The baby shower is a curious event. It is often at this moment that moms- to- be are subtly notified that they-the stars of this infant making production-take back seats to their child . Each and every gift- onesies, feeding utensils, booties and receiving blankets are for the baby. And, mamma (this bizarre put –on- the- back- burner feeling is a precursor to life as a mom) is ignored. So, if you really want to make a mom-to-be happy, offer up something that will make her feel beautiful, sexy and pampered.
Pish Posh Mommy: Pull String Valencia Bag, $34.99
“Pish posh mommy carry alls are a must-have for Type-A women who crave organization tout le temps. Versatile and chicm these printed carryalls–complete with a pull string pouch, a diaper clutch, a fold up diaper pad, a ‘wet bag’ for bathing suits or soiled clothes–can be dropped into my pures, my beach bag ot just plopped in the car”
The Belly Bandit, $55.95
Wearing a compression garment like The Belly Bandit for 6-8 weeks after childbirth helps reduce uterine swelling and bloating. Celebs like Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani and Halle Berry rave about this modern day girdle (www.bellybandit.com) which comes in 5 sizes and three styles (I love zebra!).
Belli Pregnancy: Complextion Perfection Duo, $34.00
Get radiant with BELLI SKINCARE’s (free of chemicals, parabens and dyes) genius complexion duo which exfoliates, moisturizes, protects and evens out skin tone. A mama-to-be must have!
Belly Button Boutique: Mom’s First Days Kit, $70
Coming home from the hospital after giving birth is painful. Literally. Belly Button Boutique’s MOMS FIRST DAY kit has all of the essentials –cooling breast soothers, nursing pads, hipster panties, Feme pads-to keep a new mom (relatively) comfortable
MAMA MIO: Beat the Heat Bump It Up Pregnancy Style Kit, $75.00
Mama Mio’s Pregnancy specific skincare products go that extra mile to ensure that products are free from synthetic colors, parabens, sulfate detergents, petrochemicals and a host of known irritants. Developed by a triumverate of British supermamas, Mama Mio has put a playful spin on the woes of maternity with “Boob Tube” Bust Cream, “Tummy Rub” stretch Mark butter and “Lucky Legs”. And, the kit comes with a copy of my book!
You Lingerie: Azalea Orchid Bra, $ 29.99 and Panties, $14.99
Channel your inner sexpot with YOU maternity and nursing lingerie unique features include:
-Soft cups ( no underwire) to accomodate size and aid in prevention of breast infection
-discreet one handed maternity nursing clips
-4 hook back allow added length for expanding rib cages
Ms. and Mrs. Labor and Delivery Survival Kit, $45.00
A collection of delivery room essentials to soothe and support mom on D DAY: disposable camera, lip balm, stopwatch, back massager, etc.