• These are a few of my favorite postpartum things + A giveaway

    Oh Lovely Day postpartum favorite things giveaway

    Hey y’all! I’m taking a quick break from babyland (who am I kidding, I’m literally nursing while I type this!) to share a few of my favorite things that are making life easier or more comfortable in this new postpartum stage. I thought it might help some of you who are there too, or will be soon! Plus, I’m giving away some of my favorite goodies – wahoo!

    My Postpartum Favorites:

    1. Sleep bras & nursing bras – nursing boobies need support, but a comfy bra is a must. I’ve been living in sleep bras from Target and nursing bras from Bravado Designs (especially love the confetti bra and the sweet pea bra). The ones from Bravado are still pretty while being functional and comfortable too.

    2. Belabumbum pjs – you spend most of your time resting, changing diapers, nursing, nursing, and nursing some more. I don’t leave the house much. So cute and comfy pjs are a must and my favorites have been these Colette pjs from Belabumbum.

    3. Water in a BIG travel cup – if you’re nursing you need to drink lots of water. Plus, it’s ridiculously hot where I am so staying hydrated is key for milk production. I love my mason jar travel drink cup – I fill it up and guzzle it down. It doesn’t sweat, spill, and makes drinking a ton of water easy.

    4. Nipple balm – if you’re nursing, a nipple balm is a must. I have fallen in love with this one from Zoe Organics. It is all natural, smells great, and works wonders. I’ve even been using it on my baby’s raw booty – it has healed his dry and bleeding bum better than anything else I’ve tried.

    5. Starbucks Via Instant Coffee/Latte – A friend brought me these and I now can’t live without them. Brewed coffee takes time, and in the morning when you have a baby screaming to be fed, you don’t have time to make it. These little packets of Starbucks Via are instant – just add a mug of hot water. And they are tastier than brewed coffee too!

    6. Saint Grace pants & tanks – my postpartum body is, well, not awesome. I still look prego, my hips are still wide and my tummy is flabby. I can’t fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes, but don’t feel good about myself wearing maternity clothes everyday. I wore the flowy pants and tanks from Saint Grace during my pregnancy and they are the perfect chic and comfy uniform for postpartum mamas. And they flatter postpartum bodies too.

    7. Bamboobies – leaky boobs aren’t my fave. You finally get a shower and fresh clothes on, then your boobs leak all over you and said clothes. Bamboobies are washable and reusable nursing pads, they are soft and comfy, and they do the trick.

    8. A massage and/or heating pad – I was retaining a ton of water after I delivered, and I had a lymphatic draining massage which really helped. Plus your body is sore from delivery, your neck and shoulders kill from nursing, and you need a nap. It can help carpal tunnel too. If you can’t get a massage, having a heating pad for your shoulders is helpful. I love mine – I can throw it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and then drape it on my shoulders before and after I nurse to ease my muscles.

    9. Doie Lounge Robe – I took my Doie Lounge robe to the hospital and it made me feel like a new, somewhat put together person. It’s great to wear around over my undies and nursing bras, because you never know when you’ll have 5 minutes for a quick shower, or when one of those dreaded hormonal hot flashes will appear. One of these robes on top of your dirty, sweaty, aching body just makes you feel good.

    10. Nature Valley Protein Bars – I eat one of these during nursing sessions for a quick snack. I even keep one on my bedside table for late night feedings. They help keep me going when finding time to eat can be hard.

    11. My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow – a good nursing pillow is a must. I was struggling during my first 10 days postpartum using my boppy – it wasn’t working for me and my baby and my neck and shoulders were killing me. I ordered a My Brest Friend and have never looked back. It has made nursing so much more pleasant and easier on my body. I hear boppys work better when nursing older babies.

    12. Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray – if you have a vaginal delivery, you’re gonna have some issues “down there” afterwards. Without sharing too much, let me just say that this spray helps a multitude of issues. And it sprays while held upside down, which is key. Also helpful/necessary in the “down there” issue department: wipes with witch hazel, tucks pads, Prep H cream, pads (I prefer thick ones with the hospital’s mesh underwear as long as bleeding is heavy, then very thin pads with wings when it gets lighter).

    13. Warm baths – another must for vaginal deliveries are sitz baths. But I didn’t have time for 3 of these a day so I would just indulge in one longer bath each evening, with lavender epsom salt. So helpful! These are also great as a mini-sitz bath when you don’t have time for an actual bath.

    14. Solly Baby Wrap – Sometimes baby just wants to be held, and as much as you love holding him or her, your arm needs a break, your older child needs attention, or you need to get something done. I’ve found using my Solly Baby Wrap has made life easier in those situations. I also love putting Calvin in it if we’re going around people – less touching and getting in his face when he’s wrapped up on me.

