As soon as you lay eyes on that positive pregnancy test, you shift in to a different mindset. You're not only looking after you, but a growing baby. From what you eat and drink to the products you use and lather on your skin, it's all about minding bump (and baby when they arrive) so we've put together some of the best baby and pregnancy-safe products to help you on your way.
It's not just Friday evening drinks and alcohol in general that go by the wayside. You start to think about what you eat (certain cheeses and seafood are a no-go), and looking more closely at the ingredients that you put into your meals. You may be trying to eat as many greens as possible, increase your iron intake and cut down on as many 'bad' foods as possible.
While people have been concentrating on their diet during pregnancy for years, women are also taking more of an interest in the skincare and household products they use when pregnant too so you may even temporarily give up some of your beauty products.
Best Baby and Pregnancy-Safe Products
Whether you've just found out you're pregnant or are a new mama with a baby to care for, our round up of the best baby and pregnancy-safe products will ensure you and your little one can enjoy natural and organic products.
Switching to Natural & Organic Products
Chemicals can be found all around us in some make, shape or form, whether we like it or not. They appear in the ingredient listings of many cleaning and skincare products (have a read about the pros to going organic and natural when it comes to your beauty products), as additives and preservatives in processed foods and even in some of the water that we drink! Rather than simply accept that fact, more and more people are looking for chemical-free alternatives to such products.
Pregnant women and new mothers are increasingly looking at how this chemical exposure can impact the health of their children. This trend has led to the emergence of a huge selection of chemical free, natural and organic products which are both affordable and readily available.
If you're looking for natural products suitable for pregnant women, new mothers or new babies, a health store can be of great benefit. You can find a huge selection of natural, organic products which are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. From baby wipes and nappy creams to maternity pads and stretch mark oils, you will find everything that you need for this very important time in your life.
For mums-to-be, a health store offers prenatal vitamin supplements, iron products including Spatone and homeopathic products. The low chemical content of natural skincare ranges such as Trilogy and Dr. Hauschka are perfect for the sensitive nature of your skin during pregnancy. For your hospital stay, you can pick up organic maternity and nursing pads and relevant homeopathic remedies such as arnica.
Hospital Bag Essentials
If you're after the best baby and pregnancy-safe products for your hospital bag, there are lots of great natural solutions. For babies, well known brands such as Moltex nappies and Burt's Bees Skincare are available. Other popular skincare ranges for both mum and baby include Weleda and Earth Friendly Baby.
Tasty snacks do not always have to be full of chemicals and sugar - there are many healthy snacks available for toddlers to enjoy when they are out and about. Organic formulas are available too including the renowned Nanny Care Goat Milk Formula.
Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.
It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.
Checked and updated: 3 September 2021