The Big Baby Bounce Back with Jill Simonian
What to wear?
Cake Lingerie Nursing Lingerie: Find Nursing Lingerie that makes you feel like the beautiful woman you are. The Cake Lingerie website will help you find your size in a variety of beautiful, as well as functional, lingerie. Starting at $54.90 at cakelingerie.com.
Baboosh Baby Tauts Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap: Seriously shrunk my tummy back in a matter of weeks. Wrapping a post-baby belly is widely believed to reduce the size of the swollen uterus. It can also lessen water retention in the belly. The wraps help you lose inches and supports lose baby skin! Tauts work best if worn for 40 days immediately following delivery. $56.00
Sketchers GOwalk Performance Shoes: These chic athletic shoes have added/extra joint support in a stylish out-and-about sneaker. Starting at $59.00.
What to eat/drink?
Milkin' Cookies: They are nutrient-rich cookies that were developed by doctors who are also moms. They contain food galactogogues, which are ingredients that can help increase breast milk production. They come in two delicious flavors – Cranberry Almond Oatmeal and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. Each cookie has 190 calories and 10 grams of fat with 3 grams of fiber. They're all natural, with no artificial ingredients or preservatives and are chock-full of nutrients and minerals. Two week, one month supplies, and subscriptions are available starting at $21.99 from milkin-cookies.com.
Coconut Water: According to studies, coconut water is low in calories, naturally fat-and-cholesterol free, it has more potassium than four bananas, and is super hydrating. It's sweet and full of electrolytes, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Make sure you are drinking coconut water, not coconut milk. There is far less fat in coconut water. You can get coconut water in your local grocery store. The price is about a $1.50 per unit.
Dry Shampoos: Let's face it. New mommies don't have a lot of time for everyday things like, say, showers. Dry shampoos are a savior. They soak up oil, remove product build up, and deodorize smells without harmful parabens or sulfites. Try Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray. It's available at Sephora ( Sephora.com) with a price range of $5-$21.
Bumble & Bumble Tinted Hair Powder: Hair loss can be a confidence crushing part of the post-partum experience. Bumble & Bumble has a Tinted Hair Powder to hide post-baby hair loss. It comes in several different shades. They range in price from $19-$35.
Sephora Instant Depuffing Roll-on Gels and Masks: Do away with signs of fatigue. Sephora has their own line available online or in stores. Looking like you got a full night's sleep can help you feel better about not actually getting one! $6- Sephora Instant Depuffing Masks; $15- Sephora Instant Depuffing Roll-on Gel
Bella B Tummy Honey: Check out their stretch mark prevention and stretch mark fading creams. Bella B also boasts breastfeeding products, face and body products, and more! Bella B is all natural and chemical free, and still gets major results. Bella B Natural Body Care ranges in price from $4-$20 at bellabbodycare.com.
For more with Jill Simonian, consumer reporter and The Fab Mom, visit www.theFABmom.com.