As a new mom everyone throws out the word “self-care”, but how is that even possible when you are exhausted? 

Here are 5 tips for postpartum self-care

1. Create a comfort bin wherever you nurse the most

This is a game changer! It’s a box of happiness just for YOU! When you have to get up at 4am to nurse, you deserve to treat yourself to joy. Fill your bin with soft slippers, your favorite treats, lip balm, flavored waters, boob balm, or whatever makes you happy. Keep it next to your rocking chair and treat yourself often!

2. Get your bathroom ready with postpartum products, pads, and an essential oil diffuser

You might not think of the bathroom as a relaxing oasis, but it is such a crucial space for you and the care of your postpartum body. You might as well use that time to take small moments of self-care! Put a couple drops of calming lavender in your diffuser, and set out an all-natural Perineal spray to ease inflammation and encourage faster wound healing. Take a look at ours here.

3. Order some comfy outfits that you still feel pretty in

Something as simple as a cute outfit can lift your spirits on the days you are sleep deprived, but of course make sure they are something comfortable that you can relax and sleep in.

4. Plan weekly brunch dates with yourself while someone watches the baby

Now that you have a baby, never having a moment to yourself can be exhausting. Don’t be afraid to ask someone in your support system to come over every once in a while, to watch the baby for an hour or two so that you can enjoy brunch or a snack on your own. You don’t have to leave the house, your back porch will do.

5. Have a comfortable area where you can sit outside with your baby

Speaking of your back porch, having a comfortable spot outside to sit with or nurse your baby can do your mental health wonders. Being stuck inside the house can get you down quickly, but feeling the breeze and breathing in the fresh air can help clear your mind. It is wonderful for the baby as well!

Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant, but little moments of self-adoration can amount to so much over time. At Lavender Meadows Co., we believe that a mother’s care should never be an afterthought, that counts for the newly postpartum mom as well! Save this in your tabs for later!

April 12, 2023 — Kyra Venable

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