8 Unmentioned Postpartum Items You Need

By Yanna

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The first month after giving birth is the hardest, especially for first-time moms who don't know what to expect.  There are plenty of blogs out there that gives you advice on how to cope with being a new mother, newborns, etc.  However, I'm here to tell you the tools you will need that can help you out when returning home after giving birth. 

 
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Personal Lidded Trash Can

After giving birth vaginally, you may bleed for a while.  When you're at the hospital in your bathroom you will have a trash can specifically for those blood pads. You should want the same for yourself at home. You want the garbage to be lidded to block the odors.  I recommend changing your trash bin at the end of every day. 

https://www.target.com/p/sterilite-174-ultra-click-top-153-28-qt-wastebasket/-/A-13673967#lnk=sametab

 

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Pop Socket Phone Mount

I don't know about you all, but my phone tends to slip out of my hand 100 times a day.   Whether you like to be on your cellphone personally or navigate through your baby feeding tracker, you should always be cautious of things falling on your baby. To prevent your phone from slipping out of your had during feedings and or any other life duties I recommend a pop socket phone mount.

https://www.target.com/p/popsockets-cell-phone-grip-and-stand-black/-/A-52176857#lnk=sametab

 

Exfoliator Cloth/ Exfoliating Facial Scrub/Pad

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After I gave birth to BOTH of my sons, I had semi-dry skin on my stomach and arms.  An exfoliator cloth/pad is a great way to keep your skin looking fresh and moisturized.

https://www.target.com/p/the-bathery-174-exfoliating-bath-cloth/-/A-15024837#lnk=sametab

 

Lidded Coffee Cup

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If you are a coffee or tea drinker a newborn/infant will distract you (in a loving way) so much it'll make your hot drink cold in seconds.  I LOOVVEE my lidded ceramic coffee cup.  With the lid, it keeps my tea/coffee warm a lot longer. You can always use a travel mug if you prefer.

https://www.target.com/p/clay-art-174-9oz-porcelain-tumbler-with-lid-green/-/A-52235165#lnk=sametab

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Lip Scrub

There's something about postpartum that dries us, mothers, out.  It is crucial as a new mom no to let yourself go completely. Tending to your baby is way more important than applying makeup or wearing your best outfits.  But you have to take care of yourself (appearance) as well.

https://www.target.com/p/chapstick-total-hydration-lip-scrub-0-27oz/-/A-51392534#lnk=sametab

(or use brown sugar and honey)

 

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Plush Backrest Pillow

If you don't have one of those super fancy baby rockers or if you like to feed while sitting in your bed. This plush backrest pillow comes in handy for bed feedings.  Don't forget your boppy pillow for the baby!

https://www.target.com/p/plush-bedrest-throw-pillow-room-essentials-153/-/A-51589013#lnk=sametab&preselect=51572270

 

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Energy Saving Night Light

I prefer an energy saving night light because it's energy saving and because it turns on and off on its own.  This light comes in handy for late night checks and feedings.  Therefore, you don't have to turn on a room light.

https://www.target.com/p/energizer-led-automatic-night-light/-/A-14482581#lnk=sametab

 

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Lidded Water Cup
There is something about postpartum, along with breastfeeding that will have you parched. I always keep a water bottle on my bedside.  I prefer lidded cup because of the possibility of it being knocked over at night and to keep dust and bugs out. 

https://www.target.com/p/camelbak-eddy-water-bottle-75l/-/A-51281138#lnk=sametab&preselect=15041155

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