October 19, 2022

Top 10 Postpartum Recovery Essentials

As new moms, we tend to focus on preparing for the baby’s arrival so we tend to overlook the prep work for postpartum recovery. As a first-time mom, I found myself being sent home from the hospital and scrambling to place an Amazon order for my postpartum supplies. After having 3 babies, I’m sharing my top 10 postpartum recovery essentials with you.

top 9 postpartum recovery essentials
  1. Peri Bottle
    Frida Mom’s Peri Bottle is perfectly designed to rinse off your vag while also keeping your hand out of the toilet. It’s the perfect way to refresh yourself.
  2. Instant Ice Maxi Pads
    Frida Mom combined an ice pack and a pad. These are perfect postpartum to help reduce pain and swelling.
  3. Pads, Depends and/or Disposable Underwear
    Postpartum bleeding can be intense. I love how comfortable Frida Mom’s disposable undies are! I also loved ditching undies and pads altogether and just using depends! It was a game-changer!
  4. Perineal Cooling Pad Liners (24 witch hazel liners)
    Frida Mom’s Cooling Pad Liners provide instant relief and the best part is, they are the length of a pad! So easy to use!
  5. Perineal Healing Foam
    Frida Mom’s Perineal Foam helps to reduce pain and swelling. Simply apply on top of the cooling liners and pull up those depends or undies.
  6. Nursing Pads
    If you’re nursing, your milk supply is all over the place. I loved these reusable nursing pads to catch any leakage.
  7. Breast Pump And Breast Milk Storage Bags
    Most of my milk supply came from early postpartum days. Having milk storage bags on hand helps reduce waste!
  8. Hatch Sound Machine
    I love the Hatch Sound Machine because it is both a night light and a sound machine. Having a night light during nighttime feeds is super important for me.
  9. Haakaa Pump
    The Haakaa is great for catching milk from the non-feeding breast. Rather than being absorbed by your nursing pad, the bottle catches the leakage and you can store it for future use!
  10. Water Bottle
    Water. With nursing, not only are you thirsty alllll day long, but being properly hydrated helps your milk supply. I live with a water bottle on my nightstand as well.

Hopefully, this list will help you make sure that you’re prepared for an easy recovery during this next transition.

If you need help packing your diaper bag, head on over to read about my Newborn Diaper Bag Essentials.

xo,

Melanie Amparo Photography
Tampa, Florida
Birth, Newborn, Maternity Photographer
www.MelanieAmparo.com