Becoming a mother is one of life’s greatest joys. And why not? Welcoming your very own child into this world gets any mom excited; thus the splurge on newborn clothes, toys and shoes even when they can’t sit on their own yet.
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So you’ve got everything your baby needs all ready and waiting for you to pop but have you completed your list yet? Or maybe, a better question is, have you ever made a list of what you’ll need after giving birth? If not, here is our list of 10 things every new mom needs.
We cannot stress how much of a life-saver these mists are! But we’re doing it anyway. Perineum spray should soothe and cool you down there and there are actually lots of perineum spray recipes you can try like Passionate Homemaking’s. The most important ingredient? Witch hazel!
Or, if you’re too busy and/or anxious to make one, we highly recommend Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Spray, guaranteed to work like a charm.
Because you’ll be on them for the first few months or so, it is important that you get quality maternity pads for yourself. We love Natracare New Mother Natural Maternity Pads with its organic cotton cover. Even better is that these pads are compostable, made from over 91% renewable materials, chlorine-free and GMO-free!
Your stretched and sore muscles down there deserve some loving. Bath salts will do just that, while calming your nerves too! Love & Tea Company Postpartum Healing Sitz Bath perfectly does that job.
You will soon say hello to stretch marks, now that the bun’s out of the oven. And although there’s no proven way to vanish those tiger stripes of yours, one can lighten them by moisturizing.
There’s nothing like a good massage after the exhaustive work of bringing a child into this world. Try Babytime! Mom & Baby Probiotic Massage Serum which is also safe to use on newborns. Months from now, we’re sure you’ll still love it for baby massage!
Revitalize and relax with a cup of tea. Love & Tea Company has Organic Herbal Loose Leaf New Mama Rejuvenation Tea, especially formulated to help restore and nurture the new mom.
Of course, your rejuvenation journey won’t be complete without something to munch on. And there’s nothing healthier than a snack which is not only delicious but also boosts milk supply. Check out Milkmakers Cookies for irresistible mommy treats.
Breastfeeding is natural but we can’t guarantee it will be pain-free. So unless you’re pretty sure your little one latches fine, you’d want to have something to hold on to in times of problems. Get Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter instead of Lanolin. No need to wash it off before breastfeeding!
A not yet established milk supply is bound to get someone wet and milky. Waking up in the middle of the night with your top all wet, triggering your letdown reflex after hearing a baby cry… these are all normal. What you need is something thin, comfortable, and super absorbent to soak up your excess milk. If you’re looking for something reusable, we can vouch for BabyKicks.
Don’t expect your tummy’s size to be back to normal right after you’ve given birth. In general, it takes 6-8 weeks for your uterus to shrink in size, notes BabyCenter.com. In the meantime, you can wear a postpartum belt to help straighten your spine and to provide adaptable compression and support for your abdomen, like Bellefit Postpartum Girdle.
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