Every week, we stock the Motherly Shop with innovative and fresh products from brands we feel good about. We want to be certain you don't miss anything, so to keep you in the loop, we're providing a cheat sheet.
So, what's new this week?
Earth Mama: Effective, natural herbal care for mamas and babies
Founded and grown in her own garage in 2002, Earth Mama started as an operation of one, creating salves, tinctures, teas and soaps with homegrown herbs. With a deep desire to bring the healing powers of nature that have been relied on for thousands of years to as many mamas as possible, Melinda Olson's formulas quickly grew into Earth Mama Organics. Since then, the brand has remained committed to manufacturing clean, safe and effective herbal solutions for the entire journey of motherhood, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby care, and even the loss of a baby.
Bravado Designs: Soothing sounds for a good night's sleep
With 28 years of serving pregnant and postpartum mamas under their belt, Bravado Designs is a true authority on the needs of changing bodies. It's true that we have them to thank for rescuing us from the uncomfortable and frumpy designs our own moms had to live with. Launched in Canada by two young mamas, they designed the first prototypes with extra leopard print fabric certain that a better bra was possible. Throughout the years they've maintained their commitment to ethical manufacturing while creating long-lasting products that truly work.
The Sill: Instagram-ready potted plants
We've long admired this female-founded brand and the brilliant mind behind it, Eliza Blank. (She even joined Motherly co-founder Liz Tenety on and episode of The Motherly Podcast!) The mission behind the business was simple: To make the process of bringing plants into your home as easy as possible, and as wonderful as the plant themselves. With their in-house, exclusively designed minimalist planters, the end result makes plant parenthood just a few clicks away.
Not sure where to start? Here's what we're adding to our cart:
Motherly editors swear by this rich and creamy formula that provides protection and relief to chapped nipples. It's lanolin-free and powered by calendula that not only eases chapping and irritation, but also works to moisturize all dry, rough skin and even works as lip balm. Best of all, you don't even have to wipe it off before feeding.
We've long since recommended Earth Mama's organic diaper balm as one of the best on the market. Made from a soothing (and delicate skin-safe) blend of natural oils, calendula and beeswax it's ideal for any kind of irritation, even beyond diaper rash.
It's been 15 years since I personally relied on this miracle in a bottle, but let me tell you—I still take a moment to offer silent appreciation when I encounter it on the shelf. A knowing mama friend gifted it to me by sticking it in my fridge when she dropped off dinner after the birth of my first (angel status, I know) and instructed me to spritz my nether regions with abandon. She's in my will now.
Super soft and wire-free, this bra is ready for some serious (and comfortable) mileage. It's designed to mold to your changing shape throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding with mama-friendly features like moldable cups, easy-release clips and four-way stretch fabric. It's the perfect everyday, at home, on-the-go, anytime nursing bra you'll actually want to wear.
Nursing camis were my postpartum security blanket. In fact, it's almost a decade since I've needed them and it's highly probable one or two are still lurking in a bin of clothing somewhere. While i didn't have this one, it features all the requirements of my favorites: longer length to keep everything covered, support without squish, and smooth, clean lines that layer well.
Mamas need all the extra hands we can get, right? This clever accessory helps free up the ones you do have to make pumping just a little bit easier. Simply attach the patent-pending Clip and Pump™ to Bravado 'B' nursing clips, and you can keep your bra and top on while pumping hands-free. The figure 8 opening allows for easy breast shield insertion and removal, meaning no need to cry over spilled milk.
No green thumb necessary when it comes to this low-light tolerant, drought-resistant beauty. Whether you're a new plant mama or just too busy to put in too much effort, the ZZ plant is the perfect way to bring some freshness into your space, especially as the leaves outside start to drop.
With its rounded leaves and penchant for medium to bright indirect light, the baby rubber plant is fabulous for adding a pop of green to your home office (or homeschool!) desk.
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