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.
It requires 3 magical items…
- Super absorbant pads.
- Aloe Vera gel.
- 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.
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!
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…
- Open up the pads
- Apply the aloe vera gel all over it and smash/smear it around with a spoon
- Cover the whole pad with Witch Hazel.
- Fold the pad back up and put in a freezer bag
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!