Thank you, Playtex Baby™ for sponsoring today’s c-section recovery discussion. All opinions are my own. #PlaytexMoms #ForBetterBeginnings
So let’s talk C-section recovery. I am a proud two-time C-section mom but let me tell you, the recovery was no walk in the park. Like seriously, I don’t even get why there are “mom wars” about how a baby comes into the world. We are all moms who rocked childbirth. But about this C-section recovery thing…
Moms, I want to share some of my favorite products that helped me get through the recovery period. There is lots of advice about recovering from C-sections but how many tell you which baby products help? The recovery from Baby E was much harder than it was with Zoë. I think it was a combination of exhaustion, my even more “advanced” age and body and, oh, the recovering while mothering a newborn and a toddler. But a few things helped and one in particular that I never thought I would use… the Playtex® Diaper Genie® Complete. More on that shortly as I share my #ForBetterBeginnings must haves for c-section recovery.
C-Section Recovery Must Have Baby Products
It was so necessary to have our bassinet post C-section. I kept it on the side of the bed close enough for me to pick up the baby with little effort. I biggest fear was tearing my stitches so this was a serious win.
A caddy with all the necessary baby supplies right at your bedside is key. I kept diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, ointment, baby gloves, a few changes of clothes, receiving blankets and more in my trusty caddy.
Did you get to take home the little pale pink wash bucket from the hospital? We did and it came in handy both times. A little bucket that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and isn’t something you had on your baby registry. Sometimes newborns need a quick washing up before their first full at home bath. You know because of diaper blowout and such. Those first poop diapers are REAL! Like really real. So yes the little pale pink bucket was a life safer in those first few weeks. If they ask you if you want to take the bucket home, just say yes. Say it loud and proud.
And now we come to our trusty Playtex® Diaper Genie®. Remember those blowout diapers I mentioned above? They need somewhere to go ASAP! I have to share a funny with you. I truly hate keeping any trash in the house. I didn’t use a Diaper Genie® Expressions™ or Diaper Genie® Complete when Zoë was born. Every single diaper went right outside to the trash can. Did I mention our apartment was on the top floor of a Brownstone? Yep, the hubs did a lot of walking up and down the stairs when Zoë was born. All in the name of “Mama can’t have those diapers anywhere near her”. Can you imagine?
Fast forward to Baby E and just like the commercial, things change for the second baby. Bring on the Diaper Genie® Complete with an endless supply of refills. LOL! I loved this thing and still regret not getting one for Zoë. There is no smell and for a recovering mama, it was quite possibly my favorite baby item in those first few weeks. C-Sections moms go home with a bunch of rules like no bending, no walking up steps and not lifting more than the weight of your newborn. So most of that is impossible to comply with especially if you have a toddler at home. But I didn’t have to bend at all when I had to get rid of those diapers. Nope, the Diaper Genie® Complete has a peddle to boot. Now that’s a #PlaytexMoms win all around. And toddlers love to help with diapers. Zoë was always ready as she would say “I put baby boo boo diaper in garbage”. It was like hitting the new mom lottery around here. The Diaper Genie® Expressions™ is another diaper pail option that is cute and customizable. That’s right mama’s, you get to have all the luxuries of the Diaper Genie® plus you can match your Diaper Genie® Expressions™ with your nursery.
P.S. One of the first chores little ones love to do is take things to the trash. Baby E is a pro at taking his diapers to the “trash”. He was so cute waddling over to throw his diapers out. Now it’s like a game of basketball for him. LOL. We are close to saying goodbye to diapers so thank you, Diaper Genie® Complete. Thank you for making those first few weeks of motherhood with two kids post c-section better. I appreciate you.
Remember to keep the little wash pan you get in the hospital and be sure to buy or register for a caddy and a Diaper Genie® Expressions™ or Diaper Genie® Complete when you are planning for your new bundle. Buy yours at Playtex Baby, Amazon or at our favorite “mommy hangout”, Target.
What were your must-have baby items after birth?