Best Online Resources for New + Expecting Mamas
Talk about a dear in headlights, am I right?! When you’re a first time mama there are endless ways to feel overwhelmed. Whether it be preparing for baby, or navigating the first year, it’s a lot to take in and it most certainly helps if you have a village. It was through my own trials and tribulations as a first time mom of twins that inspired me to create Babytalkco.com.
One of the things we’ve identified in our efforts to support first time moms specifically is the disconnect between an expecting mama’s community and support system versus post baby “know how”. There aren’t moms clubs or playgroups for expecting mamas, so unless you have mom friends who are “in the know” it’s very easy to feel like a lost puppy!
Well, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled our top 10 resources for new and expecting mamas. Our hope is this will help to build your community sooner rather than later so when you’re in the throws of a 3 am feeding you won’t feel totally alone!
So let’s get to it! In no particular order, here are 10 of our favorite pregnancy, baby, and mama online resources to get you through the tough stuff…
Want pregnancy humor coupled with actually helpful information? Pregnant chicken is for you! This blog is as comical as it is helpful talking about all things pregnancy + fertility.
Make sure to sign up for their pregnancy calendar, it’s the bee’s knees!
The Tot is a super chic resource providing unbiased info on all things mamas, mamas-to-be, and you guessed it TOTS! Don’t let their pretty face fool you, this resource is as helpful as it is pretty.
Let me tell you the ways we L O V E BabyList. As a universal registry service you can add any product from any online store, and anything else you might need — like home-cooked meals, house cleaning, or used baby clothes.
Already have registries created elsewhere? They can link them, or even transfer them to your BabyList for you. No need to do all that work over again.
Are you an urban mama? Well then StrollerTraffic is just for you! Focused on supporting expecting mom and mamas with kiddos under three, this smart and savvy website is all about your lifestyle and writing about the things you’re really interested in! Don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter, it’s amaze!
Nameberry is your go-to resource for EVERYTHING baby names! It has literally never been easier to find a name you absolutely love with the help of specially curated lists and their handy dandy “name generator”. Even if you’re not expecting and just love coming up baby names (aka yours truly) you’ve hit the jackpot!
OK, so I have to admit this selection may be a smidge bias. But in all seriousness, Babytalk was created because there was no resource that existed that offered the support I was looking for as a new Mom. Not only does babytalk provide an extensive selection of expert created on-demand prenatal and new parent classes, we also offer customized support through virtual consulting services. Tailored for the modern family in mind Babytalk offers the support and resources you’re looking for.
Soon after becoming a mom you realize that your life now revolves around feeding your child/children. Whether it’s breastfeeding, bottle feedings, or feeding a picky toddler Weelicious has got you covered! Weelicious focuses on quick, easy, nutritious recipes that are made using fresh, but minimal ingredients from making your own baby food to feeding the whole family.
THE WISE BABY
If you’re looking for extensive product reviews, helpful lists, and a wide variety of baby registry list for every kind of mama you’re in the right place! The Wise Baby is a chic, stylish resource for the uber savvy parent. Not sure which stroller to buy, nursing bra to try, or what sippy cup will stand the test of time well The Wise Baby has done the leg work so you don’t have to.
LAY BABY LAY
OH Joni. You are my idol. I mean, let’s talk about a keen, fresh, and amazing sense of style and design aesthetic! I discovered Lay Baby Lay like many other mamas through her fabulous nursery inspiration boards on Pinterest. Joni has since developed a super chic resource for mamas to inspire bright and beautiful surroundings in this crazy chaotic yet amazing world that is motherhood.
Scary Mommy delivers your daily dose of hilarity in a judgment free community. Surviving parenthood is all about humility, after all what’s more humbling than being pee’d, pooped, and puked on regularly? We’re all just living the dream and scary mommy isn’t afraid to talk about it!
Just remember mamas, we’re all in this together!
Till next time,
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