Sometimes it is hard to remember that you have to heal after child birth. We are so wrapped up in caring for our new, delicate baby, that we tend to push our needs to the side. Below you will find some helpful postpartum items to ease your after birth healing.
Reusable Water Bottle
Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, staying hydrated is important. Your body goes through a lot during delivery! Choosing a cute reusable water bottle or cup helps me stay on top of my hydration. My favorite is a 32 ounce Hydroflask. If you are breastfeeding, staying hydrated is extra important. As it helps aid in the production of milk for your little one.
Stocking a rolling feeding cart can be a big help for postpartum, especially during middle of the night feedings. Choosing a cart on wheels is an extra bonus, because you can easily move it around the house. Whether you are breastfeeding or formula feeding, there are plenty of necessities to add! Burp cloths, pacifiers, diapers, bottles of water, snacks, and the like are great things to have at your disposal. Pinterest is swarming with great ideas on what to stock and how to organize a cart.
Just like your new baby, you’ll be wearing diapers after birth. Personally, disposable underwear was so helpful during my recovery. No ruined undergarments or concerns with leaking through your clothes. Typically, the hospital will supply all new moms with mesh disposable underwear during your stay and to take home. However, there are many different options to choose from at your local grocery store, if you did not like the ones provided by the hospital.
Tucks Pads and Dermaplast
Many moms swear by these two products for postpartum recovery. Simply line your disposable underwear or maxi pad with the Tucks pads and spray yourself with the Dermaplast as needed. Some women prep pads before delivery with Tucks and put them in the freezer for extra relief! Both of these products are typically available at your hospital, so no need to buy them beforehand!
Postpartum recovery can be hard. Prior to delivery, try to set yourself up to have an easy transition home from the hospital. Once you are home, all your focus will be on your new baby, so having things prepared for mom is a huge help!