Posts tagged postpartum
DIY Gifts for Expecting Mothers - Epsom Bath and Sugar Scrub (Part 3)

Welcome back for the third part in our series on creating a postpartum care package! For this segment, we made some self-care products: sugar scrub and epsom bath.

We made these with some household staples like coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla extract, epsom salt, and essential oil.

Check back soon for the final part in the series, and feel welcome to leave a comment if there are any other maternity-related projects you'd like to see a video for!

DIY Gifts for Expecting Mothers - Reusable Breast Pads (Part 2)

Welcome back for the second part of our series creating a DIY postpartum care package! This time, we made reusable, washable breast pads. These can help keep clothes and sheets dry if a new mother is leaking breast milk.

This is a great project for leftover fabric from other sewing projects. We used up-cycled fabric from Goodwill.

We hope you enjoy this tutorial! Check back soon for the next part in the series, and feel welcome to leave a comment if there are any other maternity-related projects you'd like to see a video for!

DIY Gifts for Expecting Mothers - Microwavable Heating Pad (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, my little sister Molly asked me what a first-time mother might need after she gives birth. Molly's friend was expecting, and she wanted to make a helpful gesture but didn't want to spend too much money. So we came up with four easy, do-it-yourself projects for a postpartum care package.

First, we made a microwaveable heating pad. This can be especially useful for easing cramps, back pain, headaches, and muscle aches. It's also a great tool for pain relief during labor.

We made this in about 20 minutes, and all we needed was some fabric and a bag of rice.

Check back soon for the next video in this series!