Keeping it local is an important part of supporting your hometown and making the world a greener place. Unfortunately, many mamas-to-be find it difficult to do this. After all, pregnancy and babies come with a very specific set of needs and wants, and many of these things are not easy to find in local businesses.
That said, by finding the right local shops and businesses, you will absolutely be able to shop local for a good number of your most needed items. Don’t want to search for all those local shopping locations? No problem! We’ve compiled a list below to help expectant mamas out.
Natural Bath and Body Products
One of the best ways to pamper yourself during pregnancy is to invest in some high-quality bath and body products. After all, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a bath after a long day, and delicious-smelling lotion massaged into your feet after standing for a while is heavenly when you are carrying so much extra weight. If you are looking for new lotions, soaps, and more, try these local businesses:
- Red Dirt Soap
- Clary Collection Line at Thrive Mama Collective
- Moonlit Garden Aromatherapy
- Prairie Bloom Body Care
- Local Lather
- The Grotto at Thrive Mama Collective
A growing baby means a growing mama, and that means some new clothes are in order. Fortunately, this doesn’t necessarily have to mean heading to your nearest maternity store. Why not shop at a local boutique instead? While they may not carry maternity-specific clothes, they will almost certainly have loose-fitting dresses, skirts, and shirts to keep you comfy and cute throughout your pregnancy.
One of the best local places to find these kinds of items is Bow and Arrow Boutique in OKC.
Health and Wellness
Your health is always important. However, it becomes even more so when you’re carrying a baby. You will want to keep your health in check through diet, exercise, self care, and of course, any medications or supplements prescribed by your care provider. Wondering how you can acquire these things locally? Try using the options below:
- Healthy Food: OSU-OKC Farmers Market, Delmar Farmers Market, Native Roots Market
- Exercise and Therapies: Yoga Bliss, YogaLab, Mamaste Yoga, The Grotto, Thrive Mama Collective
- Medications: Wilson Pharmacy, Flourish rx
The weeks after giving birth are a whirlwind of emotions and exhaustion. Be sure you’re properly prepared by stocking up on some quality cloth pads and nursing pads. Below are a couple of our favorite local places to purchase these items:
Fun Gifts and Clothes
All little ones deserve to be welcomed into the world surrounded by whimsy, comfort, and love. Why not make your baby’s arrival extra special by purchasing some fun gifts and clothes from one of the local businesses listed below?
Last, but certainly not least, you will definitely need to stock up on diapers for your little guy or girl. While disposable diapers are fine, there is nothing more adorable than a cloth-diapered baby bum. Besides, cloth diapers are the perfect way to extend your green living habits just a bit further.
Looking for local places to purchase cloth diapers? Try these businesses:
Of course, these are just a few of the fabulous Oklahoma businesses that can help you through your pregnancy and get you ready for your new arrival. Have one you’d like to add? Let us know about it in the comments!