Have you heard the fabulous news? The Fourth Trimester Box has arrived!
Wait, Fourth Trimester is a thing?
You bet it is, mama! It’s for that time period when your little one is adjusting to life outside of the womb while you adjust to life as a new mom. Motherhood is a whirlwind of emotions and it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget to take care of one of the most important people in your life-YOU! Your hormones are changing and sleep is close to nonexistent, so we crafted a survival kit just for you. This will give you the chance to be the best mama you can be. So pamper yourself and get ready to take on the world of motherhood. You got this!
So, what’s in this Fourth Trimester Box anyways? Glad you asked!
Acure Dry Shampoo
Shower is a luxury those first couple months of motherhood. Luckily, Acure has you covered with their vegan dry-shampoo. Just rub a bit of the product into your roots and wah-la! Works like magic! You’ll look like a brand new woman.
Glow Organics 9 Energize Bath Bomb
Forget the coffee and get energized with Glow Organics 9’s bath bomb! You’ll feel recharged in minutes. This bath bomb is infused with organic essential oils, giving you the natural energy you need during your fourth trimester.
Acure Cleansing Towelettes
Unexpected guests at your door-step and you haven’t showered yet? No worries, Acure comes in clutch again! Get cleaned up real quick with their cleansing towelettes. Not only will they leave you feeling fresh, but it also helps take the spit-up out of your hair. Yeah, we’ve all been there.
Belli Stretchmark Cream
As a new mom, Belli’s Stretchmark Cream definitely …
Say hello to Isaac! He is our very first Bump Box baby! (You may recognize him from his modeling shoot for the SqueakNSnap giveaway we recently ran!) If this cutie’s face doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will! We love to see the little ones that have grown up using products from Bump Boxes! We were lucky enough to get a quick interview from this adorable little guy to hear about his loves and aspirations! 🙂
Name: Isaac James Elias
Age: 7 months
Favorite song: Patty-cake
Favorite animal: My 2 doggies, Gauge and Saydi
Favorite past time: Jumping in my bouncer
Favorite food: Pears and mommas milk
Favorite Toy: Right now, anything that makes noise!
Favorite Book: That’s Not My Puppy
Favorite color: My mom says that blue or green bring out my eyes 🙂
What do you want to be when you grow up? Anything I want!!
Where do you see yourself in 25 years? Graduating college, getting an awesome job, and finding a woman my mom approves of! 😉
Who is your role model? Daddy
What’s your favorite product from your Bump Boxes? Squeak n Snap, so fun!
Each month, we want to show the happy faces that have grown up with Bump Boxes! High five to our awesome moms for keeping their little one healthy and happy!
Squeak ‘n’ Snap Giveaway
Do you have the worlds cutest baby? The SqueakNSnap is the amazing answer to grabbing a child’s or a pet’s attention and getting that fabulous picture-every time! Enter now for your chance to win your very own SqueakNSnap!
Simply plug the SqueakNSnap into your phone, squeeze to activate and get great pictures every time of your kids and pets! Wha-la! And we can say from experience… it really works! It’s the perfect solution to snap the photos you will be showing off!
WavHello Baby Speaker & Soother Giveaway
We’re working with WavHello again to bring you another one of their awesome products: The SoundBub Baby Speaker & Soother system!
It’s not just a soother. Play their favorite music, a lullaby from Dad while he’s away, or a reading of their best-loved story from Grandma at bedtime. SoundBub can connect your child to loved ones near and far. This incredible product sells for $59.99 on WavHello’s website but one lucky mom will receive their’s FREE if they enter our giveaway! Good luck to all you mamas out there looking for some much needed peace and quiet!
Enter now for the chance to win! Giveaway closes at 11:59:59 PM CT on September 18! Good luck Mamas!
Want yours now? Find it here!
This August $10 Bump Box is unbeatable! We’ve included the Bump Boosters Pregnancy Cookie, Belli Elasticity Belly Oil & Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter and a FULL SIZE Nature’s Baby Organics Aromatherapy Calming Spray PLUS, each subscriber this month will receive a $25 gift card for Sweet & Spark Curated Vintage Jewelry! Score! A healthy and safe pregnancy made easy!
Bump Boosters Pregnancy Cookie | $3.00
This cookie is our number one craving! The Bump Boosters pregnancy cookie is not only healthy, it is delicious! With added vitamins and minerals specifically for you and your little bump, you’ll never feel guilty about this snack!
Belli Elasticity Belly Oil | Full Size: $34.00
That growing little bump can really take a toll on your skin and Belli’s elasticity belly oil is here to the rescue! Everything Belli offers is safety screened to ensure avoidance of ingredients linked to birth defects and other harmful conditions.
Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash | Full Size: $22.00
You’ll want to avoid many common chemicals found in everyday facial washes while you’re pregnant (retinoids, benzoyl peroxide & salicylic acid just to name a few). Belli’s anti-blemish facial wash contains lactic acid, which naturally occurs in the body and is extremely safe during pregnancy and beyond.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter | Full Size: $12.99
One of our favorites! Organic, non-gmo & toxin free… you can’t go wrong with Earth Mama Angel Baby’s natural nipple butter. Trust us. Your nips will thank you!
Nature’s Baby Organics Aromatherapy Calming Spray | $5.95
The stress and excitement of delivery day can cause some serious insomnia, not to mention a newborn sometimes needs a little help figuring out this whole sleep thing. This aromatherapy calming spray is a necessity for the third …
Pampered Mama Giveaway from Anna Naturals
We know bumpin’ ain’t easy! That’s why we’ve partnered with Anna Naturals to bring you some much needed R&R. They are giving away some of their best products (70+ value) to help you with that growing little bump. You deserve it mama!
You’ve given it some thought. Some thought? You’ve spent hours daydreaming. You’ve been creeping the Facebook walls of pregnant friends. You keep asking to babysit your sister’s 2-year-old. It’s time to make a baby. Trying to conceive can be difficult and frustrating, but that’s why we created this guide!
Visit the Doctor
Okay, let’s step back for one quick second before you start making the sparks fly. You and your partner should pop into the doctor’s office (one menstrual cycle before you get down to business) and learn everything you need to know about your family’s past pregnancy experiences and health history. Get your immunizations up to date, and get on a prenatal vitamin. Trying to conceive moms need a steady intake of folic acid, a building block of baby’s early developmental brain tissue.
Watch the Scale
If you plan on getting pregnant, you should prepare your body. After all, carrying a baby around all day is hard if you’re not used to exercise! Plus, labor is made considerably easier and safer if you are more physically fit. If you’re heavier, spend a couple of months working towards a healthier goal weight. But being too underweight can be just as dangerous as too overweight, so try to hit a healthy middle ground before you start trying to conceive. Check out our blog on pregnancy weight gain for more!
Get Pregnancy Safe
You’re trying to conceive, that means you need to make some lifestyle changes. First, go through your makeup bag and check the ingredients of your favorite items – you’ll be surprised how many beauty products actually contain dangerous chemicals. Then take a peek in the fridge. You’ll want to start avoiding foods that could potentially be harmful to your baby. Do a little reading …
Eating healthy while pregnant is one of the most important things you can do for you and your baby. Sure, that craving for a double bacon cheeseburger is very real, but you and your baby need some serious nutrition first. Never fear, Bump Boxes is here with our favorite pregnancy superfoods! Include these nutrition-packed foods in your diet – your body and your little one will thank you!
The best breakfast innovation since toasted bread! Eggs are total superfoods. They’re one of the easiest forms of protein available, plus they have all of the amino acids your baby needs. Let’s not forgot about the dozens of essential vitamins packed under that fragile little shell. Egg yolks contain choline, which is essential for fetal brain development. Our tip: find a brand with omega-3 fats. Those will improve your baby’s brain development and vision power!
Everybody loves avocados! And for a good reason – they’re packed with mono-unsaturated fats (good fats) and a bunch of essential vitamins like fiber, potassium, and the baby-essential folic acid. They’re versatile as heck and can go with just about every meal, if you’ve got the culinary creativity! If you’re going for guac, try to keep the salty chips to a minimum. Otherwise, enjoy these pregnancy superfoods as much as you want!
Beans and Lentils
Vegetarian moms already know how rich in protein and fiber these are, so it should come as no surprise that they made our list of superfoods. Low in fat but high in nutritional content, beans and lentils are perfect for pregnant mamas. And all of those gastrointestinal troubles that pregnancy hormones love to create? The natural fiber will knock those right out. Try a black bean burger, …
Pregnancy, like any new experience, is full of scary unknowns. Sometimes you honestly don’t know if what you’re experiencing is supposed to happen or if you need to have another panicky call to your mother-of-three bestie. Usually it’s the latter. A lot of the time it can be difficult to tell which crazy thing your body is doing is natural and normal, and which warrants a call to your care provider. This handy guide will outline which pregnancy symptoms are something to worry about and which are nothing out of the ordinary.
