@Rachel same I'm just guna be like pick a cupboard if its not there try the next one 😂 I've also got other 'rules' my other half thinks isn't happening cz I'll upset people but I'm like they will get over it I'm guna be in pain (c section) and sleep deprived
@Vicki yeah 1000% even just asking where things are I can’t be arsed with
@Rachel absolutely love this comment! I've already said to family you come to visit you are visiting I am not waiting on anyone after I have my c section help yourself to my kitchen but please wash your cups ect before you leave
Stick some sticky notes on your cupboard so when guest come they can find stuff easily I’m not dragging my battered body up to make aunty god knows a tea
@Lox help with the nipple pain after breast feeding definitely get cream and use it every time even if there not sore
One thing you should make sure you do, is have easy to make meals made up in the freezer, when you have baby you may not have the time or energy to cook a full meal everyday, but if you can grab something from the freezer the night before, defrost and quickly microwave it, then you are winning ☺️ Also plenty of breast pads and an expresser, for the first few weeks or so you are going to get regularly hard, full and leaky boobs. When your baby is on one boob, your other one will leak and they will leak while you sleep and do everyday things. Pads or pants for leaking down below. Easy access clothes and blankets, so your baby can feed anywhere, anytime.
Snacks! You’ll find you really can’t be bothered or have chance to make/eat a full meal so get lots of easy bits in that you can eat one handed
@Ellie love this! Yes I've already got one from IKEA and it's going to be so handy 😊 thank you!
Also breast pads. I used a box of disposable ones before I brought reusable ones. That was about right though as you will get through them while you’re supply is regulating. The reusable ones I found gave more coverage and were more absorbent.
Not for the body per say but I 100% recommend getting a rolling cart to keep diapers/pp care stuff etc it’s so much nicer to roll that stuff around with you room to room. We actually got 2 one for diapering/feeding and pumping stuff and one for my medicine and care and hobby stuff. I ended up having an emergency c section and my partner had to go back to work after 2 weeks so having everything I needed on a moving cart made life amazingly easy.
I honestly wouldn't waste your money on the bits marketed for post partum, they're expensive for what they are. I used an empty Lucozade sport bottle as a 'peri bottle', spritz your bits is actually advised against by midwives as well (I had some and only used it twice as it didn't do anything for me), so i used aloe Vera gel on maternity pads and popped in the freezer to take to hospital, then fridge once home and it was so soothing! Nipple pads to catch leaks from your boobs, nipple cream, hakkaa to catch milk from the breast you're not feeding from (I used to get loads that would have been wasted otherwise!)
I definitely recommend getting some nipple cream and using it regularly from after the first feed to help prevent the getting to saw. Also a hand pump that you can use to collect let down if you have an over supply when your milk comes in. I also took the starter pack bottles of formula in to hospital I only used on because I didn’t have enough colostrum to satisfy my first so he was feeding every 45 minutes and I couldn’t sleep without using it. I also used flannels to put under my boob when feeding because I had a strong let down when my milk came in and milk went everywhere. I recommend getting lots of flannels anyway if you wet them a freeze them you can use as a bit of an ice pack to help with pain in earlier contractions. Then I used them to help keep my clothes dry when feeding until my supply levelled out and I used the now to clean my toddler after meals at home.
@Rachel what do the nipple covers do ? X
Freda ice packs. Freda do a complete range of postpartum stuff I just bought the big box. silverettes nipple covers are suppose to be great for breast feeding
@Vicki I have rules too I’ll be to hormonal and snap other wise