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5 Winter Postpartum Wardrobe Essentials

In Minnesota, on the first day of November it was 70 degrees so imagining the polar vortex that is hiding in the breeze is unfathomable BUT it will be here before we know it. If you are expecting a polar vortex baby CONGRATULATIONS because you get to enjoy your postpartum nest during a time where being cozy and staying in is encouraged by all. Postpartum should be full of warmth: clothes and food. It can be hard to imagine sipping bone broth or eating stews while rocking a cozy cardigan in the middle of summer. It's my favorite time to postpartum, but I haven't done it any other season.

I have two winter babies and I could not appreciate the coziness of a winter wardrobe more than I do during postpartum recovery. I urge you to spend intentional time getting to know your new baby and their nuances while being cozy in your own home. At Bright Earth, we are huge fans of the 5/5/5 rule. This means 5 days in your bed getting acquainted with your baby and breast/chestfeeding, then 5 days in/on the bed doing the same thing but with some more movement, and finally 5 days in/around the bed. The idea is to limit visitors and social engagements and to be really intentional with your healing and bonding time. During this time, you will want to be comfortable and you will want it to be easy to whip a nip out to feed your baby.

Setting up your postpartum wardrobe can be a fun day of shopping while you are still pregnant. We recommend scheduling a date when you are feeling impatient for baby's arrival because it will give you something to look forward to. You can make a whole day of it by grabbing lunch with a friend and shopping to your hearts content for the arrival of your baby. Before you hit the stores, you will want to take a look at your current wardrobe and fill in the gaps then go out and purchase some items you could wear postpartum. How do you pick when you don't know what size you will be? Consider going 2 sizes up from your normal size. For example, I was a medium pre baby so I bought XL bottoms for my postpartum nest clothes and medium-large for my tops. Head to @fashionfixmn to learn more about wardrobe tips!

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