Prepare Your Postpartum Care Kit

Postpartum Essential Kit

Postpartum care for a new mom is not only about sleeping while your baby sleeps. It’s time to take care of yourself by soothing your sore bits to heal your body!  These are five natural items that belong in your own postpartum care kit to help you feel your best in the first six weeks after birth.

Organic Postpartum Pads

You can expect to bleed for several weeks after having a baby. Prepare yourself with several packs of organic maternity pads and a stack of comfy underwear. You’ll be changing your pads often to keep yourself clean while you heal, especially if you had your perineum tear during childbirth. Include at least one pack of postpartum pads in your hospital bag as you’ll most likely be expected to provide your own.

New Mama Bottom Spray

One of the surprises I had after my first labour was the inability to sit comfortably thanks to stitches in my perineum and haemorrhoids. But breastfeeding a hungry newborn means lots of sitting so finding relief was a must! Earth Mama Angel Baby New Mama Bottom Spray is a toxic-free, natural spray that soothes sore bits. It contains witch hazel extract which stings a bit upon contact before it reduces inflammation. This product is still part of my family’s natural first aid kit!

Natural Postpartum Care Kit For New Moms

Reusable Nursing Pads

After I started using cloth diapers I was a lot more open to the world of reusable personal products and switched to reusable bamboo and cotton breast pads like these Apple Cheeks Washable Nursing Pads. They are super soft, surprisingly absorbent, and didn’t leave sticky marks in my nursing bras.

Nipple Butter

Nursing a baby is hard work for your breasts and can lead to chapped nipples. Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Nipple Butter is lanolin-free with zero-toxins which means there is no need to wash it off your nipples before breastfeeding. Keep it close to where you’re nursing for a quick application after feeding your baby.

Booby Tubes

I’ll never forget when my milk came in the first few days after birth. Ouch! I ended up at the doctor’s office where I learned how to encourage let-down with warm compresses. I wish I had known about Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Booby Tubes which are 100% organic cotton shell and filled with all-natural flax seed. They can be warmed up or cooled down to help you with any breastfeeding pain that arises. The best part is that they are reusable!

You can purchase all your postpartum products through terra20’s CleanStart program. It’s a savings program for parents with children 0-5 to help you save money and make it easy to shop for eco-friendly gear for you and your babe.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by terra20. As a mom to two boys, 5 and 3, I use their CleanStart program myself! All opinions are my own.

15 Comments

  • Carissa Bonham says:

    That nipple butter is awesome. It’s great for chapped winter skin as well.

  • MindfullyfrugalMom says:

    I don’t have a newborn – my youngest is 5 – and I still keep the Nipple Butter in my purse! Great first aid for all sorts of skin irritation!

  • green4u says:

    I would add someone to help you at night so you can rest as much as possible… Just Kidding!! These are all great recommendations

    • Sara Vartanian says:

      That would be on the human resource list for postpartum moms! I think I’m still tired from waking up nights over a year ago! zzzzz

  • Lori Alper (Groovy Green Livin) says:

    I wish this post was around after my guys were born. Such great info and I love all the products-especially Earth Mama Angel Baby!

  • mindfulmicaela says:

    I wish I had known about all these products when my kids were babies. LOVE EMAB products!

  • Lisa (@retrohousewife5) says:

    This isn’t something I need but I passed it on to a friend that is pregnant. It seems like a great list and some great brands!

  • Organic Baby University says:

    Earth Mama Angel Baby is the best stuff on the planet. Even their diaper cream! We aren’t even in diapers and still keep it around for cuts and scrapes and rashes. It is like that miracle salve that grandma used to have!

  • Kate says:

    This is such a great and helpful post. I must say the postpartum care is not talked about a whole lot and at almost 6 months pregnant with my first baby I’m just discovering all of this! I love the earth mama angel baby brand too so I love that you included some of their products.

    • Sara Vartanian says:

      That’s so true! I found the time after baby there is a lot of info about babies but not about mom’s care. So glad you found this helpful (and EMAB does rock)!

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