    15. Mother’s Milk Tea – I had supply issues with my first baby (due to an undiagnosed thyroid disorder – more on that here), so I had a low supply and also had to pump a lot. This time, I’m trying to build my supply while avoiding my pump when possible. I’ve found drinking a couple of cups of this tea everyday has helped. I also eat oatmeal for breakfast, drink lots of water, and nurse on demand when I can. Also, a wheaty beer is said to help and I say it’s worth a try!

    Oh Lovely Day postpartum favorite things giveaway

    And now for our giveaway. I’m giving away my favorite things to wear postpartum to one lucky winner. You’ll get 1. The two Bravado Designs nursing bras listed above, 2. a tank and pants from Saint Grace (style and color based on winner’s size and availability), 3. The Doie Lounge Elena robe (pictured), 4. A set of black pjs from Belabumbum (pictured), and 5. A Solly Baby Wrap (color choice based on in stock availability) so you can wear your baby!

    The giveaway will end on 9/13/14 and the winner will be announced below on 9/14. Only one comment below will count as an entry, and be sure to follow instructions in the giveaway widget below. Good luck!

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    1. Amy S
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      green juice for energy and comfy clothes!

    2. Tierney
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:33 am | Permalink

      Just a few days in as a new mama and I love thus list!

    3. courtney d
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:34 am | Permalink

      comfy PJs!

    4. Bekah
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:35 am | Permalink

      Currently 7.5. months and beginning to figure out what I’m going to need after. These are great picks!

    5. Posted Sep 8 at 9:36 am | Permalink

      The timing of this post couldn’t be more perfect! Baby Baldwin is due in just 6 days. 🙂

    6. marissa
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:37 am | Permalink

      Warm pajamas and a comfy nursing bra!

    7. Kristine Lin
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:39 am | Permalink

      I am currently almost 3 weeks post-partum, I live in PJ’s and what really has helped me keep sane is a supportive and hands-on husband.

    8. Katie Stastny
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      Nursing tank tops were a must for me!

    9. Anne
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:40 am | Permalink

      The months after giving birth to my daughter were such a blur that I don’t remember what I relied on! I was separated from my husband (we were living in guinea when I was pregnant) so the support of my family (who I was staying with at the time) was huge!

    10. Stephanie
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      I am pregnant with my first (and second) right now and this list is awesome!

    11. Greta bullock
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Several pairs of black (not too tight) yoga pants are my postpartum go to. Made me feel more put together to change out of PJs into a top and pants.

    12. Sarah Quail
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:47 am | Permalink

      Thanks for all the tips!

    13. Posted Sep 8 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      I’m on the countdown till I need all of these. Getting nervous! Love the tips!

    14. Jamie
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:51 am | Permalink

      Loved reading your list. Baby girl is due in less than 7 weeks! I’m not sure what my favorite things will be as I am going to be a first time mom, but this list looks like a wonderful place to start!

    15. Zsa
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:52 am | Permalink

      I haven’t had the luck in life yet to know 🙂 Entering with an expectant friend in mind!

    16. KellyAnne
      Posted Sep 8 at 9:57 am | Permalink

      I love taking a long, hot bath while reading a book! Always makes me feel better & more refreshed!

    17. Posted Sep 8 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      I won’t be postpartum until the New Year, but already have a lot of these things on my list and would love to have them for after the baby comes! What a great giveaway!

    18. Chelsey
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      Our baby boy is 2 weeks yesterday and loves when mama is in her Gillian Omalley pjs from target and uses the Zoe Organics line the both of us 🙂 Sitz bath was a life saver as a tea in the peribottle!

      • Posted Sep 8 at 10:32 am | Permalink

        great tip with the sitz tea in the peribottle! I used the Earth Mama bath tea but like this method even better!!

        • Chelsey
          Posted Sep 8 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

          Its the little things! 🙂 I also made pad-sicles with the leftover tea that didn’t make it into the peribottle. Our midwives were awesome with having the best advice.


    19. Adrianne
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:24 am | Permalink

      I love my target wide legged pj pants! They’re comfy and soft without looking frumpy!

    20. Nicolet
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:31 am | Permalink

      Pregnant with our second and know now how important these are. Would love this!!!

    21. Liz
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:34 am | Permalink

      comfy, cute pjs and a great robe! lifesavers.

    22. Hillary
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Comfortable, elastic waist pants!

    23. Alexandra C.
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      I love having Pjs that are comfy but still pretty!

