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Prepping for postpartum you.
6 Breastfeeding Products We Love
6 Breastfeeding Products We Love
Whether you are pregnant and hoping to breastfeed your baby for the first time or you are a seasoned parent who has breastfed/chestfed multiple babies, each breastfeeding/chestfeeding journey is unique and we are here to support you. We've compiled six items that we think you will love as you embark on this adventure:
4 Mamas' Journeys in Feeding
We at Bao Bei, always want you to feel supported. We realize that your journey is unique and we want to celebrate you and your story during Breastfeeding Awareness Month. We hope you find comfort, community, and encouragement as you read...
Our Ultimate 'Pack Your Hospital Bag' Checklist

Your ultimate maternity bag checklist. In addition to these, don't forget snacks, a phone charger, & your go-to support person.

Meditation with Bao Bei's Lauren Matthies
Exclusive meditations with author and mother Lauren Matthies
Meditate like a mother
Meditation is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It has been shown to reduce stress, aid sleep, and improve overall health--all things mothers need. That’s why we’re inviting you to meditate--like a mother!
3 Steps to building your Mama & babe cart PLUS my go-to cart must haves!
Bringing your baby home from the hospital is such a joyful experience. I loved every moment of the baby cuddles, but was quickly overwhelmed when I found myself feeding baby at midnight. I was tired, hungry, leaking, and googling everything...
Ready for a FRESH Start: What is Your Intention for 2021
I’ve always loved the week between Christmas and New Years. I remember, even as a kid, I would approach my family with my list of resolutions and ask them to share theirs with me. Of course, I was the only one who had spent time making such a list, so my dad would joke, “exercise more” or some other traditional New Year’s resolution. 
2020 Holiday Guide for Her
When we think about gifting the expecting and new mamas in our lives, we often forget about nurturing her, and skip right to that cute new bundle of joy. I think all moms can relate to feeling (very!) visible during pregnancy, but perhaps a bit forgotten once the baby arrives. 
The 5 Reasons You Need a Pregnancy Belly Band
Belly bands are designed to support the lower back and abdomen during pregnancy. These flexible support garments may provide many benefits to active women who are pregnant, especially during the second and third trimesters.
4 Tips to Enjoy a Disney Vacation While Pregnant or With Young Children
If you're wondering how to enjoy a vacation while pregnant, or with your young children, check out tips from a BaoBei mama who knows your struggle. These four tips can make your Disney vacation a great one!
3 Looks for Your Holiday Maternity Photoshoot
Hey there mama! How early is too early to start the December holiday festivities? Some are starting midnight on Halloween! As soon as the kids are down, moms across the country are pulling out their holiday décor and decorations! Is...
Great Gifts for a New or Expecting Mom
Hey there mama! Are you a new or expecting mom? Or do you know one? Often new and expecting mamas get tons of gifts -- for the BABY!  Don’t forget the one who made it all possible and is/will be...
Simple Tips for Allergy-Free Candy at Halloween
Halloween can feel overwhelming, difficult and even a little bit sad when you have kids with food allergies. As a parent, it’s our job to keep our kids safe and protected, but it feels much more daunting on days like...
Breastfeeding Discomfort and What To Do About it.
If you are a mom of a newborn or older infant, you might be dealing with engorgement and breastfeeding discomfort. We’ve all been there and totally feel your pain! If you are experiencing breast discomfort, you are not alone and...
Running Fitness in Pregnancy
Running is such an amazing physical exercise for your body! Especially when you are able to incorporate it into your weekly routine. And getting those runner’s vibes leaves you feeling so empowered and accomplished! But what about running during your...
Benefits of Baby Wearing
We’ve all seen parents who wear their babies! And maybe you are one of those parents? We think it’s amazing not only because it looks adorable but because of the closeness and bonding baby wearing brings! But did you know...
5 Gentle Yoga Postures for Postpartum
As a mama, you’ve made it through labor…which is a HUGE accomplishment and your body may need some transitional exercise before going full fledge. Being fully present with baby is the most precious gift you can give your child. It...
I’m a big believer in getting all the help I can while pregnant. Why not right? I mean, if my husband wants to pamper me with a foot massage, I’m definitely not going to stop him! Know what I mean?...
The CORE Rehab Program!
The Core Rehab Program created by Erica Ziel is recommended by Ob Gyn’s and Physical Therapists. Erica Ziel is a mom of three, published author, Pilates instructor, and nutrition coach, is the creator of The Core Rehab Program and Knocked-Up...
Survivng Pregnancy with PILATES
Its no secret the I LOVE Pilates.  When Pilates is modified for pregnancy it is a game changing experience.  It was the reason that I had 2 very successful fit pregnancies with relatively quick and successful recoveries. Pregnancy is a...