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10 Tips for New or Soon to Be Moms

       
Saturday, June 6th, 2015

10 Tips for New or Soon to Be MomsIf you are a new or soon to be mom, everyone, it seems, has advice for you. It seems like everyone knows what’s best for you and your little one, and you may or may not seem to be what others expect at this point. Here’s some good advice that I’ve culled from my own experience.

1. It’s okay to use formula instead of breast milk if you need to. It’s not possible for everyone to breast feed. If you’re having trouble breast feeding, it can be very frustrating for you and your little one. But even if you use formula, it’s still possible for your little one to thrive and to bond with you. It will be okay.

2. You can stay in the hospital longer than you think. When you’re in the hospital, everyone is at your service, and at home, things will be very different. Don’t be afraid to stay in the hospital and enjoy being waited on by nurses and having clean linens you don’t have to wash. You have time for other things later.

3. You have a baby, not a creature from another planet. You probably don’t need all the expensive unique baby stuff you think you do. What if you don’t need that extra changing table? What if you can just change your baby on the bed, or on the counter? Life will happen even if you don’t plan it out by spending money on it.

4. If people offer to babysit, take them up on it! So many people love newborns, so enjoy the time you have to shower, change, or cook a meal for yourself. When your little one is slightly older, the offers won’t be as forthcoming, so use what you can of your friends’ time while they offer to hold your bundle of joy.

5. If you have a boy, point his penis down. This will prevent leaky boy diapers. This may seem like a small thing, but it will be a wondrous change from having to change diapers every hour or so if you have a little boy on your hands. This is pretty obvious, actually.

6. You probably don’t need infant clothes. If you buy a few pieces, okay, but you don’t need too many. People will probably offer to give you a ton of these. And remember to keep the tags on. Your baby may not wear half of what you get at your shower, so you’ll want to be able to return items for good.

7. Clothes with tons of snaps or buttons are out, permanently. This is pretty much a waste of your time. You’ll try to use them over and over and continually be frustrated! Just stick with elastic, and you will be fine and able to change and feed more easily.

8. Be sure you keep spare diaper items with you always. You always want to have diapers, and wipes, and a change of baby clothes with you. You never know when your baby will have an accident, and though it takes getting used to, it’s a good practice to get into.

9. You are entitled to help. You’re now a mom, and there’s a mom club. If you need a few spare wipes when you’re at the park or daycare line, ask! If you share your child’s snack at the park, then you’ll be rewarded in good karma later. So don’t be afraid to vocalize your need. We’re all in this together anyway.

10. Have fun! It does go by so fast when you have a new one, and it is very tiring. If you ever have another one, you’ll wonder why you thought one was a lot. But don’t forget to appreciate the little things, and try to stay grounded with loved ones and neighbors to help out. Enjoy every precious minute of raising your little one.

Belli Cosmetics pampers women before and after pregnancy

       
Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Belli Cosmetics pampers women before and after pregnancy

Belli products are designed to pamper, smooth and protect your skin and body. Each item is designed with pregnancy in mind and how it affects you over time. The formulas of the products are based upon medical studies to ensure that users always have peace of mind when using them before and after their due date. Belli incorporates ingredients from both nature and science to provide numerous benefits to consumers.

Additionally, the company doesn’t just specialize in items for pregnant women – Belli has product lines for post-pregnancy skin care and also offers pregnancy gifts. Some of the motherhood items available through Belli tackle tough issues such as slackened skin, under-eye circles and C-section scars. Best of all, every Belli product is allergy tested and contains no artificial dyes or preservatives for natural beauty.

Do you know how to maintain your beautiful skin during pregnancy?

       
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Do you know how to maintain your beautiful skin during pregnancy?

Once you’re expecting, you’re going to notice several changes to your body, specifically a growing baby bump! As you begin to experience some of the many symptoms associated with pregnancy, you may not be motivated to spend much time on your skincare and makeup routines. However, there are a few tips you can take into account to make it easier to maintain your appearance throughout the nine months.

First, make sure you’re using a moisturizer that caters to your specific skin type. Whether you have oily skin or it’s unbearably dry, a nourishing product such as Belli – All Day Moisture Body Lotion can do wonders for keeping your body silky smooth.

Next, Discovery Health reports that it’s crucial to exfoliate weekly to keep your skin fresh and maintain that beautiful pregnancy glow. An exfoliator can remove dead skin cells that may dull your complexion.

Finally, don’t be afraid to go light on the makeup. If your changing hormones are resulting in breakouts, keep your pores clear of cosmetics that may clog your skin. By taking these tips into consideration, you can look flawless right up until your due date!

Belli Skincare

       
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Belli Skincare products are safe for use during a pregnancy and while breastfeeding!Pregnancy and motherhood come with plenty of changes, from your mood to the measurement of your waistline to your sleep schedule. And if you don’t have the right skincare products to get you through this volatile time, you might end up with a complexion that’s not exactly showing off your pregnancy glow. But with Belli Skincare products from Beauty Bridge, you’re sure to beat those stretch marks, acne flare-ups and dry skin bouts that are caused by those pesky hormones.

Each Belli collection is allergy tested and free of artificial dyes, phthalates and paraben preservatives, so you’ll know you’re not harming your skin or your baby with each use! They’re also cruelty free and examined to make sure that you won’t pass on any dangerous chemicals to your baby through your breast milk. The results are clean, efficient and beneficial products that can nourish and hydrate your skin, as well as your baby’s.

Try the Belli – Stretchmark Minimizing Cream during your pregnancy to prevent those telltale marks from showing up on your growing bump, or use the Belli – Foot Relief Cream to soothe your tootsies after a long day of carrying around that extra baby weight. Once your bundle of joy arrives, take care of his or her skin with Belli – Baby Calm Me Hair & Body Wash and Belli – Baby Nourish Me Enriched Body Lotion. You won’t be able to resist caressing those cute little cheeks!

Luxurious baby shower gifts

       
Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Giver her a baby shower gift you know she'll love!If one of your friends or relatives is a mother-to-be, chances are you’ll be invited to a baby shower in the near future. While it’s a great time to get her all set up with things for the baby, you know everyone else will be giving plenty of bibs, bottles and baby clothing.

Instead, why not think of a gift that she can use all for herself? You know mom will be worrying about her beauty and skincare routine while she’s pregnant, which is why a gift basket full of bath and body products is a great idea.

Mama Mio has plenty of great kits available, like the Mama Mio – Congratulations Kit. It comes with a super rich shower cream, body cream and tummy rub, which will all pamper her skin and protect against stretch marks

Mama Mio – The Smoothie Spa-at-Home Kit is another great choice, which comes with everything she needs to give herself a luxurious spa treatment in the comfort of her own bathroom. She’ll feel radiant and relaxed, and there’s no doubt she’ll thank you for taking her well-being into account.