Let's be honest... There is nothing pretty about postpartum life- other than your precious baby of course. Between the bleeding, the stitches (maybe even staples), the exploding and engorged breasts, and the swelling in more regions than one, your body after having a baby is definitely in need of some care. Whether you had a c-section or delivered vaginally, here are 5 postpartum products that are sure to help you get back to feeling (semi) like your old self again.
Fridet the Momwasher by Fridababy
This perfectly designed peri bottle tops even the nicest of hospital peri bottles. With it's angled neck, it makes it that much easier to clean up that baby exit postpartum. Just fill it up with clean water, angle it, squeeze and let your Fridet do the rest. Not only is it lightweight and easy to transport with its small size and included travel bag, but it's easy to clean as well. Just disassemble it and wash with warm water and soap.
Currently on amazon.com, Fridet the Momwasher is listed for $14.99 with dazzling reviews. With 80% of users rating it 5 out of 5 stars, it is definitely not lacking in its efficacy. One reviewer says "I had doubts whether this was worth the $15 purchase price when they give you a free peri bottle at the hospital, but let me tell you -- IT IS!! The angled head makes it so much easier to reach your tender bits, but the real selling point is that the head has 10 tiny holes (instead of just the 1 big one on a traditional peri bottle) so it's more of a "gentle shower" feeling than a single harsh squirt, if that makes sense" and we couldn't agree more!
GET IT HERE: Fridet the Momwasher
Breast Therapy Pads by Pacasso
Whether you plan to breastfeed or have decided against it, the chances are pretty good that your breasts will still become engorged 3-5 days postpartum (thank you, hormones!). Whether or not you want to put that milk to use is dependent on you and your baby but the girls will definitely be feeling sore, swollen and in need of some TLC. Breast Therapy Pads, such as these ones by Pacasso on amazon.com, make the days of engorgement a little more bearable.
Not only are these breast gel pads made with food-safe materials and are BPA free, but they are also made for women of all breast sizes. The gels pads also come with an antiseptic cloth cover made from bamboo fabric that helps prevent hot and cold burns. What's most interesting about these breast gel pads is that they work while simultaneously using a pump! So you can get the relief you need while still reaping the benefits of the hot/cold therapy. Priced at $12.99 on amazon.com, these gel pads have a 67% 5 out of 5-star rating with many customers saying how much they love the convenience, the quick heating and cooling times, and the softness of the covers.
GET IT HERE: Pacasso Breast Therapy Pads
Tucks Medicated Pads
One thing that most of us have to deal with postpartum are the dreaded hemorrhoids. Whether from pregnancy or from pushing, having hemorrhoids thrown into the mix of after-baby healing is the last thing you need or want. Thankfully, Tucks Medicated Pads are there to help soothe and heal that burning, swelling, and itching. With the use of witch hazel, Tucks pads make the healing process just that much quicker. They are ph-balanced, hypoallergenic and free of any dyes so they are gentle but very effective. With their cooling effect, they not only freshen things up but they help decrease the pain and discomfort associated with hemorrhoids.
GET IT HERE: Tucks Medicated Pads
HPA Lanolin Cream by Lansinoh
This product, if you plan on breastfeeding, is a MUST-have. The hardest part of breastfeeding is that first month where your nipples are tender, cracked and even bleeding while they learn to toughen up and while baby learns how to latch properly. Lansinoh's HPA Lanolin Cream helps to heal those blisters and cracks so you can reach your breastfeeding goals. It is 100% natural and is safe for baby to ingest. If you're hoping to breastfeed or are in the midst of learning, Lansinoh's HPA lanolin cream will become your best friend that you will bring wherever you go. Listed for $18.94 for a pack of two on amazon.com, we promise you that these little tubes of heaven are well worth it.
GET IT HERE: HPA Lanolin Cream
Earth Mama Belly Butter
If you were of the unlucky ones that now bears the tiger stripes of motherhood- yes, we mean stretch marks- this wonderful shea butter lotion is here to help. And although your stretch marks are beautiful because they show the creation of life, if you don't like how they look, Earth Mama's belly butter has your back (or should we say belly?). With its ability to be used during pregnancy and/or after, this cream helps soothe emerging and existing stretch marks making them less noticeable and more loveable.
Listed on amazon.com for $11.51, this 8oz bottle has minimal fragrance and contains no petroleum, mineral oil, parabens or artificial scents. Earth Mama takes pride in the safety of their natural products as well as their effectiveness. Don't take our word for how great this cream is though. Give it a try yourself! Just be prepared to fall in love.
GET IT HERE: Earth Mama Belly Butter
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