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What's better than a long weekend? Amazing sales and deals you can shop from the comfort of your couch (or the pool). From cult-favorite baby gear to endless toddler and children's clothing, Memorial Day Weekend is one of the best times to shop for those items you need. And, it's the perfect time to add in a little something for mama. 😉


Here are the best sales to shop over the long holiday weekend.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom's half-yearly sale is happening now through June 3rd—and it's *so* good! Save up to 40% off everything from clothing for mama and baby to home decor and makeup.

SHOP HERE

Skiphop

Everything at Skiphop is 25% off! Diaper bags, nursery items, toys, and everything in between is included.

SHOP HERE

Carter's

Run, don't walk and stock up on baby, toddler, and kid's clothing for the summer. The entire store, both online and in person, is up to 50-60% off. Some deals start at just $3.97. 🙌

SHOP HERE

Old Navy

There are so many deals happening at Old Navy right now. All tees, tanks, shorts and swim are 50% off, dresses are 30% off, and basic styles start at just $5. Something for mama, something for dad, something for baby.

SHOP HERE

Ergobaby

Ergobaby's Memorial Day sale has our favorite baby gear up to 30% off! We're talking baby wraps, the OMNI 360 and more. If you need a carrier for your baby or want to gift it for a shower, now is the perfect time.

SHOP HERE

Land's End

Land's End is a great destination for the entire family. They have some incredible swim options available right now! All swim is 40% off and everything else is 25% off. Plus, free shipping over $50 orders.

SHOP HERE

Buy Buy Baby

Buy Buy Baby has an entire savings center dedicated to sales this weekend. Car seats, strollers, nursery items and food are all on sale. Hint: UPPAbaby strollers are 10% off!

SHOP HERE

Mini Boden

Starting Thursday, you can get 30% off all items for girls, boys and baby. Use code 6K2L at checkout.

SHOP HERE

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Although it's only been a few weeks since you officially met your latest love, you're probably already amazed by how quickly your teeny snuggle bunny is growing and changing. Unlike those first few days when your sleepy newborn's eyes were rarely open, your baby is likely now eagerly studying objects within a few inches of their site and reacting to sounds. Their favorite sights and sounds of all? The people in their family.

After months of pregnancy, the extreme physical accomplishment of delivery and possibly the initiation of breastfeeding, your body needs time to recover. As you go, remember that while your baby may always be on your mind, it's healthy for you to make space for self-care, too.

While you continue to adjust, here are our favorite items to keep in your tool kit (for you and baby) at the 1-month mark:

To get sweet dreams while room sharing: Ingenuity bassinet

bassinet

Experts recommend sharing your bedroom—but not your bed—with your baby for the better part of the first year. If space was already at a premium, a compact bassinet is the perfect solution.

$129

To free up your hands: 4moms mamaroo swing

mamaroo swing

You may not want to take your eyes off your adorable baby, but life does actually require you use your hands every now and then to take care of things around the house. If your checklist includes tasks in the same room, a soothing swing can help keep baby content for a few precious minutes.

$219.99

To get through marathon nursing sessions: Boppy nursing pillow

nursing pillow

Whether from the breast or bottle, it can feel like feeding baby is your full-time job right now. Make it less of a workout with backup from a nursing pillow, which can take on a second-life as a support for your sitting baby in just a few short months.

$39.99

To start your bath-time routine: The First Years newborn-to-toddler tub

infant tub

Bath time is an important element in most nighttime routines—starting from the very first days! Focus more on the hands-on bonding without worrying your baby will slip and slide around a great big tub with a bath that is just their size.

$18.99

To celebrate baby’s first milestone: Cloud Island muslin blanket and frame set

milestone blanket

One month of life is a big milestone, both for your baby and you! Documenting how quickly your baby is growing each of these early months is a gift you will love looking back on for the rest of your life.

$21.99

To help with postpartum recovery: Frida Mom recovery kit

frida mom postpartum

Labor and delivery is a major event, mama—and our bodies are firmly still in recovery mode at the 1-month mark. If anything, life is probably only speeding up right now, so be sure to take care of yourself.

$49.99

To conquer early morning wake-up calls: Stars Above robe

stars above robe

Chances are that your baby has taken the place of an alarm clock. When the wake-up call comes too early, it helps brighten the morning a bit by having a comfy and cute robe to slip on.

$29.99

To get some letdown backup: Up&Up nursing pads

nursing pads

As you may have learned by now, breastmilk doesn't only flow on demand. Should you decide breastfeeding is your path, nursing pads will give you the protection you probably didn't anticipate you needed so you don't leak through a shirt. (Don't worry: This will ease as your supply is established!)

$7.56

To hydrate: Simple Modern pink water bottle

water bottle

It is always a good idea to drink more water—but especially now! Make it easier on yourself with a water bottle you actually like carrying around. Bonus points for being able to open it up for a drink with just one hand.

$19.99

To snack one-handed: Good & Gather snack bars

Good and Gather

You know when the baby last ate. But, what about you, mama? Keep some tasty nutrition bars on hand to simplify snacking when time and free hands are limited commodities.

$4.29

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

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