DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

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DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

Hey y’all listen up: if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant you need to know about padsicles.

They’re essentially home-made cold packs for your lady area. Padsicles are the best postpartum pads because they are covered in aloe vera, witch hazel and lavender oil. All together, these reduce pain AND they aid you in healing faster.

A padsicle is a cold, soothing, healing postpartum pad for new mamas to use after vaginal birth.

I am not going to get into the nitty gritty details of postpartum right now. We’ll just say it hurts. Before I delivered my baby in November, I read up about postpartum care and found out about padsicles so I whipped up a bunch of them in about 30 minutes one day. After that baby came I was so glad I did this DIY. They were heaven sent. I kept thinking to myself that I didn’t want to know what postpartum life would be like without the padsicles.

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

So, if you are going to have a baby I highly recommend making these ahead of time so they’ll be ready for you when you get home. If a baby is in your more distant future, pin this for later! If you have a close friend or family member having a baby, make some for them and they’ll love you forever. I made a batch of about 30 at first but that many only lasted me about a week so I ended up making another batch of 30 after that. It’s up to you to choose how many to make!

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Supplies needed to make Padsicles:

- Partially unwrap a few at a time, but don’t detach the wrapper. Spread generously up and down the whole pad. Don’t just do the middle part – spread it further down almost to the bottom of the pad. Just trust me on that.

- Pour about a teaspoon of down the middle.

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

- Add a few drops of . Fold the pads back up to how they were and stick them in a gallon sized plastic bag, then freeze.

- Pull them out of the freezer, one by one, as needed and let them thaw for two or three minutes before use.

You’ll thank me later for this. Oh and by the way, if you’re making these, congratulations on your bundle of joy! The postpartum pain is only a tiny speck compared to the joy your sweet baby will bring to your life.

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Great idea, but you really want to be looking for WitchAZel thAt doesnt include alcohol. The one you recommend does, Which will likely cause burning on already sore lafu parts! I found a suitable product on amazon.

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

Is 31 weeks too early to start making these?

Not at all! They should be fine in the freezer for a few months as long as your bag is sealed well! :)

This may seem like a dumb question, but did the alcohol in the witch hazel burn at all? I read on other posts to use alcohol free witch hazel but haven’t been able to find any without the 14% alcohol .

i made these 2 months ago when I gave birth to my son and they were amazing!! Thank you so much for this post. I have a blog and i linked to this page on my postpartum post , just so you know. :)

oh thank you so much! so glad you loved them!

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

Should i take the paper off the wings before folding it back together?

Apologies, just saw the video! Nevermind and thank you!

I made some of these before delivery but ended up having an emergency c-section with no active labor. However, I am now having hemerroid issues. Would these pads be good for that? I notice a lot of the same ingredients in these as other hemerroid remedies.

Yes they absolutely would! They may not heal them completely but they should certainly be safe to use and help ease your discomfort! Good luck friend!

Can you use pads without wings?

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

This might be a really dumb question but I’m about to give birth for the first time and so I don’t have any experience with this. I’m confused because from what I’ve heard you bleed heavily after giving birth….are these pads effective at collecting the blood when they are coated in aloe and witch hazel? Thanks for your input.

Not a dumb question at all! And YES they still totally work for that! Good luck on your sweet new addition!

Did you use aloe vera with menthol, or just regular aloe vera?

It’s just regular aloe vera, like what you would buy to put on a sunburn! Not sure if it has menthol! I’ve linked the same stuff I used in this post :)

About to have my third and just heard of these from a friend. Thank you for posting the recipe. AND these were kind of a fun nesting project to do to prepare for our new little. Thanks!

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

You are so welcome!! We are so glad you liked them, and GOOD LUCK with number three!!

I’m allergic to both Lavender and Aloe. Can I substitute the aloe for Vitamin E gel instead? And what could I use as a substitute for the Lavender?

I’m not sure! I have never had to substitute for these ingredients, sorry I can’t be more help!

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Such a great idea! I’m a month away from my due date and just made a big batch of 32 of these. One tip that might work for others: I poured the witch hazel and lavender oil into separate spray bottles to make it easier to distribute over the pad. 10 sprays of witch hazel from a medium sized bottle, and a few sprays of oil from a tiny 2-oz bottle. Easy peasy. You just saved my lady bacon!

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

How far in advance did you make these? I’m 33 weeks and have a sneaking suspicion that my little guy might come early . Anyway, I want to be as prepared as possible so just wondering if these will be good in the freezer for that long.

How far in advance did you make these? I’m 33 weeks and have a sneaking suspicion that my little guy might come early . Anyway, I want to be as prepared as possible so just wondering if these will be good in the freezer for that long.

I think I made them around 35 weeks! They should be fine in the freezer that long as long as your bag is sealed well :)

I think I made them around 35 weeks! They should be fine in the freezer that long as long as your bag is sealed well :)

haha! better to be safe than sorry :)

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

haha! better to be safe than sorry :)

That would probably work… but I’ve never done it! The only thing I would be hesitant about is the aloe vera, because it’s kind of thick and you might not get enough out of the spray bottle!

That would probably work… but I’ve never done it! The only thing I would be hesitant about is the aloe vera, because it’s kind of thick and you might not get enough out of the spray bottle!

HI! i was wondering your thoughts on just tossing all the ingredients in a spray bottle and spritzing the crap out of the pads instead of the application as you have it? Let me know. Thanks!

It is a great idea. I am kind of weird though because after using ice packs a day in the hospital. Found out the second day when I didn’t get an ice pack that it didn’t hurt as much. I got one later and it made it hurt more again. I only had that experience once though. My other 3 were born c-section.

DIY Padsicles for Postpartum Mamas

I’ve been told that using ice is only for the first 24-48 hours. After that you use heat.

These pads dont have enough liquid in them to stay cold for super duper long though. the ingredients are what does the healing soothing .

I’ve been told that using ice is only for the first 24-48 hours. After that you use heat.

These pads dont have enough liquid in them to stay cold for super duper long though. the ingredients are what does the healing soothing .

That is interesting I have never heard to use heat? I am definitely not a dr. But I have had 3 babies, for whatever that’s worth! Haha. I switched these out every hour or two for the first 48 hours, and then used them when needed after that for about the first week. Hope this helps!

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