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Our TODAY Style Editor (and new mom!) Bobbie Thomas is back, and she's sharing all the secrets that that helped her get through the first 3 months of mommyhood.
The Mini Classy
I have seen a LOT of adorable baby clothes in the last few months, but I have to say, the Mini Classy's "streetwear" ensembles are some of the most fun! From little leather harem pants and quirky tees for boys, to headbands and edgy dresses for girls, all of the garments are super chic and made-to-order so no two are exactly alike. ($20 & up, theminiclassy.com)
Mother Tucker leggings
Those post-baby bodies we all see on magazine covers are NOT realistic. I'm proud to say that my stomach deserves to relax after how hard it worked to deliver a miracle. Therefore, a little extra support is welcome. Mother Tucker compression leggings can help you feel tighter and ease lower back stress. Best worn with tunics or longer tops, they're soft, comfy and have an extremely high rise, so the waist band is miles above anything that may still be swollen or tender. ($79.95, bellybandit.com)
Disposable Nursing Pads
Motherhood really does throw all kinds of interesting new predicaments your way; one of them being leaky (and sometimes painful!) "girlfriends." A good set of disposable nursing pads (that adhere to the inside your bra) can work wonders. Lansinoh's were my go-to, designed to be worn both day and night. They have a uniquely breathable waterproof layer that keeps clothing protected and the lining wicks moisture away from your body, preventing sensitive skin from becoming irritated. ($8.99, drugstore.com)
I've learned that infants like to sleep and they like to cry. So Fisher Price's Bouncers and Sleepers are lifesavers. The Rainforest Friends bouncy seat helped to introduce playtime to my newborn with a colorful light-up waterfall, music, animal sounds and dangling toys. And their Rock 'n Play™ not only offers calm soothing music, but the napper features an incline design with an extra-deep and comfy seat allowing your baby to snooze slightly upright — especially helpful for little ones with spit up issues. ($59.99, buybuybaby.com)
Your little one will likely spend his or her first few days (or weeks even!) wrapped up in a cozy blanket. It'll essentially be lik his or her first home outside the womb, so you want it to be super soft, snuggly ... and yes, stylish. From first photos to meet and greets with friends and family, I love the assortment of modern, expressive designs from Buttermilk Babies, Aden+Anais and Nest Designs. ($24.99 & up)