You Did It! Now Let's Talk Postpartum (and other fun stuff)

newly postpartum mum holding newborn

Congratulations, mamma! You birthed a tiny human (or maybe a couple!). You're a superhero, a champion, and possibly feeling like you haven't slept since the invention of the snooze button. But fear not, because this glorious adventure called postpartum comes with its own set of essentials – and they're not all about the baby (although, let's be honest, most things will revolve around that little miracle for a while).

First Things First: The Down There Lowdown

Let's face it, childbirth can be a bit of a battlefield down south. Luckily for you, we have compiled a kit known as our Postpartum Recovery Pack  (that will be back in stock soon); this has been curated for any new mum: bamboo maternity pads and disposable pants - think of them as comfy sweatpants for your lady bits. Gel Breast Pads for soothing your nipples and Bamboo Dry Wipes for any new mum spills – trust us, you’ll thank us later.

How to handle the postpartum stage?

1. Hygiene and Cleanliness Check-List
  • Disposable Undies: The ultimate unspoken postpartum product. Disposable undies are your new best friend; comfort them like the superheroes they are. 
  • Peri Bottle: (a fancy name for a glorified squirt gun.) Your nether regions will thank you for this cooling, soothing mist. Think of it as a spa day for your lady bits, minus the cucumber slices.
  • Witch Hazel Pads: Nature's ibuprofen for down there. Apply liberally and freely. You're basically a warrior queen recovering from a battle, so feel free to channel your inner Xena.
  • Nursing Pads: Try our Washable Bamboo Nursing Pads. The reviews speak for themselves: “I used these nursing pads for both babies and found New Beginnings vastly superior compared to other reusable nursing pad brands. They are super soft and have great absorption” - Tamara.
  • Dry Shampoo: The secret weapon of new moms everywhere. Blast it in your roots, tousle your hair, and voila! Instant "I woke up like this".
  • Wet Wipes: Showering is glorious, but sometimes, a quick wipe-down is all you can manage. Wet wipes are your knights in shining armour (or should we say, shining cleanliness?). 
new beginnings flat lay of postpartum pack

2. Tame the Ice Age

Ice packs are about to become a necessity during the postpartum period. Stock up on those bad boys because they'll be your go-to for reducing swelling (hello, postpartum lady lumps) and soothing soreness (because, well, childbirth).

Pro Tip: Invest in some reusable ice packs—the environment will thank you, and you won't have to explain the suspicious amount of frozen peas chilling in your freezer.

3. Hydration Hero

Picture this: you're feeding the baby, and suddenly, your throat feels like the Sahara Desert. Enter the giant water bottle. It will keep you hydrated (breastfeeding is thirsty work!)

4. The Snack Attack Survival Kit

Let's be honest; those late-night cravings won't magically disappear just because you gave birth. Especially if you're breastfeeding. Stock your pantry with easy-to-grab, one-handed snacks (think granola bars, trail mix, and those delicious lactation cookies everyone raves about). Bonus points if they're mess-free – because who has time to clean up rogue Fruit Loops right now?

new beginnings maternity pads

5. Embrace the Comfy

Oversized tees, Disposable pants, and Maternity Pads are going to be your new uniform. Think of it as your superhero cape, minus the cape (because laundry, am I right?). Invest in some comfy nursing bras and easy-access pyjamas (because those middle-of-the-night feedings are a marathon, not a sprint). Our Diamond Maternity Bra has received rave reviews: "The best maternity bra I have used, supportive but comfortable. I now have all the colours. Wish I knew about them for my first child!” - Aimee B.

6. The Mental Health Must-Haves

Postpartum is a whirlwind of emotions. Download some calming meditation apps, keep a journal to vent your frustrations (or shower the world with love for your little one), and don't be afraid to ask for help. Remember, mamma, you're not in this alone.

The Final Word

This list is a starting point. Every mother's needs are unique. Talk to your doctor or midwife for personalised recommendations, and don't hesitate to ask for help whenever needed. This postpartum journey is a wild ride but incredibly rewarding. With the right essentials (and a healthy dose of humour), you'll conquer it like the champion you are. So stock up, laugh a little (even if it's at yourself in the mirror with giant ice packs strapped to your lady bits), and embrace the beautiful chaos of motherhood!