DIY Padsicles

About a week ago a friend of mine  who is due the same week I am (crazy huh!) sent me a link from Pinterest about these amazing things called “Padsicles”.  I immediately was super excited to make them because I am totally down for anything that will make recovery after having a baby less painful!  I have never had a baby myself, but I can imagine after pushing a baby out things will be a little sore “down there”!  So, here’s my version of DIY Padsicles.

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It requires 3 magical items…

  1. Super absorbant pads.
  2. Aloe Vera gel.
  3. Witch Hazel.

Simple enough, right?

I searched and searched at my local drug stores for Aloe Vera gel and I jut couldn’t find any!  I guess they only sell it during Summer time? IDK, but I am actually glad that I didn’t find the regular Aloe because I read the ingredients online and there is some nasty ingredients in there.  The one they suggested in the Pinterest link I went to had a lot of chemicals that I don’t think would be very good to use so I went to Amazon and purchased this one.  It’s certified organic so it is a little (actually a lot) more pricey then the other ones but to me, it is so worth it.  This one cost me $16.99 but thankfully it is an Amazon Prime item so I got free 2 day shipping.

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For the witch hazel I looked for the name brand one but again, couldn’t find it so I got the Target brand one which is probably cheaper and will do the same thing!
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The pads I got (as you can see in the photo) are Always maxi extra heavy overnight with wings.

Super easy instructions, Here we go…

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  1. Open up the pads
  2. Apply the aloe vera gel all over it and smash/smear it around with a  spoon
  3. Cover the whole pad with Witch Hazel.
  4. Fold the pad back up and put in a freezer bag

Boom….Done!

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From what I’ve read from the bazillion other bloggers who have made them you just pull one out when you are ready to use them.

How sad is it that I already can’t wait to use them!? Ha!  And I have already been questioned with…”Well, what if you have a C-section, you won’t need them!” Well, I hope so, so much that I won’t end up requiring a C-section but if I do, then having these already made will be the least of my worries.

I’ll make sure to do a follow up blog post about these babies, I hope they are as amazing and helpful as I have read they are!

Thanks for reading!

XOXO
Love Always,
Miyuki Angel

 

 

 

 

 

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