November 24, 2021
While there are more than just 5 ways to support the new mom in your life, it never hurts to start small!
While starting a family brings a lifetime of joy, it can (especially for new moms!) also bring a period of stress, chronic lack of sleep, and a distinct lack of self-care.
Here at Momease, we want to help you help new moms! After all, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Here are some foolproof ways to support the new mama in your world:
Sleep can’t be overstated… and the better a baby sleeps, the better a new mom sleeps!
Introducing the Yogasleep Nod Sound Machine and Night Light, which promotes a deeper, steadier sleep - night in and night out due to its:
The best part? Once a baby outgrows the Yogasleep, moms who like white noise when they sleep can move it into their own room to enjoy!
The Frida Mom Disposable Postpartum Underwear helps new moms stay comfy without the fear of a sneeze, laugh, or sudden movement causing leaks!
These ultra-stretchy, uber-comfortable, full-coverage microfiber-and-spandex boyshorts bring dignity back to a new mom’s day-to-day: soft, breathable, and latex-free, the new mom in your life will hugely appreciate an eight-pack of these as she maneuvers through the first six weeks of her recovery.
As a new mom, it can be so hard to make eco-conscious purchasing decisions while juggling the first leg of parenthood.
Products like the AMP Bamboo Washable Nursing Pads, which are made in Canada from organic cotton fleece with bamboo, and are 100% washable, are a good gateway into the world of eco-friendly options for new moms.
These nursing pads in particular are trim and absorbent, making them much gentler than the standard sticky disposable pads made of plastic. They’re also safe to go in the dryer!
Both the Momease free blog and newsletter cultivate a space for moms to feel heard, share experiences, connect with other parents, and stay informed on Momease promotions, events, new products, and member rewards.
Nothing can replace an offline friendship, however! Even if the new mom in your life is too wrapped up in the new wave of responsibilities heading her way, checking in at least once a month (whether it be in-person or over the phone!) is a way to show that you’re thinking of her. Bonus points if you drop off some baked goods or offer to do some dishes or vacuuming while you two chat!
Ahead of the Christmas season, we can’t recommend the Momease eGift Card enough to help the new mom in your life stay prepped (and spoiled!).
Benefits of an egift card include:
If you’re a new mom yourself, let us know: which of these 5 ways to support the new mom in your life do you most appreciate?
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October 27, 2023
October 21, 2023
In September, Torin was referred to a Pediatric Endochrinologist in order to receive endochrinology clearance prior to his surgery in Chicago. After discussing the ongoing management and the stability of his Hypothyroidism diagnosis (a very commonly-seen hormonal disorder in individuals with Down syndrome), we debated whether to schedule an ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) Stimulation Test at the Pediatric Daycare Unit at Victoria General Hospital to check Torin's adrenal response to stress.
About a week after the stim test, we received a call from Torin's Endochrinologist. Much to their surprise, Torin's cortisol levels barely changed AT ALL following ACTH administration. He was diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency, also knows as Cortisol Dependency.
It's a HUGE relief that this condition was caught prior to Torin's liver surgery. We quickly begin daily oral Predinisone treatments to help manage his cortisol levels, and we have a modified emergency plan in place that involves immediate intramuscular injection of steroid hormone in the case of a medical illness or emergency. Such an emergency could be a severe head bump, a fever with vomiting, a broken bone or a car accident. The injectable steroid will help Torin's body cope with the stress associated with a traumatic event, keeping his blood pressure and blood sugar levels stable. It could absolutely save his life in the case of a severe trauma.
We also have a modified plan in place for the surgery to fix his Portosystemic Liver Shunt in Chicago at Lurie Children's Hospital this November. He will receive an increased "stress dose" or oral Prednisone (steroid) in advance of his surgery and prior to invasive tests or general anesthetics. Throughout his procedures and surgeries, his cortisol levels will be closely managed and he will receive IV doses of steroids while unconscious.
We are so relieved to be armed with this new diagnosis and with better knowledge of how to help keep Torin safe and healthy: both during his day-to-day activities, and throughout his upcoming international medical treatments. As always, we are extremely grateful to have access to such exemplary healthcare in our city, as well as amazing medical specialists to help manage Torin's health and wellness.
September 23, 2023
We are sharing our son Torin's medical diagnosis and treatment plan, in the hopes of garnering awareness for our small business and our family as we navigate this complex medical journey. Torin's path ahead is challenging, but his family, friends and community are working hard to rally around him and ensure that we are able to support, care for, and reassure him every step of the way.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out over this past year to offer words of concern and deep caring for our special boy, Torin. Thank you for the phone calls, home visits, meals, offers of childcare help, texts, reassuring hugs and smiles, DMs, and heartfelt chats at the shop counter. Thank you for choosing to make a purchase at our family business when you are able, for referring a friend or family member that's expecting, and for sharing a positive experience on social media or leaving a Google Review to help others discover Momease Baby Boutique - your continued kindness and ongoing support is truly heartwarming.