Ten Great Tips for New Moms

In addition to having a newborn to care for, most new moms are also faced with the pressure to lose the 30 or so pounds gained in pregnancy. Here are our favorite products and best tips to help you feel like your old self again — soon! By Danielle Friedland


Whatever you do, get off the couch and get dressed! About.com's pregnancy guide Robin Elise Weiss, mom to eight kids, says "getting dressed helps you get out the house and get on with your day." If you're wearing attractive clothes, you're less likely to spend hours at a time on the couch, watching TV, and discourages you from climbing back into bed. Robin also recommends getting rid of your way-too-forgiving stretchy pants.