Spices for lohusa şerbeti*
Derma Derm belly cream
2 silicon bracelets (colors may vary) for last breast*
Postpartum rinse bottle*
Niaouli oil from Art de Huile*
muslin burp cloths
baby slippers (0-12 months)
Nijntje sleeping toy
*Lohusa Şerbeti is a traditional Turkish red drink (a şerbet) which is served to guests after a baby is born. Boil all spices and the red sugary lump together in 2 liters of water. Serves 20 (in small glasses)
*Silicon bracelets serve as a simple tip from mom to mom; when breasteeding, always have your baby finish one breast completely. Then offer your second breast as dessert. You can wear them on the arm from the side you offered last. This way you always start at the right breast.
*Postpartum rinse bottle- Peribottle A peri bottle is like a portable bidet, and it has many benefits for new mums experiencing postpartum pain and perineal tearing. After giving birth, new moms will often experience perineal pain as well as soreness, bleeding and discharge.
Using traditional toilet paper straight after delivery is often not a pleasant experience, which is why peri bottles are incredibly useful when going to the toilet.
Instead of using paper to wipe, squirt warm water from the peri bottle to clean the vulva and perineum and then gently pat dry with toilet paper. Avoid wiping where possible.
Peri bottles are especially useful in the first week postpartum, as you will be feeling even more tender down there, so be sure to pack one in your hospital bag!
*Niaouli oil from Art de Huile
Use after birth:
New mothers can experience postpartum pain and perineal tearing. After giving birth, new mothers will often experience soreness, bleeding, and discharge, as well as perineal pain. Add warm water to your peri bottle and you’re good to go. Niaouli oil aids the healing process, reduces swelling and provides much-needed relief in the perineal area. You can use it in a peri bottle by adding 1-2 drops to 500 ml of water.
Niaouli oil is an incredibly important oil in preventing vaginal infection and regulating the vaginal flora. It fights complaints such as vaginal itching, discharge and bad odor. While washing underwear, a few drops of niaouli oil can be dropped into the softener compartment of the washing machine. The oil can also be dripped directly onto the underwear. Add 1-2 drops. Since it is an essential oil, wait 3 minutes after dripping and then wear it.
Can also be used in a vajinal rinse (for example on the road) with a peri bottle by adding 2-3 drops to 500 ml of water.