45 Must Have Self-Care Products for New Moms

Being a new mom is hard. You went through nine months of pregnancy and think you know what to expect. You think you have all the motherhood essentials that you need. Then the baby comes and everything you thought you knew goes out the window. A new mom goes through the physical and hormonal changes of pregnancy and giving birth. She is breastfeeding, or if she’s not breastfeeding, may be feeling some guilt about that. A new mom is sleep deprived, wondering if she will ever feel like herself again. Even though it may not seem like there is time for self-care in those early days, self-care products for new moms can be so helpful.

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Importance of Self-Care

A new mom needs a break but probably feels guilty taking one. I know I did. Self-care is so important for any mom, but especially a new mom. You may be suffering from mom burnout, running on fumes, so any kind of break can help you reset and feel refreshed. The majority of the day revolves around your newborn so you deserve more than ever to choose something for you. Self-care is saying yes to yourself, doing whatever it is you want to be doing. Motherly has a great self-care checklist for new moms to try to follow. I have been there twice so I know how hard it is for a new mom to prioritize herself. However, we need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of our babies. A healthy baby needs a healthy mama.

Self-Care Products for New Moms

It can be easier to follow self-care tips for new moms if you have some great products at your fingertips. These products are great ways to pamper Mom (yourself!). Here are my recommendations for self-care products for new moms.

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1. The Magic of Motherhood book

The Magic of Motherhood: The Good Stuff, the Hard Stuff, and Everything in Between, by Ashlee Gadd is a collection of stories written by moms covering many aspects of parenting. I related to so many of them. There are many stories that can help you feel less alone.

2. Breathe, Mama, Breathe book

Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms by Shonda Moralis has so many quick mindfulness breaks for moms. All you need is five minutes! Fitting in some short breaks will feel a lot more manageable.

3. Self-Care Books for Moms

Reading self-care books for moms can be so helpful to new moms. Moms talking about the good and the bad parts of having a newborn, or giving advice about how to manage motherhood better can make you feel less alone. 

4. Affirmation Cards

These affirmation cards were especially made for new moms. I like to leave some around my house to read whenever I happen to come across them.

5. Kindle Paperwhite

I struggled with finding time to read as a new mom. A Kindle Paperwhite makes reading easier since you have an unlimited amount of books at your fingertips. Set small reading goals, and you will start getting through books.

6. Head Massager

I love this head massager. A quick head massage will help you relax.

7. Foot Spa

As a new mom, you are on your feet most of the day. This foot spa will massage and soothe your overworked feet.

8. Facial Massager

A facial massager can help relieve tension in the face (what new mom doesn’t have that?) and make you feel more relaxed and calm.

9. Comfortable Robe

This lightweight and comfortable robe has two belt positions so it can be worn during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond! It also has deep pockets to store any essentials you need to carry around the house with you.

10. Soft Cardigan

This soft cardigan is so warm and cozy. It will be great to put on and curl up in while trying to relax around the house.

11. Cozy Outfit

As a new mom you are stuck at home most of the time so you might as well be wearing some comfortable loungewear!

12. Wearable Blanket

Comfy is great for those colder days when you just want to sit down and relax.

13. Comfortable Slippers

Putting on some comfortable slippers can help you relax those tired feet at the end of a long day.

14. Weighted Blanket

Curling up under a weighted blanket can feel so comforting and help you catch up on some much needed sleep.

15. Sleep Mask

sleep mask is a great product for new moms. Who doesn’t need more sleep?

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16. Luxury Sheets

Luxury sheets can be worth it since you are always exhausted and need more quality sleep.  Boll & Branch sheets are so incredibly soft.

17. Comfortable Pillow

A comfortable pillow is a necessity for good sleep!

18. Hatch Lamp

The Hatch Restore is a sound machine and alarm clock. It helps you sleep better since you can personalize your sleep-wake routine. You also wake up naturally since you set a custom Sunrise Alarm. The Restore comes with nature sounds and white noise and you can access more sounds through a Hatch Sleep Membership.

19. Postpartum Kit

The Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit comes with disposable underwear, instant ice maxi pads (so helpful after a vaginal birth!), perineal cooling pad liners, and perineal healing foam. These items will be very helpful if you are still recovering from birth.

20. Postnatal Spa Kit

Honest’s Glow Like a Mother Postnatal Routine kit includes Clean Curves Cleansing Oil, Glow On Body Cream, Glow On Body Oil, and Calm Your Nip Balm. These items will help you get started with a self-care beauty routine and heal those stretch marks and sore nipples.

