Five Fun Pregnancy Products
Pregnancy is serious business. Which is why itâ€™s so essential to not take it too seriously. These five things Iâ€™ve dug up can put the smile back on your face, no matter whatâ€™s happening with your back (or nose, or bottom, or skin).
If this had a U.S. distributor I would have bought one by now. Itâ€™s a pool floaty thing with a belly cut out and a crease just above for the girls. Dreamy. You can also use it on solid ground for relaxed belly-lazing. Yes, please. Huh, they actually do ship to the U.S. Hmmm. About $60 USD at holo-lilo.com.
One of my oldest, dearest friends is due three days before me and weâ€™re planning to bust out the belly casting kit in about a month. This one makes casting allegedly easy-breezy fun. Since weâ€™re both crafty/art girls, we can just get the basic kit and decorate with our own paints. Fun! $20 at ProudBody.com
Yeah, I bought this. Itâ€™s borderline cornball. Or, ok, total cornball. But I love it. It gets big smiles wherever I go. $20 at CafePress.com.
Iâ€™m against those headphones you put on your belly so your baby can appreciate the symphony or Jay-Z very, very early (seems invasive), but this is sweet. Itâ€™s a chime pendant that dangles at uterus level and comes in an array of colors. Itâ€™s a way to gently whisper tinkle sounds to your baby. And itâ€™s pretty, too. AtÂ BelliesInBloomMaternity.com, $30.
This just makes me straight up laugh. Maybe you know the first book, Porn for Women, which showed handsome, buff dudes vacuuming and doing laundry and washing dishes? More? Well, the dudes are back, and theyâ€™re taking the baby so you can nap, giving you massages, and asking, â€śWhat was the consistency of his poo again, exactly?â€ť Love it. $12, at Amazon.com.
Valerie Reiss is the Managing Editor of Mom365.