    24. Caitlyn
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:41 am | Permalink

      I don’t have any of my own tips (yet), but I hear that nursing tanks are awesomely helpful.

    25. sarah
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:47 am | Permalink

      Oh I so need this before delivering my first baby next month!

    26. Laura Cisneros
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      I’m due with my 2nd little bundle of Joy in Jan these would be awesome to win and great job explaining everything.

    27. Wesley Coultas
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      I am due in one month and I can only imagine how comfortable the PJ’s and robe will be. All my robes are now to short. 🙁

    28. Amanda g.
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      Love that outfit!

    29. Rebekah Trimbld
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      My breast friend has been very helpful with my one week old!! Very supportive and comfortable!

    30. Jessy
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:52 am | Permalink

      My belly bandit saved me after my C-section! It sucked my tummy in and kept my underwear off of my scar. I know it sound weird, but it was a lifesaver!

    31. veronica bohan
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:53 am | Permalink

      Epsom salt baths made me feel good.

    32. Sar Y
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Thanks for all these helpful tips! Frst baby is coming soon, and I love having some suggestions for what to have for me when we bring baby home! 🙂

    33. Ryann Farquhar
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:55 am | Permalink

      A good nursing bra, which is hard to find!

    34. Courtney Morgan
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:58 am | Permalink

      My nice cozy slipper socks LoL it kept me cozy and I didn’t have to worry about those yucky hospital floors 🙂

    35. Posted Sep 8 at 10:59 am | Permalink

      What a great giveaway! I am due with my first baby in early November so I’m not sure what I’ll need/love most postpartum but I already had my sights on a lot of the products on your list – like the Earth Mama spray and a Solly Baby wrap. A My Brest Friend is already sitting in my bedroom, ready for baby – I’ve heard great things. Another big thing I’m planning for postpartum is stocking up on meals, snacks and other basics (like toilet paper, etc.) Hopefully we’ll be ready for lots of days in a daze after baby arrives 🙂

    36. Ashley Beckenhauer
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:00 am | Permalink

      so necessary : yoga pants to keep all that postpartum weirdness tucked in place! Target has great ones for way cheaper than Victoria’s Secret, although those are the holy grail of yoga pants 😉 a good water bottle (read : spill proof!), awesome nipple pads to catch all of that extra milk leakage, and the Solly wrap you guys.. Splurge and buy one NOW! two hands is like a lottery ticket sometimes.. Love this post!

    37. Posted Sep 8 at 11:03 am | Permalink

      I cant go without my Baby wrap, I can carry my 3 month old baby girl around with me, she loves the contact and hearing my heart beat, so its a great way for us to bond while Im doing my house work.

    38. Krista
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:07 am | Permalink

      Great advice for a soon-to-be first time momma.

    39. taylor dougherty
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:09 am | Permalink

      The robe seems super nice for postpartum!

    40. Posted Sep 8 at 11:12 am | Permalink

      I think my favorite post partum item was the belly binder I used (I can’t remember the brand, but the hospital also gave me a great one). I had a csection so it helped keep everything tight and really helped me get back to work after 4 weeks of maternity leave.

      PS. I’m still wearing maternity clothes on occasion and my daughter is 16 months old. Why are maternity clothes more comfortable than nonmaternity clothes?!

    41. Kelci C
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:22 am | Permalink

      Wide leg lululemon sweatpants and black nursing tanks!

    42. Stacey Friend
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:27 am | Permalink

      Comfy slippers with grippers so you can step outside!

    43. Susanna Jeanson
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:29 am | Permalink

      What great ideas!!

    44. Stefanie S
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Comfy leggings and button-down shirts for easy nursing!

    45. Alyssa
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      Just comfy pants and loose fitting shirts. I try for comfy not sloppy – fine line.

    46. Stephanie cook
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      Comfy pajamas and tucks pads were an absolute must! I love your list.

    47. Amanda Massingale
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:39 am | Permalink

      I haven’t ever been through postpartum, but I’m about to experience it for the first time in less than a month! I think the baby wrap would be super awesome to have though!

    48. Posted Sep 8 at 11:41 am | Permalink

      I use my ergo with infant insert all the time!!! And WATER!

    49. Erin
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:44 am | Permalink

      I would adore winking these goodies! I’ve budgeted for Baby’s needs, but am fining the larger I grow, the more I need to budget on my own to be comfy too!
      This would take a load off!

