Top Picks for New Moms: A Guide to the Must-Have Products

May 13, 2023

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Claudia Sandino

New mom? These products also make excellent gifts for new and expecting moms.

As a new mom, I've seen countless posts about must-have products for newborns. Today, I want to share the top products that I've used for myself. After three months of motherhood, I can confidently say that these are products that I would buy again in a heartbeat – and some that I simply can't live without.

These products also make excellent gifts for new and expecting moms. Whether you're an expecting mom yourself or you know someone who is, I highly recommend checking these out!

Something for recovering Mom

The Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit is simply amazing. While the hospital does provide some freebies, having this kit waiting for you at home is a game changer. Not only did I get to try out all of their recovery products, but I could also order more of the ones I found most helpful. Honestly, I loved them all! Plus, if you're looking to save some money, here's a little hack: add Frida Mom products to your baby shower list. You'll be able to use the completion discount on all baby products, including Frida Mom, well after your shower and even after you give birth. And who doesn't love a discount?

A cute water bottle

Hydration is key for new and expectant mothers, and the Stanley Tumbler is the perfect way to keep your drinks at the ready. I mean, do I even need to say more? This tumbler is not only super cute, but also made of high-quality materials that will last you a long time.I actually tried to save some money by buying a cheaper tumbler on Amazon, but it ended up breaking within a few weeks. So I decided to splurge on the Stanley, and I'm so glad I did. It's been a game-changer for me in terms of staying hydrated throughout the day – and that's important not just for me, but for my baby too. Trust me, the thirst is real!


While I don't have a specific link to share, I highly recommend treating yourself to a cozy and cute set of slippers, a comfy robe, and some stylish pajama sets. Trust me, you'll be spending a lot of time in recovery, and having comfortable and stylish loungewear will make a huge difference. During my recovery, I practically lived in my robe, Frida disposable undies, and slippers. With all the skin-to-skin time and breastfeeding, I wanted to stay as comfortable as possible. So, be sure to invest in some comfy and cute loungewear – you won't regret it!

Everything balm

This little balm came in so handy for all things dry, chapped, and cracked. I still use it all the time.

As a new mom, you're bombarded with all kinds of advice. It can be overwhelming to sift through it all and figure out what works for you. However, there was one piece of advice that I took to heart and incorporated into my daily routine – and it's made a world of difference. Kim, the founder of Villie, told me to do something for myself every day and to prioritize taking a shower if I could. It sounds simple, but it's amazing how much of an impact this small act can have. My partner was also incredibly supportive of this and made sure I had the time to cleanse myself, not just physically, but emotionally too. Of course, there are other ways to take care of yourself too – like journaling, getting fresh air, or reading a book. The key is to find something that works for you and dedicate a little bit of time each day to doing it. Like this spa kid. Trust me, it's worth it!

Something for all your stuff - that moves around the house

Last but certainly not least, this little cart has turned out to be an unexpected essential for me as a new mom. I use it every day without fail, and I'm not sure how I managed without it! Of course, every mom will use the cart differently, depending on her needs. For me, it's been a godsend for organizing my pump, my favorite tumbler, books, baby toys, lip balm, snacks, and my phone. Others might use it for storing baby essentials. Regardless, I highly recommend having one of these carts for yourself – it's been a real game changer for me!

You can do this!

These are some essentials that got me through the first few weeks which were not easy. I realize comfy slippers will not make up for the lack of sleep but having the right tools and products to help make the transition smoother did help. I hope that by sharing these products with you, I can make your journey a little easier too. Remember, self-care is just as important as baby care, so don't forget to prioritize yourself. You're doing an amazing job.

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