Earth Mama Angel Baby 5
This Sunday, May 8th is Mother’s Day and we wanted to send our heartfelt wishes to all the Mamas and Mamas-to-Be for the Happiest Mother Day, filled with love, family, and maybe some extra sleep! (every mom’s dream, right??) For anyone looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift (hint, hint gentlemen!) we have rounded up a few great items for both the busy mom on the go and also for the nesting Mama, waiting on baby to arrive.
Let’s face it, once baby arrives, they come with a lot of stuff, and the majority of that stuff needs to travel with them (and you) when you leave the house. Trading your purse in for a diaper bag is a serious transition so the bag you carry should definitely be one that you love! Enter the Charlie Bag from Timi and Leslie. The perfect gift this mother’s day, this vegan faux leather bag comes with extra accessories to keep you totally organized and stylish. Insulated bottle holders, stroller clips, a change pad, and a separate mini clutch that you can hold your personal essentials and travel with you whenever you are solo and not wanting to take a whole bag with you. This bag has it all and will last well beyond the baby years.
The Tula Carrier is a popular mom favourite and is a great gift for the mama who is looking for a little bit of freedom and mobility, while still keeping baby close. Available in so many great patterns and styles, this carrier is easy to use, versatile and can be used up until four years old with many babies!
A great gift this year would be to relieve the burden of mom guilt! We all worry so much that we aren’t doing enough, spending enough time, teaching enough, feeding them the right things, or documenting all of the amazing milestones they do manage to achieve despite their underachieving mothers. These Milestone Cards are a great way to easily snap a quick picture to document those special moments in pregnancy and throughout baby’s early years and are also a great reminder of things that are actually noteworthy. No crafting or exceptional DIY required, these cards do all the talking so you can worry about documenting them in that baby book you’ve been meaning to start whenever you have time (like just in time for a High school graduation present?)
This next “mom essential” is another great bag that can be used as a diaper bag and also as a purse. Little Unicorn is a well loved brand for moms (those swaddles, though!) and we think this Rotunda Bag is the perfect piece to accompany you to both Baby Picasso and then take you back to work as your briefcase. This bag is stylish and functional and zips completely closed to avoid losing your entire mom life contents within.
For those Mamas-to-Be, baby might not be here yet, but he is already wreaking havoc on your body. Before babe arrives and every moment is dedicated to taking care of him, take a minute to pamper yourself. This Mama’s Morning Tea is the perfect pause for your day. Blended with stomach settling Ginger Root and Spearmint, a safe hint of Peppermint, Chamomile and Lemon Balm, this tea is a great way to keep nausea at bay and wake up feeling somewhat like a human.
Another great way to treat the pregnant mama-to-be this weekend is with this Mom Pack. Complete with belly jelly and leg & back cream, it is the perfect combination to sooth the skin during pregnancy. The pregnant body goes through lots of changes and anything you can do to treat yourself is well deserved!
And the last treat is quite possibly one of the coziest gifts you could give or receive for Mother’s Day (and we won’t judge you if you buy this gift for yourself!) We have partnered up with our favourite new Mom-to-Be, Jillian Harris to help her navigate this overwhelming world of preparing for life with a baby. Jillian already knows a thing or two about how to treat herself to comfort and has gone so far as creating her own line of AH-Mazing pyjamas and clothing to make sure her comfies are the coziest. These Pyjamas by Jillian Harris for Privilege always sell out, so if you can get your hands on a pair, consider it a total mom score.
As a mom you will find your life turned upside down, will discover that you had more courage than you knew you could possess, your heart will grow so big that you think it might explode, and you will have truly earned the best title- Mom.
We’d like to treat one lucky Mom to a pampering prize pack for Mother’s Day. Our BMTB (Best-Mom-To-Be), Jillian Harris has teamed up with us to give away a set of her amazing pyjamas (the most comfortable things you will ever wear) and we are throwing in our favourite Earth Angel Mama Baby Tea for Mamas and a Mom Pack. To enter, log into the rafflecopter below, answering the question and then leave us a comment! This contest will run from Friday, May 6th to Monday, May 9th at 11:59pm EST. Contest Rules and Regulations.