    50. Lara
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      Having fluffy slippers for my feet were a huge help! My hubby found some flip-flop style, with rubber bottoms, but soft fluffiness on top and on the bands, perfect for the hospital because they didn’t get filthy or too hot

    51. Anita
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:51 am | Permalink

      Definitely the pillow and spray for down there. If you can’t feel comfortable down there it pretty much sets the mood of a bad day vs a good day

    52. Dyana Clark
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:52 am | Permalink

      Soft pajamas and a shower. After a c-section and a few days in the hospital, it’s so nice to be in something soft that doesn’t itch and to wash off all of htm he hospital yuck or sweat and breast milk

    53. Meghan
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      I can’t wait to find the perfect robe! I’m due in December and I know it will be extra chilly in the middle of the night when I get up for feedings.

    54. KC
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

      Great nursing bras are a must!

    55. Mia M.
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

      What a great giveaway! All these items seem like they would be so helpful!

    56. Shannon Thomas
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Being 4 weeks post delivery all of these things would rock my world!

    57. Robyn
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for all of these tips! I only have 2 more months and I will be in this stage (eek!!)

    58. Julia Mahlstedt
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Love!!! Need! 🙂

    59. Jenna
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Please pick me — baby due in February and everything is on my wish list 🙂

    60. Anna K
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

      Definitely wish I would have gotten a My Brest Friend. The Boopy just doesn’t offer the back support that nursing mamas need.

    61. Meredith
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m due any day now with my twins and I’m thinking the my Brest friend pillow will help a lot with feedings!

    62. Tiffany A.
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      Water, lanolin, and mothers milk tea helped with my postpartum breastfeeding hurdles with my first little one. Due this month with baby 2 and I can’t wait to see how the solly baby wrap helps, hopefully it will help with juggling 2 under 2!

    63. Liberty T
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      I am a bit away from postpartum but I have heard that a good soft robe is a wonderful thing to have!

    64. Gillian Helm
      Posted Sep 8 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

      This would be Oh So Lovely come post-baby body, leaking, healing, nursing, aching, loving!!

    65. kara kieran
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

      A daily shower, soft flowy pajama pants and a nipple shield!

    66. Jeanne
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

      earth mama nipple butter saved me in the hospital! Now I would love those cute flowy pants until my postpartum body fits back into some of my normal clothes again! Thanks 🙂

    67. Lil Tanis
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      A good, soft robe!!

    68. Amy Simon
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

      I’m due in October but I feel like the nursing bars are a must have.

    69. Megan Sherlock
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

      Would love all of these amazing things

    70. min h
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      i’m due december 1st and this giveaway would be AAAAAMazing!

    71. Posted Sep 8 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

      I adore this giveaway and since I am due with baby boy number two in exactly two weeks its perfect time for me to WIN.THIS.CONTEST

    72. Katie H.
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

      I’m 39 weeks and 4 days with my first, so I can’t honestly say what my post-partum essentials are! A friend did give me a Brest Friend pillow and I have heard they are an absolute must; I can’t wait to use mine! The patterned fabric is adorable, too 🙂

    73. Serene
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

      Amazing products!

    74. Jennifer Anastasiou
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

      I’m 39 weeks pregnant with my 3rd and am anxiously awaiting the postpardum phase! All of these things sound so lovely!

    75. alleth
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

      our boys have the same birthday! i tried the hoppy too for my eldest boy but only the brest friend worked for me, now I’m using it for my newborn.

    76. Kelly Whoriskey
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      I can’t wait to try the Solly baby wrap! I’m due in December and can’t wait to use it to snuggle my little girl!

    77. CiAnne
      Posted Sep 8 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      What a great giveaway! I am pregnant with my first (!!!!) and these things will totally come in handy in the coming months!!
      Ps- your new little guy is completely precious!

    78. Natalie A
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

      My favorite post partum items would have to be My Breast friend nursing pillow, bellefit corset and a shower and more than 2 hours of sleep in a row (can I get an amen?!;)). Love you and your blog! I had my baby just a few days/week before so I kind of feel like we are going thru this together 🙂

    79. Posted Sep 8 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      I agree with buying yourself some comfy pants to make yourself to feel better! I’ve also been loving the boppy!

    80. Jace
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      I would love them all- esp the solly baby wrap!

    81. Mariann
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      I am 7 weeks PP and I still feel like I haven’t found the right nursing bra. I am loving my nursing tanks from Target by Basics though. And let’s be honest…a glass of wine made me feel more like a person again.

    82. Posted Sep 8 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      We have just 3 weeks to go before our first arrives so clearly I’ve been OCD scouring the internet for opinions on what to buy. Love your lists and would love to have ALL of these in my hands!

    83. Shandell P
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

      Comfy nursing clothes

    84. Crystal
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      I haven’t had our first yet, due any day, but really like the list for ideas to make things easier on myself afterward!

