If you’re planning to have a baby or just had one, make Padsicles! Covered in aloe vera, witch hazel and lavender oil, they are the best postpartum pads to aid in healing and soothing!
Hey y’all listen up: if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant you need to know about padsicles, why? Because they are the absolute best pads for after birth.
What are 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 Frozen Postpartum Pads
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:
How to Make Padsicles
- Partially unwrap a few pads at a time, but don’t detach the wrapper. Spread aloe vera 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 witch hazel down the middle.
- Add a few drops of lavender oil. 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, I wasn’t lying when I said they are the best pads for after birth! 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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- Partially unwrap a few pads at a time, but don't detach the wrapper. Spread aloe vera 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 witch hazel down the middle.
- Add a few drops of lavender oil. 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.
Now that you’re armed with the absolute best postpartum pads, you can sit back and relax, waiting for your sweet bundle to arrive!
This post was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated with new photos, video and more detailed information.