Congratulations on your new baby! This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter, and we’re sure you have plenty of questions surrounding your baby’s health and the start of your life as a mother. These questions can be as practical as wanting to know the difference between Vitamin C and Vitamin D. Or, you could just want an honest opinion of how you look in your new maternity jeans. It can be a confusing time, so we’ve compiled a resource guide of some amazing sites you can turn to for all your new-mommy needs.
Did you know that most children’s vitamins are following health guidelines written in the 1980s? That means that their data is almost a half-century old. On top of that, most traditional children’s vitamins cause more problems then they solve. They are covered in sugar and filled with glucose, sucrose, syrup, and toxic fillers.
Hiya Health has created children’s multivitamins that solve that problem. Hiya was started by two new dads who did some research into the popular vitamin brands on shelves today and were not happy with what they found. So, they created supplements that provide essential vitamins using current and up-to-date data.
Their vitamins include only the nutrients your child needs and left out all the chemicals and fillers. These vitamins have everything your kid needs to grow happy, healthy, and strong. The best part? They somehow found a way to give the vitamins an amazing flavor while adding no extra sugar.
As a mother, COVID-19 might be disrupting your precious social time more than anybody else. Especially if you are part of a mother’s group. It’s understandable that you and all your fellow mama’s would want to protect each other and disband meetings for a while.
It doesn’t have to be the end of your Mommy Meetups. There are amazing online communities like Truly Mama. At Truly Mama, you’re connected with other mothers who give style advice, product reviews and guides for other pregnant women. It’s a great place to find new friends and stay connected to other mothers.
Mother to Baby
With so much information and misinformation around health, nutrition and medication floating around out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Mother to baby is well of information for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers about medications and other exposures during pregnancy.
Mother to baby is a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS). This means that they get their information from top researchers and specialists. So whether you’re curious about the effects a certain medication might have on your pregnancy or simply the best home-brewed Kombucha tea for pregnant mothers, then Mother to Baby is the place to turn.
Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate is the official site of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its a useful tool for designing a balanced meal. This is great news for both you and your baby. It means that you can be sure that you are getting all the nutrients you need during and after pregnancy.
By the time your little one has moved off baby food and on to the chewable stuff, you will be an expert in designing healthy delicious meals for both of you. If you are really ambitious, you can download the Choose My Plate mobile app. It allows you to create goals, schedules, and personalized menus for yourself and your family.
The Nurse-Family Partnership is an organization focused on the success of first-time parents. They have created a long list of resources for new mothers. Their resources range from help with insurance to breastfeeding assistance, to a comprehensive baby car seat guide.
The NFP is a community health program that has served over 300,000 families since its inception in 1996. If you’re a first-time mother then it would be worth your while to see what the NFP can do for you.