Monday, September 27, 2010

Mama Must Haves: Part One

I thought I would do a series of posts titled "Mama Must Haves" that include baby-related things that (Trey and) I love.

I decided to start off my "Mama Must Haves" with things related to nursing since as my dear friend, LG and I say "Everything revolves around nursing" and when you have a little baby and you are BF - it's so true!

I had such a hard time finding nursing bras that I liked. I bought some awful ones from Motherhood Maternity and I might as well just throw them in the trash. Luckily one of my friends who already has 3 kids told me about these awesome bras by Bravado. I LOVE THEM!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Seriously, so comfortable, great shape, they wash well and are perfect for nursing. I know the price may seem high but trust me on this, you get what you pay for!

I also love the long nursing camis from Target. I have 6 of them and I wear them every night to sleep in and also around the house when we're just hanging out.

After a ton of research I picked the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Shoulder Bag. Being a stay at home mom I never realized that I too, would rely on having a pump. It's so great to be able to make bottles for DH to give to Trey. I was able to sleep almost 10 hours last night thanks to a sweet hubby and pumped milk! It's also sometimes more convenient to give Trey a bottle when we are out and about rather than trying to find a place to nurse.

When I do BF while we are on the go or when I have company over I love my Hooter Hiders nursing cover. I love the way it looks, it's the perfect amount of material and it has a plastic piece in the top so that it's easy for me to look down and see Trey while he eats. But I will say after reading other blogs and seeing the cute nursing shawl (like this L'ovedbaby 4-in-1 Nursing Shawl) and poncho type covers out there I may have to pick up one of those too!

And last but certainly not least I adore these Medela Quick Clean Micro Steam bags. These bags are AWESOME!! They are under $5 for 5 of them and each bag lasts 20 uses. Basically you just toss bottles, pump parts, pacifiers, etc into the bag, add some water and pop them in the microwave and tada! everything is clean and sanitized - no boiling water!!

I'm sure I will have a more nursing must haves on another post - who knew you needed SO many things to do something so "natural"!?

As usual, please let me know if you have any questions at all! And let me know if you have anything that you'd like to see or hear about on my "Mama Must Haves"!!


Mrs. Fabulous said...

Loved your list! For my first baby (my baby Trey!) I LOVED the Medela steam bags. They were my saving grace! What a wonderful product!

Amber said...

Thank you for doing this list - it will be really helpful when my little one arrives in December since I'm hoping to BF.

LG said...

Im gonna have to look into those bras STAT