*Update, congratulations to Katherine K who is the winner of the Pampered Mama Prize Pack! Thank you all for entering and stay tuned for more exciting partnership and contest announcements!
Hi all, I wanted to know more about the Earth Mama Angel Baby line of products, so I invited Dr. Jordan Robertson here from Earth Mama Angel Baby to educate me (and our readers) a bit more. You’ll see her third blog post below. -Sarah
While your body heals, your baby’s body is ready for – you guessed it – milk! Your birth experience and previous breast-feeding experience will affect how long it takes for your milk to come in. Be patient, babies are designed to wait while your body gets ready to nourish them. For breastfeeding support, herbs such as fenugreek, blessed thistle, milk thistle, nettles and raspberry have all been shown to increase milk supply. The Milkmaid Tea by Earth Mama Angel Baby incorporates some of these herbs, and can be useful to boost your milk production. Remember you have many support systems to get your breastfeeding off on the right foot – if you are having trouble, make sure you access them. Breastfeeding also helps your uterus return to normal size and assists with postpartum weight loss, so don’t give up without getting the support you need.
When your nipples get sore, raw and cracked, using a natural nipple ointment can prevent infection and promote healing in-between feeds. Calendula in the EMAB Nipple Butter prevents bacterial infections in the nipple, which are common due to wetness from leaking. Breast milk itself also contains antibacterial agents, so while you’re on the go, spread some milk over dry, cracked areas to fight off infection.
Engorgement is one of the inevitable symptoms of early breastfeeding as your body adjusts to the supply and demand system that nursing creates. Booby Tubes are especially designed to help you ease engorged breasts and find comfort by freezing or heating – depending on your needs. Frozen tubes can be used on engorged breasts in between feeds, or when your baby starts taking longer stretches between feeds. Warm tubes can be used to help increase milk production by stimulating blood flow to the breast.
Although nature intended for us to breastfeed, you may still need support to teach you how, and help you manage the struggles. You are doing amazing things for your baby by committing to breastfeeding. Give yourself at least 12 weeks before you decide what’s best for you and your baby. Nobody’s perfect at anything they have just started trying – you’ll be an ace in no time!
Have you tried any of these products? We’re interested to see how you liked them. Leave a comment below.
Hi all, I wanted to know more about the Earth Mama Angel Baby line of products, so I invited Dr. Jordan Robertson here from Earth Mama Angel Baby to educate me (and our readers) a bit more. You’ll see her second blog post below. -Sarah
Whew! You made it 10 long months of waiting for your baby to arrive and here you are unable to get out of bed, or (ouch!) sit on a chair. The healing process after labor takes longer than most moms want to give. We are all ready to jump out of our pregnant bodies, put our jeans back on and hit the town pushing a stroller. Healing is a slow process, one we have to support and respect.
The Earth Mama Angel Baby line offers safe, natural therapies for your post-baby body. The focus is of course on healing your bottom, or helping you recover from a C-section. Whatever your labor experience was, there are herbs that can help you feel less sore, and heal your tissues faster than when left to their own devices.
For mamas who experienced a vaginal birth, bruising, tear wounds, stitches and hemorrhoids are common after-birth complaints. Make sure you rest and ice the area often. Frozen maxi-pads spritzed with water make great ice packs that stay put and catch post-partum bleeding.
The Bottom Balm by Earth Mama Angel Baby uses pain relieving herbs such as St. John’s Wort and Calendula. It also contains antimicrobial herbs to ward off infection as well as astringent herbs (such as Witch Hazel) to lessen bruising, inflammation and hemorrhoids. Your bottom can also be treated with the Bottom Spray which, along with Witch Hazel, contains soothing and cooling ingredients such as cucumber and mint.
For women who experienced a Cesarean delivery, the C-Mama ointment focuses both on scar prevention, but also on keeping your incision site bacteria-free. Tea tree and Calendula both speed healing and prevent infection.
Whatever your birth experience was, your number one priority for healing is rest. If you experience a resurgence of vaginal bleeding or have tremendous fatigue, the chances are that you’re doing too much. Enjoy your baby-moon with your new love. You did it!
Dr. Jordan Robertson ND
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