (Gray) Olivia Rogers, 10 weeks How would you describe your style? Classic and chic. My closet consists of basic staple pieces (primarily in black), but I'll integrate a trend or two to mix it up. Post baby, my style while on leave has been very casual. What's been your biggest style challenge during this stage of motherhood? My biggest style challenge is finding clothes that fit. I'm not yet at my pre-pregnancy weight, so it's been tough. Breastfeeding-friendly clothes take the headache out of dressing in the morning. It's so much easier to unzip or unbutton versus lift up your entire shirt to feed in public! The Teat & Cosset styles are very discreet and super comfy. What's one thing you love about your body right NOW? I appreciate my new curves. I was always a curvy girl, but it's different post baby. Your body takes on new meaning. It's insane what we can do as women, and my c-section scar is a daily reminder of that. Tell us about your outfit. I'm LIVING in leggings while I work towards losing those last few pounds. I styled the Teat & Cosset Olivia sweater with black leggings and sneakers. Comfortable, easy, yet cute is how I'm living my best life right now. Donna (Duarte) Ladd, Style Editor and Editor of Motherburg Charlie 9 years, Mateo 2 1/2 How would you describe your style? My style is an eclectic mix of California mama in the city. I like laid-back pieces balanced with a utilitarian piece -- like a wide-legged pant with a great fit or a military style coat. What's been your biggest style challenge during this stage of motherhood? Time! Like most moms, my mornings are busy with the school rush. I am out the door early and need to look pulled together by the time I start MY day. I want my clothes to be easy to throw on, yet I am not necessarily looking to dress casual. I need every piece in my closet to work hard. What's one thing you love about your body right NOW? My shoulders, ha ha. They have gotten really defined holding my 30-plus pound toddler who wants to be held 24/7. Tell us about your outfit. This Teat & Cosset Olivia sweater has major style points in how it is designed, and the bell sleeves are a dream. I like to balance my knits with a 'serious' piece, yet I must be comfortable, especially if it's going to be a long day. So I paired the sweater with a loose leather pant -- I love jeans but often have client meetings so want to take it up a notch. To add a bit of whimsy, I finished the look with my new Rachel Comey faux shearling mules and my everyday jewels. Original photography by Stylish & Hip Kids for Well Rounded. Photographed at Woops Greenpoint. Get 20% off + Free Shipping on Teat & Cosset by using code WELLROUNDED. Shop some of our faves below.

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We're so glad to live in a time when modern baby gear exists. Sure, no one is going to argue that having a baby is easy—but it can be easier with support from some gadgets designed to help your baby and put your mind at ease.

As you build your baby registry, look for products that go the extra mile to make your life a whole lot easier. For example, what's better than a bassinet? A bassinet that can rock by itself. And what's better than a traditional baby monitor? One that allows you to actually take a peek at your baby. Believe us when we say these upgrades can make all the difference.

Here are 10 baby gadgets that will make your life so much easier… relatively speaking, of course!

A bassinet to promote safe + sound sleep

HALO Innovations Bassinest Swivel Sleeper Essenta Series Nautical Net

The safest place for your newborn to sleep is in your room, but not in your bed. Thanks to the swivel function of the Halo Bassinest, you can easily tend to your baby during the night—which means more sleep for you, too. Trust us when we say that is the best gift you can give a new parent.


A smart swing for your baby

4moms mamaRoo 4 Bluetooth Enabled High-Tech Baby Swing - Classic

Believe it or not, many babies are born with strong opinions about how they want to be rocked, swung or shushed to calm down. With the mamaRoo's various motions and reclining positions, you'll be able to find a setting your baby loves when you need to free up your hands for a bit.


A complete travel system for car + sidewalk

Chicco Bravo Travel System - Indigo

No matter where the day takes you—or what mode of transportation you need to get there—getting a complete travel system for your baby will equip you for anything.


A swaddle you don’t have to wrestle

Love To Dream Swaddle UP Original

What do babies and Harry Houdini have in common? A knack for breaking out of tight constraints—which can be a headache when swaddling is the best way to help promote good sleep. Thanks to a breakout-proof swaddle that allows your baby to sleep with their hands up, you don't have to work up a sweat just to get your baby comfortably swaddled.


A nursery wherever you need it

Baby Trend Lil Snooze Deluxe II Nursery Center

During the early days of parenting (when you are feeding and changing your baby around the clock), having convenient access to everything you need with a go-anywhere nursery station can save you serious time and energy.


A little help for stuffy noses

Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator

Up until the point years down the road when your child is able to blow their own nose, the sniffles can be a real struggle—but not with a nasal aspirator that makes it easy for you to get that snot out of their nose.


A way to keep an eye on your baby

VTech 5" Digital Video Baby Monitor - VM5251

Trust us when we say you'll sleep better when you know your baby is also sleeping soundly. That's why we're so thankful for modern-day video monitors, which allow you to check in on your sleeping baby without running the risk of waking them up when you sneak in for a peek.


A bassinet for hands-free rocking

Simmons Kids Silent Auto Gliding Elite Bassinet - Odyssey

Babies are soothed by rocking motions. But what does that mean for you if you can't rock them throughout the night? With an auto-gliding bassinet, they can comfortably drift off to sleep... and continue snoozing.


An easy way to contain diaper smells

Diaper Genie Expressions Pail

Sometimes it's the little conveniences that make a big difference in the quality of your day-to-day life. That's why a great diaper pail should not be undervalued: By containing the smell, you will save yourself dozens upon dozens of trips to the garbage can.


A white noise machine that pulls double duty

Hatch Rest Sound Machine, Night Light & Time-to-Rise

A phone-controlled sound machine may be something you never considered until now, but it will be a major lifesaver for years to come, especially as it can also function as a time-to-rise clock that promotes good sleep habits for your child.


And as for securing all these awesome products? Well, a Target baby registry is the way to do it. By creating your baby registry with Target, you will also enjoy their Year of Benefits registry program, which includes perks like a welcome kit with more than $100 in savings and samples, two 15% off coupons to complete your registry, and a full year of returns. The benefits are better than ever right now: Target just launched the Year of Exclusive Deals perk as one of its registry benefits, and this includes a year's worth of discounts on baby essentials (think diapers and formula) and comes complementary when you sign up for Target Circle.

Because while parenting may not be "easy," deciding to register with Target definitely is an easy decision. Start your Target baby registry now and enjoy shopping with a Year of Benefits featuring a Year of Exclusive Deals available via Target Circle, two 15% off coupons, a year of hassle-free returns, a free welcome kit and more!

This article was sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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