New Mom Must Haves

Dockatot Deluxe+ | Paper Flowers: Yadi Aries Fleurs | Furniture: Kids Only Furniture | Mattress: Nook | Bedding: Glenna Jean

Hi loves! I’m slowly approaching the light at the end of the tunnel that is the end of the unpredictable newborn stage lol! I wanted to get this New Mommy Roundup on the blog earlier but was too crazed; I have a better handle on what is working for us and what isn’t now that I’m almost 3 months in anyways!

First, if you have a newborn or will soon let me tell you that your friends are telling you the truth that the insanely difficult beginnings will be over before you know it. Is there a switch at the 6 week mark like everyone told me? NO, but Iya was also 3+ weeks early so I’m not sure if I should be going by adjusted age or not – but I digress, either way it will fly by. To be vulnerably honest, it was around the 5-6 week mark that the sleep deprivation caught up to both my husband and myself. We were bickering about everything & we were simply exhausted. Waseem went back to work at 7 weeks and I felt like I hit rock bottom, I didn’t know what to do with her! It was my first time alone with any baby, let alone my own; I felt clueless, helpless, she screamed in my face all day, I felt like a failure and definitely had a breakdown by day two. A friend recommended the book On Becoming Babywise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep — this is my first Mommy Must-Have recommendation!! Drop everything and buy it – it’s great on Audible too. I learned about the importance of sleep-eat-wake cycles, I picked up on her sleep cues, and it made a huge difference for us overnight. Don’t let anyone tell you your baby is too young for a schedule!! Iya might still be tiny but having structure has done us all a ton of good and she’s a much happier, rested baby. In turn we are must happier, rested parents ;)

On that note… Let’s start with sleepy time products!

Blanket: Pottery Barn | Mattress: Nook | Onesie: Cat & Jack | Headband: HERE | Owlet Smart Sock 2 | Birth Dog: Stitches by Natalie (use code babyiya for 10% off! She’s closing for the holidays in Oct so order yours asap!)

Beauty Sleep

  • Dockatot – I’ve heard such amazing things about the Dockatot and from photos alone I didn’t understand the hype.. it just looked like a pregnancy pillow / pet bed to me lol! The brand was lovely enough to send me one along with a bunch of accessories and let me tell you that we can’t function without it and it is not just any ol cushion! The material is firm and breathable (yes I’ve smushed my face into it!) Iya sleeps in it every night and if I swaddle her up for a proper daytime nap.. back in the Dockatot she goes! Right now we are sort of co-sleeping, I put the Dockatot above my head so there’s no way my blanket will ever end up on my little one. We have a Halo Bassinest but I hate having to lift myself up out of bed to pop pacifiers back in all night and tbh both Iya and I sleep better with her close. During the day I have it out in the living room on the couch or ottoman for naps and even play with the Toy Arch attached. I don’t want Iya to become too dependent on movement/swings so it makes me so happy when she’s comfortably entertaining herself or napping in her dockatot during the day! Even though this was gifted to me, please know that my endorsement is genuine! I actually just bought one for a gf who was due 6 weeks after me (she & her baby boy are loving theirs!) and I’m thinking about buying one for a new baby cousin of mine too! Worth every penny.

 

  • Halo Bassinest – Since I’ve mentioned it above.. let’s talk about it! I wanted to love this thing so bad, but I just don’t. At it’s shortest setting, the base is at the same level as our bed so I still have to lift myself up to push the side down to access my baby. When your baby is having a fussy night and cries for her pacifier every two seconds.. you – will – lose – your – mind!! Its also so hard to put Iya down when she’s already asleep without waking her but this is a problem I’ll face even when we transition to her crib so I can’t fault it for that. I just figure I’ll have a little more experience then — nothing flustered me more as a new mom than not being able to set her down because I didn’t know how. I’m still holding on to hope though because so many of my mom friends love this thing. Iya is sleeping through the night pretty well with a predicable pattern so I’m planning on getting her out of our bed asap! Fingers crossed that we have some success with it; if not I’m putting it up for sale and am getting this sidecar co-sleeper.
    • A little hack for the Babybay Co-Sleeper I just linked… buy it on Amazon Germany to get it for practically half the US price shipped!
  • Owlet Smart Sock 2 – As a new mom with no experience with babies, I was in desperate need of some peace of mind. I discovered Owlet via Facebook and Instagram sponsored ads and was fascinated lol – it quickly went on my must have list. Owlet was generous in sending me one but I would have bought one anyways. It keeps an eye on your little one’s heart beat and oxygen levels and will alert you if either falls outside of the safe range — Waseem is really into checking her heart rate to see if she’s in a deep sleep yet (ie if we can stop holding our breath & just relax lol!!). I’ve seen some people online complain about false alarms or their baby kicking it off constantly but I’ve never once dealt with either. It comes with several sock sizes so I really think those that had issues were using the wrong size sock – trust me, Iya has a strong kick! Iya was born a little over 3 weeks early so our sock hadn’t arrived until a week or so after she was born — in that week I swear I would constantly get up to check that she was breathing. Our first or second night home I cracked my eyes and saw it was completely light out and panicked thinking she didn’t wake up all night. I’ve never jumped out of bed so quickly but it turned out that sunrise was just a lot earlier than I thought haha. I’ll never forget how scared I felt so Owlet really has brought me a lot of ease. I’ll have a full review of the Smart Sock 2 up on the blog soon!
  • HALO Sleep Sack – We really never learned to swaddle lol, our little Houdini always breaks free so not only has the HALO Sleep Sack been a lifesaver.. it’s all for safe sleep as a wearable blanket! Iya definitely didn’t like being swaddled at first but now it calms her and is essential for her to sleep for long stretches. We use this at night as its very tight and warm.
  • Woombie – I wanted there to be a clear distinction between long night sleep and shorter daytime naps so I love the Woombie swaddle during the day, it keeps her arms down so she doesn’t startle and wake herself up but it has a lot of stretch and isn’t as snug as the HALO Sleep Sack. It’s very easy to get her in and out too!
  • White Noise Machine – Speaking of differentiating between day and night.. I love this white noise machine for night time sleep! During the day I keep the TV or some music running and speak at my normal volume but at night I keep everything dark and quiet – this white noise machine helps drown out any little noises we or our cats make and I like to believe that Iya knows it’s bedtime when she hears it. A friend of mine highly recommended this specific machine as it worked wonders for sleep training her now 17 month old. Mashallah he really is the best sleeper so I trust her to the t when comes time to sleep train our girl.
  • Nightlight – This nightlight is soooo cute!! My eyes are terrible in the dark (I thought the worse vision during pregnancy was supposed to go back to normal?!!? waaah!) so I rely on this baby to see my baby any time she makes a peep or its time for a feeding. I love that its ceramic, it looks and feels much more expensive than it is – I just love Target!
  • Essential Oil Diffuser – This might be extra of us but our desperation for sleep was so real that we tried to create the most relaxing environment for Iya to sleep through the night lol!!! We add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to this every night to lull all three of us to sleep.
  • Nook Pebble Pure Mattress – Iya won’t be transitioning to her crib for another few months but it’s ready for her once she’s ready! When searching for a mattress, breathability was super important to me and I kept hearing about Nook’s breathable, organic mattresses. Waseem & I were at a baby furniture store when I was pregnant and we saw a Nook Pebble Pure Mattress in one of the crib floor models. I immediately ran over to squeeze it – it’s so firm yet so soft! Honestly it’s my ideal kind of sleeping surface and wish Nook made queen sized beds haha! I even smushed my face into it to “test” it’s breathability and it really is! Thank you Petit Tresor for gifting it to us, Iya is so lucky!