21. Night Routine Kit

night routine kit is great way to relax after putting your newborn to bed. You will wake up the next morning (or in a few hours if you’re still getting small stretches of sleep) feeling more rejuvenated.

22. Soft Bath Towels

These bath towels are made from 100% ring-spun Turkish cotton which makes them very absorbent, soft, and fluffy. They will make you feel luxurious after a relaxing bath or shower.

23. Bath Salts

You deserve a peaceful bath. Throw in some bath salts for the ultimate relaxation.

24. Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are another great item to enjoy in a bath. The fizzing sound and calming scent helps bring on some relaxation.

25. Shower Steamers

You may only have time for a quick shower. These shower steamers can make that shower just as relaxing as a longer bath.

26. Scented Candle

This Mommy & Me Time candle is topped with jasmine for happiness, rose quartz for bonding, and lavender for relaxation. You will enjoy a moment of self-care and mindfulness breathing in the aroma of this candle.

27. Body Lotion

Start or end the day with some body lotion in a calming scent like lavender.

28. Facial Steamer

This facial steamer has six modes that are similar to the skincare protocols followed by aestheticians and dermatologists. You can have a spa-like experience at home!

29. Journal

This journal is made for new moms to use during the first ninety days after giving birth. It has daily prompts to encourage self-care and will help you feel happier and calmer.

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30. Herbal Tea

Pink Stork Postpartum Recovery Tea contains red raspberry leaf to help with childbirth recovery, oatmeal and chamomile to improve sleep and reduce stress, and fennel to ease digestive issues. This tea is organic and breastfeeding-friendly so is perfect for any new mom.

31. Water Bottle

Drinking water is an important form of self-care for new moms, whether you are breastfeeding or not. It is so easy to forget to drink because you are so involved with your newborn. These water bottles are great since they have a time marker to keep track of how much water to drink throughout the day.

32. Coloring Book

Self-care could be some mindless coloring. This coloring book will give you a much needed laugh too!

33. AirPods

AirPods can help you zone out to some music or a mediation.

34. New Mom Care Package

There are some great new mom self-care kits out there that contain many items to treat yourself to some “me time”, or even better, one of the self-care monthly subscription boxes!

35. Baby Carrier

A great baby carrier can help you feel productive while also carrying around your baby too.

36. Stylish Diaper Bag

A stylish diaper bag can definitely make a new mom feel good. Petunia Pickle Bottom bags are adorable in many prints (some Disney!) and come with a built-in changing station, magnetic closure, stroller straps, and two carrying options.

37. Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

A robotic vacuum may be a pricey self-care product but it will save you from having to do the vacuuming yourself. That gives you more time to do something that is more enjoyable than cleaning!

38. Meal Kit Subscription

If you enjoy cooking but find preparing meals to be so time consuming then a meal kit subscription could be for you. I use Home Chef, but Hello Fresh, Green Chef, and Factor_ are some other options. I enjoy cooking meals that I would have never thought to do on my own, and I am able to choose meals where a lot of the time consuming prep work like chopping is done already.

39. AirTag

I’m sure you are exhausted and have trouble remembering where you leave things around the house so AirTags could be helpful for locating your lost items right away. If your lost items have an AirTag on them you can find them by using the “Find My” app on your iPhone.

40. Chatbooks Subscription

You’re taking hundreds of photos of your newborn but it is easy to lose track and forget to actually print those photos. Chatbooks has a subscription where you can print a photo book each month using the photos right from your phone.

41. Smart Mug

When I was a new mom my coffee was always going cold before I could finish it. In fact, it still does! A smart mug will keep your cup of coffee at your desired temperature so you can enjoy an entire cup.

42. Nespresso Machine

A fancy coffee machine can make a delicious cup of coffee or espresso to give you some energy after a sleepless night. This Nespresso model also comes with a milk frother to make cappuccinos and lattes too!

43. Yoga Set

Yoga is a great self-care activity since it strengthens both the body and the mind. A yoga starter set can help you get started on making yoga a healthy and enjoyable habit.

44. Essential Oil Diffuser

An essential oil diffuser will let you take some time for aromatherapy to help relax and calm you.

45. Self-Care Apps

Self-care apps for moms can be very beneficial because you will have many options for self-care right at your fingertips. You will not have to worry about getting organized or planning anything out in detail. The apps will do most of the planning for you.

Choose some products!

Being a new mom is hard. Taking time out for self-care and and not feeling guilty about that is also hard. Hopefully, having some of these products on hand will make it easier for you to take some time out for self-care. As a special gift for you, I’m offering you my free 5-day self-care challenge!

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