Things All New Mothers Need for Their Newborns—and Themselves!


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Are you expecting? You’re about to join the ranks of moms who will receive cards, calls and flowers for the rest of their life right around now. There’s Mother’s Day, but there is also NEW Mother’s Day.

It’s an exciting and overwhelming time. You’re focused on preparing the perfect environment for your baby’s arrival. We want to help!

While you choose baby names, build the nursery, and plan doctor’s appointments, we’ll handle updating your skincare regimen to reflect life with your new bundle of joy from calming baby oil to tinted moisturizer. Here are products all new mothers should have on hand throughout the early stages of birth, for your newborn and yourself.

For Baby:

Dr. Barbara Sturm Baby & Kids Bathing Milk, $40

It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to your baby’s skincare. After much research, we’ve concluded that keeping it gentle and fragrance-free is key to maintaining your newborn’s skin health. Find a line of non-irritating products and stick with it. We like how Dr. Barbara Sturm has a collection dedicated to babies and kids, which includes gentle shampoo, body cream, face cream, bum cream and more. Each product features a combination of carefully chosen ingredients that nourish and protect delicate skin. Featuring jojoba oil and chamomile extract, we think the Baby & Kids Bathing Milk is the ultimate calming cleanser for your newborn.

Uma Perfectly Pure Soothing Baby Oil, $75

Your baby’s skincare arsenal isn’t complete without body oil that effectively banishes dryness with an added calming effect. Uma’s Soothing Baby Oil enriches your baby’s skin with avocado oil for ultimate softness. Infused with lavender and chamomile, the pacifying formula relaxes the mind and body to promote restful sleep for your child. Mom, feel free add a couple drops to your moisturizing routine to reap the same benefits.

COOLA Mineral Baby Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, $26

Before your daily stroll, make sure your baby is completely protected with a powerful sunscreen. Your child’s fragile skin is especially susceptible to sunburn, so make sure you’re armed with a water-resistant, SPF 50 formula. This mineral sunscreen stick delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection along with skin-softening ingredients including coconut oil and avocado butter for babies six months and older.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Side Bag, $35

Make sure you have a cute and compact carrying bag to hold all of your baby’s essentials when you’re on the go! This stylish side bag lets you carry your newborn’s belongings within an inner mesh pocket and outer zip compartment for easy access.

For Mom:

BY TERRY Cellularose Moisturizing CC Cream, $87

As a busy mom, you’ll inevitably need to change up your traditional skincare and foundation regimen—especially if you have a 5+ step routine. Let me introduce you to your new best friend: CC Cream. This multitasking, color-correcting cream will provide intense hydration and blur imperfections to protect and boost radiance. I recommend a powerful formula like BY TERRY’s Cellularose Moisturizing CC Cream, which deeply enriches skin while providing lightweight coverage.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette, $53

With four versatile shades plus a handy mirror, this eye shadow compact provides everything new mothers need to execute the perfect eye look. Highlight your lids with the lighter shades and use darker hues as liner for simple no-makeup, makeup looks that will help you feel put together and ready for the joys of motherhood.