Potty Time

  • Ubbi Diaper Pail – I LOVE this Diaper pail!! Aesthetics aside, I wanted something that wasn’t reliant on cartridges. They get expensive and I just know I’d get left in a pinch without one on hand. The Ubbi takes any kind of bag so I use a regular kitchen garbage bag and it’s so easy to pop in and take out. Another win is that it’s made of steel not plastic like the Diaper Genie. Plastic will absorb odors over time & with small LA apartment living that’s something we couldn’t leave to chance. We’ve experienced no diaper stink at all – I’ll report back after she starts solids!
  • Kitchen Towels – I was looking for something to put on top of my portable changing pads so they aren’t freezing and something to put over our nursery changing table so I’m not washing the fitted sheet every other day. I didn’t want to go the disposable route because diapers and wipes are enough waste, so I needed something cheap and bleachable. These kitchen towels did the trick! They’re absorbent, about $1 each, and not an eye sore.
  • Wipe Warmer – We bought this within a couple days of bringing Iya home! We felt so bad when she’d cry over the shock of cold wipes on her butt in the middle of the night!
  • Diaper Rash Care – Aquaphor has been the best for clearing up diaper rash literally same day! If she’s not red/rashy we also love Honest Company’s Butt Paste – it smells so good! It isn’t advised to use baby powder anymore since its easily inhaled so if you do choose to use a powder its important that it is talc-free. I love Burt’s Bees Dusting Powder, it’s cornstarch based, smells so good, & keeps Iya dry! I sprinkle a little directly onto her diaper away from her to be safe instead of directly onto her skin. As for diapers.. we love Pampers Swaddlers!

Feeding

  • Nursing Pillows – I love my Boppy & Brest Friend equally and switch back and forth between them often. I loved my Boppy for nursing when Iya was super tiny and now when I’m lounging around nursing on the couch. Now that she’s a little bigger with more neck strength it doubles as a lounger for her too! If I need to multitask while nursing (use my phone or type on the computer) I love my Brest Friend as it’s sturdier and acts like a little table — obviously I always keep one hand on her so she doesn’t roll off. It provides great back support and makes it easy to sit upright.
  • Gerber Flannel Burp Cloths – These are so soft and SUPER absorbent, I don’t even bother with bibs most of the time when I’m bottle feeding because these work so much better tucked under her chin.
  • Comotomo Baby Bottles – I LOVE these bottles!! TBH I bought them because they’re stylish. We were using Dr Brown’s Wide Neck Bottles which I did like but I got fed up with all the parts to wash/sterilize so one night I grabbed a Comotomo and never looked back. Not only does it mimic the breast, Iya’s gas issues went away completely, and she barely leaks/spills while eating from these unlike the Dr. Brown’s bottles! Pumping moms know how depressing it is to see that little trickle out of the corner of their mouth lol!
  • Spectra S2 Double Pump – My insurance covered an electric double pump so after a ton of research I decided on the Spectra S2. I don’t have anything to compare it to but its supposed to be hospital grade and best at emptying the breast. I’ve had no issues with it at all! Its just becoming more popular in the US so there aren’t a ton of accessories readily available like Medela. I like Medela bottles for storage and use this adapter when I want to pump directly into them. Super easy! I use Lansinoh Storage Bags for freezing my pumped milk btw!

Lounge n Play

Iya is still too little for toys but we’ve been having a lot of success with the Mamaroo, Fisher Price Cradle n Swing (ours is the Snuggapuppy but I think they’re all the same?), & Skip Hop Activity Gym (so stylish & not an eyesore!). We also have a Baby Bjorn Bouncer which she is just beginning to warm up to now that she’s getting bigger and stronger.

Paper Flowers: Yadi Aries Fleurs | Crib: Kids Only Furniture | Mattress: Nook | Bedding: Glenna Jean | Birth Dog: Stitches by Natalie (use code babyiya for 10% off! She’s closing for the holidays in Oct so order yours asap!)

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194 Comments

  1. Saira
    September 7, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    That trickle of milk down the corner of their mouths is the worstttttt!

    • Iffat
      September 14, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      I love how aesthetic Iya’s room is! Legit goals! I would never even dream a room this cute! Insta: Chocolover6

    • Jessy ortega
      September 14, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      I love it al!!!

      Ig: jessyortegach

  2. Sumera
    September 8, 2017 / 6:16 am

    Water wipes!
    My daughter didn’t like the feel of the pampers regular or sensitive wipes. The water wipes are dense and feel like they clean just as good.

  3. Sanna Saeed
    September 8, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Instead of towels for portable changing why not try dish drying mats! They are big and super soft for baby and provide enough cushion for them. For $5-7 each for the XL drying mat it’s absorbent also when baby has those terthing poop accidents!!

    • September 8, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      I think that’d make a good ALTERNATIVE to a portable mat not a good protective layer because $5-$7 is still expensive to potentially need one daily (sometimes more than one daily). Unless of course you do laundry that often.

    • Safa Mirza
      September 15, 2017 / 4:52 am

      Iya is so cute M’A! Her nursery is honestly so goals I can’t 😍👏🏼 You and Waseem are such a great couple and he’s so funny! May Allah bless you both and little Iya with love, happiness, and good health ❤️ I loveeee your makeup tutorials especially your eid one with the Naked Heat palette! 🔥 Keep doing what you do and obsess over your daughter all you freakin want cuz she’s YOUR daughter. Much love ✨

      • Safa Mirza
        September 15, 2017 / 4:55 am

        My insta is @iamsafamirza 😁

  4. Jasman
    September 8, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I have a 6 month old baby boy and I used a lot of the things you mentioned! (Insta:jasmankj)

  5. Nusrat Shaikh
    September 8, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    She’s so cute mA, I love her little pink bow and the paper flowers are so bright and cheery!! @nnuussrraatt

  6. Kanzah R
    September 8, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Though I am nowhere near being a mom yet, I love following you through your journey of motherhood! I pray every day that Allah SWT showers you and your family with endless health, happiness, and blessings (Ameen) 💕 the love you have for your daughter is so clearly visible and so beautiful to watch, SubhanAllah! Love you 💕 (IG: @kanzahrashid/@hennabykanzah)

  7. Sribeautyshine
    September 8, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    My son is 3 years old.. omg time flies so fast!!! Your daughter is a cutie pie ❤️ Hugs and love
    IG: @sribeautyshine

  8. Selena
    September 8, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Wow, so much great info! Congrats on your gorgeous girl!!

