I’m now pregnant for the second time and I also have a lot of friends who are pregnant. If you are looking for something fun, weird, and awesome to give your pregnant friend – that is for her and not the baby – here are 5 things she’ll love!
Maternity Seat Belt Adjuster
Maternity Seat Belt Adjuster, $22.99 via Amazon. This is by far the best thing I bought myself. Sorry for the weird pictures, this is a super strange thing to photograph, lol. This seat belt hook goes around your seat and allows you to hook your lap belt down between your legs, more like a racing harness. In the event of an accident, the seat belt isn’t pulled tight against your belly and the baby. During normal driving the seat belt also isn’t pulled tight against your belly, which I can’t stand. I actually wish it was a quicker install (not that it isn’t) so I could take it with me for every car ride, not just in my car. Best $23 I ever spent.
Half-Caff Coffee Pods, $15 for 32 pods via Amazon. Long gone are the days when I could drink a full-strength cup of coffee. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, your recommended caffeine intake is about 120mg per day, which is 1 full cup of coffee. If you’re like me and want to enjoy two cups, or one in the morning and an iced coffee in the afternoon, you gotta switch to half-caff. Seriously I can’t even tell the difference anymore. The half-caff let’s me enjoy two cups in the morning -or- one in the morning and something else with caffeine like ice tea or soda later on in the day. K-cups or ground coffee at half-strength is sure to delight your pregnant friend.
Set of 6 Bra Extenders, $6 via Amazon. Seriously, $6 is going to change your pregnant friends life. Who the hell wants to buy new bras – no one, especially for a short 9 months. Instead buy bra extenders! Who knew that 1″ could make all the difference! Your cup size might increase and your tolerance to tight bras will decrease, enter this awesome little gadget. This means your friend will still get to wear her favorite bras during pregnancy and breastfeeding and with 3-4 hook options, as she gains or looses it won’t be an issue.
Motivational Gallon Water Bottle
Motivational Gallon Water Bottle, $20.99 via Amazon. During pregnancy and breastfeeding it’s crucial to stay hydrated, and so freaking hard. If you’re like me, on the move and so busy it’s crazy, staying up on the amount of water I drink is last on my list. I fill this bottle up for myself at night and try my hardest to stay on track via the time stamps on the side of the bottle the next day. One fill up makes things easy because I’m on the go so much. It’s been such a HUGE help to me and it’s also a HUGE bottle. I wasn’t into it at first but the straw that comes with it is fantastic and allows you to drink a lot at one time, easily. It also has a very wide mouth which makes cleaning super easy.
The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People
The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People, $13.49 via Amazon. This one is silly but totally fun! Probably a great buy for your friend who doesn’t have kids yet, because then she’ll actually have time to read and color, lol. Being pregnant means you have to slow down a bit. You’re tired at night, you’re in the Dr’s office waiting, you have to sit down and rest. So give yourself something fun to do during those times, that will also make you laugh. Don’t forget to include some colored pencils too!
Photography + Styling: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise