Now that I'm about halfway through the "fourth trimester", I'm happy to share my experience with the Earth Mama Angel Baby Big Push Birth & Baby Kit. In case you missed it, Ellia was born on June 25th and we had our second home birth. I'm incredibly thankful that I have relatively easy births and don't have more than minor tears or abrasions. Ellia was big girl at 9lbs and came out very quickly, so I was very swollen and sitting was not so much fun the first week or so.
Here's what is all included in the Big Push Kit for mom:
I used each and every item in my kit. The bottom spray was an absolute life saver. I used it immediately following birth and each time I changed my pad. Combined with padsicles ahead of time, it made the swelling go down very quickly. And uh, TMI alert...but postpartum hemorrhoids are the worst and I'm lucky to still be healing from those seven weeks out. So I am still using the bottom balm and it really helps with that discomfort. My midwife also encourages postpartum herbal baths, so once I could tolerate sitting in the tub again, I was sure to enjoy that. Not only do they promote healing, but an herbal bath is a great way to get a little peace of mind during postpartum recovery.
Of course, I am nursing Baby E, so I have been using the natural nipple butter as well. Ellia isn't always fan of the right side and sometimes fights latching on. It leaves me feeling sore, so I leave the nipple butter by my bedside and apply it whenever needed.
Here's what's included for baby:
I want nothing but the safest products used on my sweet baby girl (and my other kids!) We do water only baths until the belly button is completely healed and then use a safe baby wash. I am in love with the Angel Baby Body Wash & Shampoo. It smells like oranges and castile soap is an ingredient. I use the baby lotion on her post bath, of course. I love to use the oil on her when she's needing some comforting and I also use it on our 2 1/2 year old, Hallie. The bottom balm will be a permanent part of our changing station. I will definitely re-purchase this when we run out!
Another great benefit of Earth Mama Angel Baby products is that they are NON-GMO and certified organic. Also, their products can be used beyond the postpartum time and baby's first year. Their website has some some ideas for using up leftover products!
Now for the giveaway!
One winner will receive a Big Push Birth and Baby Kit from Earth Mama Angel Baby. This giveaway ends on August 25th, 2015. It is open to U.S. residents 18 or older. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be selected. For questions regarding this giveaway you may contact me at farrahafm at gmail dot com. Earth Mama Angel Baby Giveaway