    IG: selena1222

  9. Rukhsar
    September 8, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    So cute! mA love this!
    Instagram: rukhsarkhan

  10. Rukhsar
    September 8, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    So cute! mA love this! Your daughter is adorable! MA
    Instagram: rukhsarkhan

  11. Rukhsar
    September 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    So cute! mA love this! Your daughter is adorable! MA. Love your journey! I’m not a mom yet, but when I do be one I’ll take all this in consideration.
    Instagram: rukhsarkhan

  12. Humayra
    September 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    She’s so cute and adorable mA! Good luck with the new mommy life! It must be hard to juggle your Blogging/YouTube but you seem to be killin it at staying active! @humayray

  13. Muna Abukar
    September 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    I’m not a mommy yet but I’m always so intrigued in mommy-related things!! I can’t wait to have a little one of my own one day. Iya is lucky enough to have you & Waseem as amazing parents mA!! Best of luck with everything boo. XOXO

    -Muna
    IG: muna_abukar

  14. fariza
    September 8, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    i tagged my sister, she’s having twins. thanks for sharing. you should share the info from your shower!, the decorations were so cute.
    ig: farfarnyc

      • Niketa
        September 8, 2017 / 10:04 pm

        Love how you went into detail about each item. Not anywhere near to being a mother but I’m sure I can use this post to pass along for future mommies! && of course mA Iya is adorable especially in her Eid outfit! She’s truly blessed with the best!

        Instagram: @niketaaaa

      • Jessica Karim
        September 14, 2017 / 4:39 pm

        I’m not a mom yet but I like seeing all you opinions and tips on motherhood. Not sure when but I find all your baby related pictures to be really cute! I personally love the nursery/crib you decorated for your baby. It’s an inspiration if I ever have a baby in the future.
        Instagram: __tinni

  15. Saniya Mumtaz
    September 8, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I absolutely love how detailed and thoughtful each of your blog posts are! Mashallah I’m so happy for you and your success! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ my instagram is saniya_mumtaz

  16. aysa khatun
    September 8, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Though i am not of an age to have kids as of now hahaha i wish to become the best mum possible in the future in sha Allah. This post is extremely helpful! thank you for sharing you my love for sharing these must haves! This post will definitely benefit those new to becoming mums, it was honestly interesting to read this blog, its the first one I’ve read of yours, but i’ll definitely be scrolling through here reading more! (@aysaakhatun)

    may allah bless you and your family and always guide you towards the righteous path, ameen.

  17. Neelam Anjum
    September 8, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Bookmarking this for later when I’ll actually need to revisit lol

    Your baby is so cute mA! ♥️😘

    (IG: @nillipilli)

  18. aysa khatun
    September 8, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I am not of an age to have kids as of now hahaha i wish to become the best mum possible in the future in sha Allah. This post is extremely helpful! thank you for sharing these must haves! This post will definitely benefit those new to becoming mums, it was honestly interesting to read this blog, its the first one I’ve read of yours, but i’ll definitely be scrolling through here reading more! (@aysaakhatun)

    may allah bless you and your family and always guide you towards the righteous path, ameen.

  19. Juhi
    September 8, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Love this! No where close to being a mom but love the amount of detail you went to with each product. Your daughter is adorable! (Ig: @juhideshmukh )

  20. saabra
    September 8, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    absolutely in love with your cute little family mA!!
    IG: @princesssaabs

  21. Deepinder Gill
    September 8, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Iya is so adorable and cute. She looks exactly like Waseem. Also, your YouTube channel is so inspiring. I love all the makeup looks you create. You’re so beautiful ❤️ (Ig: deepinder.gill)

  22. September 8, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Not a mum yet but I’m already taking down some of these tips and tricks so that I’m prepared ☺️Also the nursing pillows remind me of the cylinder pillows you get in bangladesh. I just can’t remember the name for them. @a_akhtar98

  23. Haydee
    September 8, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I’m not a mom but I think this will be great to pass along to my friends with newborns!!! And your daughter is sooo cute!

    Insta: @mhaydeeb

  24. Eram
    September 8, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    mashallah she’s so precious!! We had to buy a ton of these things for my nieces nursery and we modeled it after iya’s cure floral room!! Super helpful! Congrats on being a beautiful and amazing mother!!!

    Ig: eramhussain

  25. Roshni Monasia
    September 8, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Definitely going to be a while until I have kids but you as a mother is so inspiring. Mashallah, so cute! I’m so happy for you, and so proud of you. Instagram: roshbosh13

  26. Chandani
    September 8, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Ahhh love to follow your motherhood journey!!! IG: chandani_92

  27. Izah
    September 8, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Her eyes mA she is so precious!!! I love the nursery and all the decor so much 😍

    IG: izahahmed

  28. Anam
    September 8, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I am not gonna have kids anytime soon haha but your blog post is really interesting. Love how u put your heart out there. And MashaAllah Iya is such a cutie💕
    (@anam.ar)

  29. Amna A
    September 8, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Love this post!! Iya is such a cutie mashallah! Lots of love and best wishes ♥️
    IG- amnaa13

  30. Shazadi Zahra
    September 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Mashallah your daughter is adorable ❤️ God bless
    IG:sidrizvi

  31. Yadi
    September 8, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Blog post and details on point! You’re very professional at what you do. It’s been such a pleasure to have run into you darling. Now I’m obsessed with your little family and your posts.💕
    IG: @YadiAriesFleurs

  32. Farhana hossain
    September 8, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I always love how you are so inspiring & informative ❤️! Wish you and you beautiful newborn daughter all the happiness in the world 😍! @fbhsnapshots

  33. Safa Mirza
    September 8, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Iya is so cute Ma sha Allah! Her room is so freakin adorable 😍 My insta is: @iamsafamirza

  34. Irsa
    September 8, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    The nursery is perfect mA! IG: irsaxo

  35. Fizah
    September 8, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    I absolutely love the nursery! Completely giving me baby fever !

  36. Fizah
    September 8, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    The nursery is absolutely adorable. Completely giving me baby fever!

  37. Aiman
    September 8, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Such a beautiful baby mA and her nursery is sooooo cute!!! LOVE the flowers so much 🌸

  38. Wajeeha Sattar
    September 8, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Beautiful nursery and a very fitting giveaway idea! Love love love the Tartelette Bloom palette! Insta username: wsattar7

  39. Asia Dahmas
    September 8, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I loveeeee the colors of the nursery and also I got to say Mashallah mashallah, sweet little Iya is definitely your twin, Irene. Allahuma barik, may Allah bless her. 😍😍❤️❤️

    Ig:
    @_a817

  40. Fabbiha
    September 8, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    What a beautiful nursery! MashAllah 💙

    Insta: @fabbulous7

  41. Loudmila Hassan
    September 8, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I was literally reading this on my way to class this morning and I just can’t help but adore how you set up your nursery. The decorations are absolutely gorgeous; I’m actually obsessed. Can you decorate my nursery when the time comes?! 😍😍💕

    If only 🙃

    IG: loud_mila

  42. Nadia
    September 8, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    She’s a cutie
    Ig: nadiahqayyum

  43. September 8, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Iya is a doll and gorgeous like her mother MashAllah!!!
    I love how you’re handling being a new mom and its so adorable. It makes look forward to one day have kids myself. I really like how organized you are with Iya and you’re full of energy and bubbly :)

  44. haniyah
    September 8, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    So much great detail! The decoration I soo is soo cute. And mA your baby is too adorable. CONGRATS!! Inshallah she will grow up to be just as beautiful and successful had her mommy!! IG: @haniyah.h

  45. September 8, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I literally used almost everything you mentioned. The one thing I will say that if I ever have another baby ( god willing) I will definitely invest in the owelet monitor and a good stroller. I had a knock off stokke and hated it. You are doing amazing mama :)

    Ig handle is avila0624 we talked briefly when you needed help with the baby wrap :) hope you’ve enjoyed baby carrying as much as I did with my baby ♥️

  46. Nadeen Shnawer
    September 8, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Thank you for your honest advice on products you’ve used on ur little one and better alternatives. I’ll definitely try the bottles with my baby boy!

