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Postpartum Essentials!

We've had a bit of a baby boom here at hope&plum! With three new babies being born to our team in less than three months in 2021 and two more on the way in 2022, we know a thing or two about postpartum. We pulled together a list of our postpartum must-haves to share with those who are expecting, whether you're a first time mom or an experienced parent. Here are some of our top suggestions to make your postpartum a little easier, and dare we say, maybe even a bit stylish.

hope&plum Ring Slings

Call us biased but is there really anything better than newborn snuggles? Ring slings offer you the perfect way to bond with your babe during the fourth trimester while staying hands-free so you can feed yourself too. You can start using your sling with your newborn right away if your babe is 8 pounds (if under 8 pounds, seek guidance from your healthcare provider). Each ring sling is handmade in Minnesota from natural textiles for you and your babe. For all the moments you need an extra hand or just some time to snuggle.⁣                    

Silverette Cups

This product is a favorite of our hope&plum team members that chestfeed! SILVERETTE ® are small cups crafted out of 925 sterling silver that fit over and help to protect nipples while breastfeeding. Silver is a natural antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial metal that also contains anti-inflammatory agents. It heals and prevents cuts, wounds, cracks, soreness, and infections.  https://silveretteusa.com/

    The Sustainable Baby Co MoonWomb Pillow

    Mallory, one of our Co-Founders, swears by this product for pregnancy, nursing, and cuddle time! The Moon Womb is an heirloom crescent shaped pillow made from all organic sustainable materials. A highly versatile pillow that will comfort your growing belly and when baby arrives, provide stable comforting support, keeping baby close to you and assist in obtaining a proper latch during feeding. The filling is move-able yet stable so you and your baby both feel supported in all the right places. https://www.thesustainablebabyco.com

    Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump

    Another favorite of our team members that chestfeed is the Haakaa Silicone Pump! Simply suction to your chest and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using a gentle suction pressure. It is perfect for collecting milk off of the opposite side while chestfeeding and ideal for traveling as it is cord free and does not need to be charged or plugged in. https://haakaausa.com

      Frida Mom and Baby

      We are obsessed with almost every Frida Mom and Baby product there is! For postpartum recovery, there is noting better than their Upside Down Peri Bottle and Witch Hazel Healing Foam. Postpartum is beautiful, messy and painful, but these products can help make it just little bit easier. https://frida.com/

      WishGarden Herbs AfterEase

      Afterbirth contractions are no joke and can become more intense with each time a person gives birth (our Co-Founder Skye noted her third was by far the most painful). WishGarden Herbs AfterEase has been formulated to soothe normal and temporary afterbirth contractions naturally. Give this a try if you're struggling with afterbirth cramping! https://www.wishgardenherbs.com

      Bink Mama Bottle

      You've heard this a thousand times before, but hydration is key in both pregnancy and postpartum. While juggling the demands of a newborn it can be hard to remember to stay hydrated, but the Mama Bottle from Bink has created a bottle specifically designed to support you through pregnancy and chestfeeding to meet your daily recommended water needs. As an added bonus, the bottle is stylish and the colors are beautiful! https://binkmade.com/products/mama-bottle

      ARQ Undies

      A comfortable pair of underwear is ESSENTIAL during postpartum (and really always) and our entire team is obsessed with the High-Rise Undies from ARQ! Available in size XXS-6X, they have the perfect size for most bodies, are 100% cotton, and offer the perfect combination of comfort and fashion which makes them our number one pick for underwear during postpartum. https://shoparq.com/