Monthly Archives: October 2014

What Should You Do With Your Old Maternity Clothes?

October 30, 2014

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Congratulations – baby is finally here!  Now it’s time to decide what to do with all your maternity attire.  Every mother has her own feelings and attachments to her maternity clothing.  Some can’t wait to get rid of them while others are a bit more sentimental. Either way, now is the time to release these items and claim back some of your closet space!

– Save and Store stackable-storage-bins

If you think you may have more children, keeping most of your maternity wear is ideal.  But, before putting all those clothes in storage, make an effort to sort through them.  Only keep the clothes you know you will definitely wear again.  Once you are ready, make sure you have quality storage bins so critters and dust cannot get to them.  Mark the boxes clearly so they are easy to locate when you need them again.

– Sell or Swap 

If you are done having children, selling or swapping your maternity clothing is a valuable option.  There are various opportunities for selling your clothes – local consignment stores, garage sales, and online websites such as eBay and Craigslist.

You can also choose to swap your clothing for more useful items on sites like Swapmamas and Tradesy. Make sure to thoroughly go through the clothes you plan to sell and only pull the ones that are in good condition – no one wants your old stretched out or stained maternity top.download (2)

– Donate or Share

Donating your old maternity wear is easy and tax deductible. You can always drop your items at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army, but you should also consider donating to a local woman’s shelter where they can be put to good use immediately.

Sharing with friends has its advantages too.  Most will be happy to borrow your gently used attire, and it’s fun to see your friends wearing your maternity clothes.  Be sure to only loan out those items that you don’t care how they come back.  Accidents happen and there should be no expectations on how the items are returned to you.

– Toss or Re-purpose

Whichever option you choose, if there is anything that is ripped, stained, or in any other way damaged, then it’s time to say goodbye and toss it.  Strangers, friends and even non-profit organizations are not interested in these items.

If you are crafty, then you can upcycle all your old maternity tops and dresses.  Here are two great projects:

Turning a top into a dress and diaper cover for your little one download (1)

Turning old maternity tees into bracelets download

Of course all of this cleaning and organization will leave more room for your nursingwear wardrobe.  Visit Milk Nursingwear to meet all your nursingwear needs with our stylish nursing tops and dresses.

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Creative Costumes for Kids

October 23, 2014

At Milk Nursingwear we love to celebrate!

Halloween will be here before we know it, so we wanted to share the costumes that we find most creative for kids. Some of these are great for baby’s first Halloween,  while others are geared more for those already on the run.  We hope these cute little ones help to inspire your costume creations this fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear Features Guest Blogger Jessica Sanders

October 16, 2014

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My little girl is officially a toddler.   The days of easily caring for a sleepy newborn I could wear while I work are over.  Like watching a butterfly transform through metamorphosis, she has come out of her cocoon.  Instead of being a lofty butterfly, she is now my tiny tornado — my pint-sized wrecking ball, able to destroy my house in a single hour.   I feel this new chapter is the most challenging and rewarding part of our journey.

My babe has been breastfeeding since birth and stopped taking a bottle at 3 months old.  I have the luxury of running my business from home.  The first year was amazingly easy for us.  Well, that’s the way I remember it now.  I loved the days of wrapping her up and nursing her while I worked.  I was as efficient as the Hindu Goddess Durga (eighteen arms and all).

These days things are a little more complicated.  My business is growing rapidly and requires my focus to make it successful.  At a moments notice, I could turn around and find her perched on the top of her table toy or sitting on my bookshelf reading books.  Staying on task when you have a very mobile, climbing toddler feels like my largest challenge as a parent to date.  Taking conference calls while she is running, climbing, and practicing her pterodactyl screech requires its own special set of skills.  The one fail-safe I have is to let her nurse while she plays.  She will stand between my legs and pull on my blouse while releasing a rapid squeal to let me know my lactation superpowers are needed.  I can’t stop every time these days to have a cuddle nursing session. Jessica 2 Instead, I let her nurse standing right there between my legs.  I feel like a drive through.  Many times I’m typing or on a conference call, and my daughter is latched on with a toy in her hand.  After a few minutes, she’s back off and running to play with the stuffed animals in her play tent.  She has blossomed into such a funny little person; a complete ham!

I am savoring this stage in our journey, and I can’t wait to see where we are headed next.  I’m the only woman in my family to nurse past a year in over three generations.  I love the way it has taught me to mother my daughter.  I can’t see our journey ending anytime soon.

Jessica Sanders is the founder of 1000callsaday.com and a regular blogger at wholemotheringcenter.org.  She is featured here in Milk Nursingwear’s Smocked Sleeveless Sundress in spring green.

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Milk Nursingwear October Style Guide

October 9, 2014

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As the weather turns cooler, keep looking fashion-forward in Milk Nursingwear’s new fall styles.

Milk’s Cowl neck nursing top in three-quarter sleeves is a fabulous option this time of year. To nurse in this stylish nursing top, simply pull the cowl neck down for nursing access on either side. Dress it up for work with a black, pencil skirt and black-accented jewelry, then add a beautiful leather tote and ankle strap, suede stilettos. This look will take you from day to night with ease.l

Our Fashionable keyhole nursing top in deep purple is an excellent every day nursing top. Nursing openings are accessed by lifting the empire top. Pair it with these slim-fit cargo pants and some eclectic jewlrey for a fun look while keeping warm. This stylish diaper bag can handle all your baby needs.l (1)

 

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$10 off at Milk Nursingwear

October 2, 2014

As a BIG THANK YOU for subscribing to our blog, we would like to offer a special coupon code…just for you!

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Enjoy $10 OFF your next purchase of stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses at Milk Nursingwear.

Use coupon code: FRESHMILK

 Only available on purchases placed 10/2/14-10/5/14.

 

 

 

 

 

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