Searching for that last minute Chrissie gift for a new mama (or, ahem, yourself)?Buying the perfect Christmas pressie is never an easy task, especially when it comes to all things parenting products.
Fortunately, we've got some options for you, thanks to our list of TOP SELLING PRODUCTS of 2020.
They're specifically designed to make #mumlife that little bit easier. And bonus; everything is available online so no trek to the seventh circle of hell AKA the local shopping centre, required.
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The original and the best! Made from 100% food grade silicone, the Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump uses gentle suction to draw out milk from your breasts. It's eco-friendly and is both simple and easy to use. You can even go hands free!
The Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump provides relief for engorged breasts or is a simple and cost effective option for mums looking to create a stash of expressed breastmilk with minimal fuss.
What our mums say:
"I wish I knew about this in the first 4 weeks of breast feeding!! This helps sooooo much with keeping mastitis at bay. Also I no longer have to use my breast pump to express as this is enough to collect a full bottle by the end of the day. I’ve recommended this to my friends as they have strong let downs too. It is easy to use but at first you feel kind of strange, I would get my little one latched first and then add the pump to the other breast. Much easier that way. Sometimes I can’t believe how much I collect! - Sarah
"I love my breast pump and I use it every day of my breast feeding journey. It’s great at collecting the let down or just as a manual pump. If you use it as a manual pump and you don’t see the milk flow freely on the first attachment, try attaching it and giving it a few quick pulses followed by long squeezes until you see the desired flow and then a final squeeze to keep the attachment. The suctioning pad at the bottom keeps it from toppling or spilling and the cover makes it easier to leave it in the Haakaa until I have my bottle/bag ready." - Deborah
The Haakaa Breastfeeding Nipple Shield is a world-first design made of 100% soft silicone, with an extended teat that puts space between your nipple and your baby’s mouth.
BPA, PVC and phthalate-free, the design allows babies to mimic a natural sucking rhythm, making it easier for babies that have difficulty latching.
What our mums say:
"This is a nifty little gadget! It helped me continue to breastfeed when I had blebs and cracked nipple, and some bruising. It hurt like razor blades to the point I was going to stop until I got this in the mail as a life saviour!" - Amy
"After having to exclusively pump for the past 5 weeks for my 7 week old due to lip and tongue ties and trying other nipple shields with no success, this arrived in the mail today and bubs took to it straight away and had his first full feed on the breast in weeks! Couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!" - Madeline
The must have breastfeeding expression tool.
The LaVie Lactation Massager is a milk expression tool that can be used to help your breastfeeding routine. Knock out clogged ducts, speed up milk letdown and milk flow, and reduce discomfort from engorgement.
What our mums say:
"To all the breastfeeding or pumping mamas out there I STRONGLY recommend this product. It is super soft and glides over the skin without any discomfort at all, smoothes out the bumps and takes away any pain you have! I would get lots of bumps and these really help massage them out to be nice, soft squishy boobies again."- Amy
"I'm loving this massager . It's great to reduce lumps and blocked milk duct. Easy to use, and waterproof so I can even use it in the shower." - Denisse
Pop the Haakaa Ladybug Silicone Milk Collector inside your bra to collect let-down throughout the day and save every precious drop of your liquid gold!
The discreet, one-piece design attaches securely to your breast and collects any breast milk that would otherwise be lost in a nursing pad.
What our mums say:
" Sooo impressed with this product! Such a fantastic idea, works exactly as it's designed to. Catches all my letdown milk while feeding baby on the other side. I much prefer wearing this to catch all the precious milk wasted in breast pads. Would recommend to any breastfeeding mother!" - Kaitlin
"This product makes it so easy to collect milk! I was so amazed by how much I was losing by not using this sooner. I barely reach for my breast pump any more because this is so good. Definitely will recommend to friends and family who are expecting and wanting to breastfeed!" - Lillian
The Junobie Breastmilk Storage Bag is the World's First Eco-Friendly and Reusable Breastmilk Storage Bag that is leak proof, stands up, lays flat, and slides shut.
Made from FDA approved food grade silicone, Junobie bags are free of BPA, BPS, PVC, Latex, and Phthalates.
What our mums say
"I bought these to try because they looked like a better version of the plastic bags that I had once been using. I feel better using them, they work great without leaks, they are easy to clean and they freeze my milk perfectly." - Brooke
"I absolutely love them, love the colour, they do exactly as described. I didn’t want a stash of breastmilk I just wanted to be able to save a couple of bottles for a rainy day. These are perfect and I can use them over and over again." - Melissa
You've started to get a handle on #newmumlife and you've decided to dip your toe back into the world of exercise. HOORAY! Returning to exercise after pregnancy and birth is fantastic for both your physical and mental health as a new mama but it's important that you do it in the right way.
We spoke to Magdalena Hawley, founder and head trainer at Mums Going Strong Fitnessto get the lowdown.
We love the LaVie range of products here at Milkbar. Designed in collaboration with breastfeeding experts, the LaVie range of products were created to help make your breastfeeding journey that little bit easier.
Many mamas may be familiar with the original LaVie Lactation massager, that nifty tool that uses gentle vibration to stimulate milk flow and break down blocks and sore spots but the LaVie range doesn't actually stop there! There are two other products that can be super handy for the breastfeeding and pumping mum.
Let's take a look at the range to help work out which one might suit you best.