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Since the holidays are coming up fast, I thought about the products I use to get myself ready in the morning. As a new mom, every minute counts. Sometimes, seconds. Seriously. Ever pee while praying that the baby doesn’t roll off the bed? (PS – too late – she rolled off the bed last week. Mother of the year!)
In the past couple of months, I’ve taken Spawn out of our house almost every day. One, I need adult human interaction. Two, I don’t want her cooped up in our little apartment with zero stimulation except my crack ass singing. So I get myself ready in minutes, dress the baby and we are out the door.
If you know of a new mom or if you’re going to be a new mom… here are my picks.
Gift Guide – New Mom on the Go
BaByliss Flat Iron
I love this thing. It has different temperature settings and its one-inch plates make hair straightening quick and easy. I haven’t had a hair cut since Spawn was six weeks old, I think. My hair is unruly and naturally semi-wavy, so flat-ironing helps keep me looking somewhat neat.
I bought mine via Folica.com but if you’re an Amazon fan, you can get it there too. Both are offering free shipping – a win for you procrastinators. When I bought mine, it came with a felt travel case. Of course, you can always just use an old oven mitt too!
Tarte Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer
I reviewed this recently. I use it and love it! It is lighter than regular foundation and you basically can’t screw up. It comes with SPF20 which you should be using anyway under your makeup. Squeeze a drop of this BB tinted moisturizer, swipe all over your face – voila! It’s you but a just a little bit better. Small blemishes or slight circles under your eyes. No problem.
TOMS Classic Slip-ons
Because shoelaces are for people who have two free hands.
Are you a new mom? You know you have NO free hands. [I have finally put the baby down for a nap and I am eating canned salmon out of the can. Thought you might want to know what I do when I do have free hands but can’t cook because she may wake up.]
Check out TOMS’ 12 Days of Christmas and there may be a promo when you order these shoes!
In the first couple months, I used our awesome LeSportsac Ryan diaper bag. It fit a ton of stuff and it was so cute. But I wear the baby a lot when I’m out and about. So I’ve gone back to my good ol’ 10-year old JanSport backpack. I checked out one with more pockets and I like this City Scout backpack. It’s got a few more pockets than my OG pack and I think that’s great for tons of knick knacks for baby. Diapers, extra clothes, wipes, burp clothes, a sweater for you, wallet, keys and so on. While a regular diaper bag can handle all this, sometimes you just want to be Jonah Hill and two-strap it.
In case you think you’ll be using a purse along with your diaper bag/backpack, I’d go with a crossbody bag. You’re not going to want to carry two giant bags. Put the crossbody on you after you have the baby in the carrier, sling or wrap. Or throw it in the backpack when you’re not using it.
Hydrate. It doesn’t matter what container you put your water in, but you must hydrate! Breastfeeding is like a marathon – as long as you are breastfeeding, you need to hydrate and eat like a truck driver. As you know, I’m one of those freaks that lost a ton of weight after the baby was born. It’s the breastfeeding – I’m burning calories faster than I take in. (My body has since regulated itself.)
This bkr bottle would fit nicely in a backpack or the side pocket of a diaper bag. If you’re a stroller person, it would fit in a cup holder. I like that it comes in a bunch of different colors – I’d choose orange or this minty green. Can’t miss this color in a dark interior!
I love these tiny jars for different things. Mostly I scoop a bit of coconut oil in them and put them in all my bags so I have moisturizer for the baby and me at all times.
Coconut oil? I use it as a moisturizer as well as cook with it!
So those are my picks this holiday!
What are your picks? What am I missing??
What’s on your gift list for new moms?
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