Favorite Mom and Baby Gear

I love mom and baby stuff! But I dread the research phase… with so many products out there my goal is to help you find what you’re looking for, faster.

- Allison

Breastfeeding Gift Basket Ideas!

My FAVORITE gift to see at a baby shower is a breastfeeding gift basket! Having a few of the basics can really help a new mother feel supported and ready to start off on the right foot. Now, technically, all you need is a baby and a lactating breast to be able to breastfeeding, but…

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Bengkung Belly Binding – Pros and Cons + when NOT to bind!

Postpartum belly binding is becoming a popular trend as a way to promote healing and return faster to your pre-pregnancy shape. There are so many belly bands and binds on the market, it can be overwhelming choosing which is best for you.  Here we’re going to focus on one of my personal favorite options, Bengkung…

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Audible Books on Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

Do you find yourself wanting to read all the pregnancy books but just can’t find the time to sit down and get it done? Or perhaps you don’t enjoy reading? Don’t worry! There are SO MANY options for the pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding classics available for you on Audible by Amazon. Audible works like a monthly…

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How to order a FREE Breast Pump through your Insurance!

Breast pumps are a major expense on your list of new baby must haves, but now many insurances are required to cover a free breast pump for you! It can be daunting to even know where to start with the process, so here’s a step by step instruction guide. First, we’ll start with regular insurance…

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas that Focus on the Mom-To-Be | Pregnancy & Postpartum

A baby shower is a great way to celebrate the new life that’s coming into the world! There are so many cute things to buy for the baby and it’s a great time to stock up on diapers and wipes that you KNOW are going to get used! With so much focus on the cute…

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How to make your own Fleece Liners from a Walmart Blanket

As a “lazy cloth diaper mom”, I’m not about to be sticking my hand in the toilet or dealing with poop everywhere. I love the benefits of cloth diapers especially the eco-friendly factor and the cost savings, so I’ve had to find ways to do it effectually without grossing me (or my husband) out! One…

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Postpartum Cloth Pad DIY Tutorial – How to sew a Heavy/Overnight Menstrual Pad

Let’s be real, disposable menstrual pads are just the worst. Rashes, itching, small, and that terrible diaper feeling are all common complaints from new mothers during the first 6 weeks postpartum where pads are your only option. If you’re not willing to put up with disposable, consider using cloth pads. You can make them in…

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Best Maternity Swimsuit List 2018 – Beat the Summer Heat in Style

It’s swimsuit season! Whatever point your at in your pregnancy, this may or may not be the time of year you’re looking forward too. In early pregnancy, you can still get away with wearing your old swimsuits and hitting the pool in between morning sickness and nap time, but if you’re nearing the end you’ll…

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DIY Reusable Nursing Pads – Washable Breast Pad Tutorial

I guess I didn’t realize after you had a baby there is milk just EVERYWHERE. No one ever told me that you could also start leaking breastmilk during the end of pregnancy too… so when I realized I could never go out in public again unless I did something to prevent extreme embarrassment and a…

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BengKung Belly Binding – The physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits

BengKung Belly Binding is an ancient technique of wrapping the abdomen of a postpartum woman to warm the area and provide support during healing. At first, I thought the idea was a little odd especially since it’s not common in modern culture. The more I learned about BengKung belly binding, the more I became curious…

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BengKung Belly Binding – An ancient technique, What, Why, and How

After your new little life is here, it can be easy to forget about the healing mother. During pregnancy and childbirth the hips open, the abdominal muscles separate, the uterus grows, the skin stretches, and the cervix dilates. This is a normal part of childbearing but requires some healing time. Your changing body will feel…

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Inside My Doula Bag! Packing your hospital birth bag – Tips From A Doula

As a 9 month pregnant expecting mom I had no idea what I actually needed to pack in my hospital birth bag! We made it through the birth just fine, but since then in my work as a birth doula I’ve found some VERY helpful things that I now take to every client birth in…

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