3 Totally-Worth-It Splurges for the Active New Mom!

August 18, 2014

3 Totally-Worth-It Splurges for the Active New Mom!

I know... I've got two...

Babies cost a fortune.

But if you’re pregnant or a new parent, you might as well give that a big ol’ hug, because...

It doesn’t get better.

It’s like post-baby boob-sag.

There are things you can do to contain it, but once you take the plunge, there’s no going back to the way things used to be...

I digress.

Even though babies cost a fortune, and I completely advocate buying as much second-hand as you can...

Here’s at least three pieces of baby gear totally worth splurging for if you’re an active mom.

These also make excellent shower or group gifts.

1. My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow

I thought I had the best nursing pillow in the world, and two babies and three years into my nursing tenure, I went to my friend’s house and she offered me this while I nursed my son.

I didn’t want to take it off.

For only about $10 more than other nursing pillows, the magic of My Brest Friend is that:

• it offers superior back,
• neck, and
• arm support

...due to its wrap-around-the-waist strap and arm rests.

This is a must-have for the marathon nursing sessions of the early months to avoid soreness so you can comfortably return to your active lifestyle.

No wonder it’s most recommended by lactation consultants.

2. Osprey Packs Poco Child Carrier

I know, $200+ for a baby carrier is steep, but hear me out.

This baby carrier is:

• extremely well constructed,
• comfortable, and
• durable!

So if hikes and camping trips are in your family’s future – particularly if you want something that’ll last through the wear-and-tear of multiple children – you NEED the Poco.

It gets universal excellent reviews and boasts: [link to comment section]

• Super comfortable straps that are very adjustable for wear by Mom and Dad
• Lots of storage/pockets – No need to carry along a stroller and diaper bag. **Warning to pregnant moms: you’ll leave the house with more gear than your baby weighs for the first year.
• Excellent ventilation
• Keeps the weight on your hips so you can go for long hikes and not feel sore
• Protects baby from sun and excessive heat with a built-in sun shade
• Offers a hydration pack
• Can be worn with larger children

3. BOB Sport Utility Stroller

This is truly the macdaddy of strollers and the one my marathon-running pal swears by.

Users rave about:

• its durability,
• all-terrain capabilities,
• smooth ride, and
• easy set-up and fold-in.

I know it’s tempting to go with a less expensive stroller, but I can say from experience that in this industry price strongly correlates with quality.

That cheapo stroller won’t last you through even one kid.

Bonus: The BOB signals to onlookers, “I’m hardcore.”

My friend recently got stopped by other moms on her trip to Seattle who lavished her with compliments.

What are your favorite baby products for an active lifestyle?

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