    85. Posted Sep 8 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Thank you that your doing another giveaway! Good luck to all Mommys!

    86. Clara
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

      I love rest for postpartum!! I know that’s not a “thing” but seriously just to be in bed and nurse is the best. I always try to do things too soon…this time around I’m going to rest!

    87. Haley Thompson
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

      Robe! I want a quick cover up for visitors!

    88. Hollie
      Posted Sep 8 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

      I want it all!!! I need it all!!! In 6 weeks or less:)

    89. Colleen
      Posted Sep 8 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      Always having water nearby! And My Brest Friend. Best nursing pillow out there. The boppy and anything like it is useless with a newborn.

    90. Katie
      Posted Sep 8 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      These are great tips! Just 7 weeks until my due date!

    91. Rachel J
      Posted Sep 8 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

      My nursing bra! Awesome giveaway- I’m 4 weeks postpartum today 🙂

    92. Magan
      Posted Sep 8 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the great tips! Due in 2 weeks with my first and really nervous!

    93. erin
      Posted Sep 8 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

      Nothing beats a shower!!!!

    94. Sara Lassiter
      Posted Sep 8 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      Love all of these! Due any day with my second.

    95. Cindy B
      Posted Sep 8 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

      I love the robe! It looks perfect for PP!

    96. Maritza
      Posted Sep 8 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

      I am due with our first in early December and your blog has been such a life saver for good advice on great things to use pre and post baby. I already got the body pillow you recommended and it is a saving grace so I can only imagine how helpful your recommendations for what my life will be like once this little baby arrives! I am already eyeing that Starbucks pumpkin spice mix 🙂

    97. Posted Sep 8 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

      You and I are about a week apart postpartum so I totally agree with all of your thoughts! I can’t live without my bravado nursing bra and would love more, as well as coconut water to rehydrate, and Hail Merry snacks for 1-handed eating!

    98. Jess
      Posted Sep 8 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      I’m not sure about my favorites yet. My first baby is due any day now!

    99. Liz
      Posted Sep 8 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Cozy pajamas definitely!

    100. Kara R
      Posted Sep 8 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      Help was the greatest thing postpartum with my first! All I wanted to do was sit around and cuddle her. Due with #2 soon!!

    101. Cassandra Eastman
      Posted Sep 8 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

      After having my first 2 children what made me feel good was having a comfortable nursing gown I could wear around the house, and the boppy pillow was a lifesaver! I’m excited to learn about these products since i’m now pregnant with baby #3!

    102. Tara
      Posted Sep 8 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

      Love those pants!!! Good to think about what I might need for myself when baby arrives.

    103. Tina T
      Posted Sep 8 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      Honestly, good underwear! After birth, everything just wants to get out and you need something comfy that you can add protection to while still being comfortable!

    104. Kylie
      Posted Sep 8 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

      Comfy nursing cami’s are a must! I lived in mine.

    105. Cassandra Smith
      Posted Sep 8 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      Amazing giveaway! Would be stoked to win. 🙂

    106. Theresa T.
      Posted Sep 8 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

      The very best thing I had postpartum was my lovely mother helping me!

    107. Posted Sep 8 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

      oh my goodness! =) I recommend those Target bras to everyone too! =) They are SO amazing! The best I’ve ever come across… In the beginning I was so lazy/tired – I wore them all day too. =)

    108. Megan Hein
      Posted Sep 9 at 3:18 am | Permalink

      I lived in nursing camis and loved my Boppy!

    109. Melinda
      Posted Sep 9 at 3:44 am | Permalink

      I’m due with my first baby in November so I don’t have a favorite thing yet but I’m looking forward to trying the Solly baby wrap! It’s going to be so cozy this winter carrying a baby!

    110. Min
      Posted Sep 9 at 6:24 am | Permalink

      i’ll have to check out the mama spray! i’m expecting my 2nd in a couple months and have been dreading the recovery – thanks so much!

    111. Chelsea M
      Posted Sep 9 at 9:20 am | Permalink

      My postpartum must have is comfortable pants.

    112. Chelsea M
      Posted Sep 9 at 9:29 am | Permalink

      I think my number must have would be comfortable pants.

    113. Nancy
      Posted Sep 9 at 11:18 am | Permalink

      I’m not yet at the postpartum stage, but having struggled with depression and sciatica throughout my pregnancy, I would imagine that a lot of these items will help me to feel good after my baby boy is born! In particular, I have heard My Brest Friend is really helpful for breastfeeding and preventing back pain and neck pain!

    114. Posted Sep 9 at 11:40 am | Permalink

      I could not have survived without the bottom spray! Also, I wore my newborn in the moby wrap for the better part of 4 months since she wanted to be held all. the. time.

    115. anne stewart
      Posted Sep 9 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

      Black underwear–need I say more 😉

    116. Brooke N.
      Posted Sep 9 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Those pants look so comfortable for being comfy post baby!

    117. Shannon
      Posted Sep 9 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

      naps, naps are definitely saving my sanity.

    118. Mai
      Posted Sep 9 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

      Glider rocker! To calm both mommy & baby 🙂

    119. Posted Sep 9 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      As a new pregnant mom, all is these will be handy soon! http://Www.handmadebykelly.com

    120. huda
      Posted Sep 9 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

      I had my first daughter via c section and now need to with this baby due in two months. Being comfortable with the right bra and clothes really makes me feel better. I hope I win so I can look forward to being comfortable after surgery

    121. Posted Sep 9 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      The pants & tanks look like very comfortable! Maybe I need when I have a baby, thanks:)

    122. Posted Sep 10 at 6:55 am | Permalink

      So this is pretty much AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    123. audrey
      Posted Sep 10 at 9:54 am | Permalink

      My starbucks travel mug, via packets, greek yogurt, bamboobies and a good nursing cami or for going out your favorite bra and an undercover mama tank! Also a fun pair of shoes 🙂

    124. Beth
      Posted Sep 10 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      I’m not sure what my must have item will be but will find out soon!

    125. Posted Sep 10 at 11:48 am | Permalink

      I actually had the bobby newborn lounger instead of the traditional boppy and I loved it. I used a breast friend pillow to nurse and the lounger to sit my baby in and I loved it. I don’t see many people use it but it is seriously the coolest little pillow.

    126. Suzanne Kim
      Posted Sep 10 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

      nursing tanks, and nice stretchy pants

    127. Jenna T.
      Posted Sep 10 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

      I am due with my first baby in December, so I can’t answer this question yet but I am thinking a nice warm shower will make me feel a lot better.

    128. Jordan S
      Posted Sep 10 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      I am not sure what my favorite thing will be but I will definitely let you know!! Such a great giveaway!

    129. Chloe
      Posted Sep 10 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      I am about 2 weeks away from having my first baby, a baby boy!!! So far I have already invested in many target sleeping bras to get me through the first few months! All of the other goodies look amazing!!!!

    130. Ellen
      Posted Sep 10 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

      My favorite things would have to be a water bottle. That is kind of silly, but I always forget to drink water during the day so it helps me to remember!

    131. Marissa
      Posted Sep 11 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

      Not postpartum yet but comfy pajamas and yoga pants getting me through pregnancy for sure

    132. Elisabeth
      Posted Sep 11 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      I’m not postpartum yet but you gave me some great ideas!

    133. Courtney/Savor Good
      Posted Sep 11 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      So many fabulous items! Thank you for the giveaway and the helpful post. I am 20 weeks along with my first child. The Doie Lounge Robe and Solly wrap look wonderful!

    134. Amber Green
      Posted Sep 11 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

      Love these! Great for me as a first time mom – due date Halloween!

    135. Holly Mann
      Posted Sep 11 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

      My firstborn will be a mommy in less than a month! That means I’m gonna be a grandma! I can hardly wait. I’d love to bless my daughter with this postpartum surprise!

    136. Heather Ratliff
      Posted Sep 11 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

      I have not experienced postpartum yet, so would love to try out some of other experienced mama’s favorites! I am due October 10 with our first son, and we are beyond excited!!

    137. Arnela Kajdic-Tarant
      Posted Sep 11 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      4 daYs post deliver my son would love to win Thanks

    138. Kathryn
      Posted Sep 12 at 1:42 am | Permalink

      I’d love to win this! I’m exactly 2 weeks begin you in the postpartum Journey – what a joy it is!!!

    139. Erin
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:22 am | Permalink

      Ahhh! These look fabulous ! Comfy lounge clothes & good (I agree! Bravado!) bras make all of the difference postpartum. I lived in nursing tanks & soft oversized boxer shorts (so fashionable, I know but they were loose & comfy) after I had kate in a hot hot hot July. Baby #2 will be in the middle of winter so I definitely need some comfy long pj pants!!

    140. Ashley
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:35 am | Permalink

      Thanks for the list of must haves. I am expecting my first and love the suggestions!

    141. Megan
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:33 am | Permalink

      Love these recommendations – my littlest love is 3 weeks today, so all of these sound like a dream right about now! Congratulations on your baby Calvin, love following your sweet family on Instagram.

