Maternity & Motherhood

What to get when you’re expecting

Whether you’re a mum to many, currently expecting or you’re simply trawling the internet for the ultimate baby shower gift — one that earns the odd side-eye from friends who wish they’d thought of it first — you’ve come to the right place. With everything from pregnancy-safe {skin care} to lotions for your little ones and push present-worthy sets, here’s our guide to {maternity-and-beyond essentials}…

Proof that pregnancy-safe skin care can be as aesthetically pleasing as the trending brands on your Instagram feed, Evereden is destined to delight mums at every stage of development. Led by mums in medicine, this carefully crafted range harnesses only the highest quality botanicals to create nourishing formulas for the whole family — from the exclusive {Soothing Belly Mask} that prevents stretch marks on growing skin to the {Soothing Diaper Rash Cream} that comforts and swaddles chafed skin with a protective layer.

It’s no surprise that your body needs more nutrients than ever when you’re pregnant or lactating, though many nutritionists believe that it’s difficult to obtain the required extra amounts of essential vitamins and minerals during this time. Rich in folic acid, calcium, vitamin D and iron, Solgar’s vegan-friendly {Prenatal Nutrients} help to meet the needs of you and your baby.

Perfect as a memorable present for an expectant mother or a treat from you to your adorable little one, the {Little Aurelia Sleep Time Favourites} unites four formulas from the natural and sleep-inducing Little Aurelia line in a beautifully illustrated gift box; designed for babies and young children, Little Aurelia blends gentle yet effective botanical ingredients with soothing essential oils to calm and settle at bath time and before bed. All that’s left is to tuck them in and give them a kiss!

Directing her endless expertise towards the realm of sensitive-skinned little ones, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Baby & Kids collection is honed around protecting and nourishing delicate skin. Complete with an adorable Steiff Cuddle Bunny Hope, the {Baby & Kids Body Set} unites body and face creams that form a protective barrier against the elements, swaddling delicate skin with their richly soothing formulas.

Founded by Lauren Wolk-Goldfaden of Goldfaden M.D. no less, {Mini Bloom} was formed out of a desire to create trusted skin care for every mama and baby. Seeking to create gentle and effective formulas that are free from irritants, she teamed up with Alicia MooPow-Brammer: a newborn specialist who guides the brand with her knowledge of nurture. Our top picks? Make bath-time less of a battle with the {Knots Be Gone Detangling Hair Treatment} and soothe your skin after suckling with {Hallelujah Nipple Balm}.


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