To assist with the irritation and chafing that can result from breastfeeding, Bawdy’s Nipple & Areola Stick combines moisturizing marula oil, soothing honey, and anti-inflammatory chamomile to help heal chapped skin. The Lansinoh TheraPearl Breast Therapy Pack can be used cold or hot: Pop each gel pack in the freezer then use it to soothe swollen or irritated nipples, or warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds and place it on breasts to help get the milk flowing.
The ever-changing body of a new mom is a lot for anyone to wrap their head around. No matter where they are in their journey, there’s likely one commonality between them — comfort is key. One of the upsides to this new indoor living reality that we’re all settling into is that it’s created a boom in cozy loungewear offerings. Soft and stretchy fabric like the Hatch Cashmere Joggers or the incredibly luxe Naked Cashmere Ynes Robe will make getting up in the middle of the night for feedings a bit more pleasant.
A proper night’s sleep may feel like a distant memory for new mamas, but there is light at the end of the no-snooze tunnel. In the meantime, catch a quick nursing nap with the Ostrich Original Napping Pillow. It may look silly, but it triples as a traditional pillow, neck pillow, and light-blocking eye mask in one.
Or you can always help her fake a good night’s rest with the Peter Thomas Roth Hydra-Gel Eye Patch Party. The set includes three full-size jars of eye patches that have ingredients like hydrating hyaluronic acid and caffeine to help reduce puffiness, and moisturizing glycerin and arnica to minimize dark circles.
If resting just isn’t happening for the new mama, they may find it soothing to take a new hobby. The We Are Knitters Dragonfly Baby Blanket Knitting Kit may be just the thing to keep them busy as their baby naps.
When it comes to essentials for the baby, many new moms are usually pretty set. It’s those other more random but practical items that they’ll find a need for and won’t have on hand. That’s where you come in. You may be familiar with the traditional purpose of a bidet, but there’s also some post-partum relief that it can offer. According to Tushy, the cooling stream of water that comes from their version offers some post-delivery soothing for swelling and hemorrhoids. Jessica Shepard, a Chicago-based OB-GYN, says that while hot and cold packs or witch hazel pads are preferred for hemorrhoid soothing, a bidet “can be useful for irritation relief by soaking the area periodically when aggravated.” And when drugstore runs are just out of the question, they can check razors off of their to-buy list thanks to the Athena Club The Razor Kit, which offers a choice of deliveries every three, six, or nine-month on razor head refills.
Speaking of store runs, the Bloomscape Edible Garden Savory Herbs Collection is a nice alternative to a farmer’s market selection and can be picked right at home. If mom and baby have to head outdoors for any reason, they’ll want to have the Simple Satch Gold Star Belt Bag in tow. It not only helps mom keep her hands free, but there’s a very useful compartment for easy access to sanitizing wipes that’ll make quick cleanings easy breezy.
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