Happy Mom, Happy Babe…
New moms worry about their babies, whether it’s your first time becoming a mother or your fourth. We get that – it’s natural! And we love babies as much as we love taking care of their mamas. (No surprise.)
Our mama-centric packages are bundled up with natural and organic products from Tenth Moon and other like-minded companies that are safe for moms and their babes. Think: nourishing teas and snacks, like our salty-sweet Yummy Mama Granola; soothing baths, like our Herbal Sitz and Lavender Soak, plus nitty-gritty gotta-have-ems, like maternity pads and nipple balm. Every item helps to ease the natural discomforts of childbirth and soften the transition from pregnancy to motherhood.
The Mama + Baby Care Package is the ultimate gift for any new mother and newborn, including everything in our Kit + Caboodle Postpartum Wellness Care Package, plus a bundle of thoughtfully chosen baby care goodies that we’ve used on our own sweet little ones – pure and natural.
Tenth Moon Yummy Mama Organic Granola: New moms are hungry. (Growing and birthing a tiny human works up an appetite.) Our granola is tasty any time of the day – perfect for new parents who find themselves awake at all hours. (Think 8 a.m., 4 p.m., 2 a.m.) Our salty-sweet recipe is hearty enough to nibble like trail mix for marathon nursing sessions, cosy in bed. Yummy Mama is made with oats and pecans, both of which promote healthy lactation, plus nutrient-dense pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and coconut. Tenth Moon Mamas describe it best: Addictive.
Tenth Moon Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea: Sit back, relax and enjoy a cuppa. Mums-to-be drink raspberry leaf tea in their final weeks of pregnancy to help increase oxytocin, “the love hormone,” in the body. (Women naturally produce oxytocin labour, which can help to make contractions more efficient. Yes, please!) Postpartum, women drink it to help tone the uterus and balance hormones.
The Honest Leaf FLOW Nursing Tea: New moms spend A LOT of time breastfeeding. (Pretty much all day. And night.) This organic blend of fennel seed, fenugreek, blessed thistle and other herbs supports nursing mothers and their babes, and encourages a healthy FLOW of breastmilk.
Organic Prunes: We know from (ahem) experience that you need as much help as you can get for those first few bowel movements, whether you’ve delivered vaginally or by cesarean. Our Tenth Moon Mamas tell us that eating prunes and drinking plenty of water does the trick, usually without the use of a stool softener.
Date Bars: One-handed snacks are a new mama’s best friend. Always have some at the ready. Dried fruit is an easy, nutritious snack and another excellent source of fibre to boost your prune power.
Coconut Water: Ever watched someone down a large bottle of mineral water in one go? New moms are VERY thirsty, and nursing mothers in particular feel all the more parched. Ultra-hydrating coconut water is a natural way to quench that thirst and replenish fluids lost in labour.
Tenth Moon Herbal Sitz Bath: Swelling. Soreness. Tearing. Stitches. Having a baby leaves mama with seriously tender bits, however we give birth. Our blend of calendula flowers, comfrey leaf, witch hazel bark and other soothing herbs promotes gentle and natural perineum recovery, and can also be used to soothe a c-section incision.
Tenth Moon Lavender Mineral Soak: Looking for a full-body workout? Labour and birth should do the trick! Giving birth and caring for a newborn is hard, physical work. Draw a hot bath and relax, Mama. You need this time. Tenth Moon mineral soak is made with pure magnesium sulphate to soothe aching muscles, plus lavender essential oil and lavender buds for a calming, refreshing soak.
Tenth Moon Organic Coconut Oil: This sweet-smelling oil is perfect for massage before and after baby arrives, including during labour. Pure and natural, this soothing oil can moisturize Mama’s tummy and nipples, as well as baby’s dry hands and feet.
Organic Lip Balm: You’ll lose count of how many times you’ve kissed your baby within the first hour. (And plant a million smooches on that sweet head within the first few days.) Keep those lips soft and kissable.
Pure Witch Hazel Distillate: A witch named Hazel? No, though she would probably be helpful to have around! This natural astringent helps with perineum or c-section recovery –swelling, bruising, tears – when used as a spritz or applied to a pad, and also helps to ease varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Earthwise Witch Hazel Distillate is alcohol-free and contains no fillers.
Shoosha Rescue Nipple Balm: Sore nipples are a common reason why mothers stop breastfeeding – ouch! (Expect to spend 8 to 10 hours a day nursing your newborn.) Shoosha’s USDA organic, food-grade salve is packed with chamomile, calendula, sea buckthorn berry oil and cocoa butter to help care for tender nipples. Tenth Moon supports new mothers however they feed their babies. If you can and want to breastfeed, have your nipple balm handy.
Organic Cotton Maternity Pads: Aunt Flow is back and she’s sticking around for a while. New moms can expect to bleed for two to six weeks after giving birth, so you’ll definitely need more than one box of pads. These pillowy-soft organic cotton pads are perfect for those extra-tender first days postpartum and can also be used to make soothing “padsicles” by applying witch hazel and/or the herbal infusion from our Sitz Bath.
Nursing Pads: It’s going to happen: Those two big wet circles on the front of your shirt. But having nursing pads handy will help to keep you dry between feedings, once your milk begins to flow.
Shoosha Protective Diaper Balm: Eat. Sleep. Poop. Repeat. The life of a newborn! This wonder balm works as a barrier to keep baby’s bottom feeling fine through all the diaper changes. Shoosha’s PDB is USDA food-grade organic, made with cocoa butter, evening primrose, lavender and other soothing oils. You could eat it! Though we don’t suggest you do.
Colibri Organic Cotton Washcloths: Soft as a baby’s bottom? Oh, ya. These comforting cloths are the softest we could find, perfect for baby’s first bath, as reusable diaper wipes or burp cloths.
Eco-friendly Diapers: Size 1 eco-friendly, chlorine-free diapers.
Eco-Friendly Wipes: Eco-friendly wipes, free of nasty ingredients, like alcohol, chlorine, formaldehyde, parabens and others commonly found in diaper wipes.
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I was lucky enough to receive a Mama + Baby care package when I had my second daughter. When it came to my door and I started going through the box I was thrilled. I’d never seen a gift that was focused on mum. As I picked up each product, my excitement grew. I’m happy to say that I used and loved everything–especially the granola (it’s the best I’ve ever had!). I thanked my dear friend who bought this thoughtful gift for me a dozen times. I’m so happy to have been introduced to this company and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
– Jenny, mom of two
The Mama + Baby package is one of my favourites to get for first time Moms. As a mother myself, I know how much the items in this care package help with the first few weeks or even months after giving birth. Lindsay is always super helpful with my orders and delivery is always smooth.
I was recently gifted one of the new mom packages from Tenth Moon and WHAT a treat it was to receive! There was clearly so much thought put into the contents and what was included in the box. So many essentials for the postpartum period for both mom and baby, and such consideration given to the needs of both! I’ll happily gift this to my friends and family. Don’t send a baby gift, send a new mom package! Happy mommy, happy baby! A great product and a pleasure to receive!
– Jenn, mom of two