    Ig: nay_deeen

  47. Mohona Rahman
    September 8, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Irene, you have such a beautiful and happy baby. Masha’Allah. I am so happy for you and for all that you have accomplished. I wish you, and your family the best in life. Insha’Allah. ❤️

    • Mohona Rahman
      September 8, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      @mxhxna

  48. Asma
    September 8, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    Great post and great ideas for my little one!
    @tazzaly

  49. September 8, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Got here from the instagram post but so glad I did ! Definitely a lot of useful information to know once I am married and plan to have kids. Iya is the cutest !!❤️❤️ @sanhitha

  50. Khadija
    September 8, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Wow this post is so detailed with amazing info! Def sending it to my momma friends. May Allah protect you and your family 💕💕💕

    @kalasoh is my IG. Xoxo

  51. Hanna
    September 8, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Ur daughter is adorable mA😍 Great ideas to tell my mommaa friendss❤

    Ig: __hxxj

  52. Geri
    September 8, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Your nursery is so gorgeous and bubba so beautiful! 😍 Very inspiring. From @gerigoldenfairy 😘

  53. September 8, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Its nice of you to leave tips for moms! Helping other women out <3 such a cutie Iya is

    Ig:Madu_shi

  54. Anupa
    September 8, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    She’s beautiful! :)

    @anupathomas

  55. Sarah Nawab
    September 8, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Awww I love it! 💕💕 @SimplySarahBaby

  56. Sheena Dhawan
    September 8, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Oh IRENE! What a wonderful jounrey you took us on to your motherhood. I can only wish you an easy transition for your baby girl in her new phases of babyhood. 😘 Thank you for sharing all these products, and inspiring all your viewers with your reccomendations that I’ll surely pass on to-be mothers and for my self in the future. Keep being the lovely YOU MashAllah. Love you darling, take care❤️❤️

    Instagram- itzsheena

  57. Zara
    September 8, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Love love LOVE all your pictures and makeup looks! And of course your little princess she’s absolutely beautiful mashaAllah! First 2 months were so tough for me too but now my baby is 6 months old and he gets more and more fun everyday! Enjoy every second 💕

    IG: _zara_xoxo

  58. Tasnim
    September 8, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    MashaAllah she is adorable!! I love how beautiful her room is the colours are really vibrant!
    Ps May Allah make it easier for you and Iya in the future iA x
    -@tasnimshussain

  59. Anandi Basu
    September 8, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Awwwww beautiful baby girl 😊
    Very informative blog post.. ! These days so many things have come up, it feels good to know about them. Blogposts like these really help. Thank you. (Insta handle : balika_basu)

  60. Zaina
    September 8, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I love your makeup up videos on YouTube and they have taught me some good techniques . Also you always look so beautiful

    Instagram – zzzlicious

  61. ameera nunkoo
    September 8, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Iya is cute maashallah!! Jazaakillah for sharing your experience.Lots of love from Mauritius. IG amyusf

  62. ZoeK
    September 8, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Irene, I am pretty sure Iya is keeping you pretty busy. I had my baby boy while I was in my last year of Bachelors and boy it was so tough to manage, but you are doing a great job! Love you lots😘 (Insta: zoek.beauty)

  63. Sophia siraj
    September 8, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    Great information Irene. Thank you! Just a side note I’m a free lance makeup artist and did the grooms side makeup for your friend Nazia’s wedding in Atlanta in July. I heard you were supposed to come but couldn’t make it cus of baby. I’m such a fan, I would have loved to meet you! Also, I’m expecting my second and due in a few weeks so loved this post. Take care and God bless.

    • September 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      I was so sad to miss the wedding but Iya didn’t have her vaccinations yet! 😩 such bad timing! Congratulations on your pregnancy!!

  64. TOTINI
    September 8, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Your baby equipment is really cute and useful. Love how you manage to match your taste with everything you buy. She’s growing up beautifully, Mash’Allah! 💕

    IG: @totinisama

  65. Hala Sirhan
    September 8, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Mashallah she is perfect! You make motherhood look like such a breeze (even though I know it’s a lot). Inshallah the best for baby Iya ❤
    @h.sirhan.abed

  66. @erasensation
    September 8, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Omg I can’t wait to have a baby, and your blog is so helpful, I love it !!! ❤️❤️

  67. Amanda Rahn
    September 8, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Irene,

    I’ve been following you for a few years now after I saw Farah post a picture with you. I have seen you change and blossom in so many different ways, at different times. One thing that I’ve always loved about you- is how damn real you are. Even through changes in your styles, insta “fame”, career changes like giving up photography, YouTube growing, becoming a mom- you have stayed the same in your real ness and humility! I love that. You show me that I can slay in all I do and still remain normal and humble. I’ve loved watching you bloom into a mother. I actually wondered what it would look like for you? Not that I didn’t think you would be a fabulous mom! Lol, but I just almost couldn’t imagine you having a baby. Irene- you did it with so much class!! And are still just looking so amazing day by day. I hope I can carry myself like you in all these things. You are a true definition of a girl boss in every sense! Lots and lots of love 💚 – Amanda

    Instagram- amandaszindagi

  68. Sana
    September 8, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    Iya is beautiful mashallah and you’ve done a phenomenal job with the nursery! You may not remembet, but I’ve known you since the Sunday school days at Unity Center in Bloomfield Hills, MI and it is so inspiring to watch you as a successful working mom! May Allah continue to shower his blessings on you and your family iA ❤️❤️❤️
    my IG: @sana_sc

    • Sana
      September 8, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      So sorry my IG should read: sana_s_c
      sorry again!

  69. Suzan
    September 8, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Your photos are stunning ! Your baby’s so adorable ! Thanks for all your honest tips !😍😍
    @akissue ig

  70. Amena
    September 8, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    mA Iya is so cute ❤️ IG – amenaimran

  71. IG: a1rabbani
    September 8, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    She is so adorable, MashAllah ❤️ Every single blog post of yours is honestly so reassuring. You seem to have everything down to a science, yet remain so calm when things don’t go as planned. You’re such a dedicated parent, however invest time into your passions, as well. Loved everything about this piece ❤️

  72. Zarin
    September 8, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Iya is such a cutie mashallah and her nursery looks so good! iA things go smoothly for you with Iya :)

    IG: zarinhx

  73. Samreena
    September 8, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Iya is such a beautiful name mA! And she’s a doll mA mA!

