by Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host & cookbook author
Hand-Selected Products & Services
Below is a list of products and services I loved for pre and postnatal care, as well as some of my favorite baby products.
A luxurious blend of essential oils that I slathered on my growing tummy, and all over my body, after every shower to keep my skin hydrated and super soft! The chic glass bottle and packaging make it a great mama gift, too.
My hair was amazing, full, and thick during pregnancy and the first few months after my babies were born, but I had a ton of hair loss after about 3 or 4 months. Although it’s completely normal, it’s also totally jarring. This oil helps protect hair from the damage caused by daily styling and dryness, helping it grow back faster and stronger. I rub a few drops into wet hair before drying. A little goes a long way.
Great for dry skin and preventing stretch marks.
I added it to tea, oatmeal, yogurt and granola, warm almond milk, smoothies, soups, and roast veggies.
An NYC-based, mom-founded flash-frozen organic baby food company, which comes in pre-portioned sizes and in great combos that can be easily cooked and puréed or left in chunks for baby’s first foods. Super convenient and fun.
A subscription-based company for baby learning toys and educational tools for 0 to 12 months. One of the best gifts I received with so much great info to help moms learn how best to play with their babies.
An amazing postpartum doula and baby & mom guru. She leads a ton of super useful mom classes on feeding, sleeping, parenting, lactation, etc. I love following her on IG for all the relevant content she posts. It’s as if she reads my mind on baby needs.
A homeopathic baby colic relief wrap.
Smartly designed chewy silicone teethers for sore gums and teething. Perfect for babies to easily hold themselves (they resemble a pacifier with a little handle) and gnaw on as needed. I take them with us everywhere.
This is the next generation baby bottle that’s better than plastic and lighter than glass. It functions as a toddler water bottle for when your baby grows.
I had a cup every night as a ritual to calm, unwind, and focus.