The Mum Tribe Loves: Haakaa
Updated: Aug 31
Haakaa has gained somewhat of a cult following over the years, and rightfully so. Their silicone breast pumps are the top of "things you should definitely get" lists for new mothers, and initially I was a little skeptical. But having chatted to a few other mums, I decided to buy one.
And so my love affair with the Haakaa brand began. I'm going to rave about a couple of different Haakaa products here, both of which have been game changers for me as a new mum. Haakaa is a New Zealand family-owned brand, and you can purchase a bunch of their products on The Mum Tribe shop!
Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump
The Haakaa silicone breast pump is made of 100% food grade silicone, and is the PERFECT pump for the new mum. It works on basic suction, and is designed to catch the letdown of the other breast when you're feeding your baby.
While it's not technically a 'pump', you can build up a pretty respectable freezer stash using the Haakaa. It's small and discreet, so you can easily slip it into your handbag for relieving engorgement when you're out and about. With no pumping action, it is silent as well! Amazing.
If your body is used to pumping, you'll probably find it even easier as a pump. For me, my body doesn't really respond to any kind of pump (can't trick it!) but I find my Haakaa is perfect for morning feeds when I have a lot of leakage from the opposite breast. I'll catch the milk and use it that day. I could quite as easily freeze the milk though.
Haakaa Baby Nail Care Tool
Alright, so who dreads cutting their little one's nails!? It is one of the most TERRIFYING parts of being a mother, having to cut those teeny tiny little nails. I made my husband do it. Until one day he clipped out daughter's thumb. She cried for a minute and was fine, but I was scarred for life. That day I went out and bought one of these babies.
It's basically a battery operated nail file, with a bunch of different pads suitable for different stages of nail strength. It's oh-so-gentle, and will stop if it is pressed into skin. It even comes with metal filing fittings for your nails!
Even if your child is a little bit squirmy, you'll still be able to keep their nails short without the stress. Seriously mamas, you've gotta try this one out!
More from Haakaa
Haakaa have recently been expanding their range to include awesome eco-friendly storage solutions, like these Silicone storage containers. I've got a few for storing our solids because I don't seem to be able to make small enough quantities!