Top 7 Essentials for New Moms
New moms have a lot to deal with! It’s such an exciting time, but it definitely comes with its fair share of challenges. You hurt in places that you never realized could be so sore (sorry, nips!), your hormones are all over the place, and you’re often running on little-to-no sleep. All while taking on the responsibility of keeping a helpless little human alive. Whew!
Luckily, there are tons of great products for moms out there that can help ease some of the burden.
These essentials for new moms help make life a little easier, so you can put more energy into making happy memories with your little one! And, even better, all of these products are natural and made locally here in Canada (except the Haakaa Breast Pump, but that was simply a must for this list!).
Haakaa Breast Pump
The Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump is a life saver! As with many new moms, breastfeeding wasn’t always easy for me, and this product was something that really helped.
The Haakaa breast pump is soft, comfortable and super easy to use. It’s made from safe, high-quality food grade silicone and you can even toss it in the dishwasher for cleaning. It’s discreet and super easy to pack around or whip out in the middle of the night—no fancy gadgets, plugins or batteries required. Hallelujah!
On top of that, it’s AFFORDABLE. Yes, please.
Recovery Spray by Chickweed and Clover
Chickweed and Clover offers natural products that are handmade by an herbalist in Alberta. Their Recovery Spray is a miracle product for postpartum care! It soothes and helps heal postpartum incisions and tears, and actually doubles as a pretty nice facial toner, too (that’s how gentle it is!).
Made with ionic silver water, witch hazel, and antibacterial and antifungal oils, this product was created as an essential for new moms, but actually serves many uses.
Sakina Botanicals 4th Trimester Nipple Balm
Remember the comment we made about sore nipples earlier in this blog? That’s where the Sakina Botanicals 4th Trimester Nipple Balm comes in!
This nipple balm is made with local Alberta beeswax and olive oil infused with Chamomile, Lavender and Calendula. This combination is super soothing for sore, dry nipples with minor cracks. It’s natural and safe to digest, so there’s no need to worry about cleaning it off before feeding.
Sakina Botanicals Let-Down Tea
Another Sakina Botanicals essential for new moms, the Let-Down Tea is perfect for nursing mamas—especially if you’ve tried fenugreek but it didn’t work out for you.
This tea is fenugreek-free but filled with other herbs to help encourage breast milk production and general postpartum healing. It’s super calming and I love the way it tastes. Plus, it’s made right here in Alberta!
Fox and Chaos Outdoor Spray Thang 1 & 2
Finding bug spray that’s safe for babies is NO easy feat—which is why Outdoor Spray Thang by Fox and Chaos is definitely on my list of essentials for new moms and wee babes.
Made with aloe vera, colloidal silver and essential oils, this baby bug spray is the bomb. It’s safe for the whole family and it actually works. We love spending time outdoors, and I take this stuff with me everywhere!
Fox and Chaos Cough Buster
Another Fox and Chaos must-have for moms, the Cough Buster is a great alternative to Baby Vicks. Personally, I don’t like using baby vicks because of its very high essential oil content (and I know many moms feel the same). It’s non-toxic, all natural and much less greasy, but it still does the trick!
Just apply gently to the chest, back or bottom of feet and add snuggles for good measure. This stuff is great for adults, too.
Fox and Chaos Pain Soother for Teething Relief
Can you tell I love Fox and Chaos’ products for moms? Their roll-on Pain Soother is a great option for teething relief without having to medicate. It’s made with non-staining coconut oil, local beeswax, real amber, and a blend of soothing and pain-relieving essential oils.
Just rub it along your little one’s jaw line, watch the teething pain subside, and go enjoy some much-needed mom time.
I hope you find these products helpful in your motherhood journey!
If you’re looking for a special memento to honour this tumultuous and amazing phase of life, take a peek at our collection of handmade breast milk jewelry. Our breast milk rings, necklaces and earrings are made in Canada using small amounts of your own breast milk. While they may not help heal your poor nips or put your babe to sleep, it is a meaningful and beautiful way to memorialize your time as a new mama (plus, you deserve something pretty!).
Lastly, remember that you’re doing an amazing job! You got this.