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9 Genius Postpartum DIY Hacks Every New Mom Has to Know
August 2, 2018
Baby has arrived and you’re busy catering to his or her every need. A mom’s postpartum journey comes with a ton of new challenges. There’s sleepless nights, hourly feedings, sore nips, and of course the down under healing. But despite it all, we are amazing at it.
If you’re a new mom looking for more ways to rock postpartum, check out these 9 genius postpartum DIY hacks every new mom has to know.
If you’re a breastfeeding mommy, you know you rip through your disposable nursing pad stash JUST LIKE THAT. Instead of wasting money replenishing your supply, make your own stash of washable nursing pads! These are so easy to make and will save you so much money. Plus, they are super absorbent, if not more so than the disposables.
Oftentimes with breastfeeding, especially for first time moms, baby will latch incorrectly causing sore, dry, and cracked nipples. Nipple balm is awesome for protecting the skin and allowing it to heal faster. Jenny hits the nail straight on the head with her easy recipe for boobie balm. All 3 natural ingredients are essential for a nipple’s well-being!
Getting milk supply up can be a stressful task for moms. Besides drinking a lot of water before and after breastfeeding, lactation cookies are a great way to boost milk supply. Brewers’ yeast, flax seed, and whole oats all do wonders for lactation as they contain vitamins such as iron, zinc, protein, B vitamins, chromium, selenium and various other trace minerals. With the multitude of vitamins and minerals, these cookies are amazing for mom as well. Feel better from the inside out with these amazing white chocolate cranberry cookies.
Finally get household chores done with the aid of a baby wrap! Baby wearing is a great way to bond with your baby while also tuning a mom’s sense to baby’s hunger cues. Babies who are worn tend to cry less and are better at regulating their internal breathing, heart rate, and temperature. Baby wraps can cost upwards of $40-60. Make your own with this easy DIY from Jeannine. Customize the fabric to fit your style and make multiples in case of spill-ups!
Give your postpartum lady bits some extra TLC with homemade padsicles. Made with cooling aloe vera and inflammatory-controlling witch hazel and lavender, these DIY padsicles are a true life-saver. Prepare a bunch and stock up!
This wonderful blend of herbs and sea salt soothes and relaxes while promoting healing. If you don’t have sea salt, you can use epsom salt instead. I’ve wrote a whole article about its benefits because I love it so much!
Lindsey’s blend of geranium and tangerine work together to lift mood and alleviate depression. 10 drops of tangerine and 5 drops of geranium is all it takes for a super soothing body or room spray. Add vodka or alcohol to extend shelf life.