Expectant mummies are bombarded with 1000s of must-have products and essential buys. Some are practical, some are weird and wonderful, but not all of them are that helpful. So we’ve created a quick roundup of 10 top maternity products that you can find in 2018.
Wear the Bshirt breastfeeding vest on its own or under your favourite clothes. It’s designed to improve confidence breastfeeding by keeping both tummy and boobs covered. With the Bshirt there is no need to buy an expensive new breastfeeding wardrobe for short term use. Ethically made with organic cotton.
The lovely people at Bshirt are also offering our readers a 10% discount with the code BABYCOMMUNITY.
Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband
This dual-purpose belly band can be used throughout your pregnancy. As well as offering either underbelly or whole belly support, it can be used to extend the wearability of your non-maternity wardrobe AND hold up any maternity jeans/trousers that have a habit of slipping down. It can also be used for a bit of extra support post-partum.
ASOS Maternity Ridley Skinny Jeans
Comfortable maternity jeans are notoriously hard to find, but this range by ASOS has been picking up a lot of fans. Available in black, white and a variety of blue shades, you can get these skinny jeans in both over-bump and under-bump options. There’s a great mix of styles and sizes, too – whether you’re tall or petite, a size 6 or a size 20.
From £25.00 to £30.00
Bloom and Blossom Anti Stretch Mark Oil
This award-winning body oil isn’t as well-known as other brands, but it has been clocking up some pretty great reviews. It contains 11 natural ingredients which are geared towards helping your skin maintain elasticity, and prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. No oil or cream can promise perfect skin, but the quality of this product will make it a winner throughout 2018.
3 in 1 Cotton Baby Wearing Sweatshirt from Happy Mama
Comfortable maternity jacket with functional kangaroo pocket-from pregnancy, through the whole period of baby wearing, up to the time when your child is ready to explore the world. The Happy Mama products are designed with both children and parents in mind.
Zest Flexi Wire High Impact Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra
The desire to stay fit and healthy doesn’t end with pregnancy. If you have an active lifestyle, you’ll need a maternity bra that’s up to the job. Enter the Zest High Impact Sports Bra! It’s designed for both pregnancy and maternity without compromising on performance. Even better, it fits cup sizes from B up to H.
Kit For Kids Heat Regulating Cuddle Me Pregnancy Pillow
If you’re searching for a pregnancy cushion that offers both temperature regulation and full body support, look no further than the award-winning Kit For Kids pillow. It’s not as bulky as some similar pillows on the market, but still provides you will full neck, bump, knee and back support. The soft cover is machine washable at 40C.
This adjustable belt extending kit works with any button or fly fastening. The stretchy BellyBelt fastenings add extra inches to your waistband, while the cover-up panels conceal the space that’s left when you need to leave your fly undone. Lots of women have managed to use this kit with normal jeans right up to the end of their pregnancy, saving a small fortune of maternity trousers.
Bola Pregnancy Necklace
The Mexican bola or pregnancy chime is both pretty and functional. The pendant is worn low on the belly and creates a chiming sound that baby can hear as you move. According to tradition, the bola chime is then recognisable by the newborn baby, who will be soothed and calmed by the sound.
Hotmilk Show Off Non Wired Nursing Bra
The days of frumpy maternity bras are coming to an end. Made with soft microfibre cloth and non-wired cotton cups, this maternity and nursing bra offers excellent support and comfort – and it does it in style! It’s also available in a range of colour and matching briefs can be purchased too.