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Raise your hand if you love Spanx. 🙋 When you want just a little extra support, this shaping-up, thigh-and-stomach-hugging shapewear never fails.


And, just in time for summer, we came to the magical revelation that our beloved brand makes swimsuits! There are so many styles to flatter whatever body shape you have and most are made of a lycra fabric that combats chlorine so you don't have to worry about it losing its shape.

We rounded up our favorite pieces that are available on Amazon Prime:

Halter one-piece

spanx halter swimsuit

A simple black halter one-piece that would look great on every body shape—we especially love the tie design on the middle. It features a double-layer underwire cup so if you're bigger chested, you'll be supported running around with your little ones.

$39.48

Woven strap one-piece

spanx woven one piece

This one has full rear coverage if you prefer a more covered look. It has a gorgeous braided criss-cross strap in the back and two front panels that show a little more skin on the front.

$32.99

Sweetheart one-piece

spanx one piece swimsuit

With contour cups and push-up padding, this one-piece is one of the sexier ones on the list. But, don't worry—you'll stay put! It features a bond paneling to add a little extra support on the lower tummy.

$19.99

Mid-waisted swim bottom + top

spanx mid waisted swim bottom

If you still want a bikini feel with a little more coverage, we love these mid-waisted swim bottoms. The shaping material smooths and firms the tummy so you'll still get that support with your favorite top.

$14.99

Loop tankini swim top

spanx tankini swim top

A bandeau-style tankini top that has removable (and adjustable) straps—yes, please! It has removable padding and side boning to ensure you're as comfortable as possible.

$19.99

Bandeau push up on-piece

spanx bandeau push up one piece

In two fun colors—electric blue and fruit punch polka—and under $20, you'll want to grab both. With push-up padding and an adjustable tie overlay, you'll get to customize your cleavage.

$19.99

Loop piece swimsuit

spanx loop piece swimsuit

Detachable and adjustable straps, removable padding, fully lined and two patterns—what more could we want in a one-piece?

$24.99

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I felt lost as a new mother, but babywearing helped me find myself again

I wish someone had told me before how special wearing your baby can be, even when you have no idea how to do it.

My first baby and I were alone in our Brooklyn apartment during a particularly cold spring with yet another day of no plans. My husband was back at work after a mere three weeks of parental leave (what a joke!) and all my friends were busy with their childless lives—which kept them too busy to stop by or check in (making me, at times, feel jealous).

It was another day in which I would wait for baby to fall asleep for nap number one so I could shower and get ready to attempt to get out of the house together to do something, anything really, so I wouldn't feel the walls of the apartment close in on me by the time the second nap rolled around. I would pack all the diapers and toys and pacifiers and pump and bottles into a ginormous stroller that was already too heavy to push without a baby in it .

Then I would spend so much time figuring out where we could go with said stroller, because I wanted to avoid places with steps or narrow doors (I couldn't lift the stroller by myself and I was too embarrassed to ask strangers for help—also hi, New Yorkers, please help new moms when you see them huffing and puffing up the subway stairs, okay?). Then I would obsess about the weather, was it too cold to bring the baby out? And by the time I thought I had our adventure planned, the baby would wake up, I would still be in my PJs and it was time to pump yet again.

Slowly, but surely, and mostly thanks to sleep deprivation and isolation, I began to detest this whole new mom life. I've always been a social butterfly. I moved to New York because I craved that non-stop energy the city has and in the years before having my baby I amassed new friends I made through my daily adventures. I would never stop. I would walk everywhere just to take in the scenery and was always on the move.

Now I had this ball and chain attached to me, I thought, that didn't even allow me to make it out of the door to walk the dog. This sucks, I would think regularly, followed by maybe I'm not meant to be a mom after all.


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Lately, the range of emotions and hormones has left me feeling nothing short of my new favorite mom word, "hormotional." I'm sure that's normal though, and something most people start to feel as everything suddenly becomes real.

Our bags are mostly packed, diaper bag ready, and birth plan in place. Now it's essentially a waiting game. We're finishing up our online childbirth classes which I must say are quite informational and sometimes entertaining. But in between the waiting and the classes, we've had to think about how we're going to handle life after baby's birth.

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I don't mean thinking and planning about the lack of sleep, feeding schedule, or just the overall changes a new baby is going to bring. I'm talking about how we're going to handle excited family members and friends who've waited just as long as we have to meet our child. That sentence sounds so bizarre, right? How we're going to handle family and friends? That sentence shouldn't even have to exist.

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"Infants under 6 months of age carried by a walking mother immediately stopped voluntary movement and crying and exhibited a rapid heart rate decrease, compared with holding by a sitting mother," say authors of a 2013 study published in Current Biology.

Even more striking: This coordinated set of actions—the mother standing and the baby calming—is observed in other mammal species, too. Using pharmacologic and genetic interventions with mice, the authors say, "We identified strikingly similar responses in mouse pups as defined by immobility and diminished ultrasonic vocalizations and heart rate."

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