“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” —Myla Kabat-Zinn
Baby shower gifts are fun to open, but very few things are essential. The biggest pile of toys, equipment, gadgets, and stuff only go so far once postpartum hits. When you’re covered in milk and drool, haven’t showered in days, hurt everywhere, and the new baby smell is vaguely mixed with…you?
Being a new parent is hard. And sometimes we’d rather talk about the blessing than the physical and emotional cost.
This Terra Box doesn’t shy away from the hard stuff. It’s a reminder that the baby is your world, but not the whole world. That you can struggle through even the best parts of life. And that it’s okay to have something just for you.
In this season’s Postpartum Terra Box, we’re focusing on rainy day cuddles and naptime thoughts.
First, Nikki McClure’s stunning journal The First Thousand Days gives you room to document life with baby from the first skin to skin moment to the biggest toddler hugs. Doodle, draw, add pictures, or jot down what you’re feeling in these sturdy pages interspersed with heartfelt illustrations.
Next is a Birth Song Botanicals tincture formulated especially for those rollercoaster postpartum days. While it’s not meant to replace adequate support for postpartum depression, it is an excellent backup for afterbirth cramps, hormone swings, and mood dips. Just add the drops to your tea or water bottle and sip while journaling.
Jewelry is one of the first things to go when baby is born and always grabbing or chewing or getting caught on it. Refresh on what it was to wear something just for you with a Finch Designs teething necklace. Wooden and silicone beads on a soft string are safe for baby and gentle on your neck.
Top it all off with a snuggle under a Little Unicorns organic muslin blanket. Cozy for baby, as well as a sensory experience for you. Feel the soft lines of the fabric weave, trace the whimsical designs, and ground yourself in this moment, with your baby, for all of the beauty and struggle that the moment has to bring.
For an added layer of the experience, add soil to your empty shipping box and invoice sheet to watch wildflowers grow with your little one.
Postpartum Terra Box includes:
1 book, The First 1000 Days by Nikki McClure
1 1 oz bottle Nurtured Mother postpartum support tincture; Ingredients: Organic Cramp Bark, Organic Partridgeberry, Organic Motherwort, Organic Red Raspberry Leaf, Organic Chamomile, Organic Oat Straw, Organic Lemon Balm, Grain Alcohol, Deionized Water and Vegetable Glycerine. Not intended during Pregnancy.
1 Finch Designs wooden and silicone teething necklace for parents, colors will vary
1 Little Unicorn organic muslin blanket, designs will vary
Wildflower-seeded invoice sheet to turn your box into a planter
We ship to any address in the United States—international options coming soon.
Orders are packaged with care and filled within two business days, and usually arrive within 3-4 business days after that. Please be aware that some delays may happen due to circumstances outside of our control while we all work together to battle a global pandemic.
If there are defects or problems with your set, please reach out to us ASAP to resolve the issue. Do note that many sets are curated to be one of a kind and colors and prints may vary. We will not accept returns or process refunds for color or variety concerns—that's why we work so hard to make it perfect from the get go.