Instagram has given me a place to see all of the cute, new baby things and I wish I were having another baby all over again. (PS. Only in fleeting, dream-like thoughts, not in reality.) One trend I love is milestone blankets. Capturing this monthly photo takes very little effort to set up.
Step 1: Lay out the milestone blanket. Step 2: Place baby on top of the milestone blanket. Step 3: Indicate what month your baby is in with some kind of hoop or arrow. Unless this is not your first child, in which you would then use the tools on your phone to circle said month at a later time because you either can’t remember or older children have turned the hoop into a toy. Your baby can be 6ish months, too. No one’s grading you on precision.
Even if your baby is halfway on, halfway off their milestone blanket because they’ve learned how to crawl, you get a wonderful reminder of how much they grow in that first year.
Etsy is the best one-stop-shop for more unique purchases, so we’ve rounded up our favorite milestone blankets exclusively from shops on Etsy. There is one out there for every aesthetic. Have fun choosing!
Summer is here and there is only one thing to do: get your bump to the pool. Check out our picks for our favorite maternity swimsuits.
You don’t have to choose a skin tight or belly bearing bikini to show style. We love this blouse top from Gap. The straps are removable, and the drawstring at the bottom helps the top to fit to your bump’s size.
The swimsuit we most want to come in a dress option, too. PinkBlush does maternity right. Check out all of their styles; it’s hard to choose.
Macy’s has a diverse online selection of swimsuits. This suit is going to hold your girls in, so if you have older kids who want to play at the pool or beach, you can join right in without fidgeting with your swimsuit.
Nordstrom has a lot of classic looks. We love this print, cut, and tankini style because you know pregnant mamas have to go to the bathroom…a lot.
Target has come a long way in their swimwear department. Women united and said we need more suits for more body types and they just keep getting better and better.
Zoom in on this Seraphine Maternity print because we think it is so pretty. We love the soft colors and the interesting and flattering pattern.
Motherhood made our favorite graphic swimsuit this year. Eat Beach Sleep Repeat is our summer motto…even if we live in inland Texas.
It’s nearly July which means we have the pool on the brain! So, in honor of the summer heat and upcoming swimming we rounded up our 10 FAVORITE maternity swimsuits of the season.
Scroll down to see our staff picks and where you can score them…
1. Crochet Maternity One Piece Swimsuit ($98 at A Pea in the Pod) | 2. Maternity Stripe Tie-back Swimsuit ($34.99 at Target.com) | 3. Maternity Tropical Floaty Swimsuit ($56 at Asos.com) | 4. Maternity Square Neck Swimsuit ($35 at Asos.com) | 5. Pink Palm Halter Tankini (top: $32 at pinkblushmaternity.com) | 6. Printed Halter Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit ($39.98 at Motherhood Maternity) | 7. Montego Bay One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit ($96 at Nordstrom) | 8. Twist Front Maternity Bikini Top and Foldover, Reversible Bottoms (top: $48 bottom: $40 at A Pea in the Pod) | 9. Ibiza One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit ($98 at Nordstrom) | 10. Nautical Strip Adjustable Maternity Bikini ($65 at Seraphine)
We’ve been pregnant ourselves, and we know each pregnancy can feel incredibly different from the next. What you’re comfortable in one season may not give you the same confidence during your subsequent pregnancy. We wanted to include a variety of styles at different price points so you can find just the right fit for you!
What do you think? Will you be picking up a new maternity swimsuit? Do you have a go-to staple?
Let’s talk about it all in the comments below!