Becoming a new mama is one of the most amazing times in your life. It can also be one of the most tiring, overwhelming and emotional times, too.
That’s why modern mamahood is all about supporting other women, standing together (no matter what and without judgement) and just doing the best you can. Because THAT IS enough.
To help you make the transition as smooth as possible and the journey as enjoyable as can be, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite new mama essentials that you won’t want to live without.
It’ll be good vibes only with this new-mama essential toolkit.
1 // Bugaboo Fox pram
We need to let you in on a little secret: The new Fox pram by Bugaboo has a secret weapon. The kind of weapon all mamas will want in their motherhood arsenal.
Three years in the making, the Fox is a big leap forward in pram design. Some of our fav features include: It’s unbelievably light (9.9kg to be exact), it’s cleverly compact and folds up to 46 x 60 x 88cm, has all-wheel suspension and big tyres (meaning you can venture pretty much wherever your heart desires and still enjoy a stable and steady ride) and it’s also sustainable and stylish, to boot! The main material used to create the pram is made from 92 recycled PET bottles.
2 // ergoPouch Joey Comforter with GPS tracker
All mamas we tell you a similar story: It’s bedtime and they can’t locate their little one’s comforter. Anywhere!!!!! It happens to the best of us. Thanks to the geniuses over at ergoPouch, this never has to happen again. Yes, that’s right they’ve created a clever Joey comforter that comes installed with a GPS tracker that connects with your smart phone. In other words, you’ll never lose track of their precious companion again.
Yes, you did read that right, mama, it has a GPS tacker. Welcome to the future!
3 // Mama Disrupt subscription
All new mamas need the amazeballs gift that keeps on giving – their monthly dose of mama sass delivered to your front door (or digitally) each quarter. Yep, we’re talking about a subscription to Mama Disrupt – AKA the modern motherhood handbook.
Mama Disrupt is all about YOU – a haven of feel-good vibes, a place of inspiration, and a joyous sanctuary of modern mama life and style.
Packed full of inspiration, stories, interiors, fashion, style and travel, plus our fav mama heroines revealing all on life, love and motherhood, a MD subscription is a bundle of mama love and goodness and like a warm cuddle on a tough day or your sisterly high five on a good one. Only $35 for a year for a print subscription – see all the details here.
4 // Mumlife The Label tee
When you’re a new mama, you’re going to want to show your support for other mamas. A cute way to do this? With a Mumlife The Label tee. The brand is unique and is designed to empower and inspire women through T-shirts with statements relatable to modern-day mama life.
5 // Bugaboo Changing Bag
As chic as it is practical, this bag is THE perfect companion for all new mamas. Finished in go-with-everything black, the tote-shaped bag features leather-look handles and an adjustable shoulder strap too.
With four inner pockets, external insulated bottle pocket and four outer pockets, the bag practically promises to keep you organised. It also cleverly hooks onto your Bugaboo pram so you can keep everything organised, looking stylish and within arm’s reach when you’re on the go. It also comes with a changing mat. Shop it here.
6 // Swisse Ultinatal Breastfeeding Support
When you welcome a new bundle of joy into the world, your mind is often going to be thinking about their nutrition and feeding. As a new mama, it’s only natural. Give yourself a little of peace of mind by adding some vitamins into the mix so you can ensure both you and bub are getting all that you need. We are big fans of Swisse range of vitamins for pre-conception, pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy. Our go-to fav would have to be the Swisse Ultinatal Breastfeeding Support packed full of goodies tailored to help increase breastmilk production and provide nutritional support for mama and baby during the breastfeeding cycle.
7 // TOM Organic Tooshies range
Hypoallergenic and gentle, we love how soft and gentle this range is – it’s also breathable. Made with plant-based materials that are biodegradable and compostable, with the TOM Organics Tooshies range of nappies and wipes you can rest assured knowing that you’re also doing your bit for the planet at the same time.
8 // Cotton On Kids onesies
With an illustrative dot pattern, monochrome palette with a splash of yellow, this Mini Zip Through Romper by Cotton On Kids is amazing. Here at MD we are big fans of the Cotton On Kids onesies. With a diagonal zip, this romper allows for quick changing with an inner zip backing to protect baby’s skin from any catches. Available in many different colours and prints! It’s made from a soft stretch cotton for the ultimate comfort for your precious little one.
9 // Google Home Max
As a new mama, it’s highly likely that you will be equal parts overjoyed, overtired and overwhelmed. To inject a little fun (and a whole lot of help) why not treat yourself to a Google Home Max. Not only is it a fabulous smart speaker that you can voice control, but it also works as a Google Home and can cleverly connect with most smart devices in your house. You can even set it up to automate many tasks for you – like turning on the air con, controlling lights, remembering your shopping list, setting reminders and so much more. Say hello to music to get your through and a device that you can boss around like a personal assistant.
10 // Pana Organic chocolate
No new mama’s toolkit is complete without chocolate (and let’s face it, wine!). And if you haven’t yet heard about Pana Organic chocolate, you need to get involved now! Available at many supermarkets and health food stores, if you’re not won over by the gorgeous packaging you will be by their approach. Think conscious, healthy chocolate with no nasties. Pana Organic creates a variety of rich, luxurious dairy-free chocolate bars. All are free from gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar with an amazeballs taste.
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