Few things can get the heart racing like the unexpected sight of blood. Many moms report light spotting and have perfectly healthy pregnancies, but if you experience any vaginal bleeding at all you should go with your gut and call your care provider ASAP. You’ll need to go through a few tests including an ultrasound and a physical, this is all to verify that there are no complications. While bleeding or spotting is a pregnancy symptom that doesn’t necessarily spell miscarriage, you should take it seriously and err on the side of caution.
If you experience moderate to heavy bleeding, or if it’s accompanied by fever or chills, you will need to go straight to the ER.
Nobody likes being sick, especially pregnant mamas. Getting the flu during pregnancy can lead to serious complications during pregnancy and labor, but luckily this is one of the pregnancy symptoms you can be proactive about. The CDC, the Mayo Clinic and the American Pregnancy Association all strongly recommend pregnant women get flu vaccinations (flu shots). According to these sources, vaccines are perfectly safe for your unborn baby – they will even protect her immune system for up to 6 months after …
April is here! The flowers are starting to bloom and the sky looks a little sunnier, there’s no mistaking that Spring has arrived! Let’s celebrate the new arrival by preparing for yours – the April $10 Box is on the way! Here’s a look at the lovely products in this month’s Bump Box.
Aleva Naturals – Sleep Easy Hair & Body Wash
The best way to prepare baby for a good night’s sleep! Get your baby squeaky clean during bathtime while lavender and chamomile help soothe and relax your baby for bedtime. Bonus oatmeal and aloe leaf juice help relieve inflammation and itching – with no harsh chemicals whatsoever. Go Aleva for healthy skincare, naturally!
Belli – Elasticity Belly Oil
That growing bump can really take a toll on your skin! Prepare and protect naturally with Belli’s luxurious blend of pure plant extracts – a perfect mix of science and aromatherapy. Free of parabens and dyes, OB/GYN and dermatologist recommended and fully safety-screened to ensure it’s as safe as can be.
Belli – Anti-Blemish Facial Wash
Most regular face washes are loaded with all types of dangerous chemicals like retinoids, glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide to name a few. Belli flips the script and includes lactic acid (found naturally in the body) to cleanse and exfoliate skin. Perfect protection for those struggling with breakouts, blemishes, or sensitive skin.
Bella B – Silk & Honey Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Safe moisturizing power for mom and baby! Bella B’s Silk and Honey moisturizer is perfect for even a newborn’s super sensitive skin. This rich formulation of aloe vera, avocado and shea leaves a non-greasy feeling and a light fresh scent! Plus it’s the perfect size for your diaper bag.
Blum Naturals – Normal Skin Daily Cleansing Towelette
When you’re expecting, …
Now hear this! Bump Boxes is having a giveaway! Our friends at WavHello are giving away a pair of their amazing BellyBuds to a lucky mama this month.
BellyBuds are an incredible new innovation that allows mamas to send sounds to their growing little one. They gently adhere to your belly for easy use – no more holding headphones on your bump! Connected with the free WavHello VoiceShare app, BellyBuds can play your soothing tunes or playlists, as well as bond-forming voice messages.
BellyBuds are applied to your bump easily and gently with safe, medical-grade adhesives. Perfect for on-the-go use, BellyBuds are discrete and safe above all else. They are an amazing way to play memory-shaping sound for your soon-to-be bundle of joy. Begin a bonding connection with your little one through the power of sound and music!
Enter your information above and you could win your own set of BellyBuds! It doesn’t get any easier than that! Learn more at WavHello!
Ah, the great question of pregnancy. No, not “why am I craving pickles?” or “will I ever sleep a full night again?”…we all know the answer to that one! The question on every mamas mind that we are going to address today is “am I having a boy or a girl?”! There are a lot of crazy ways that mamas of history have tried to answer that question, as well as a couple (slightly more accurate) ways that modern medicine has been able to crack the code. In any case, each of these options is guaranteed to be at least 50% accurate!
The Power of Science!
If you’re willing to wait around for it, your doctor will most likely solve the mystery of whether you will be having a boy or a girl at your prenatal ultrasound appointment. This is a standard appointment that is usually scheduled around 18-20 weeks into pregnancy. The success of this test depends entirely on your baby’s position, so there is a slight chance that a shy baby will spell a few more weeks of guessing. Luckily there are many more ultrasounds down the road, so you won’t have to wonder for long!
Amniocentesis is a semi-invasive procedure that is usually performed on mamas 35 years or older. It is designed to test for genetic problems and other abnormalities, but it can also easily test your baby’s sex. This test, performed at around 16 weeks, is not used purely to satisfy curiosities. Wait for your ultrasound or try a different test if your aren’t slated for amniocentesis!
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing, or NIPT, is available to mothers with increased risk of having a baby with chromosomal abnormalities. It is generally used to test for Down Syndrome, but …