October 27, 2016
Pregnancy is an exciting, yet exhausting time in our lives. If it’s your first baby, you’re probably working, getting yourself and your house ready for the birth, running to doctor appointments, and falling asleep on the couch at 7 p.m. every night.
Doesn’t a trip for you and your hubby sound like the perfect way to escape the madness? A babymoon may be just what the doctor ordered. It’s a perfect time to relax, reconnect with your partner and celebrate your pregnancy before baby arrives.
Babymoon packages can be found at various resorts in the U.S. and abroad. Surprisingly, on occasion, airlines will offer a babymoon package as well. These packages include all kinds of perks and pampering — couples or prenatal massages, photography sessions, romantic dinners, facials, yummy treats to satisfy all your cravings, breathing classes and specialty mocktails.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “The best time to travel is probably the middle of your pregnancy—between weeks 14 and 28. Most common pregnancy emergencies usually happen in the first and third trimesters. After 28 weeks, it may be harder for you to move around or sit for a long time.” Not only is this the safest time to travel, but you will also have the most energy and typically you will feel your best.
If you choose to fly, you should definitely avoid this during your third trimester. We suggest you contact the airline you will be flying with. They may have restrictions for pregnant women at this stage of their pregnancy.
Whether driving or flying, make sure your travel time is not too long. It’s hard enough to get comfortable at home with a baby growing inside you.
Plan a locale that is a good fit for you. Try and avoid anything that will be harmful to baby or just too much for you — areas with Zika, all-day walking tours, party boats with unlimited drinks — you get the idea.
Other tips to remember:
- make sure there are medical services available at your destination
- on your flight, choose an aisle seat
- always use a seat belt but be sure to fasten it low on your hips/upper thighs and not around your belly
- stay hydrated – drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine on travel days
- dress comfortably
- if you have any special medial concerns or take medications, make sure to bring along a list and details
Milk Nursingwear hopes you enjoy your getaway!
October 20, 2016
There’s no shortage of trends when it comes to baby names. In years past, those included naming girls with boy names, as well as giving androgynous names to boys and girls. We’ve seen names running the gamut from food (Apple, Peanut, Peaches) to animals (Lion, Sparrow, Birdie) to occupations (Scout, Sailor, Pilot).
Here are the latest trends for baby names…
Virtue names for girls
Virtue names are nothing new. The real classics go way back. Parents are flipping this trend on its head and going for new, modern virtuous names. A name that carries not just religious meaning and symbol, but also one that represents qualities they hope their child will embody or aspire to. Some of the “modern” virtue names are Justice, Harmony, Journey, Honor, and Heavenly.
Old-man names for boys
Vintage names for girls are nothing new, but now it seems that this trend has jumped gender lines. Names like Oliver, Samuel and Max have been popular for so long that they no longer carry the label of being old-man names. No need to fret, these classics are in abundance – you just have to find the right one – a combination of old school and different, that is just cool enough so your son isn’t teased. Don’t be surprised at your next playgroup when you come across a Leonard, an Oscar or a Gus.
Daughters carrying on family name
Traditionally, the son carries on the family name. Some parents have decided they would like this practice to apply to their daughters. This has led to mothers giving their baby girls the same first name as their own or naming baby with her mother’s maiden name.
Many parents choose to name their baby in honor of a special person in their life. Sometimes the choice is a tough one, and they want to create of hybrid of two that they love. It is now in vogue to combine two names to create an entirely new name. For example, if your two favorite aunts were Joyce and Phyllis – you may just name your daughter Joiphyle. Or if you want to name the baby after your parents Brian and Michelle, you may call her Brielle.
Whatever name you choose, don’t be intimidated by naysayers. You created this little being, it’s one of the last times you will have complete control over something in its life!
October 13, 2016
Halloween is such an exciting holiday – a time get your creative juices flowing. Some moms know exactly what they want and plan their child’s costumes months ahead. Others of us need a little help and inspiration. We wanted to share our latest favorites with you.
The Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones
Bag of Jelly Beans
Remy and Linguini from Ratatouille
Oscar the Grouch and Garbage man
Napoleon Dynamite and Kip
The Energizer Bunny
Crazy Cat Lady
Sushi Chef and Nigiri
Nemo and Darla
Phil and Lil from the Rugrats
Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future
Milk Nursingwear wants to remind you…A safe Halloween is a happy Halloween
October 6, 2016
Our Asymmetrical tiered nursing top in long sleeves features diagonal stitching that hides the nursing opening — no one will ever know this is a nursing top! To breastfeed, simply lift the top layer on either side to access openings. This casual and comfortable nursing top looks great with your favorite distressed jeans, patent flats, and a satchel purse.