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3 important ways to take care of you—and not just baby

It is essential to carve out time for yourself to recharge—for your good, and the good of your family.

3 important ways to take care of you—and not just baby

As a new mom a tremendous amount of planning and preparation goes into the arrival of the little one. There are nurseries to decorate, names to curate, birth plans to select, the list goes on and on. Often what is overlooked is a game plan for oneself after the baby is born.


It is easy to be caught off guard and overwhelmed by the magnitude of effort required to look after a newborn. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind in order to prepare yourself for the metamorphosis.

1. RECHARGE

It is essential to carve out time for yourself to recharge. This is often the first thing to go although it is crucial to your own sanity as well as the wellness of your family. In order to accomplish this you may find it necessary to build yourself a virtual escape. This space can be a lifesaver in the efforts to restore your vitality.

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2. FIND YOUR TRIBE

It is a fact that friendships change after the baby is born. Some may evolve and some will dissolve. Surrounding yourself with women who provide support and encouragement will do wonders for your spirit and self esteem. This is the time to form a thrive tribe and connect with women who have been there, done that. Know that one day you will be the one offering the helping hand.

3. TRANSITION

There comes a time when you know you are ready to take the leap and reenter the work world. Many women use this an opportunity to reinvent themselves and forge ahead in an entirely new direction. If you felt stifled in your old role, take the steps toward career transition post baby.

Wherever you are in your journey, this tool kit is chock full of advice to help you make the transition to motherhood with serenity and confidence.


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There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

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