Posts tagged: Gear + Stuff

  • Monica’s Holiday Picks Are Here!

    Monica’s Holiday Picks Are Here!
    Looking to check a few littles off your list? We asked our founder, CEO, and main mom behind-the-scenes, Monica Royer, to share her favorite holiday gifts. All of these essentials are wrapped by hand and finished with a bow, so all you have to do is oooh and aaah over the cute, oh-so-soft styles.Basics Collection Bundles“Can’t get enough of our new Basics Collection Bundles. Your kiddo will feel the same.” Always Blankets“I have a serious soft spot for the first blanket we created. Goes from tummy time to big kid...

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  • 6 Items You Need in Your Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

    6 Items You Need in Your Maternity Capsule Wardrobe
    Tempted to shell out all your cash on cute maternity clothes? We get it. Once you sprout that baby bump, it becomes virtually impossible to resist clothing made to fit and flatter a pregnant body. But here's the thing: pregnancy is pretty short. (Not that it feels that way when you're in it!) And you only need a few essential pieces (plus some mix and match creativity) to sail through those ten months in comfort and style. Here’s where you’ll get the most bang for your buck: Maternity jeans Loose...

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  • 7 Nursing-Friendly Dresses We Love

    7 Nursing-Friendly Dresses We Love
    Consider this dilemma: It's your first family outing and your baby wants to nurse...and while ordinarily, you'd make it work right there and then (whether you're comfortable doing it out in the open or would prefer to cover up, you do you, Mama!), you realize you've hit a bit of a snag. You're wearing a dress and, save for pulling the whole thing up around your neck, there's really no great way to get the baby to the breast.Dressing during the postpartum period can be a challenge, particularly for breastfeeding...

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  • 10 New Mom Essentials That'll Save You Postpartum

    10 New Mom Essentials That'll Save You Postpartum
    Choosing a pediatrician, registering for newborn essentials, figuring out a birth plan — there's a lot to think about as you approach the end of your pregnancy. But here's something you may not be considering: your recovery. The postpartum period is tough on the body, and you'll need to have a few products on hand to help you through it. We enlisted a group of new moms who called out the essentials that saved them during the whirlwind that is the 'fourth trimester.' Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray ($12.99) File...

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  • 5 Maternity Photoshoot Dress Options We Love

    5 Maternity Photoshoot Dress Options We Love
    When you think of maternity photos, you probably envision a woman holding her beautiful bump under a long, floral-printed dress with a flower crown on her head. And while we love the gorgeous, ethereal vibe those photos carry, we have news for you: there's more than one maternity aesthetic for you to consider.Whether your style is classic, edgy, or more traditionally feminine, the perfect dress is out there for you. (If you're typically a jeans-and-leather-jacket kind of girl, go ahead and skip the dress all together.) The key is to...

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  • What's a Pregnant Lady Supposed to Wear to a Formal Event?

    What's a Pregnant Lady Supposed to Wear to a Formal Event?
    You've found the perfect pair of maternity jeans, rediscovered your love of breezy daytime dresses, and worn a hole in your comfiest leggings...but what's a preggo supposed to do when she has to turn up the fancy? If you're slated to attend a formal event, you're probably a little nervous about choosing the perfect outfit. Getting dressed up is always fun, but it's definitely not as easy when you're contending with a growing baby bump, swollen ankles, and the general discomfort that can accompany pregnancy. The good news? There are...

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  • The Best Swaddle Designs for Every Family

    The Best Swaddle Designs for Every Family
    'I'm so excited to swaddle my baby!' - said no expectant ever. We've all heard about how tricky it can be to master the art of the swaddle...and when you're a sleep-deprived new parent, the last thing you want is to be fumbling around with a blanket and a squirmy baby. But here's a pro tip for all the new and expectant parents out there: Swaddling doesn't have to suck. For one thing, it gets much easier over time, so your day one skills aren't indicative of what you can...

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  • M+A Staffers Share Their Most-Loved Pregnancy Essentials

    M+A Staffers Share Their Most-Loved Pregnancy Essentials
    One of the best parts about being pregnant today? Choice! There are hundreds (and hundreds) of products out there meant to support mamas with a growing belly and make life a little easier. But which items are worthy of that must-buy status? We asked a group of Monica + Andy team members — all of whom have been through pregnancies recently — to share their favorites. AG Secret Fit Belly Farrah Skinny Ankle Maternity Jeans ($198)'I really could not live without my AG maternity jeans - I wear them for...

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  • Team Green? Here's How to Create the Gender Neutral Nursery of Your Dreams

    Team Green? Here's How to Create the Gender Neutral Nursery of Your Dreams
    If you're playing for team green — which essentially means you're choosing not to find out your baby's gender until he or she is born — you're in for a majorly fun moment after you deliver. But there's something else you're in for, at least until your babe arrives: The tricky task of decorating a nursery that's fit for a baby boy or a baby girl. #TeamGreen members aren't the only ones who love a gender-neutral look (it's trending!), and parents who want to prep for boy-girl twins or an...

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  • Having Twins? You NEED These Registry Items

    Having Twins? You NEED These Registry Items
    If you're a first-time mom-to-be, you know how overwhelming registering for newborn essentials can feel...and if you're expecting multiples? Well, it's totally normal to feel (at least) double the registry confusion. Do you need multiple quantities of every item? How do you figure out which stroller is best for transporting two (or more!) babies? And should you really be splurging on top-of-the-line equipment when you need even more stuff than the average mom-to-be? It's a lot to process, and that's why we enlisted a few twin mamas to share their...

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