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Transform Your Postpartum Healing: Essential Tools for New Moms

Postpartum healing essentials

Hello lovely mamas! 🌸

Bringing a new life into the world is an incredible journey, and having a well-organized postpartum rolling cart can make those first few weeks much easier. Let’s dive into my favorite postpartum items, organized by shelves, to keep you and your little one happy and healthy.

Ningxia Red, a superfood supplement for postpartum health.

Top Shelf: Breastfeeding Essentials for Postpartum

First and foremost, breastfeeding is a beautiful bonding experience, but it can come with its own set of challenges. Here are my top shelf must-haves to make your breastfeeding journey smoother:

  1. Nursing Pads – To begin with, keep your clothes dry and comfortable with reusable nursing pads. Organic ones are our fav to recommend!
  2. Nipple Cream – Soothe sore nipples with a natural, nourishing cream. I love making a roller bottle using Young Living’s Fennel + Basil Essential Oil mixed with coconut oil.
  3. Breast Pump – Whether you’re pumping regularly or just to relieve engorgement, a good breast pump is a lifesaver. Make sure to grab a Haaka for a small portable compact hand pump to use on the go
  4. Milk Storage Bags – Store your liquid gold safely and efficiently. Our personal favorite is the Boob Cube. The Boob Cube is a simple,  sustainable, and reusable storage system that’s better for baby and the planet. Bye bye plastic bags! Use our code Dfchiro10 to save 10%.
  5. Water Bottle – Staying hydrated is crucial so keep a large water bottle handy to remind yourself to drink plenty of water. Add electrolytes like LMNT to make sure you are properly hydrated. 
  6. Healthy Snacks – Breastfeeding can make you ravenous! Have easy-to-grab snacks like nuts, granola bars, and beef sticks within reach.
  7. Ningxia Red – Finally, have Ningxia Red on hand to ensure you’re giving your body the nourishment it needs to keep up with the demands of motherhood. Cheers to feeling your best, mama!

Middle Shelf: Postpartum Healing Essentials

Next, your body needs some TLC after childbirth. Stock your middle shelf with these healing essentials to support your recovery:

Bowl filled with essential oils, including panaway, lavender and frankincense.
  1. Peri Bottle – For gentle cleansing after using the bathroom.
  2. Claraderm – Soothe and heal with a warm, relaxing sitz bath infused with healing herbs.
  3. Postpartum Pads – Ensure comfort and protection with extra-absorbent postpartum pads.
  4. Natural Pain Relief – Keep natural pain relief options like arnica cream or Young Living’s PanAway Essential Oil blend handy.
  5. Postpartum Undies – Invest in high-waisted, comfortable underwear that supports and doesn’t irritate.
  6. Essential Oils – Lavender and Frankincense oils can be great for relaxation and healing. Diffuse them or use them in your sitz bath.
Young Living's Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream, natural and safe for baby's skin.

Bottom Shelf: Newborn Care Essentials 

Finally, your little one requires special attention during the postpartum period. Therefore, here are the baby care essentials that you should include on your bottom shelf:

  1. Diaper Cream – Prevent diaper rash and keep your baby’s skin moisturized with a natural diaper cream. We recommend Young Living’s Seedlings Diaper Rash Cream, which is free from harmful ingredients like lanolin and petrolatum.
  2. Thermometer – Keep an accurate thermometer in your cart to monitor your baby’s temperature. Automatic ones are best for ease of use.
  3. Keep Calm Roller Bottle – Keep a roller ball filled with our Keep Calm essential oil blend on hand to naturally calm and soothe your baby during stressful times.
  4. Clothing – Have soft, comfortable clothing at hand for your baby including onesies, socks, hats, and mittens. Organic cotton clothing is best for a newborn’s delicate skin.
  5. Organic Wipes – Make sure to grab a pack of organic, fragrance-free wipes for gentle and non-toxic cleaning of your baby’s bottom.
  6. Hand Sanitizer – Keep your hands clean and germ-free with a gentle, chemical-free hand sanitizer. We recommend Thieves Hand Sanitizer.

Creating a well-organized postpartum cart can make a significant difference in your recovery journey. Stock up on these essentials to ensure you and your baby are comfortable and cared for during this special time. Remember, every mama’s journey is unique, so feel free to customize your cart to fit your needs!

Are you looking for healthcare providers who CARE and really listen to you? Check out this blog post and find holistic options in the Raleigh area!

For a deeper dive into the crucial postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester, visit our detailed guide on Postpartum: The Fourth Trimester.

For personalized care and support during your postpartum recovery and for your newborn, consider booking an appointment with us. Visit our Contact Us page to schedule your session today. Stay informed and take the best care of yourself and your baby during this special time!

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