    142. Michelle
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:58 am | Permalink

      Soft pjs all the way!

    143. Sarah R
      Posted Sep 12 at 6:49 am | Permalink

      Amazing – would love to win!

    144. Laura
      Posted Sep 12 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

      Great ideas !

    145. Catherine Mincy
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      My husband and I are expecting our sweet girl this December. As a first time mom these would be great things to have!!

    146. Devon A
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      Those pjs look like a dream ☺️

    147. Laura Wieschel
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

      I don’t have any favorites yet…..expecting my first any day now! All if this stuff looks so great I would love to try it all out!

    148. Hailey F.
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      What a sweet way to show some momma some love. Nothing better than feeling loved during that struggle of a post-partum period.

    149. Amber Marquez
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

      This would be such a blessing and a great mommy birthday gift! My birthday is tomorrow 9/13/14 & I could use the nursing bras and a solly baby wrap for my son 🙂 ❤️

    150. Emily
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      I’m due in 6 weeks and this would be amazing to win. Looks so comfortable already!

    151. Deanna Huttema
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

      Love the Solly baby wraps!!!

    152. Shannon De Atley-Johnson
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

      What a great collection of products.

    153. Gigi
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

      Milly and Calvin have the same birthday!! A pedicure is what finally made me feel like a normal person 🙂

    154. Blanca Wilson
      Posted Sep 12 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

      I loved soaking my cracked nipples in tiny paper water cups in warm water and salt. Its like a sitz bath but for your nipples. They felt wonderful (sorry tmi) but it was the best thing ever. Also those cold pads for my vjayjay I was in heaven. And lose fitting clothes so I can breastfeed at ease she was a high maintenance baby she lived on my boobs hint the crack nipples.

    155. Karin
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

      Excited about the Solly Baby Wrap! Many moms I’ve talked to say wearing their baby is the only way they can get anything done.

    156. Lauren
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Congrats on your little one! Painting my nails made me feel so good in those first days home. Even if I felt like a wreck at least my nails looked pretty. A you can’t be a good bath with Epsom salt!

    157. Maria Elena Reyes
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

      Excited for this giveaway! There’s so many good things!!

    158. Shelby Mullins
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

      My bundle of joy is 3 weeks he’s my second and I’m exclusively breastfeeding for the first time, taking nice walks keeps me sane with all of the feeding on command!!

    159. Karolina
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

      Being 3 weeks postpartum, this giveaway would be a dream to win! Fingers crossed.

    160. Abby D
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

      A long hot shower!

    161. Julia R
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      These would be perfect for anyone expecting! Number two is due in January and would love to have some of these products!

    162. Allison Coari
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      I’ve been searching for the right pair of nursery pajamas!! Thanks for all the recommendations!

    163. Morgan Baird
      Posted Sep 12 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      This is such a wonderful giveaway! I’m due with my first baby April 3rd and after reading your post, I’m convinced I need all of these things 🙂

    164. Posted Sep 12 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

      The wrap, coffee and a charges iPhone for browsing while you nurse. Also a sweet someone to watch baby while you shower is the best gift in those early weeks!

    165. Christina
      Posted Sep 12 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

      I’m pregnant for the first time right now. I think a nice warm shower or spa day sounds good!

    166. Posted Sep 12 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

      Just had my baby boy on Sunday, and loving this postpartum list! dead on.

    167. Laura
      Posted Sep 12 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

      These look like great items!

    168. Jill Booth
      Posted Sep 12 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      I’m due in Christmas Day with my 3rd boy. I would loved to be pampered with this giveaway!

    169. Sarah S
      Posted Sep 12 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

      I love that top and I’m dying over the pjs! Fingers crossed…. Or I’m gonna have to go shopping!

    170. Emily
      Posted Sep 12 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

      Such an awesome bunch of goodies!! Bravado is like the Cadillac of nursing bras LOL! 🙂

    171. Arnela Tarantino
      Posted Sep 12 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

      5 days postpartum and all these things look like I could use ; thanks ahead of time

    172. Posted Sep 12 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

      I am 8 months pregnant, due in October and I have been researching the best postpartum tricks! I’m excited to try some of these!

    173. Erica Hedman (Gammon
      Posted Sep 13 at 12:07 am | Permalink

      First time mama come November! I’m so excited and nervous all at the same time. Your list of things has helped in knowing things that I may need to have handy. Thanks so much for the info and wonderful giveaway!!

    174. Elisa
      Posted Sep 13 at 12:59 am | Permalink

      What an awesome giveaway. Perfect for my one week old!