    Never really read your blog posts before but I really enjoyed reading it and you summed up the feelings every mommy goes through during the first few months so well. I am most definitely checking this blog post again when I have my second baby :) @sammateen

  74. Naf
    September 8, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    The owl baby monitor just eases the worry a little bit for new parents especially! Love it! @fahi_

  75. Nisa
    September 8, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I’m not even married so deffs not thinkin about a baby yet here I am, literally read your entire blog ! LOL mashallah your daughter is adorable ! And of course I love your insta. Here’s me 😜 @nisa_bano

  76. Nisa
    September 8, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    mashallah your daughter is adorable ! And of course I love your insta. Here’s me 😜 @thatmissnis

  77. September 8, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Irene!!! ❤❤❤❤ Masha Allah, Iya is so beautiful. I can’t believe that I’ve been watching you on YouTube, reading your blog for so long. Since your engagment videos, wedding videos and my favs are the cooking videos with Waseem, now you guys are a family! It’s so magical and absolutely beautiful. You are an inspiration for me and the blogger I look on to 😘😘😘 sending you so much love and hugs xx @zainahpeerally

  78. September 8, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Irene, you’re awesome sauce babe! I really wanted the owlet, but for the first 5-6 months baby slept by us in her halo so I didn’t get it. After that I transitioned her into her crib during nap times and monitored her and found I didn’t need it, but definitely would’ve loved it because peace of mind is real tho 😭. Can I also just say I love the way you spelled her name! MaShaAllah she’s a cutie allahuma barik Laha 💜 IG: @thegoldenruels

  79. Sidrah Shahrear
    September 8, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I have been keeping up with you through youtube for quite some time now. You’ve always inspired me because you were the first Bengali girl I had discovered on youtube and it was like “Wow!! I can relate to her!” Watching you blossom into the calm, caring and dedicated mother you are was amazing. I hope Allah swt blesses your beautiful little family always and btw I’m not even close to marriage age but Iya’s room is my dreammm nursery 😍 Heck I want those paper flowers in my own room! Haha God bless ❤️ +my insta is @sidrahzshahrear

  80. September 8, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    mA it’s actually such a pleasure to watch you grow as a mom. I’m no where near there and tbh i don’t think I’ll ever want one but that’s a a dilemma for another decade LOL. Jist wondering, are you planning on teaching Iya urdu and bangla? I feel like I should be calling you apu .Cheering you on from the sidelines

    T.

  81. Ramsha
    September 8, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Hi Irene!
    I just wanted to say that this is beyond the cutest post!❤️ You’re honestly such an adorable mom and baby Iya is so precious, mA!😍

    P.s. Her nursery is goals!👌💕

    -Lots of love,
    IG: @ramsha_ahmed

  82. Bisma
    September 8, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I really don’t know much about baby needs, but your baby is the cutest Mashallah. Iya reminds me of my baby cousin! May Allah give your baby every thing she ever needs in life. May Allah keep your baby and your family healthy, safe, and happy at all times. May you be the proud mother of Iya! Ameen! Also, if you ever had baby boy do you think your experience of having a baby would have been different? And did you want a girl or a boy? Btw love you and your cute little family! ❤

  83. September 8, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Also, I forgot to mention my Insta username in my above comment so, here it is @biz_rizvi

  84. Asmah
    September 8, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    I miss the new mom phase so much. I hope things get easier because I felt the newborn phase was the easiest phase! My baby is now a 2.5 half year old toddler and I finally feel I’m getting the hang of things. Those wall flowers are so cute and I love that stuffed dog! I love Iya’s cric area so cute mA. Things to consider if I have baby number 2 iA!

    Instagram @ahamsa

  85. Aleya Khan
    September 8, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    It’s is so beautiful! Congratulations to you an your hubby!!! I have a 4 month old baby boy name zayed and a 3 year old name samayah and we’ve used so of your must haves. My best one was my Boppy lounger for my son and my Boppy nursing pillow for my daughter. I felt like I became a pro with breastfeeding by the time my son came along lol so i no longer need the nursing pillow for him lol. Ugh I’m beyond obsessed with Iya nursery!!! I am saving up for the paper flowers for my daughter’s room it’ll be a nice Christmas present.

    Ig shazara27

  86. Aleya Khan
    September 8, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Iya is so beautiful! Congratulations to you an your hubby!!! I have a 4 month old baby boy name zayed and a 3 year old name samayah and we’ve used so of your must haves. My best one was my Boppy lounger for my son and my Boppy nursing pillow for my daughter. I felt like I became a pro with breastfeeding by the time my son came along lol so i no longer need the nursing pillow for him lol. Ugh I’m beyond obsessed with Iya’s nursery!!! I am saving up for the paper flowers for my daughter’s room it’ll be a nice Christmas present.

    Ig shazara27

  87. Tamara
    September 8, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    I have been following you since before you got married I just love yoi. You are amazing talented I love all your makeup videos and I’m so so happy that you have a beautiful little girl I had my daughter almost 2 years ago she’ll be 2 in January. Inshallah all her hopes and dreams come true. I can relte to you on so many levels and how i always wanted my own family cuz i never really had one growing up. I will keep it short & wish ur little family abundance of happiness.
    @wantedprincess

  88. Naureen
    September 9, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Aww Iya is such a cutie (mA mA mA)! Not a mom yet (keep us in your duas iA), but your tips and tricks of the trade are super helpful! I’m excited to invest in these essentials for all my besties’ baby showers- especially those baby bottles 🍼 I’m glad to hear they’re as functional as they are cute!

    Insta: @veiled_in_motion

  89. Ashly
    September 9, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I love all these.. my last baby is 6 years old I wish they had alot of these baby item must haves :( you are such a gorgeous mommy very great inspiration… :)
    IG: @bebacheena85

  90. Ashfi
    September 9, 2017 / 12:49 am

    I’m not even close to being a mom yet haha but it feels great to watch your journey. You’ve always been one of my favourites! Always enjoy watching your makeup tutorials. mA baby Iya is so adorable, may Allah bless you and her. You should totally visit Bangladesh once Iya’s older. Maybe do a meet and greet too? Haha. Love youu!

    Instagram – ashfi.b

  91. Jiji
    September 9, 2017 / 12:52 am

    I love all of these …sooo cute ❤️❤️❤️

  92. Aliya khan
    September 9, 2017 / 12:53 am

    You are such a great person. So thoughtful to include every minor detail. Iya is blessed to have you and may God bless her to be like her mother and successful and blessed future
    IG: Aliya_kh00

  93. Saba
    September 9, 2017 / 1:19 am

    Hi Irene,

    Hope you and you’re family are in good health. I’m not a mummy, but I’m a khala which is a super special role.

    I found your blog interesting and sent the link to my sister.

    Keep doing you, I love your makeup videos. Although, have had many failed attempts at layering my face, haha!!

    Saba IG: 3Saba

  94. Saba
    September 9, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Hi Irene, I’m not a mummy, but I’m a khala which is a super special role.
    I found your blog interesting and sent the link to my sister. I love your makeup videos. Although, have had many failed attempts at layering my face, haha!!

    Saba IG: 3Saba

  95. Shaziya
    September 9, 2017 / 1:21 am

    That is enough information for any new mom 😍. Baby Iya is adorable 😍😍 mA. (Ig: Shaziya Khalil/ shazycherry)

  96. Nancy
    September 9, 2017 / 1:27 am

    All I have to say is that Iya is an absolute gem ❤ She is perfect, MashAllah x100 !
    Ig: Nancyy_azizi

  97. Aphsana Yasmin
    September 9, 2017 / 1:43 am

    Love your content its so useful Alhamdulillah.

