Been there, done that: HerFamily readers share THEIR best pregnancy buys
From finding the perfect jeans to discovering the comfiest maternity cushion, pregnancy shopping can be full of potential pitfalls.
So what could be better than to take the stress out of worrying over what to buy by asking someone who has already been through it all? Separated the wheat from the chaff for you, in other words.
Well, pregnant mamas. Today is your lucky day because we recently asked our readers what their very best pregnancy buys were – and here is what they had to say:
1. H&M MAMA Skinny Jeans
With an overwhelming vote, no other brand even came close, as so many of our mamas admitted to pretty much living in their H&M maternity jeans when pregnant.
And once you try these on for yourself, you'll see why. Compared to so many other maternity jeans, the MAMA ones from H&M are not only very reasonably priced, but they are also a seriously great fit, we love how the soft waistband comes up over your bump for comfort and support.
MAMA Skinny Jeans, €39,99, H&M
2. Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter
Another top favourite among HerFamily readers, the Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter was clearly a bathroom staple for many during their pregnancies.
This gorgeously scented, clean beauty cream not only work to prevent stretch marks, it also leaves skin feeling both nourished and super soft.
Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter, €27,95, HQ Hair
3. Dreamgenii Pregnancy Support & Feeding Pillow
Anyone who has ever been pregnant can probably tell you that getting comfortable enough to actually get any sleep can become an issue. Especially as you near the end of your pregnancy.
Which is why the Dreamgenii pillow is actually recommended by many midwives and is recognised as the only specifically designed pregnancy pillow to adequately support back, bump and knees at the same time without taking up all of the room in the bed.
Dreamgenii Pregnancy Support & Feeding Pillow, €59,99, Mothercare
4. Maternity Nursing Pyjamas
Another great buy according to our readers is a good pair of maternity pyjamas– especially one that can also work great for after the baby arrives too. We love these super-cosy ones from the maternity section at Next, especially that the comfortable jersey top comes with a wrap front for ease when nursing.
Black Bamboo Lounge Maternity and Nursing Pyjamas, €59, Seraphine
5. Converse All Star
Flats are your best friend. And you can never go wrong with a pair of Converse.
Converse White All Star Oxford Trainers, €63, Schuh.ie
(Feature image via Hatch maternity colletion)