Introducing the Noonie Padsicles
Padsicles?! What are they? How to make them? How do I use them? How long will I need them? We’re here to answer all your questions!
Padsicles are a common solution to assist in healing and soothing your noonie after a natural birth.
What are Padsicles?
Many expecting moms turn to homemade Padsicles. These are maternity pads (super-sized sanitary napkins) that typically have a mix of aloe vera, lavender oil and witch hazel applied to the cotton coating. The coated pad gets placed directly in the freezer so that it’s chilled when worn inside underwear after delivery providing cooling relief.
The purposes are to absorb blood and other discharge fluids, and to support the healing of any tears and inflammation after giving birth.
Why not just a regular pad?
If you’ve opted for a vaginal birth, it’s completely normal to feel a little tender in the early days after delivery. Whether you tear or not, your noonie will likely be swollen and a little sore from the pressure placed on the perineum (space between your noonie and your bottom) when pushing.
Medical studies have shown that the use of ice packs can significantly reduce perineal pains after a vaginal delivery.
Using a padsicle and a perineal soothing spray are the perfect combo to help ease and support your recovery.
Postpartum bleeding - what to expect?
It’s typical for postpartum bleeding to last for up to 6 weeks, with the heaviest being the first couple of weeks. This is why you should to use cooling padsicles after birth. Wearing a padsicle or cooling maternity pad speeds up the healing time for your noonie and perineum. The cooling also helps to soothe any soreness and reduce swelling and inflammation.
You Don't Have To make your own Padsicles Anymore
DIY padsicles have been popular for years with various “recipes” discussed in detail on mommy blogs. However DIY padsicles are time and energy consuming to make, not as hygienic, rock solid when out of the fridge and soggy after a few minutes. To save soon-to-be mothers the hassle of making padsicles when 9 months pregnant, Noonie came up with the perfect upgrade.
The Noonie Padsicles are made from 100% organic cotton and are safe to use for early recovery days, right after giving birth, when the bleeding is at its heaviest. Developed in consultation with medical professionals, obstetricians and midwives, our padsicles feature our original instant-chill panel which is integrated into the Pad, this is activated by an easy squeeze which gives you immediate cooling relief.
Tears, stitches, swelling, soreness, bleeding and gooping are all part of the process, and we understand them all. Our Padsicles behave like other maternity pads with the added benefits of offering cooling and being lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Our Padsicles are a must-have care product for postpartum moms after giving birth and should be in every recovery kit. A definite upgrade to the homemade versions.
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