    May you always be happy

    INSTAGRAM @aphsanayasmin

  98. September 9, 2017 / 1:53 am

    MA yia is beautiful baby. May Allah Swt bless ur family❤️ IG: oslo_mehndi

  99. Selma Rehman
    September 9, 2017 / 2:02 am

    I love the setting of the room ,the coulour and the simolicity😍 what inspired you when you were in the process of making this beautiful room? IG -NIDAA_lns

  100. Sofia
    September 9, 2017 / 2:04 am

    Iya is so cute Masha’Allah can’t wait to see you in matching outfits mommy and daughter, And we have the same name Sofia’s Power💗
    Love you from Italy.
    Sofia
    IG – @sofiahasni

  101. Thameda Begum
    September 9, 2017 / 2:06 am

    Amazing info. Thank you for sharing and congratulations xxx
    @thameda_ruby

  102. September 9, 2017 / 2:15 am

    The way you decorated her room is simply stunning 😍😍😍 I love it! ❤️

    My IG account : ornella_rossi_mua

    love u ❤️❤️❤️

  103. Lauren chloe
    September 9, 2017 / 2:19 am

    You’re mommy goals 💕💕
    Really really want to win this IG: kkingco_chlo28

  104. Ahdilah
    September 9, 2017 / 2:35 am

    I love that you are so open, down to earth, and relatable! I also love that you infuse your family life, culture, and personality into your social media, it is so refreshing to see so much dimension in your social media presence as an influencer! I also love how detailed you go into what you use and what you have learned with your new baby, who is so beautiful mashallah, and you take the time to share with us what you’ve learned and what products make like easier! Thank you for your authenticity, it truly shows ❤️ (Ahdilahh)

  105. Munira
    September 9, 2017 / 2:44 am

    Although I’m not a mum myself, I know that many mums feel how you did at first. Your tips are awesome, this blog is perfect to help the new mums & dads who feel clueless and helpless. Keep it up! Your baby is gorgeous, Allahumma Barik Laha. Love following her little baby journey 💕 (Insta @maquillagebymunira)

  106. Zakia Begum
    September 9, 2017 / 3:24 am

    I absolutely love how you’ve decorated her nursery😍 i had my princess 2 weeks ago alhamdulillah, all of this information about baby products is super helpful!
    (fingers crossed for the giveaway)
    Instagram __zxb__

  107. Ina Chowdhury
    September 9, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Hi Irene,
    I’ve been following you for a long time now and I can say that I’ve enjoyed watching little snippets of your life though insta. You’ve always been real with your followers and your little family is adorable. May you continue to grow and be blessed in abundance InshaAllah.

    @inaaktarchowdhury

  108. Warda
    September 9, 2017 / 3:41 am

    OMG iya is adorable mashallah. I bet having a new born must be hard work 😓
    Ig- xx_warda_xx
    💕

  109. September 9, 2017 / 3:44 am

    This blog helps me a lot as I’m going to be a mum myself and I’m 29 weeks pregnant. I have no clue,but after reading your blog it helped me a lot and I just wonder what my baby is going to look like. Your baby is beautiful. Her feet are just adorable, feel like eating them lol. Mashallah (Instagram @naj_zahra)

  110. Laiba
    September 9, 2017 / 4:38 am

    Ma sha allah your family is absolutely beautiful! Your such an amazing mother and wife and allhumdilliah I wish you and your family the best for the future.may allah always protect your family and bring nothing but happiness and love.
    Instagram:laibanoorxx

  111. Iman
    September 9, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Congratulations on your baby she’s beautiful mashallah, I live the decor in her room
    Insta-@imanferoze_

  112. Amilah
    September 9, 2017 / 4:48 am

    You and iya are simply adorable Irene!! @amilah_q ❤️

  113. Jasmine Granados
    September 9, 2017 / 5:12 am

    I’m not a mom .. but I know I’ll be well prepared thanks to all your blog post! LOVEEEE THEM💕

    Ig: _Jazzo._

  114. Shenifa
    September 9, 2017 / 5:33 am

    This is so adorable! Love you guys so much. You are such an inspiration to me. Baby Iya is sooo cute. I hope one day I can be an amazing mommy just like you ❤❤. Lots of love from the Netherlands! 😙

  115. Shenifa
    September 9, 2017 / 5:35 am

    Hi Irene,
    This is so adorable! Love you guys so much. You are such an inspiration to me. I lovveeee your makeup video. Baby Iya is sooo cute. I hope one day I can be an amazing mommy just like you ❤❤. Lots of love from the Netherlands! 😙

    @shenifaa

  116. Amy kong
    September 9, 2017 / 6:48 am

    I’m not a mom yet, but as any auntie to many nieces and nephews , I’m Loving everything about this post!

    Ig: foreveramoose

  117. Tasnim
    September 9, 2017 / 7:11 am

    Aww Ma’Sha’Allah your daughter is so cute😍, and everyone can see how you love her❤️❤️❤️Xoxo. My Instagram username: tasnimislam._

  118. Isma
    September 9, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Hey Irene,
    First and foremost congratulations on your beautiful little family! I’ve been following you since you still had your photography studio, and I always found your style unique. Me not being a super glam girl find it very satisfying to watch your makeup videos (because I love watching people doing their makeup 😂).
    I ADORE your vlogs they are my favourite to watch, your skills/effort/passion really do show through on each vlog you’ve done and they are impeccable!!
    (IG: @bronzedbyisma)

  119. September 9, 2017 / 7:42 am

    This is so helpful! Def sending it to my sister, she just had her baby!

  120. September 9, 2017 / 7:45 am

    This is so helpful! Def sending it to my sister, she just had her baby! IG: fatimaanadia

  121. September 9, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Thank you so much for this blog Irene!! I don’t know if you will get to read this post .. sometimes I wonder with so many post to read if mine is just overlooked.
    I just want to let you know that I appreciate all the time and effort that you put in to keeping it real and open with your followers.
    Honestly the only reason I joined Instagram was because of you. Half the time I have no idea how to use this app, but I figure it out Alhamdulillah lol to keep up with your post and blogs.
    MaShAllah Iya is beautiful just like her mommy. Love your nursery. Also Love getting new ideas from you !
    I’m expecting my not only my 1st baby but a little girl in November IA. The struggle is real but Alhamdulillah so rewarding.
    I couldn’t begin to tell you how excited I was for you when I found out you were pregnant too!! Bc I follow you on every social media outlet. I was excited to follow you on this Journey as I started my own.
    I appreciate all the mommy advice that you give out. Because there are so many products out there, baby and makeup 👶🏻💄I just don’t know which ones are right for me and baby.
    May SWT continue to give you strength In the years to come.

