Accessorising As a New Mum -How to Be Kid-Proof and Fashion Forward

As a new mum, you’ll quickly learn that there is a whole load of new things to think about when it comes to getting ready to start your day. Not only will you miss your tiny bundle when you’re showering- in spite of feeling like a leech at times, with a newborn constantly grazing at your nipple, what you wear can impact on the ease or difficulty of completing your new role- parenting. You’re likely to adapt your style as quickly as you adapt to your new role, but here are some tips to help accessorising as a new mum. 

accessorising as a new mum

Quick Change 

People will warn you about having lots of changes of clothes for baby when out and about, but what about you? While it’s completely acceptable and normal for a new mother to be covered in gunge (think vomit, baby poo and lactation stains…classy!) why should you have to? Layering your outfit will help in times of crisis. 

Comfort is important, particularly in the weeks and months of post-partem recovery. A pair of high waisted leggings and a vest top will be your daily staple. 

Try layering these with longline shirts or dresses with busy prints, not only will they lift up your outfit, the patterns will help to hide any mishaps, as well as allowing easy access if you’re breastfeeding. 

Fabric is important as well. Be sure to pick the right blends that look fashionable, drape well and — most importantly — do not stain easily. 

Accessories

Accessories can be another way to improve the look of an outfit in an instant. While babies are like magpies when it comes to shiny objects, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to wearing your beloved bling. Smaller hoop earrings are a perfect way to stop little fingers from yanking at your lobes. A scarf can be thrown on for multi-purposes: to add an injection of colour, to stay warm, and to act as a modesty guard when feeding in public. 

Haircuts 

Anything goes when it comes to your hair, but post-pregnancy hair loss is a thing. In addition to this, kids and long hair don’t always mix well. Try a stylish a-line bob or a pixie cut whilst your usual hair thickness comes back- as well as looking good, they’re practical and low maintenance too! 

Oversized Bags

As a mother, you really will end up carrying  EVERYTHING including the kitchen sink with you at all times. Changing bags have to be practical, as you’ll need to carry several outfit changes, nappies and wipes, feeding equipment, snacks, toys, muslin squares, and soothers….etc…– but they don’t have to be boring. There are changing bags on the market that are practical and stylish– you really can be both!

Thankfully big bags, which have traditionally gone in and out of fashion with the tides, have stuck around as a fashionable accessory. Technology such as laptops and tablets are an important part of our daily lives for entertainment as well as an important part of the parenting arsenal when it comes to distracting children. People need a place to store that technology –, as well as the wipes, bottles, and rattles.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope these tips on accessorising as a new mum are helpful to you.

rachel bustin


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