Did you have or are you planning to have a c-section? Get our list of C-Section Recovery Essentials here. We were so thrilled to work with fitness star and mom, Sarah Stage, on preparing for baby #2. Sarah had a cesarean section with her beautiful baby boy Logan so the team at Gugu Guru wanted to recommend some of our favorite products for healing mamas. Here’s our list:
NewGel+ Silicone Scar Gel
NewGel+ is specially formulated 100% medical grade silicone gel sheeting proven to reduce, flatten, fade and smooth scars – both old and new. We love the c/s silicone scar strips because of the cushioning and protection they provide. They help prevent clothes from rubbing over the scar-important because the scar can be very sensitive to the touch, and irritation can make the scar worse. Many women aren’t worried about the way their scar looks, but lingering tenderness and sensitivity are a daily problem.
Shugabebe Couture Nursing Pillow
These nursing pillows reduce the pressure placed on sensitive incisions because they’re not “curve” shaped like other pillows. The ergonomic T-shaped, one-size-fits-all design keeps mom and baby amazingly comfortable. Plus the increased height keeps baby at breast level for proper latching and is the perfect armrest for mom preventing neck, back and shoulder strain.
We love the SleepBelt for kangaroo care and skin-to-skin contact with your newborn. For c/s moms, you can position your SleepBelt support comfortably above your incision and it will keep baby snug to your chest.
One thing you will need regardless of whether you’re recovering from a c-section is a safe place to put baby. However, a swing or bouncer that raises baby up off of the floor to a more accessible height is key for healing moms. The 4moms mamaRoo4 infant seat bounces up and down and sways from side to side, just like parents do when comforting their babies. It features five unique motions and five speed options for a total of 25 different combinations. Soothe your baby with one of the four built-in sounds, or connect any MP3 device. The mamaRoo4 seat offers full recline to allow baby to lie back and relax or sit up and play.
Little Partners’ 3-in-1 Growing Step Stool
We sent this for Sarah’s older son James. With three adjustable height positions this stool offers baby’s older sibling a safe lift to counter height when mom can’t.
GoTo Infant Car Seat Station by Phoenix Baby
The GoTo Infant Car Seat Station by Phoenix Baby will safely support baby up off of the floor in a car seat, preventing mom from having to bend down to baby’s level.
Belabumbum’s nursing friendly pieces are made with super soft pima cotton to keep a recovering mom comfortable and are stylish enough she won’t need to “get dressed” to welcoming guests!
Check out more c-section must-haves here.
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