The Gift of Healing: Our Postpartum Recovery Essentials

By Frida Mom

What every new mom really wants

Given the choice between gifting a swaddle blanket in a cool print or a box of padsicles, most friends and family are definitely going to go with the blanket. That’s why so many moms are taking recovery into their own hands, and putting together DIY postpartum kits for their bathroom, bedside, or anywhere in the home they’ll be hunkering down post-baby. We love that moms are making their own postpartum recovery a priority. And we really love that sisters, friends, vag of honors are doing it for them. But we still want it to be an easy process, which is why Frida Mom has your gifting covered with all the postpartum essentials in a simple 5-step recovery regimen that also comes in a one-shop kit.

Give the kit with s%*t she actually needs

We can appreciate the DIY mindset, but why make gifting more difficult? So take all those postpartum recovery items you were adding to that gift basket and replace them all with the Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit. This kit has everything mom will need to make her first few days and weeks of postpartum recovery as comfortable as possible.

The kit includes the Upside Down Peri Bottle, Disposable Postpartum Underwear (4 pairs to be exact), Instant Ice Maxi Pads (4 pads), Witch Hazel Cooling Pad Liners (1 pack of 24 liners), and Witch Hazel Healing Foam (1 bottle). And it all comes packaged in a storage caddy for wherever she sets up her Postpartum Base Camp. She doesn’t want to be searching around in the dark at 3 a.m. looking for an icicle pad or witch hazel liner to put out her hemorrhoid fire, as you might know. Having everything she needs for a smooth postpartum recovery within reach at all times will be a lifesaver, and her vagina will thank you. The best part is, when she's gone through her stash, everything in the kit can be easily and individually replenished. Basically, her kit will always be brimming.

The best baby shower gift for any mom-to-be.

When it comes to baby showers, most people tend to focus on the baby. All the stuff parents put on their registries is important, obviously, but if you’ve been down this road or are looking for gift ideas that focus on mom, one of the best baby shower gift ideas we’ve ever seen was a repurposed bar cart-turned-postpartum-care station. There’s a little DIY involved (we know, we said to skip the DIY mindset but this is decor-related) - maybe a coat of paint or two to match the bathroom decor. But you can fill the shelves and baskets with everything mom will need as she recovers from bringing that baby earth side.

If you want to go above and beyond to keep her caddy or cart fully stocked for around four to six weeks of recovery, you’ll want to include an Upside Down Peri Bottle for keeping it clean down there or gentle C-section incision cleansing, a few boxes (8 pairs per box) of Disposable Postpartum Undies (boyshort cut for vaginal deliveries, high-waist briefs for C-section recovery), several boxes (8 pads in each box) of Instant Ice Maxi Pads for immediate cold therapy where she needs it most, a pack or two of the Witch Hazel Perineal Cooling Pad Liners and a bottle or two of the Witch Hazel Perineal Healing Foam for vag-to-tush and hemorrhoid care. To really top it off, add in a few tubes (7 tablets per tube) of the Sitz Bath Tablets to take her sitz bath to the no-mess, zero prep next level in the days following delivery.

Postpartum recovery isn’t glamorous, and it’s far from easy. While we can’t wave a magic wand and make hemorrhoids disappear or perineal tears heal immediately, we can give moms all the tools they’ll need to tackle their recovery with confidence and comfort. Because raising a human requires feeling like a human.

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