Peek Inside the Box: July

Our July Box was packed full of products we are just crazy about! As always, they each focus on the health, encouragement, and well-being of new and expectant mamas.

We’d first love to introduce you to Yorba Organics.

There is so much to feel good about when using Yorba! They truly believe we should know what we’re putting on our bodies – so instead of using chemicals, they only use the best organic ingredients in all of their products. What’s more – each ingredient is ethically sourced and harvested in support of uplifting impoverished communities – incredible!

Our July box featured their Softening Heel and Foot Balm, which is extremely effective in treating foot dryness. It’s made with Mafura, which is easily absorbed into the skin and softens and improves elasticity with its nourishing and moisturizing abilities.

How to Use:

Massage the balm into your feet after a shower, before bed, or as a mid-day pick-me-up. Ultimately, mamas with dry, cracked, and tired feet can find soothing relief in this amazing balm – always a welcomed treat.

The next product featured in our July box is the liquid iron supplement – Blueiron.

We all know women need added iron during pregnancy and beyond, but did you know you may need up to triple your normal iron intake toward the end of your pregnancy? Left untreated, iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, which isn’t something any mama can afford!

The folks at Blueiron wanted to come up with a simple and easy solution, and they truly thought through everything. Blueiron comes in liquid form – so no giant pills that are tough to swallow. And it’s easy on the digestive system – which means it won’t cause the kind of unpleasant side effects (ahem, constipation) that come with tablet-form iron supplements.

And the best part? Each dose of Blueiron contains hand-picked Nordic blueberries – packed with antioxidants and good for brain power (hello, mom brain!). Blueiron is an all-around win for expectant and new mamas!

Next, we want to tell you all about Second Spring Naturals and their Best Day Body Cream.

Carrie is a university educator and mother of three boys who always dreamed of being an entrepreneur. She finally followed her dreams and launched Second Spring Naturals, naming it after the Albert Camus quote:

“Autumn is a Second Spring, when every leaf is a flower”

How inspiring!

Made with a magical blend of coconut, almond and avocado oils, plus shea butter, the Best Day Body Cream is so luxurious!

How to Use:

Apply the Best Day Body Cream to your growing tummy to ease dryness, or use all over as a part of your morning beauty ritual. We can’t get enough of the Bergamot & Grapefruit scent – it’s lovely and light with a hint of citrus.

Last but not least our July box included our Circular Beach Towel

It’s a hot summer, and pregnancy during that time can be a real challenge. What better way to beat the heat than posting up at the pool or beach? This large, geometric print towel is oh-so-soft and wonderfully pretty with it’s fringed edges.

What’s not to love?!

Bummed you missed out on the July box?! Order TODAY with code JULY and you can still receive the box delivered right to your door (psst… use code TAKE10 as well for a special 10% discount).

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Meet our Products: Pareik, Sparkling Mama and Mr. B’s Necessities

We’ve partnered up with some truly wonderful makers this summer, and we’d love to introduce you to a few of them! Pareik, Sparkling Mama, and Mr. B’s Necessities were all featured in some of our recent boxes. We were lucky enough to catch up with each of them to hear a little more about their incredible products!

Pareik Skin Co.

 

Pareik is a luxury natural skin care company whose products are made by hand, in small batches, using only the highest quality ingredients. After years of working with clients, they ultimately found that by eliminating harsh chemicals and sticking with simple, natural remedies, skin flourishes!

Pareik recommends their Vitamin C Serum – Reface Me – for expectant and new mamas, and we couldn’t agree more!

Reface Me is an oil-based serum, packed with antioxidant protection. It focuses on removing free radicals in sun-exposed skin, which makes it perfect for these hot summer days. And bonus – because it’s vitamin C based, it helps with under eye bags (yes please!) and dryness.

Whether you’re experiencing the sleeplessness that comes with pregnancy, up all night with your precious newborn, or simply looking to care for your sun-exposed skin, this luxurious serum is a treat for expectant and new mamas alike.

Sparkling Mama

After experiencing extreme morning sickness throughout her two pregnancies and finding no relief in any available product, Tami Lennox developed Sparkling Mama’s Fizzelixir.

Fizzelixir is an effervescent supplement powder that dissolves in any beverage to help alleviate morning sickness. It’s flavored with subtle hints of lemon and ginger, is sweetened with pure sugar cane, and contains Vitamin B6 and Magnesium to boot!

Want more you can feel good about? It’s doctor approved, contains no caffeine, and (our favorite quality) contains no dyes or artificial sweeteners.

As if relief from dreadful morning sickness weren’t enough, you may also find Fizzelixer helps you have fewer leg cramps, more restful sleep, and more energy throughout the day – we call that a win all around… and why we included a full 6-pack in our June box!

Mr. B’s Necessities

The husband and wife team behind Mr. B’s Necessities takes great pride in their family-owned company, and it’s not hard to see why! Mr. B’s is a plant-based bath and body company that uses 100% natural ingredients, and makes all of their products in small batches. They specialize soaps, aromatherapy, and our favorite – the Rose Facial Mist & Toner.

Mr. B’s Facial Mist is a simple, natural recipe designed to tone and brighten your skin – just spray your face throughout the day for an easy, skin healing experience!

The Rose Facial Mist is a must-have for expectant and new mamas alike. If your skin is undergoing the changes that come with pregnancy, or you’re just looking for an easy boost after a long night with your little one – you’ll love the refreshing pick-me-up this mist offers. Our favorite pro-tip – put this one on your hospital bag packing list!

We know you’ll love these all-natural products for new and expecting mamas as much as we do!

Curious what a past box included? Take a peek at our June box (featuring both Pareik and Sparkling Mama)!

And be sure to grab your Mama Bird Box subscription and enjoy monthly boxes packed with full-size goods like this!

9 Best Swimsuits for the Breastfeeding Mom

9 swimsuits perfect for breastfeeding - mama bird box - gifts for pregnancy and new moms

We’ve had a few questions regarding what our favorite postpartum bathing suits are and immediately began thinking of what swimsuits would be the easiest to breastfeed while wearing.

We love the modern high neck suits and one pieces but while they are oh-so-stylish sometimes those can make it tricky for us moms who are on call for our babies even when we’re splashing around at the pool or beach.

Scroll below for our favorite swimsuits perfect for the breastfeeding mom! We love this stylish selection and have included links below to where you can buy them as well!

See you at the pool, mamas!

1. Zinnia Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit (Anthropologie, $118)  |  2.  Plunge V-Neck One-Piece Swimsut (J.Crew, $98)  |  3. Ruched Bandeau Swimsuit (Asos, $56)  |  4. Off-the-Shoulder Ruffle Suit (J.Crew, $118)  |  5. South Beach Striped Bikini (Asos, top: $23 bottom: $19)  |  6. Eden One-Piece Swimsuit (Nordstrom, $129)  |  7. Plunge, Longline Bikini (Madewell, top: $60, bottom: $60)  |  8. Camila One-Piece (Esby Apparel, $175)  |  9. Solid & Striped Suit (NeedSupply, $168)