Peek Inside the Box: August

Our August box was packed full of some phenomenal products for pregnant and new moms. We love these goodies so much, they’ve already made their way into our daily routines!

Goddess Garden Organic Facial Sunscreen

We all want to protect our faces from sun damage, but if you’re like us, sometimes the greasy feel of sunscreen just doesn’t work with your daily routine.

Goddess Garden understood that dilemma and created the perfect facial sunscreen.

It’s certified organic and packed with nourishing antioxidants (win!) and anti-aging ingredients (double win!) – including aloe vera, shea butter, and immortelle essential oils. It’s a sheer formula, so it’s non-greasy and pairs easily with makeup.

Goddess Garden uses natural minerals, rather than harsh chemicals, to reflect UV rays. Since minerals aren’t absorbed, they are safe and gentle for your skin. Not only is this great news for you, but if you’re expecting, you can feel great about protecting your baby from absorbing harsh chemicals as well.

We love Goddess Garden’s Organic Facial Sunscreen for all-day, everyday use – from a Saturday at the pool to an outdoor lunch with coworkers, we’ll definitely be adding this product to our morning routine.

Mavibandz Headbands

Raise your hand if you’ve yet to find a headband that stays in place and won’t give you a headache. Us too… until now!Mavibandz are handmade and feature a non-slip technology that guarantees that they’ll stay put. Plus, they are made with an adjustable elastic back, making them the perfect fit every time (which means they’re never too tight, so no headaches!).

Wear your Maviband to your prenatal yoga class, to brunch with friends, and when you’re washing your face before bed. Then on those tired new-baby mornings, pull your hair back and add a Maviband for a super cute, no-fuss look that’s fit for whatever your day might hold!

CreekBaby Coconut Body Creme

We all know coconut oil is a miracle product, and CreekBaby’s Coconut Body Creme might be our favorite yet. It is 100% pure, organic, unscented coconut oil – not only are there no fragrances added, there is truly no scent – which makes it perfect for mom, baby, and anyone in the family.

We love the Coconut Body Creme because it’s so incredibly versatile and useful. It’s the perfect belly balm for your growing tummy, nursing cream for dry and cracked skin, and diaper rash ointment for your sweet baby.

Some more of our favorite uses? Skin moisturizer, hair conditioner, lip balm, shaving cream, body wash… so many possibilities!

Each of these fantastic products for expectant and new moms have quickly become some of our very favorites, and we know you’ll love them too!

 

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

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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)