It just so happens that when our loved ones are expecting a new arrival, many of us tend to buy gifts for the baby.
Shopping for adorable Wondersuits is extremely fun after all, and although we’d never admit it, every fun relative and friend would delight in winning the unofficial Best Baby Gift Award.
It’s much less common for an expectant mother to receive pressies ahead of their baby’s birth, but they really should! New mums are incredibly deserving of a little material TLC, because not only have they spent the last nine months carrying a growing baby, but the months that follow birth can be challenging, what with the recovery from birth, breastfeeding challenges and changes to the body.
That’s why this year, we’re giving the gift of postpartum care. OBGYN-approved and shipped to their door in beautiful, gift-ready packaging, these are the essentials that will win you brownie points this Christmas, all the while making mum’s adjustment that much easier.
Postpartum Recovery Kit
So often the focus for expectant mothers is on the birth, that the postpartum period can come as a bit of a shock. The body is put through its paces during birth, with up to 90% of women experiencing tears, as well as itching, soreness, swelling, and haemorrhoids.
So a new mum can keep their attention on the newborn bub, giving the gift of a postpartum recovery kit is one of the most helpful things you can do for them.
Kin’s Postpartum Recovery Kit includes everything mum needs — and nothing she doesn’t — to help heal the vagina and C-section scars and relieve discomfort after birth.
Including The Peri Bottle, The Mesh Panties, The Soothing Padsicles, and The Healing Foam, it’s the all-in-one regimen designed to clean, soothe, restore, and help healing mums focus on what’s in front of them.
Buy the Postpartum Recovery Kit, $119
It’s one of life’s most astounding natural processes, and yet most new mums experience problems breastfeeding.
From mastitis (which affects one in five) and cracked nipples to milk supply issues and sore, swollen breasts — there’s a heck of a lot to navigate, and it can be challenging for mums who are already dealing with a healing body, sleep deprivation, mood and hormone changes, the list goes on...
Kin’s Breastfeeding Essentials were designed to look after both mum and baby, and is comprised of three OBGYN-approved tools to help your loved one through Australia’s most common breastfeeding challenges: Undersupply, oversupply, blocked milk ducts, and engorgement.
It contains a breastfeeding-safe nipple balm made from a nourishing blend of natural ingredients; eco-friendly and absorbent breast pads; and the award-winning Lactamo Ball — a first-of-its-kind breast massager proven to improve breast milk quality whilst addressing common issues.
Buy the Breastfeeding Essentials, $85
We all need a little extra support, and while mum is lucky to have you emotionally, physically, she might need some backup.
Kin’s Belly Essentials bundle contains the supportive Belly Band, designed to hold up a growing tummy, keep mum balanced, and reduce strain on the back.
It has benefits when worn in pregnancy as well as postpartum, as it helps close abdominal muscles to help mum feel stronger, sooner.
The Nourishing Cream is the second essential to make up the bundle. It includes Shea Butter to maintain skin elasticity and Witch Hazel to firm postpartum skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Enriched with vitamins B3, B5, E and F, this belly butter relieves and repairs itchy, stretched skin, and can be used all over the body.
Buy the Belly Essentials, $88
Whether it’s pregnancy aches, itchy stretched skin, haemorrhoids or a torn perineum, new mums need serious self-care, so why not treat them to a Sitz Bath to heal at home?
The all-in-one kit includes Kin’s soothing Sitz Salts and smartly designed Sitz Tub, made to relieve tender and sensitive skin during pregnancy and postpartum.
The Sitz Tub sits easily and comfortably over the toilet, though it’s collapsible for easy storage. Meanwhile, the Sitz Salts contains a special blend of Epsom Salt, mineral-rich Dead Sea Salt, Witch Hazel and essential oils to relieve those aches and pains that precede and follow birth.
It’s not exactly a cute onesie for the bub, but it’s undoubtedly more useful. And you’ll certainly earn brownie points for this thoughtful gift.
Buy the Sitz Bath, $40
The Soothing Padsicles
Your loved one will be seriously grateful for Kin’s Soothing Padsicles. They come as part of the Postpartum Recovery Kit, but these ingenious 2-in-1 padiscles can also be gifted separately in a box of 14.
Combining instant cooling relief and maximum absorption, the padsicles have crack-and-cool inners that require no freezing.
You simply snap, shake, and stick them to underwear for a long-lasting chill.
They’re handy for vaginal births as well as C-section births, as the cooling pads can be placed over incision areas to help soothe irritated skin and reduce swelling.
In gorgeous Kin packaging, they’re easily more chic than the maxi pads mum will be sent home from the hospital with.
Buy the Soothing Padsicles, $40