    IG is Rubymalik19

  122. Jia
    September 9, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Hi Irene,

    You are truly an inspiration and run a busy schedule all while finding time to look fabulous! Congrats on your new addition to the family and I wish you continued success! (Insta is @jiajee)

  123. Ramza Malik
    September 9, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Loveee this blogpost! Will definitely be passing this onto my brother for his kids as I am not a mum. Also your baby is too cute MashAllah! Lots of love xx (insta: idsignofficial) x

  124. Ramza Malik
    September 9, 2017 / 8:20 am

    Also been following you on youtube and Instagram for a long time now and loveeee your posts and videos 💙 Xx

  125. Stephanie G
    September 9, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Wow this is amazing! You’re really great for posting everything to help all the mothers in the world! My instagram handle is @stephaniejenniferr

  126. Brittany Bly
    September 9, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Such great advice! Congrats on your baby girl
    IG: britt_bly

  127. Momal
    September 9, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Aghhh!! MashAllah!💖💖 so happy for you! @momalshaikh_

  128. ravia
    September 9, 2017 / 11:10 am

    omg i can just imagine you smashing your face into Iya’s dockatot! 😂 the things we do to ensure the little ones safety lol ig: @rararavia

  129. Hello Aix
    September 9, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Hi Irene! Thank you ever so much for this post it’s soooo informative and super helpful! IG: Helloaix

  130. soso
    September 9, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Cuteness overload, I love how you’re so creative about all of this, makes me want to have a baby soon as well, inshaAllah one day…God bless your little family & wish you all the love 💖 instagram: soso_saidi

  131. Ferdaus
    September 9, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Thank you for this list of must buy baby products! I’m due in Jan 2018 so this will come in handy! Btw, how cute is your baby?! ma-sha-ALLAH! (Instagram: polytx1)

  132. Kashmala
    September 9, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    You and you’re beautiful baby MASHALLAH 💕😍

  133. Lamisa
    September 9, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Soo cute and inspiring!! Taking notes for the future iA :) (ig: @lfhasan)

  134. Saria
    September 9, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    You’re blogposts are so well written.. even though I’m not a mom or one to-be but just by reading how you write everything in detail, in such a good way, I learn how to express your thoughts by writing them.
    Love from a Bengali living in Italy ❤️ 🇮🇹-🇧🇩
    @sariaa_ahmed is my instagram account.

  135. Robeen Fayed
    September 9, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    YOU ARE GOALS! 💕
    Instagram: Robeenfayed

  136. Nayab
    September 9, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Heyy
    So much nice information on here, even though im nowhere near having kids yet lol, unmarried. But i guess this information will help in the future, I will come back for sure 😄 InShaAllah.
    But MashAllah your daughter is cute.
    I havent been following you for long. I first saw you on youtube, few years ago, and now recently followed up on IG.
    You seem to be a really nice person. Saw some comments of yours on Faryals post. Love how you are being “protective” and having her back. It looked reallyy nice tbh and i had to come tell you here. Not many people do this. You’ve got each others back. Loved it. Lots of lovee to you and your fam, keep doing what you doing❤ @nayabiqb

    • September 9, 2017 / 5:42 pm

      There’s nothing i hate more than the internalized misogyny in our culture so i will always always always stand by a wronged woman.

  137. Harris Siddiqi
    September 9, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Well this maybe a little awkward as I feel like i am the only male commenting here. Lol. However i see how my sister is a die hard fan of yours and always talks to mom about how inspiring you are to many woman out there and how sje loves your makeup and comfidence.. Having read your blog i see where she’s coming from.. For you to fulfill your motherly duties and managing work is sure inspirational.. My sister who is 7 months pregnant would surely be happy if ofcourse i would win this giveaway (if mine doesn’t go unnoticed lol ).. After my mother shes been the one who looked after me ..and to finally see her having a baby of her own, i sure would love to win this for she deserves it! :)
    @harris_siddiqi1

    • September 9, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      you’ve brought me to tears, what an amazing brother you are!! Anyone would be lucky to be your sister.

      • Harris Siddiqi
        September 15, 2017 / 10:48 am

        Thank you very much. Means alot :)

  138. Mantirpt
    September 9, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    So amazed how you decorated this room! It’s so cute! thanks for these beautiful ideas because now I can use this to decorate for my niece!🙏🏻 I’m sure when Iya grows up she’ll say mommy treated me like a princess haha!❤ honestly your a super mom like handling Iya and on the other side making beautiful and inspiring blogs! Always love your blogs and YouTube videos! Instagram: mantirpt.r

  139. Patricia Jordan
    September 9, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS! I’m due in 3 weeks and have heard so much pros and cons on most of these products. I’m glad to know what you liked about each and how it worked for you and Iya ❤️ And thank you for writing about how scary with was when hubs went back to work. It’s nice to know that someone is willing to talk about how real and how scary it can be being alone with a baby for the first time. Unfortunately my hubs won’t be able to experience our daughter for the first few weeks of her life, due to being out of state for a job, but I’m glad if I breakdown, I know it’s normal. Looking forward to more blog posts as your sweet girl continues to grow 💕

    Instagram: patricia_jordan

  140. Sumaiya
    September 9, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    This blog is so helpful for all new mothers out there. I love seeing the journey of parenthood for you and Waseem and wish you nothing but happiness and barkat in you little family ❤️Baby Iya is growing up way too fast 🙈 (@sumaiya_shariff)

  141. Omama Osman
    September 9, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I just had a baby also, so I’m always looking for different things to try.
    Instagram: omi093

  142. ameera
    September 9, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    assalaam..irene saw those mean comments about you being protective and you calling iya “princess”..so heartlful how people react..Avoid people who bring you misery,destroy your peace and dont allow you to be yourself. Choose those who support,motivate and encourage you!! May Allah always make baby Iya the coolness of your eyes inch!!

  143. September 10, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Adorable post. Not a mummy and won’t be one any time soon, but will be sharing this with my friends who are soon to be mums or new mums. (Www.spicyfusionkitchen.com) IG mizz_zainy

  144. Sadhana
    September 10, 2017 / 11:49 am

    I love that i can see the effort you put in all your work, be it your blog posts, videos or insta posts. You’re so beautiful & i wish you and your family all the happiness in the world!

    Btw I know it can’t be easy dealing with negativity on social media but can i just say that you’re so good at calling them jealous trolls out😂 Lol shine bright momma!

    Idk if the giveaway is international but I’m just going to enter in case lol
    IG: sadhanadhanilal

  145. Sadia afzal khan
    September 10, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Your baby is adorable ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    May god bless your small family 💋
    @sadiyawkhan

  146. Zaynah Tariq
    September 10, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Great tips!

  147. Anjaleek reyes
    September 11, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Her room is so adorable & I love the flowers! I’m a semi new mama! We mothers/women are strong and we adapt so quickly & you are such a good Mama to iya! & she loves you more than words ! Love your posts from makeup too blogs ! Thanks for always being a awesome gal! ❤ [ @oneloveoneheart96 ]

  148. Afreen
    September 11, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Aw everything looks so #goals! Lol @afreen0715

  149. Anam Asif
    September 11, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    MashAllah your daughter is BEAUTIFUL. I have two older sisters who have children. Will definitely show this to them! @anamasifali

  150. Farhana Quayum
    September 11, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I’m not even married yet or close to having a baby but your Instagram and your baby make me so excited to get married and have kids LOL I love all of your posts and your daughter is adorable mA❤️
    Instagram: @farhanaquayum

  151. Dihan Naima
    September 11, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    OMG!! I simply love your style and specially your dresses!! They are sooo gorgeous! And your little angel Mash’Allah. I love ❤️ how you groom your child. 💖💕💞💗💓 send my love to her! Also, I love your makeup videos too. They are helpful to me bcz I have the similar skin tone so it makes it easier for me to buy makeup products.

  152. Saiba
    September 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    She is beautiful M.A!!!!! @saibahaque

  153. September 14, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    My daughter was 3 weeks early too and sleeping became nonexistent! Loved our dockatot and halo bassinet. Life savers for us mamas! Thanks for the great tips!

