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Top 3 Gifts for the New Mom

I was going to post this on Friday but I’m starting to freak out a little that Christmas is only 9 days away so I couldn’t wait.  Hopefully this will help if you’re feeling a little under the gun too.



This shirt from Gap is the answer to every new breast-feeding momma’s dreams.  It’s one of those great forgiving tops that hangs just a little away from the post-baby-and-still-a-little-squishy stomach area.  It’s also a little thicker than most Ts so it doesn’t cling.  As rare as these two qualities are in a top, I haven’t even told you the best part.


See that trendy little zipper on the side there?  It’s not just for decoration.  It’s functional and once it’s unzipped – behold, a built in nursing cover.  This is apparently completely unintentional by design but it works, I swear!  It’s also on sale right now for over 50% off so get yours while you can.


One of the most tragic losses new moms suffer (aside from the free-time and sleep) is the loss of cute jewelry.  Despite being some of the few items you don’t have to lose the baby weight to look good in, necklaces and bracelets are often stowed away for a time when baby won’t constantly gnaw and grab at them.  Fortunately for both moms and babies – there’s Chewbeads.


These bracelets and necklaces (first spotted by me at Cool Mom Picks) are BPA, PVC, phthalates, cadmium, and lead free.  They’re also 100% silicone so baby can easily gum them and they can be cleaned with soap and water or the dishwasher.

S is going through that “I don’t wanna miss anything so I’m gonna take a good look around every 3 seconds while I nurse” stage.  I’m thinking this sunny necklace would be a great way to keep her attention and keep me looking cute.

And for jewelery that will last far beyond baby’s first year, there’s this lovely necklace.  I’ve been coveting it since S was born.  Too bad I opened my big mouth and told hubby “push gifts” are kinda ridiculous – isn’t the baby supposed to be the gift??

So I’m pretty excited that Christmas is just around the corner (hint, hint hubs).  I’d fill the sides with my kids’ initials and birth dates and put our wedding date on the top.  What would you put on yours?


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Stacy December 17, 2010 at 6:40 am

I <3 that necklace!! I would have to copy you and put the kiddos intitials and birthdates too.


Naomi January 3, 2011 at 5:44 am

love love that top and so love the necklace idea! so great to find your blog :)


Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com January 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm


I have it in 2 colors :).


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