Top 10 Must-Have Postpartum Products

Bringing a new life into the world can be a magical experience, but it also comes with its own set of challenges, especially during the postpartum period. As a new parent, taking care of yourself is just as important as caring for your newborn. To help make your postpartum journey smoother and more comfortable, here are Oona’s ten must-have products that every new parent or birthing person should consider having on hand:

1. Motherlove Sitz Bath Spray

After a vaginal birth, discomfort and swelling in the perineal area are a real thing. Motherlove Sitz Bath Spray provides instant relief with its cooling and healing properties. This product can be sprayed directly onto your perineum for instant cooling relief. You can also spray this onto a menstrual pad and freeze it before using it for extra cooling comfort!

2. Frida Mom Cooling Pad Liners

The instant cooling relief of the Frida Mom Cooling Pad Liners is a blessing! These pad liners are infused with witch hazel to help reduce inflammation and promote healing. You can keep them in the fridge to keep them extra cool but they’re actually quite nice on their own too. They can be used as a gentle wipe or you can line a menstrual pad with them for instant perineal relief. Trust us – these are truly magical, and an absolute must-have.

Frida Mom Cooling Pad Liners | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

3. Frida Mom Witch Hazel Perineal Healing Foam

Witch hazel is known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, making it ideal for postpartum recovery. The Frida Mom Witch Hazel Perineal Healing Foam delivers targeted relief with a gentle foam applicator, helping to reduce swelling and discomfort. Some of our clients prefer this over the Motherlove Sitz Bath Spray, because the foam product stays on the perineum a tiny bit longer for a bit of extra relief.

Frida Mom Healing Foam | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

4. Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit

The Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials Kit has everything you need in one convenient package. From cooling pads and peri bottles to healing foam and disposable underwear, this kit has you covered during every stage of recovery. It is one awesome recovery kit and we feel every parent who just went through childbirth needs one of these. This is also a fabulous baby shower gift!

Frida Mom Essential Postpartum Recovery Kit | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

5. Frida Mom C-Section Silicone Scar Patches

For parents recovering from a caesarean section, Frida Mom C-Section Silicone Scar Patches are a game-changer. These soft, silicone patches help reduce the appearance of scars by hydrating the skin and creating a protective barrier. They’re comfortable to wear and can significantly improve the healing process. They’re sized properly for c-section scars and are stickier than other silicone scar patches, so they will stay on for several days at a time. Our clients that have used these swear by them.

C-Section silicone scar patches | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

6. Coregeous Ball

If you had a cesarean section, the Coregeous Ball is highly recommended by our pelvic floor physios. The ball is designed to to help mobilise the scar tissue and any of the underlying connective tissue in and around the area. This means that you will have better core and abdominal function – and hopefully less pain from your scar. This ball is incredible. Watch our video to demonstrate how to use the courageous ball for postpartum c-section recovery.

Coregeous Ball | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

7. Joeyband™

The Joeyband™ is one of our favourite products. We’ve been carrying this one in our studio from the beginning. Created with mothers in mind, The Joeyband provides easy access for skin-to-skin contact with your baby while offering support and safety. It’s basically a giant piece of fabric with velcro, and while that doesn’t sound that exciting, trust us on this – it means that you can lie on the couch or in bed (this is not for sleeping, just for resting!) and get that much-needed skin-to-skin contact with your new baby, while still having your hands free – and you don’t have to worry about your baby falling. Your baby will be nice and snug against you, and safe.

The Joeyband sold at Oona Studios | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

8. Ab wrap from Bellies Inc.

Designed specifically for postpartum recovery by a team of pelvic floor physiotherapists, the Ab wrap from Bellies Inc provides gentle compression to support your abdominal muscles as they heal. It helps improve posture, reduce back pain, and promote core strength, making it an essential tool for restoring your core. Our c-section mamas love these too, as the gentle compression can help reduce the “my guts are falling out of me” feeling that can sometimes accompany c-section recovery.

Bellies Inc. Ab Wrap | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

9. Motherlove Nipple Cream

If you’ve chosen to breastfeed, you’ll probably soon discover that while breastfeeding can be a beautiful experience (while potentially also being one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life), it can also lead to sore and cracked nipples which can be very painful! Motherlove Nipple Cream is made from all-natural ingredients that help heal and protect sensitive nipples. This product is 100% safe for your baby. Do remember though – if you have cracked nipples, you should definitely be seeing one of our lactation consultants to improve your latch. We want breastfeeding to be as easy as possible for you.

Motherlove Nipple Cream | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

10. Lactation Cookies from Juli’s Cookie Co.

If you’re struggling with your milk supply, we carry Lactation Cookies from Juli’s Cookie Co. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also packed with ingredients like rolled oats, flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast that may help to increase your milk supply. They’re a tasty way to boost your milk production while satisfying your sweet cravings. Of course the same caveat applies to these as it does to the nipple cream – these cookies are amazing, but they’re even better when combined with an appointment with a lactation consultant to help you increase your milk supply.

Juli's Cookies | Lactation Cookies | Must have postpartum product | Oona Wellness Group

We feel very confident about all of these products for postpartum recovery, which is why we carry them! Whether you’re dealing with sore nipples, postpartum swelling, or simply looking for ways to support your body as it heals, these products offer comfort, convenience, and relief during the postpartum period. You can pick these products up, and many more, in our studios in Toronto and Newmarket.

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