  154. Martha Gebreyhones
    September 14, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I love how bright and aesthetically pleasing her room is. Iya is so gorgeous! Martha_geb

  155. Aleena
    September 14, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Omg! Everything looks so cute MA!! 😀

    IG: ale.ena14

  156. Nafisa
    September 14, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    She’s beautiful Masha Allah .. this blog is so helpful love the fact you helping out so many new mothers keep up the great job 👍🏻

    Instagram fessa_x_x

  157. mosha patel
    September 14, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I started following you a couple years ago and you have been such a great role model when it comes to showing your creativity or being such a great mother! Congrats on being the most stylish mommy out there!

    IG:moshapatel

  158. Atiqa
    September 14, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Your daughter is adooorable MashAllah. I’m not a mom yet however, we have been trying and not getting much luck yet. But I am hopeful. You are such an adorable mommy, and so organized. I will definitely use your blog as a guideline whn I have get lucky with kids.
    My inst: @fashionjunkie411

  159. Anonna
    September 14, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Iya is such a beautiful baby!! I have so many people around me expecting so this is great information ❤️

    IG: anonna.c

  160. Katie
    September 14, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I remember when my son was born getting 3 hours of sleep a night and not knowing how I would do ANYTHING the next day. You are doing an awesome job!

    IG: katiesaleutogi

  161. Nazifa Miah
    September 14, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    I love the nursery. Its so beautiful. I wish I had something like that when I was a baby.
    Your daughter is beautiful just like the mother. I might not be a mother but your blog is very helpful and very interesting to read. Thank you for showing us your world.

    IG: nazifa.99

  162. Mona Riaz
    September 14, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Love everything about this blog post thank u for sharing ❤️❤️ Btw Iya looks so much like her daddy

    My instagram: mriazs

  163. Amen Dasti
    September 14, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Ireneeee ☺️

    First off I want to say how much you have grown theses past years. You have adapted to all the changes that have came your way in a photo w manor. I also want to tell you how cute and adorable your daughter is mA may Allah protect and her the rest of your family from all the evils in this world. You are an inspiration for me to live out my dream and have also helped me overcome my insecurities of having a darker competition. I love that you are so confident when everyone around you is trying to bring you down!! Anyways I just wanted to share that with you. Loveeee you Irene 😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Amen Dasti
      September 14, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      *positive *complextion

  164. Amen Dasti
    September 14, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    My instagram handle is @amendasti23

  165. Charul
    September 14, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    As a mom of 3 boys I have seen tons of new products and cute things come out as the years go by! I’m loving the stuffed animal made from the hospital blanket! Just love that idea.

    Instagram: charuloza

  166. Rocky Mohammed
    September 14, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Hi Irene,

    I have been a fan for awhile and have extremely enjoyed watching your growth, not only business/blog wise but also personally. As a fellow muslim sister, its always been refreshing to me, to see other young modern muslims such as myself and how they manage to combine native traditions with current day American culture. You and Waseem do a great job of being yourselves but still incorporating, Islam into your every day lives, and I honestly think we need to see more modern muslim influencers in America. I wish I’d had more access to bloggers like you when I was much younger and still didn’t really understood where I fit in, in this country/society (My parents are strict Muslims and all my cousins are Hijabi’s and I am not). Lastly, I’ve always appreciated how you use your twitter to speak up on political/social issues, i.e. black lives matter. I started following you for makeup tutorials and ended up getting so much more. Just wanted to let you know the influence you’ve had on a fellow sister.

    P.s. Congratulations again on becoming a mom, she is absolutely GORGEOUS Masha’Allah!

    IG: Um.rocky

  167. Rocky Mohammed
    September 14, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Hi Irene,

    I have been a fan for awhile and have extremely enjoyed watching your growth, not only business/blog wise but also personally. As a fellow sister, its always been refreshing to me to see how other young modern muslims such as myself, manage to combine native traditions with current day American culture. You and Waseem do a great job of being yourselves but still incorporating Islam into your every day lives, and I honestly think we need to see more modern muslim influencers in America. I wish I’d had more access to bloggers like you when I was much younger and still didn’t really understand where I fit in, in this country/society (My parents are strict Muslims and all my cousins are Hijabi’s and I am not). Lastly, I’ve always appreciated how you use your twitter to speak up on political/social issues, i.e. black lives matter. I started following you for makeup tutorials and ended up getting so much more. Just wanted to let you know the influence you’ve had on a fellow sister.

    P.s. Congratulations again on becoming a mom, she is absolutely GORGEOUS Masha’Allah!

    IG: Um.rocky

    *sorry for submitting this twice but the typos were killing me girl!

  168. Loreal alvarado
    September 14, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Omgg some of those really are must haves!! I have an almost 1 year old on the 30th and im expecting my second 😍😍

  169. Minnelle
    September 14, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    She is such a doll and you created a beautiful nursery!
    IG:
    Minnellek

  170. Sehresh malik
    September 15, 2017 / 4:39 am

    You have covered all the items in the detail so much and it’ll be so easy now to pick and choose for myself since im 7 months. Your blog is so descriptive, loved reading it. (IG sehrib)

  171. Sunji
    September 15, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Hi Irene,

    I’m a expecting mom to be this January and I’m loving your all your posts because it’s making it so much easier for me, so thank you so much for that. I love that I’ve been following you since the beginning because we shared the love for makeup and is both being Bengali and now that I’m becoming a mom Insh’Allah I can still follow your picks and recommendation. This giveaway falls in the perfect time when I need a pick me up so thank you for doing this!

    IG: mrs_hasan
    💜

  172. Anisha
    September 15, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Literally howwwww am I so obsessed with your mom-life when I don’t even have a man 😭😂 Documenting all of this is going to be SO awesome for Iya to look back on one day – she’s one lucky girl to have you as a mommy. ❤️❤️ IG: anishajain

  173. Sharae Matanane
    September 15, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    This is so axorable!

    @sharaemonique_

  174. Gigi
    September 18, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Thank you for this post and congratulations to you and your beautiful family MashAllah! I just want to share as a mom of a now 4yo girl that it gets easier and to enjoy every moment of the baby stage, even as overwhelming as it may be. It’s a blessed and special time and makes up a very short period of your life. Also, one of my baby favorites is any and all Bumbleride full size strollers. I def do not work or get paid by them but wanted to share how much love their eco-friendly and very high quality strollers. They are simply the best! xx

  175. Khadija
    October 8, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Hi Irene! When you wear Iya around the house or out and about…which item is it? Looks like a grey type of material I see you wearing on Instagram stories. I Was looking for a mention of it in this post but didn’t see it. I need something other then our baby bjorn to wear my daughter so I have my hands free to do a few things here and there. Thanks love. Xx

    • October 8, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      I have the baby k’tan carrier :) its so great!! Really great for travel too because I can just walk through the metal detector with her on and manage my stuff hands free

      • Khadija
        October 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

        Thank you SO much, I’m ordering it right now :) xx

      • khadija
        October 10, 2017 / 10:21 am

        Do you find that you need to use the sash that comes with it for extra support?

        • October 10, 2017 / 10:44 pm

          If I’m being lazy and sitting at my desk I don’t always use it but it’s much more comfortable with it – it takes all the weight off your back.

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