When you go the the hospital for the purpose of delivering a baby, more often than not you have a bag packed and ready to go. So you may as well do a few little things to feel pampered during a time when you'll be tired, overwhelmed, and out of sorts, along with overjoyed! There are lots of lists out there of all the essentials you need when you go to the hospital to deliver baby, but here are just a few beauty-specific products to toss in your bag to help you feel good during those first few days as a mama.
Forget your fancy serums and eye creams, all you need is some basic moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out. Hospitals can be a bit on the warm side, especially maternity wards, and that (along with any medication you may be on) will zap your skin of all it's moisture. Have a hydrating facial moisturizer on hand to slather on your face and neck in the morning and at night!
You lips will also be dried up from the hospital air, so keep your favorite chapstick or moisture-rich lip balm at your side so you don't feel like a zombie.
Can you guess where I'm going with this here? Your skin will be dry, keep it hydrated. Love this Burt's Bees Almond Milk hydrating cream, it's great for hands, elbows, and feet. It's also all natural so you don't have to worry about handling tiny baby's skin after you use it.
If you're going to be nursing, have some nipple cream on hand to prevent cracked or chafed nipples.
Nothing makes you feel like a new person that a quick hair brushing and a fresh braid when you're frazzled and tired. A braid will stay in place and keep your hair from getting tangled, and you don't have to worry about dangling your hair in baby's face.
You may not be getting a daily shower, so deodorant will help you feel human again if you're starting to feel a bit dingy!
Speaking of perhaps not getting a shower every day, face wipes can double as pit wipes for a quick refresher, and you can wash your face with the wipes in the morning and at night!
For when you do get a chance to shower!
Pour your favorites into travel containers so you aren't using the weird hospital shampoo!
Dab it on your wrists for some relaxing aromatherapy!
Take a few moments to make you feel pampered and like yourself during this time, you'll feel better if you do! Anything you would add to this list?