I’ve got the whole bath-time routine with my son finally down! Now that he’s 18 months old, he loves taking a bath, so it’s way easier. But as a first time mom, I was pretty clueless in the beginning. So, I thought I’d share our favorite products that got us through the first year, as well as some helpful tips for making bath-time your best time.
When your little one is a newborn you won’t bathe him or her every day and for the first few months you’ll be using a bath support of some variety. Once Greyson was a few months old we started giving him baths in the tub with a nice arched bath lounger that he stopped using once he could sit up (about 7-8 months old.)You’ll need baby wash and shampoo, obviously. Many times you’ll be gifted different varieties at your baby shower, which is great, because you can try them out and decide which you like best before investing. We landed on Aveeno Baby Wash and lotion since Grey’s skin was and is pretty sensitive. I definitely recommend The Honest Company’s shampoo and body wash since they are both great for baby’s sensitive skin as well. Baby towels and wash cloths are a no-brainer too. However, I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve gotten him in the tub and forgot to bring them with me! Our linen closet is just outside the bathroom, so make sure to bring everything with you to the bath and have it RIGHT NEXT TO YOU as you are bathing baby. You don’t want to have to reach for anything since you must be attending the babe at all times!Make sure to have bath toys ready for their little hands. It seems silly, but look for toys that have a spout since some don’t and as baby gets bigger he’ll gravitate toward the ones that sprinkle water. Grey loves his ducky and Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy.
I always make sure to lay out what he’s wearing on his dresser well before we get into the tub. You’ll find that when you have an infant or toddler, you want everything available so you aren’t scrambling with a delicate newborn or squirmy kid. We lay out his pjs and when he was an infant we always had his swaddle ready too. My favorites are the Aden + Anais swaddle blankets that are made in delicate cotton. I’d love to hear some of your favorite bath time baby products too! Splish Splash! –Olivia
1 Rubber Ducky/ 2 Swaddles/ 3 Baby Pajamas/ 4 Baby Towel/ 5 Comb/ 6 Honest Shampoo & Body Wash/ 7 Honest Bubble Bath/ 8 Sophie the Giraffe Bath Toy
Posted by destinationmaternity on December 2, 2014
Olivia Wilde was recently quoted saying, “I’m a woman! Look at me making a human! I am a goddess!” Although you may not always feel like one during the ups and downs of your pregnancy, we hope that these four things will help to bring out the goddess in you!EAT: This Avocado Goddess Dip is both delicious and nutritious! Avocados are packed with nutrients and vitamins that are good for both you and your growing baby. Cut up some carrots, celery and cucumber for dipping and enjoy this snack that will help you feel divine on the inside and out!
WEAR: Project an air of elegance and grace in our Sleeveless Braided-Strap Maternity Maxi Dress with a scoop neck and cross back. Nothing screams goddess-couture like a flowy full-length dress!
DO: Sometimes you just want to do something different with your hair! These 14 goddess-inspired hairstyles will keep you looking glamorous all throughout your pregnancy.
CREATE: These creative closet dividers can help you keep an organized closet for your little one! Whether you’re looking for a creative baby shower gift or are looking for a way to divide up an overloaded closet, these color coded dividers can help!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 29, 2014
Spring is finally here and there are so many reasons to celebrate. It’s time to leave behind the soups, sweaters and scarves to engage in these FOUR season-changing favorites. Pull up your hair, hop into a dress and get creative in this season of growth.EAT: A roasted banana boat is the perfect snack to satisfy cravings and stay healthy! Add in some walnuts for a dose of good-for-you omegas and dark chocolate chips for antioxidants. Haylie Duff and her sister Hilary sweeten up the warm, campfire snack with marshmallows- a welcome twist on the classic S’more.
WEAR: Nothing screams spring like a flirty little dress. Our Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maternity Dress with an empire waist and scoop neck will have you looking sweeter than jelly beans this holiday.
DO: As the temperatures go up, you may wish your hair does as well. These 6 Easy Braided Hair Styles will keep you cool and comfortable while staying on-trend.
CREATE: Like flowers in the spring, babies seem to boom and bloom around this season. Try something different for your next baby shower gift and create these adorable numbered baby bodysuits, or keep them for you and your baby!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 16, 2014
On Wednesday February 19th, bloggers and editors attended a special breakfast to preview Destination Maternity’s newest beauty and skincare brands for mom and baby. Butter London, Clark’s Botanicals, Sanctuary Spa, Noodle and Boo, Juice Beauty, Perfect Pearl, The Honest Company, Naturopathica, Sophie la Girafe Baby, Basq Skin Care, Body Boost and Mama Mio were all in attendance to speak to guests about their new product offerings. Butter London provided mini-manicures with our new assortment of pretty polishes. Basq Skin Care offered rejuvenating chair massages and Mama Mio pampered guests with hand and arm massages, all while sipping fresh-pressed juices and enjoying breakfast treats from The Butcher’s Daughter.
To shop our newest skincare and beauty brands, please visit a Destination Maternity store near you, or click here to shop online.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 21, 2014
Brand-new and already high on the must-have list of moms and moms-to-be, The Honest Company has made its arrival to our family and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Founded by four people – Jessica Alba, Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee and Sean Kane – who set out to create effective, eco-friendly, affordable, beautiful and safe baby products, they have done just that in as little as two years!
And now, new to A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, you can find five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom: Organic Belly Balm, Body Oil, Face + Body Lotion, Organic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.
THE HONEST CO. NIPPLE BALM
THE HONEST CO. BELLY BALM
THE HONEST CO. BODY OIL,
THE HONEST CO. FACE AND BODY LOTION
THE HONEST CO. BODY WASH & SHAMPOO
View and shop our collection of Honest available at both A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 11, 2014
Whether acting as an accent to an otherwise neutral décor or as a compliment to a mate on the color wheel, a pop of orange adds a sunny touch of happy to any nursery. Without being too harsh – say like a fire engine red – orange brings mellow warmth to a room that’s perfect for baby.
With a base of aqua and grey, small pops of orange bring a ray of cheer!
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Ultra-modern and clean lines are instantly brought to life with deep orange accents.
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A whimsical play on colors, orange acts as the standout hue in this fun space.
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Soothing and serene, it’s the rug that makes this nursery come alive.
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Posted by destinationmaternity on January 30, 2014
A New Year Means New Experiences, New Memories & New Opportunities
Basically, The Best is Yet to Come!
Happy New Year To All of the Mamas & Mamas-To-Be!
Posted by destinationmaternity on January 1, 2014
Bold and modern, geometric shapes add a fab element of cool to any nursery. Be it huge circles stamped on the wall to intricate hexagon patterns that accent one side of the room, this lesson in geometry has nursery decor going way outside of the box – and we love it!
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Posted by destinationmaternity on December 26, 2013
It’s prime holiday party time, and we are so excited! From casual gatherings with friends and family to dressed-up affairs, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. We hope these four things to eat, wear, do and create will help to inspire you this weekend as you enjoy all of the joy around you – enjoy!
Be the perfect guest by bringing your host this deliciously savory Rustic Pesto Tart that celebrates the colors of the season.
Don’t stress about what to wear to holiday parties, just wrap it! A wrap maternity dress is as flattering to your bump as it is comfortable to wear.
Style your hair oh, so pretty with luscious waves that will catch everyone’s eye.
Has there ever been a cuter, more sentimental ornament? Ever? We think not!
Posted by destinationmaternity on December 7, 2013