Video Unboxing: The FridaMom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Kit
Video Unboxing: The Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit
December 22, 2021

Video Unboxing: The Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit

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Video Unboxing: The Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit

A lot of the tried-and-true postpartum recovery tools, from adult diapers to witch hazel pads, aren’t actually designed for postpartum recovery (so they can require a bit of MacGyvering to work). Frida Mom took all of those tools and reimagined them into a healing kit designed specifically for postpartum bodies recovering from both vaginal and c-section births. Babylist Scout Mallorie digs into the Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit in the video above.

What It Does

The Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit is designed to be a five-part layered healing regimen (layered just means it all works together). Here’s what’s inside:

Step One: Cleanse with the Upside Down Peri Bottle

Whether your baby arrives vaginally or by c-section, toilet paper is not likely to be your friend in those first few weeks after giving birth. Most hospitals will send you home with a plastic squirt bottle for perineal cleaning, but getting it positioned just right can be a little awkward (imagine trying to squirt your bum using one of those plastic restaurant ketchup bottles—while sitting on the toilet).

Frida Mom Upside Down Peri Bottle GIF

The Upside Down Peri Bottle (also known as The MomWasher) eliminates some of that awkwardness with a user-friendly design that sprays upward and keeps your hand out of the toilet.

Step Two: Wear the Disposable Postpartum Underwear

When your body is tender and sore, there is nothing better than ultra-stretchy supportive underwear that won’t irritate your most sensitive parts. Frida Mom’s High Waisted Disposable Postpartum Underwear is more comfortable than adult diapers and stronger than the mesh underwear you’ll probably steal from the hospital (some users even report they’ve been able to wash them a few times). Plus, there’s extra support built into the gusset (a fancy name for the crotch area) so you can layer in things like padsicles.

Keep in mind, the underwear that comes in this kit is one size (with a waist that stretches from 28 to 42 inches). So they may not work well for plus-size parents larger than a size 20. And if you’re on the smaller side, you might want to opt for a pack of their petite undies

Step Three: Layer the Instant Ice Maxi Pads

You have probably heard the word “padsicle” at least once in your pre-baby research. That’s when you take a regular maxi pad, soak it in witch hazel and aloe vera gel, then add some lavender essential oil if you’re so inclined. This combo helps to soothe your sore parts while absorbing postpartum bleeding. The only downside? Body heat makes padsicles melt, so they can get messy and leak.

Pad Ice Pack Demo

With Frida Mom’s Instant Ice Maxi Pads, there’s no freezer needed and no liquid to leak out. You just crack and shake the pad before placing it in your underwear (watch the video at the 1:20 mark to see how that works). And since these are designed specifically for postpartum bleeding, they can absorb up to 260g of liquid (which is over a cup). The kit comes with four of these ice pads, but you can also buy them separately if you want to stock up after you run out.

Step Four: Soothe Your Sore Parts with Witch Hazel

Frida Mom’s medicated witch hazel liners are similar to the witch hazel pads you can buy at the store, but with one key update: they’re shaped specifically for layering on top of postpartum pads, so you get full coverage soothing from front to back—including your perineal area—and don’t have to worry as much about a bunch of smaller pads shifting around.

Bonus tip: you can throw these in the refrigerator for extra cooling.

Step Five: Relieve Pain with Perineal Foam

Last (but certainly not least) is perineal pain relief in the form of a witch hazel foam that helps reduce swelling and speed up the healing of hemorrhoids. Spray it directly onto your padsicle or layer it on top of your witch hazel liner for bonus healing.

Perineal Foam Demo gif

Either way, the foam consistency is easier to use than liquids or gels and more likely to stay on your skin—where it’s needed—instead of absorbing into your pad.

Bonus Gifts

A labor and delivery kit wouldn’t be complete without accessories. So inside you’ll also find a stylish-yet-comfy delivery and nursing gown that’s approximately 10 times cuter than the ones they hand out at the hospital, plus grippy socks (very important for those slippery hospital floors) and a travel case to take it all with you when it’s Go Time.

One thing to note is that the nursing gown is designed to fit sizes small to extra large, so like the disposable underwear, plus-size parents may not be able to use this item.

Why You’d Want That

Giving birth is a huge deal for your body, no matter how you deliver. And it’s really important to take care of yourself in those first few weeks afterwards. While there are certainly a lot of DIY tools and hacks to help your body heal and repair, there’s something to be said for products that were designed specifically for postpartum bodies. Plus, Frida Mom has a reputation for making everything just a little more user-friendly.

So for just under $100, the Frida Mom Labor and Delivery + Postpartum Recovery Kit may be the time-saving it-just-works solution you didn’t know you wanted. Watch Mallorie’s complete video review to see everything that comes inside.

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