As you gaze down at your little bundle of joy, thanking God for the miracle of birth that gave you this blessing, you realize the wet spot on your shirt is not from said little bundle of joy. Not to mention that puddle you are sitting in. You are a leaking, oozing mess! You just got home from the hospital and had no idea all the stuff you would need to make this “all better”. Now that you do, where do you get it all when you can barely walk? That’s where we at Sippy Cup come in. We want to help!
It’s yucky, it’s painful, and as much work as running a marathon but when you see that baby’s sweet little crushed up face it’s all worth it. Anyone who’s been through this knows, there are just some things that no one shares because it’s just that gross. Even all the baby books don’t cover the gory details. We’re not going to share those details either. We have been meaning to publish this article since we started the blog, but a recent visit from a friend who just had her first provided the motivation. She had read all the books she could find and said she still was completely unprepared for postpartum. We can’t cover it all, but what we will do is share some items you might put together for a pregnant friend (or yourself). Don’t think too much (or recall those blocked memories) about the specific circumstance for their use. Honestly, my OB nurses told me about half of these or I would never have figured it out. That said, all nurses are not created equal. Also, learning about them at the hospital is a little too late unless they send you home with a month’s supply! Amazon is great, but it takes a few days at the least. So either you hobble to the store with ulyour newborn or someone else has to do the scavenger hunt (send them to a pharmacy…not the grocery store). A personal friend who had her first right after me was stationed in a foreign country (military spouse). I sent her a box with most of these items, told her not to throw anything out or judge until after. She later told me that many of the items were unavailable where she was that and the nurses didn’t tell her a lot of the tricks I shared from mine. So trust us… better to have a stash ready, and return it or pass it on if you don’t use it.
Here goes said list:
HUGE pads with wings
Nursing Attire (although not needed it is convenient)
To see all these in one place and a few other suggestions check out the Amazon Store we created. Also, if you haven’t yet, take a look at our article for baby items you might not have known about.
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