A lot of attention is placed on trying to conceive and the nine months of pregnancy, but there's so much to think about when it comes to postpartum life. We're talking about those few months right after baby arrives. When you're in the throes of newborn life, going through a stockpile of mesh panties and adjusting to another member of the family. But, you just brought a human into this world (!!!) and deserve to find ways to relax with baby and enjoy these precious (okay, running-on-no-sleep) moments.
Our team compiled some of our favorite products that help with just that. Whether you need to take a minute for yourself or need physical relief from postpartum healing, we've got you, mama.
1. Calm App
While you likely won't be getting as much sleep as before baby, you can prioritize making those few moments of shut eye quality. Calm offers an array of calming sounds and mediations for sleep, quiet time and even stretching. Each track is created to help you relax or sleep. Bonus: There's white noise on there, too—perfect for baby.
Price: 7-day free trial, $59.99 annually after
2. Weleda 2in1 Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash
Take a worry off your mental load with a shampoo and body wash for baby that you don't have to worry about. This calendula-rich baby wash captures the pure goodness of plants to create safe, certified natural care. It will leave baby's skin soft and sweet smelling thanks to the gentle almond oil that keeps skin moisturized. Bonus: The soft lather doesn't sting baby's eyes, meaning no tears, no tugs, no roughness.
[In partnership with Weleda]
3. Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit
While you can take all of the mesh panties from wherever you gave birth, this kit is designed to provide you with everything you need to provide relief during bathroom trips after birth. It comes with healing foam, cooling pad liners and ice maxi pads. Plus, a toilet-top storage so everything is exactly where you need it.
4. Knix Leakproof Nursing Bra
If you're nursing your little one, you *need* a comfortable and supportive bra. Knix combined wireless comfort and support with their innovative leakproof technology to create a bra perfect for new moms. It has stretch fabric that adapts to every change in your size (because let's be real, there will be many changes), and easy clip clasps for one-handed freedom. The 5-row back closure and complimentary band extender are there to help make you even comfier because we can't stand bands digging into our skin.
[In partnership with Knix]
5. M.M.LaFleur Morandi Sweater
We know just how difficult it can be to find clothing that makes you feel, well, you postpartum. So we created a capsule with M.M.LaFleur to offer you pieces that actually work for your changing body. This sweater might just be our favorite. It's versatile enough to wear year-round whether you're cozying up at home or heading back to the office. Use MOTHERLY19 at checkout for an exclusive gift.
6. Equlibria Relief Cream
After having a baby, you need to take time to recover. This transdermal cream can sink below the skin into tissue and beyond providing you with real relief for aches and pains. Mamas share that they use on their abdominal area to help ease uterine or ovarian pain. It's comprised of full spectrum hemp flower oil, coconut oil, shea butter, lavender, rosemary, arnica, and menthol. Tip: Speak with your doctor before using CBD products to ensure it's safe for you and baby.
Price: $58 (one time purchase) or $49 for subscription
[In partnership with Equilibria]
7. Barefoot Dreams Robe
In those first few weeks postpartum, you'll might not want to leave the house. When you can't fathom throwing on real clothes, this robe will be your new best friend. Made of *the* coziest microfiber material, it cushy, soft enough for baby to snuggle up on, and machine-washable for those inevitable messes. Even better? It doesn't pill.
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