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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds reportedly welcomed their third child earlier this summer, with the Deadpool actor sharing the first photo of the newborn (though with an annotated smiley face to protect her privacy) on Thursday.
Moments later and Lively has further delighted followers by revealing just which baby products have guided her through the stages of pregnancy and motherhood.
Sharing a previously unseen photograph of herself pregnant, Lively said she has teamed up with Amazon for the sponsored post ‘because my friends are popping out kids and I’m sick of having to type up a new “must have” list each time’.
‘I’m not that good of a friend,’ the Gossip Girl actress joked.
On the registry’s page, Lively says she understands that being a new parent can be overwhelming but with each child – Lively and Reynolds now have three children – you learn more.
Lively has split the products into eight sections, ranging from ‘diapering’ to ‘feeding’ to ‘nursery’, there’s also a section for mum’s where the 32-year-old listed her must-have basics and treats for new mums:
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But one section which particularly caught our eye was the baby’s library, filled with cute yet important books about feminism, race and diversity which Lively and Reynolds read to their daughters.
‘I read an article with an incredible list of kids books that have representation and help to show children many different experiences and perspectives,’ Lively explains. ‘I was so excited that I went on Amazon and ordered every book on the list. This is just a small selection. It’s been fulfilling for me as well because I didn’t grow up with these books so I’m getting to read them and learn along with my children. We are never too old to learn.’
The collaboration between Lively and the company also supports the Child Rescue Coalition, an international nonprofit organisation which enables law enforcement to track, arrest and prosecute child predators and rescue children.
Last month, it was reported that Lively and Reynolds had made a generous donation of millions to to organisations protecting migrant children who had been separated from their parents in the US.