mom must haves

August 29, 2018

It’s been almost 4 months since having Leighton, which seems like a good time to update my must haves for moms. You learn a lot when you have a baby, what you need and what you don’t need. Everyone is always getting things for the new baby, or asking what you need for the baby. Well I didn’t want us Mamas left out 🙂 Here’s a few of my must haves!


-A good dry shampoo. I’ve had the mind set that I don’t need to have a full face of makeup on everyday, and be dressed up. I do make sure that I shower every day. It makes me feel a little more put together if you will. However, that doesn’t mean I wash my hair everyday, which is a huge time saver. That being said, you have to have a good dry shampoo!  I’m liking the Monat dry shampoo. It doesn’t have all the yucky chemicals in it, and doesn’t leave the weird, white residue.


Nursing pads. I like the washable nursing pads since I wear them everyday. It’s nice to have them be reusable, otherwise you’d be spending lots of money on disposable ones.


Milk catcher for pumping.  A good friend of mine recommended this to me, and I can’t believe I didn’t know about this for Ainsley! This is a MUST have for pumping moms. It easily attaches to you while nursing to catch your let down. That’s ounces of extra milk without having to pump!


-Large water bottle. I was really good about drinking water while pregnant, but not great about it post pregnancy. I have a giant 25 ounce Starbucks water bottle that I fill up multiple times a day to be sure I’m staying hydrated. Plus that keeps up your milk supply 🙂


-Collagen peptides/prenatal vitamins. Darn you postpartum hair loss! There’s not a whole lot you can do to prevent the hair loss while nursing, but I try to be sure I’m still taking my prenatal vitamins to help with my hair skin and nails. Another product I’ve been using is collagen peptides. I put a scoop in my coffee everyday. They also help with gut health and are anti aging. Win win right?


-Promptly Baby Journal. I have tried A LOT of different baby journals. I finally found one that I absolutely LOVE! I really like this one because it starts from pregnancy and goes until your child is 18. Everything is in one place 🙂


Tell me below what some other must have postpartum items you love! As always, I’ve linked some products below for your convenience in case you liked some of these ideas 🙂



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  1. Alex says:

    These are all so great! I’m going to share this with my sister, too! She’ll love it 🙂

  2. So many important ideas for moms! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fiorella says:

    This post came just in time. My baby is 11 months, but still with hair loss. I will try the collagen and prenatal vitaminas. Thanks!

  4. Angie says:

    The hair loss is the worst! These are great!

  5. Jenni says:

    Love these Mom must-haves!

  6. Monique says:

    Cool products to have 🙂


    This is so good, so often we forget about mums. I’m totally sharing this with my newborn mamas!

  8. Lexie says:

    I have a few new things to add to my shopping list! Thanks!

  9. Amanda says:

    Love these tips. ????

  10. Anna says:

    Such great tips!! 🙂

  11. Stefani says:

    I made a similar list on my blog!! Great moms think a like. ❤️ We both decided dry shampoo was a must!!! ????

  12. Great advice and list of must haves!

  13. Eloise says:

    I agree with you, those are great mom must haves… ohhh the memories of needing breast-feeding products ; )

  14. Heck yeah! Thanks for such handy dandy info!!


  15. Molly says:

    This is fabulous! Wish I had something like this before taking on 18 months of nursing/pumping! Sharing with a bestie that just had a baby yesterday.

  16. Meghan says:

    I love Monat. I’ll keep this article in mind for when we have our babies.

  17. Jessica says:

    What a good way to love on a new Mom or a mom with a new little one.

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