If you are planning on breastfeeding, there are a few items that are essential to your success. You will need a nursing bra, nursing top, breast pump, nursing cover and lastly, patience. With these modern conveniences Breastfeeding is simpler and more stylish than ever.
One of our favourite diaper bags right now is the Mothership diaper bag from Fleurville. With its insulated bottle holder and lots of exterior pockets, this bag makes toting around all your essentials easy.
We’re all about hip and funky. And if you can save the environment and your own health in the mix, that’s a big bonus. (Kind of like getting a daily calf massage after a night in 4 inch heels). Did you know that 87% of Canadians believe that household cleaning products are safe even though only 10% of the chemicals used in the typical products have been tested? Or here’s a scary one.. apparently housewives face a 55% higher cancer risk due to their exposure to household cleaning products… Nice. Seventh Generation has come out with a super-cool app for the iphone or free download for your home computer. While you are shopping or surfing, you can search a directory of common cleaning products to see what ingredients are inside. Merci!
In my ‘20s I traveled for 6 weeks through Europe with one backpack that I carried myself. For our week-long honeymoon, my husband and I took one large suitcase between us. Just over 2 years later, my husband, 11-month-old daughter, and I had an overflowing luggage cart that held 2 large suitcases (overweight), 2 stuffed-to-the-brim carry-ons, and a car seat. In hindsight, we should have added our playpen to the pile, since the hotel-issued crib for that trip was pretty wobbly.
We are junkies. For everything French. And beyond the Bonpoint-Floriane addiction, there is one product that we can’t live without. The Jacadi sleep sack comes in two sizes, and each season there are a number of new, creative, soft designs for your precious one.
Oh la la! Opening the mail has never been so exciting. Instead of bills and flyers, what appeared in my mailbox today? Nothing other than the sexiest, frilly French panties that I have ever seen. Panty by Post is the brainchild of Natalie Grunberg and Lori Sholzberg, and in our estimation, will up Canada’s birthrate by alot. Great as a gift delivered monthly, you can order one, six or twelve pairs of sexy panties. Sure to boost your self esteem during the pregnancy or postpardom period, the marketing for the company features naturally beautiful women who are not airbrushed. Fabulous!
Q – How should I deal with my increased breast size in clothing?
A – Breasts change drastically during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post pregnancy. Increased breast size can be as frustrating as not getting back into your jeans. But don’t hide it! Flaunt it, but first embrace it. Start by getting a proper fit. Believe it or not, the majority of all women aren’t wearing the proper bra for their breast. Wearing the right size bra is essential for proper support. Bulky knit sweaters and extra layers are definitely not what you want to be wearing. Instead opt for smooth silk button downs, smooth Tee shirts and printed wrap dresses.
Q – Does a maxi-dress really hide my tummy?
A – Borrowing from celebrity style (Anegelina loved these), the maxi-dress is a long, flowing frock that can certainly be comfy during the later stages of prenancy. Just be sure that the bodice is fitted so you don’t look like you’ve donned a mu-mu. And careful of lenght – we don’t want you tripping on a hem!