When it comes to prenatal purchases, there is nothing like a good recommendation from someone who has been there done that before you. Lucky for us, these celebrity (and royal) mums are all too happy to share their must-have pregnancy buys and quiet frankly, if they're good enough for these A-listers, they're good enough for us (or at the very least, worth a try).
Presenter Zoe Marshall, who shares adorable one-year-old son Fox with NRL player Benji Marshall, is a huge fan of the ingenious Perfect Prep Day & Night machine by Tommee Tippee. It's the ideal product to help cut out all the leg work when prepping your baby's formula. So, how does it work? The clever contraption preps the perfect bottle at body temperature in just two minutes and eliminates any need to use a kettle. Consider if your secret weapon to make those 2am feeds a little less painful!
The Snoo claims to be the world's safest and most effective baby bed and features a swaddle that is securely attached to the sleeper to prevent rolling over, guaranteeing your baby stays on its back when used correctly. It's been endorsed by celeb mums like Beyonce, Chrissy Teigen, Mila Kunis, Khloe Kardashian and Teresa Palmer! You can read more about it here.
Queen of useful recommendations Zoë Foster Blake has taken to her Instagram stories to post about a budget breast pump which she says is "f—ing ace". After forgetting her usual pump on a interstate trip, the author and mum-of-two picked up a manual breast pump from Kmart for $25 and was pleasantly surprised by how much she liked it. See her post below.
Zoë was so pleased with her cheap-as-chips breast pump she snapped a picture of it and posted it to social media.
Inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt is experiencing all the joys and trying times of motherhood for the first time and sharing her tips along the way. Taking to her Instagram stories, the new-mum explained that Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding may have cured her 'hectic' mastitis. Qiara is a probiotic that comes in sachets to mix with water and promises to relieve or reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mastitis. Thanks for the tip, Turia!
Author, beauty guru and mum-of-two, Zoë Foster Blake is our go-to for all things maternity fashion. While pregnant with baby number two, Rudy, Zoe praised Active Truth tights, Bras N Things Lucile Bralette ("because the last thing these tatas need is padding. And all wire-free bras are padded") and stretchy, tight dresses from Kookai.
You may think the Queen of reality television and the Duchess of Cambridge have very littler in common – and you're probably right. However, it is reported that both women are avid users of pharmacy-favourite Bio-Oil to maintain soft, stretch-mark free skin during their pregnancies.
Many women struggle with melasma, discolouration of the skin, during and after pregnancy and Aussie beauty Lara Worthington is no different. To even out her skin tone, the 30-year-old uses Nars Cream Compact Foundation. "It's great for coverage, especially now that I have a little bit of pigmentation from having children," she told Buro247.
Like many women, Aussie icon Dannii Minogue knows the benefits of skincare hero, rose hip oil. "This fab organic Rosehip Oil will be well used with the baby bump!" the former X-Factor judge said when she was first pregnant.
Victoria Beckham was so thrilled with her secret weapon for battling stretchmarks, Elemis' Japanese Camellia Oil Blend, that she tweeted it to the world: "Pregnancy tip! I have used this through every pregnancy, it's amazing," wrote the mum-of-four. And if a tweet wasn't justifcation enough that Victoria loves her Elemis oil she also mentioned the product in her fashion book, That Extra Half an Inch, adding that, "It's great for preventing stretchmarks."
Superstar singer Gwen Stefani was spotted wearing Sea Band wristbands right before her second pregnancy was announced. The fabric bands are designed to ease nausea.