November 3, 2008

Momma Must-Haves

When I found out I was going to be a momma, the first thing I did was visit the local children’s store to peruse the selection of baby gear and pick up a list of “must-have items.” Though most of the things on the preparation list were certainly needed (bottles, binkis, blankets), I found that the store's selection lacked something rather important to a young and modern momma-to-be: Style!

Over the course of a year I’ve come up with my own list of must-have items for new moms. While some may deem them unnecessary luxuries, I’ve found these items to be both smart and stylish:

Momma Must-Haves
  • Soft Sleep Sheep: These snuggly sound machines will soothe your babe into a peaceful slumber
  • Nursing Cover by Bebe au Lait: Protect your privacy with pretty prints (this cover loops around your neck to prevent public nursing mishaps)
  • Designer Diaper Bag: Forget baby pinks and horrible character prints, this bag from kate spade could moonlight as a trendy tote
  • Momma Calling Cards: Exchange information with ease
  • Protective Play Mat: Stylish, soft and safe from germs (need I say more?)
  • Sophisticated Apparel: Every momma deserves to feel fabulous in her last trimester-- this sophisticated number by Isabella Oliver is perfect for a night out on the town