I am six months into being a new mom. I still can’t believe that I have a baby! These past six months getting to know my baby as she grows have been a blessing. I enjoy our time bonding during feedings and bedtime routines. I’ve learned that having routines are essential for my baby’s growth as well as to help preserve the balance and sanity of everyone else in our household, especially me. That said, I am happy to share this month’s BabbleBoxx: New Mom & Baby Faves 2020. It has all the baby essentials new moms need to take care of their babies and themselves.
Jumpstart Your Baby’s Bedtime with these Baby Essentials for a Calming Bath Time
With my first daughter, we had no bedtime routine that we stuck to. However, this time around we realized that for our sanity it was important to getting Baby #2 into a routine early on and sticking with it. Her nighttime routine begins with a calming bath, followed by me reading a book while she is nursing. She usually falls asleep right after. If she doesn’t I let a few lullabies play in the background until she falls asleep.
I am excited about this BabbleBoxx, as it contains baby essentials I can incorporate into her current bedtime routine. You too!
Step 1 – Calming Bath.
Start with the Baby Magic Calming Baby Bath. This calming, tear-free baby wash contains calming ingredients like lavender and chamomile. Parents will love the soft scent and hydration it provides to their baby’s already soft skin.
Step 2 – Massage and Moisturize
Baby Magic’s Calming Baby Lotion or if you prefer the brand’s classic baby scent, the Gentle Baby Lotion. I prefer to use the Calming Baby Lotion in the evenings since it contains the same calming ingredients – lavender and chamomile – as the baby wash to help make getting my baby girl to bed easier. The Gentle Baby Lotion, for me, is great for time use. I like that it is packed with good-for-you ingredients like anti-oxidant rich Vitamins and hydrating Aloe for healthy, baby-soft skin.
Parents will rest assured knowing that all Baby Magic products are:
- dermatologist tested
- free from sulfates
Step 3 – Read a Bedtime Story
My baby’s bedtime routine isn’t complete without a story or two. While I nurse her, I read at least one of her favorite books. Most nights she is usually content with one book, and then some nights I have to read more and play lullabies. Disney Lullaby is perfect for those times.
Disney Lullaby playlist features soothing & calming versions of everyone’s favorite Disney songs turned lullabies that will help babies relax and fall asleep.
I love that the Disney Lullaby playlist is available on every streaming service. So no matter the device you’re using you’re able to access these sweet lullabies. Before you begin your baby’s sleep routine tonight, be sure to download the Disney Lullaby Playlist here: http://disneymusic.co/lullabybaby. Additionally, if you use the Philips Pregnancy+ and Baby+ apps – free apps to track your baby’s development through pregnancy and birth – you’ll have access to Disney Lullaby there too!
Baby Magic Knows Every Child Deserves the Basic Necessities for Living
Having been a trusted baby skincare brand for nearly 70 years, Baby Magic is showing how much it cares about our little ones through donating a portion of proceeds to Baby2Baby. This organization helps children ages 0 – 12 years old who live in poverty have access to all the basic necessities for living. Therefore, during Baby Safety Month, which takes place in September, any purchase of the brand’s white-tagged 30 oz. Gentle Baby Lotion, Calming Baby Bath, and Calming Baby Lotion result in a donation.
Know Your Baby’s Personality According to Their Sign
I believe in astrology. It’s fun seeing if a sign’s description actually matches your personality. When I got pregnant with baby #2, I researched her possible star signs – Aquarius or Pisces – to see if I can get an idea of what her personality will be like. Since she was born exactly one week past her due date, her star sign is Pisces. According to My First Horoscope, included in the New Mom & Baby Faves 2020 BabbleBoxx, my little Pisces.
My First Horoscope Illustrated by Rachel McAllister from Running Press Kids is a fun board book for babies and toddlers with bright illustrations. It not only gives parents insight into their new baby’s personality but also teaches kids about horoscopes. It is a great baby shower gift!
Thinking of Breastfeeding? Receive a Free 30-minute Lactation Consultation
Breastfeeding is a rewarding experience. It is also not easy, especially if you’re new to breastfeeding and don’t have the support. As a second time breastfeeding mom, I can’t stress enough the importance of meeting with a lactation consultant before birth. There is so much misinformation out there. A 30-minute secured video consult with SimpliFed will help answer any initial breastfeeding questions you may have, especially if you are unsure of which route of infant nutrition – breast milk and/or formula – you’ll be choosing for your baby. After all, FedisBest
Use this code BeautyandtheBump-SimpliBox110 to receive 10% off a SimpliFed virtual lactation consultation.
Vitamin B12 That Easily Fit Into New Mom’s Busy Lifestyle
If you’ve been looking for an easy way to add Vitamin B12 into your busy lifestyle, then you’ll love to know that Non-GMO Pink Get Up & Go B12 Fast Dissolve Tabs are in this month’s BabbleBoxx.
These fast-dissolving, natural berry flavor B12 tablets contain a blend of 5,000 mcg of Vitamin B12 and L-Carnitine, an important amino acid. If you hate taking vitamins, you’ll love that it only takes one easy dose a day. Pink vegan-friendly B12 tablets are naturally free of gluten, dairy, artificial flavors, and preservatives.
Visit pinkproducts.com for a $2.50 off coupon and to find a retailer near you! Valid through 12/31/20.
Soothe Your Teething Baby’s Gums with Baby Banana Teething Toys
Add teething toys to your arsenal of baby essentials. You’ll need them before you know it! Remember me telling you my baby began teething at 2 months? One of her favorite teething toys included the Magical Unicorn Teething Brush. I’m happy to see this 100% food-grade silicone training toothbrush along with some other Baby Banana teething toys in this BabbleBoxx.
The Mystical Dragon Toothbrush just like the Unicorn is a 100% food-grade silicone training toothbrush for infants and toddlers. Its dual-sided bristles help teething babies soothe their teething pain. I love that these teethers are dishwasher safe and freezer-friendly.
Lil’ Squish Jellyfish is such a fun sensory rattle and teether toy. Its various textures are perfect for soothing baby’s itchy irritated gums. The tentacles make it easy for the baby’s cute little hands grasp, while the soft-sounding bell helps to hold their attention.
From now until 9/30/2020 receive 50% off of Baby Banana products with code: FALL50
Keep Baby Toys and Feeding Items 100% Clean
One thing I forgot about having a baby is all the things they accumulate, especially toys. Thankfully, a lot of toys she has are dishwasher-friendly. I was happy to see a non-toxic dishwasher detergent pods – Lemi Shine in this BabbleBoxx.
Keeping our babies safe is every parent’s #1 goal. Parents like me can rest at ease knowing that when using a dishwashing detergent that is not only safe for their babies but also effectively cleans due to its formula that uses natural citric extracts. Baby toys and feeding items like bottles and breast pump parts are left 100% clean without any residue to rinse or wipe off.
Lemi Shine can be purchased in stores and online at a variety of retailers in the US, including Target, Walmart, Amazon, Albertsons-Safeway, Publix, and HEB.
As moms, what are some of your favorite baby essentials new moms would need?
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx