My loveliest friend Camilla of @navygraceblog is a mama to two littles, most recently welcoming her second babe, Lucy (y’all she’s adorable)! Today she’s sharing 5 tips for finding the right kind of clothing as a new mom. We can’t wait for you to read!
1. Go with the flow
After just having a baby, the last thing you will want is snug clothing! Looking for flowy dresses or loose fitting jumpsuit is going to help you make the transition! I love finding dresses that are not only comfortable, but also nursing friendly – that is #1 go-to outfit for the first few months! I prefer midi or maxi dresses since I am generally sitting on the couch with my legs crossed nursing, for what it seems like …ALL. DAY. LONG.
2. Just get new pants!
If you’re like me, you probably won’t fit into your jeans you wore pre-pregnancy! And that is OKAY, mama!! Don’t discourage yourself by trying to squeeze yourself into pants that don’t fit your new body. Go buy some new jeans that make you feel good, and go up a size or two. I promise jeans that fit better make for a happier mama! I highly encourage you to look for quality brands like AGOLDE and Madewell – while they’re a little pricier, the fit is usually better and will make the shopping experience way less stressful! Here is a pro-tip: find pants with an elastic waistband – I am still rocking my stretchy pants 3.5 months postpartum. They are comfortable, easy to wear, and they fit!
3. Lots of simple t-shirts
I am a total t-shirt kind of gal, and specifically love a good white tee! Having a close full of comfy tees is great because during those first few months after having a baby, you’ll get spit up on, pooped on, you’ll get milk stains from leaking, you know…basically ALL THE THINGS! Having a closet full of simple t-shirts will make your life so much easier, since you’ll probably be changing multiple times a day.
4. Splurge on new shoes and accessories
If you’re needing a pick me up, treat yourself to new shoes, necklaces, bracelets, or rings! I remember feeling like I didn’t want to buy any new clothing the last 2-3 months of my pregnancy, and the first few months postpartum your body is going to be changing like crazy. Accessorizing with new goodies always made me feel like a thousand bucks!
5. Give yourself grace – lots of it
Your body just created an entire human being, mama. You had that baby inside of your body for nine months – and you were stretched and pulled in ways that are crazy to even think about! Here is the thing about social media – there is just too much of it sometimes. We see other mamas who seemingly “just lose the weight” and we wonder why it’s taking us so long. We wonder why our pre-pregnancy jeans don’t fit, and we wonder how they can pull off an outfit like that with a three month old! Hear this mama – every mama’s body is different. Celebrate YOUR body, your baby, and give yourself grace as you navigate fashion as a new mama! You are amazing and you created a miracle, remind yourself of that everyday and love your body through the changes!