You must, you must, you must respect your bust. For that, here are five of our all-time favorite ways to show the girls some appreciation.
Simple Wishes Hands-Free Pumping Bustier
Ladies, let freedom ring! Use your pumping time to do something really productive — like blow-dry your hair ($39).
Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream
Sure, it helps soothe and heal nipples after breastfeeding ($10), but the real reason we picked this cream is that it doubles as a shiny, long-lasting lipgloss.
1 in the Oven Organic Sleep Bra
One of pregnancy’s best-kept secrets: wearing a comfy, barely there bra ($44) at night will save you from back pain during the day.
LilyPadz Silicone Nursing Pads
These silicone, reusable nursing pads ($23-$38) actually prevent breast milk leaks, not just absorb them. Plus, they’re whisper thin and can be worn under swimsuits and tank tops.
Glamourmom Nursing Tanks
A must-have for moms who breastfeed. Easy-to-release clips (look, Ma! One hand!) give you access to the goods without putting baby down. The extra length keeps muffin tops covered ($34).
Now that the girls are squared away, check out our all-time favorite finds for playtime, mealtime, and bedtime.
Pizzeria Orso’s Kids’ Special
What: When dining in, get one free item from the children’s menu with each purchase of a traditional or house specialty pizza.
Why: With its diminutive size, the Bambino pie is just the right size to fill his belly.
When: Every Tues., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 400 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church (703-226-3460).
Riverbend Wagon Rides
What: Keep eyes peeled for butterflies, wildflowers, and bluebirds on the tractor-pulled wagon tour.
Why: Aspiring naturalists keep busy with free scavenger hunt sheets.
When: Ongoing. Sat. & Sun., 12:30, 2 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls (703-759-9018). Adults and children, $4; under 2, free.
All Things Gullah Family Day
What: Learn about Gullah culture through storytelling, crafts, and live entertainment.
Why: No need for inside voices — a little noise is welcome at the ring shout.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Rain date, Sun.)
Where: The Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Info at 202-633-4875. Admission is free.
Photos: UFO / Getty Images; Courtesy of Due Maternity; Kathryn Banard / Courtesy of Glamourmom
Gone are the days of marriage chests and locks of hair (hallelujah). Opt for another kind of Love Token: bohemian tops and dresses from our sample sale site.