Practicing self-care isn’t always easy – especially for first time moms – but it’s absolutely essential. We asked our team of Gugu Concierge Baby Planners and Maternity Consultants to share their Top Self-Care Picks for Mother’s Day.

Valerie Trumbower, Nurturing Doula, Bucks County, PA
Barefoot Dreams Ultrasoft Cardigan: It’s super comfy to cuddle your new baby but nice enough to wear out and about in the world.  It looks great over yoga pants or jeans. . . and it’s machine washable! You can dress it up or wear it everyday like a bathrobe.

Julie McCaffrey, BabyNav Baby Planners, NY, NY
Fringe “You Got This” Journal: Every mom should have a beautiful journal to chronicle her journey.

Kimmie Johnson, Your Milk Shoppe, Chicago, IL
Amber Michels, Your Milk Shoppe, Greenville, SC
Amelia Sage Lavender Body Butter: Really all things natural lavender are our favorites at Your Milk Shoppe, but we love this Body Butter. We also love the Modern Forestry Lavender Candle! Not only are these two organic, toxic free and natural, both businesses were created and run by moms.

Tina Morton, Cloud Nine Birth Services, Chicago, IL
Pure Grace by Philosophy: This line is top-notch quality, with a soft and clean scent that I just never get tired of. It makes me feel a little pampered every time I use it!

Victoria Zimmerman, Aspen Baby Planners, Dallas, TX
Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil: It’s luxurious and our absolute favorite self-care pick for new mamas. It’s a bit of a splurge, but we promise it’s worth every penny! We also love the Hair Tie Bracelet by Maria Shireen. It makes you feel beautiful even when you’re pulling your spit-up laden hair up after three days without a shower…and it keeps that hair tie close by without cutting off your circulation! 😉


Jessica Zablan, The Birth and Baby Co., Boise, ID sums it up:
“You can’t pour from an empty cup! So take time for self care. My favorite self-care for moms is taking a hour to do nothing. If could be going to the spa, sitting at a coffee shop or even sitting in their car alone on their phone. I always feel like I am a better mom when I can shut my brain off and do something mindless for an hour.”

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