Quick Beauty Hacks for the Breastfeeding Mom
Feel Your Best on the Inside and Out
A breastfeeding baby doesn’t want mommy to spend her time worrying about how she looks. She wants boob, and in the beginning she wants boob all the time. In the first month, nesting is quite okay and you are happy to sit on the couch with your sweatpants and food-stained shirt. Once this phase starts wearing off and the cabin fever sets in, you may want to start making yourself feel better about how you look again. Easy enough right; but how do you juggle a full-time baby, maybe even other children, and then what feels like selfishly getting yourself dolled-up again? We have you covered with quick beauty hacks for the breastfeeding mom in this post!
We've put together some tips that help you get ready knowing that you won’t be spending the same amount of time that you did before becoming a mom. In fact, let's face it, most of this time will now be spent getting our families ready to get out the door. So here are some easy to follow hacks that make you feel as great as you already look Mama.
An important reminder, you are beautiful everyday Mama!
Before we get into some beauty tips or advice, we have one major thing to say. Motherhood is beautiful and it looks good on you Mama. Even on the days when you feel run down, tired, or like you haven't taken care of yourself, you are gorgeous.
We spoke with our two resident BeauGen dads about when they find their wives the most beautiful and their answers had nothing to do with getting dressed, or putting on makeup.
Definitely natural confidence is the most beautiful from a dad/husband’s perspective. Usually that is best exhibited after a nice pampering and responsibility free day…happy equals beautiful.
Stay at home dad life, I watch our son during the day. Together, we wave goodbye to mom each day out the window. Then when she gets home Nolan gets really excited and runs up to her for a big hug. Those are two beautiful moments of each day.
Here are some beauty hacks that every busy breastfeeding mom needs to know:
Dry shampoo is great for when life is too busy to wash your hair...or you know, get a shower. Most dry shampoos come in a handy travel size bottle and can be sprayed directly on to hair. It is a quick fix, but good enough to keep hair clean and smelling great a little while longer.
You might not feel so great about your mom bun when you are washing dishes or making dinner, but with a little bit of love your mom bun can actually add to your look. Tease it up a bit and with a few bobby-pins and it will look really nice.
Now that scrunchies are coming back into style, and people are making normal ponytail holders cute, there are even more ways to dress up a messy mom bun.
Throw on a Scarf
This is the best beauty hack, because it serves two purposes. Feeding scarfs are a lifesaver for moms breastfeeding in public, they are light and airy which make them comfortable for both baby and mom. At the same time, there are some really pretty feeding scarves on the market that will finish off a simple mom-outfit off perfectly.
Use What You Have
Baby cream is a really good moisturizer. Keep your skin looking young and feeling great by just rubbing on some moisturizer when you use some on your baby.
We're all about beauty hacks that you can do while you're holding your little one. Taking care of your skin is a great way to look vibrant and healthy, and when you feel healthy, you feel better about yourself. A face mask is something that you can throw on while snuggling your little one and binging your favorite show, and the effects can last for days.
Lipstick fixes everything
Just a wave of a lipstick wand and you have added a pop of color to your look. There are some really wild colors out there, or subtle nudes for the reserved mom. It is easy enough to keep in your handbag and whip out when you need that extra hint of glam.
Baby Safe Jewelry
Your favorite earrings and that statement necklace might not be safe while your baby is little. For something so uncoordinated, they sure seem to laser lock onto your jewelry. Try baby safe jewelry, like necklaces with larger wooden beads. These can be great ways to keep your baby occupied while you're out to dinner, or even while you are breastfeeding them!
Worrying about mascara and smudged makeup seems tiresome when you have a household to look after. Why not invest a few hours a month to get your eyelashes done. It saves you the time of worrying about mascara before going out and they look great. It also gives you a chance to have some mommy-time!
Not into lash extensions? You can also opt for getting your eyebrows or nails done. A little bit of me time and pampering goes a long way, especially if this is something that you particularly haven't felt like you've had the time to do on your own.
Effortless Looks You Can Depend On
As a mom you need to be able to wrangle your littles but you still want to look nice. Find a few staples that you have, or gift yourself a few new ones. Make sure these are comfortable pieces with easy access for breastfeeding/pumping. Carve out a little space in your closet, and keep them paired together for a quick and accessible outfit for when you want to feel cute.
Another way to feel great about the way you look is to twin with your little one. Matching outfits are adorable and they're becoming more popular. You can even find ways to twin with your little boys now! While you are getting your little one ready, think about staples that you have in your closet, and you can have with this part of getting ready. Matching doesn't mean that you have to run out and spend more on identical clothes.
Skin Care Hack for Pumping Mamas
We talked about moisturizing your skin and taking care of your face. There's another body part, that gets tortured as a pumping mom. Yup! Your nipples need some love. Friction from pumping can wear down your skin. They can become dry and/or cracked. And you need these babies, to, well, feed your baby! Give them some love with our starter plus bundle. The cushions protect against friction, and can be used with the moisturizing balm included in the bundle!
Every mom has a different schedule, so try out a few tips and tricks until you can figure out the best way for you to keep on top of looking great and feeling confident. You deserve it now more than ever!