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 ways to rock postpartum, check out these 9 genius postpartum DIY hacks you’ve got to know!
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Transform Any Bra into a Nursing Bra
Transform any bra into a nursing bra with this nifty hack. It only takes about 5 minutes and you’ll save so much money. No more unappealing granny maternity bras; this is a definite must-try hack!
DIY Reusable Cloth Nursing Pads
Courtesy The DIY Mommy
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.
Breastfeeding Boobie Balm
Courtesy My Little Me
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!
Courtesy Life with My Littles
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.
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DIY Moby Wrap for $5
Courtesy Jeannine Ross
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!
DIY Padsicles for Pain Relief and Faster Healing
Courtesy Pretty Providence
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!
Take a Sitz Bath
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 written a whole article about its benefits because I love it so much!
Mood-Boosting Anxiety Essential Oil Spray
Courtesy Mother Rising Birth
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.
DIY Nursing Pillow and Slipcover
Sew your own nursing pillow with this easy tutorial. Not only is a great way to support the baby during nursing, it acts as awesome back support!
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