    175. Amy Olscamp
      Posted Sep 13 at 3:35 am | Permalink

      I am 32 weeks pregnant with my second boy 🙂 I would love this prize!!

    176. Erin
      Posted Sep 13 at 3:43 am | Permalink

      This list is great! Overshare, but I just had a baby 4 days ago and I am wearing adult diapers to bed so I don’t leak at night! My “down there” is no bueno at the moment!

    177. Jean
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:02 am | Permalink

      I love the pajamas!

    178. Posted Sep 13 at 6:26 am | Permalink

      I am due in April and all of these things sound amazing for post baby!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

    179. Whitney S
      Posted Sep 13 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      Comfy pj’s, tea, warm baths, and my husband were all nesessities post partum!

    180. Lydia Bahrke
      Posted Sep 13 at 8:16 am | Permalink

      what a generous giveaway! my favorite things are my nursing bra/cami, my iphone games to get my mind off of nursing when it’s painful. and then nipple cream is a must!

    181. Posted Sep 13 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      I agree – this is such a generous giveaway! What saved my sanity was switching to exclusive pumping – my little guy just wouldn’t latch well. My favorite thing was to download a number of devotional to help keep me awake and focused. The support of my husband and our family’s has made this possible to keep trucking too.

    182. Shelley
      Posted Sep 13 at 10:33 am | Permalink

      going on a walk with my baby!

    183. katie s
      Posted Sep 13 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

      I practically lived in my bath robe when our first is born. It was so easy for breastfeeding. Next baby is due in January, so I may have to upgrade to a warmer robe.

    184. Posted Sep 13 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

      I’m so excited for this giveaway! What a great group of goodies!!

    185. Michelle J.
      Posted Sep 13 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

      I love reading a good book while I nurse!

    186. Emily M
      Posted Sep 13 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

      I will be a first time mom, expecting at the end of January but I love getting ideas for what to have on hand in those first few days after birth. I love Doie Lounge Robe and I’m sure they would be great and soft and cuddly for right after the birth, looking cute at the hospital.

    187. Evelyn L
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      I love the baby wrap

    188. Jessica
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

      After my daughter was born I loved my Earth Mama Angel Baby Booby Tubes. They could be used warm or chilled to either aide with milk let down or comfort soreness for early breastfeeding.

    189. Vanessa B
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

      Definitely the baby wrap!!

    190. Octavia Rose
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

      This is a fabulous giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    191. Julie
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

      Showers! Even if I can’t wash my hair I feel like a normal person when rinsed off.

    192. Becky
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

      I’m looking forward to the comfy nursery pajamas and a nice got shower while someone else loves on the sweet baby girl. 🙂

    193. Kimberly
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      Yoga pants are my postpartum must have. I wasn’t ready for “real” pants yet!

    194. Erin B.
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

      Best thing after baby was by far a baby carrier, definitely kept me sane in those early days! Also a hot shower!

    195. leah wall
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

      It’s been 5 years since my last so the biggest thing I can remember is having a good bra! I don’t remember really struggling with sleep or body issues because I have such a great support network and am fairly healthy… I am so blessed.

    196. Ashley
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      Great collection of prizes! I would love to win!

    197. Kristin
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      My first baby is due October 21 so I’m not sure what (if anything) will make me feel normal but I love all the suggestions from blogs like yours!

    198. Maggie
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

      Naps naps naps!!!

    199. Shelby
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

      Just had my little guy 5 days ago, so I need ALL the things! Haha especially clothes that flatter a postpartum body and everything for nursing!

    200. Katherine
      Posted Sep 13 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

      earth mama bottom balm is great!

    201. meghann
      Posted Sep 13 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      Comfy clothes!

    202. Yvonne
      Posted Sep 13 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

      I’m 2 weeks postpartum and I can’t live without a basket of snacks and a bottle of water with a straw for breastfeeding!

    203. sarah goodman
      Posted Sep 13 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

      i had a c-section with my first and MAN was i in for a ride. it was so hard. and i was not prepared in the wardrobe department, AT ALL. i literally sat in my hospital gown for about 4 days after the hospital. how UNsexy! now as i wait for baby #2, i know i need to be prepared on a whole new level and ready for anything! i did love to buy comfy and cute nursing bras though, totally helped when feeling like a leaky messy cow!

    204. Michelle Michaud
      Posted Sep 13 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

      I enjoy long relaxing baths after everyone is gone to bed! My time! 🙂

    205. Rachel Levien
      Posted Sep 13 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

      Cannot live without my Lifefactory water bottle!

    206. Kristin
      Posted Sep 13 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

      This info is super helpful! I am 7 weeks feom my due date and all I can think about is being comfortable.

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