Mother Essentials: Rebecca Atwood

Written by Erin Feher
9:00 am
09/04/19

Rebecca Atwood has long been one of our faves thanks to her ethereal yet modern textile designs. Her nature-inspired water colors and dreamy graphics can be found gracing everything from bedding to wallpaper to sofas, and she’s literally written the book on color and pattern—she authored the popular Living With Pattern back in 2016, and just last week released her latest title, Living With Color. Rebecca recently also added mom to her resumé, and her daughter Zoe, 9 months, can often be found hanging out in her creative Brooklyn studio (where these days the babies nearly outnumber the employees—out of her small team of four, three gave birth within a few weeks of each other!). That’s why this week we are super excited to have Rebecca share her list of Mother Essentials with us, from her undercover diaper bag to her fave neighborhood book store to the app that keeps all her employees (and new mamas) on the same page. See all 17 of her picks below!

Pretty Pouches. “We use these zip pouches for everything—they are in my purse, diaper bag, on the changing table, you name it.” Woven Zip Pouches, $39, Rebecca Atwood.

Erbaviva Baby Body Wash. “This smells great and was gentle enough for our baby’s super sensitive skin.” Erbaviva Baby Body Wash, $18, Follain.

Birkenstock Sandals. “Slip them on and go! I love the metallics or white ones.” Birkenstock Arizona Sandal, $134.95, Nordstrom.

Sugar and Shea Body Scrub. “It’s such a treat.” Sugar and Shea Body Scrub, $22, Follain.

Everyday Oil. “I use it all over and it smells so good.” Everyday Oil, $45.60, Amazon.

RMS Blush. “It’s subtle but gives a little color to wake up your face.” RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, $34.99, Amazon.

Ruchki da Nozhki Nail Lounge. “If I can sneak away for a pedicure (or bring my baby in her carrier) this really feels like a treat.” Ruchki da Nozhki Nail Lounge, 381 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

The SNOO. “It’s expensive, but it was a lifesaver. It really helped our girl sleep through the night and helped us with sleep training.” SNOO Smart Sleeper by Happiest Baby, $906.50, Amazon.

Comotomo Bottle. “After dealing with a tough I-won’t-take-a-bottle phase, these were a hit.” Comotomo Baby Bottle, $21.95 (2-Pack), Amazon.

Midnight Mint Cookie Ice Cream. “The Organic Midnight Mint Cookie ice cream by Blue Marble is like Girl Scout Thin Mints in ice-cream form.” Blue Marble Ice Cream, 186 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn.

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack. “We use this classic navy backpack as a diaper bag, but it doesn’t look like one, so that’s nice.” Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, $80, Nordstrom.

Books are Magic. “A favorite neighborhood spot for kids’ books.” Books Are Magic, 225 Smith Street, Brooklyn.

Brain-Boosting Baby Book. “I’ve really enjoyed the science here—and really, it’s applicable for all humans regardless of age.” Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina, $17.34, Amazon.

Monday App. “We’ve recently started using this at work and it’s been a game changer for helping me stay organized and up to date with what the team’s doing.” Monday.

Clare V Midi Sac with a Fun Strap. “This bag is great for keeping the essentials—phone, wallet, keys, and lip balm—easily accessible, and can be worn cross body over a baby carrier. It’s also small enough to fit in another bag.” Midi Sac, $325, Clare V.; Crossbody Strap, $115, Clare V.

Hand-Me-Downs. “My younger sister has two boys and sent me so many of their clothes and toys. It’s been such a money and time saver.” Free!

Revolution Motherhood Exercise Classes. “Rachel was such an amazing resource for my postpartum recovery, and her classes were so uplifting and nurturing. She has on-demand video classes if you don’t live in Brooklyn.” Various locations in NYC and Brooklyn, and on-demand at Revolution Motherhood.

For more Mother Essentials, peep our past columns with designers Rachel Zoe,  Cynthia Rowley and Taylor Jay, children’s author Serena Minott, clean living expert Kristian Henderson, June & January founder Amy Richardson-Golia, Bubbsi founder Sweta Doshi, Oakland retail queen Sherri McMullenShahidah Zareef of Bossmom NationJoanne EncarnacionLaTonya YvetteMorgan Walker of Make.doJeanne Chan of Harlow & Grey, and more!

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