Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners Love... Post-Baby Shape-Up
When it comes to getting your pre-pregnancy body back, we say, what's the rush? But when you are ready, why not try out these top products to help you lose those post-baby pounds.
As if we didn’t already love the ladies behind the Belly Bandit brand enough, here they come up with an amazing new product with the most clever name in post-baby wear we’ve seen—the Mother Tucker! The Mother Tucker is the ultimate compression tank. Made of a soft, tubular knit, these snug—not squeezed—tanks flatten your tummy and have an anti-roll bottom that actually smoothes your “muffin top.” This muffinology technology (yup, it’s trademarked!) really does the job of slimming your silhouette. Available in both V-neck and scoop neck, and worn underneath your clothes or on their own, we’re big fans!
If you want to keep your baby close while you walk, it doesn’t get any easier or more comfortable than with the Baby K’tan. This 100-percent cotton carrier is a unique cross between a sling and a more structured front baby carrier. The innovative double loop design makes it simple to use and creates a safe and natural way to bond with your baby. They come in a variety of cool colors, can be monogrammed, and if it’s twins you’ve got good news: the Baby K’tan can accommodate both babies comfortably. Baby wearing never felt so good!
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening by Devin Alexander
If you’re looking for a little extra help in taking off those last few pounds of baby weight, look no further than Devin Alexander’s
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fattening cookbook. It’s miraculous how these “150 Ridiculously Easy Recipes for the Super Busy,” have turned some of our favorite decadent dishes into lo-cal indulgences. We’re partial to the Bacon Cheeseburger and Peppermint Brownie Pizza that yes, include low- or reduced-fat ingredients, but that are also quick and easy to prepare. Whether you’re nursing, have a toddler in tow, or both, these recipes will keep you inspired, healthy, and motivated!
While getting back to your pre-pregnancy exercise regime is not always easy, Baboosh Body might just provide the extra incentive you need. Created by actress and mom Brooke Burke, the Baboosh is a waist trimmer made exclusively for exercising. This unisex, (yep, Dad can get in on the action!) core wrap is made out of nylon and neoprene and fits snuggly around the waist. The idea is to work out with it on and start sweating away the pounds! While we can’t promise instant results, we can tell you that the Baboosh will intensify your workout and have you feeling “Faboosh” in no time!
Natural Stretch Oil
While exercise and good nutrition are important to getting your pre-pregnancy groove back, sometimes just “feeling” good makes all the difference! Enter “Natural Stretch Oil” by Earth Mama Angel Baby. This lightly scented, organic chamomile and calendula oil is a great way to turn your post-pregnancy blahs into some serious ahhs! The readily absorbable oil will help nourish your skin, encourage elasticity, and provide natural stretch mark care. Every new Mama deserves a little pampering, and this bottle of healing herbal goodness is a great way to get started—you deserve it!
Finding the time (and energy!) to work out with a newborn is never easy. That’s why we love the Bounce-a-Bye-Baby, an innovative workout ball that let’s you bounce and soothe Baby while toning and strengthening your core muscles. Unlike other fitness balls, the “Bye-Baby” has a stabilizing base that allows you to bounce Baby in a more safe and secure way. The best part is you won’t have to “hide it” when company arrives, this ball is mean to be seen and talked about! Whether you choose the frog, the dog, or the butterfly, Baby will love it and you’ll be sitting pretty!
Ready to say goodbye to your post-pregnancy tummy? Well, the Belly Bandit will help get you off to a good start! This abdominal compression binder helps tighten and shrink your belly while reducing uncomfortable swelling. All this and it provides support to your legs and back, too. The simple, tailored design, combined with breathable, lightweight, fabric, makes wearing it under—or over—your clothes easy, comfy, and we dare say, cute!
Got baby? Got stroller? Then get ready to exercise and enjoy the benefits of Stroller Strides! This total fitness program, designed specifically for postpartum moms, is one of our faves! The classes include a warm-up, a power walk, and a variety of body toning and strengthening exercises. The real reason we love Stroller Strides though, is that the benefits go far beyond the workout. The classes give you an opportunity to socialize, swap stories, and sweat with other new moms. Classes are available nationwide, so put on your walking shoes and get ready to stride into some serious fun!
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