Delivery Essentials: MOMBOX


The recovery process after childbirth is no walk in the park, so knowing what products to have on-hand when you get home from the hospital is key. But how is a new mother supposed to know exactly what she's going to need? MOMBOX, an amazing little company with a very relatable beginning, was created for this very reason: to get the right postpartum care items to new moms in the easiest way possible. 



What's the easiest way possible, you ask? Well the name explains it all. The MOMBOX is an adorably packaged box for moms that is delivered to right to your doorstep. Because the last thing an expecting mother wants to do at the end of her third trimester is waddle over to the store to try to find things she'll need after pregnancy based off of a Google search. Or better yet, send her directionally-challenged husband to do it and answer his texts and phone calls every two minutes. (Note: Don't tell my husband I called him directionally-challenged.)

Inside each MOMBOX you'll find handpicked items from seasoned veterans to help ease your recovery process and ensure you're caring for your own well-being in the days and weeks after baby. For first time moms, most of these products will be totally new to you. For second, third and fourth time moms, you'll notice that a few of these products are incredibly elevated versions of what you'll receive in the hospital. Trust me when I say how nice it is to have everything you could need (for the hospital and for when you get home) in the highest quality possible. What's even better is that in additional to MOMBOX itself, each and every product inside the box is designed by a female-led company. Now that's pretty cool. #girlpower 

I chose the standard MOMBOX, but there is also a C-Section MOMBOX and a C-Section Essentials Add-On for those who either have an unplanned c-section or just like to be extra prepared. 



Inside the standard Mombox, you will find (from left to right): 

Perineal Cold Compress with Reusable Cover 
People have been going crazy over these reusable contoured cold packs in the comments section of Mombox's Instagram. While you get ice packs in the actual hospital, this is something you'll want to have ready and waiting for you in your freezer when you get home from the hospital. This also comes with a reusable cover!

Earth Mama Organics Herbal Perineal Spray
The cooling cucumber and organic witch hazel in this spray help soothe perineal discomfort. Witch hazel contains tannins that can help reduce swelling and fight bacteria, which in turn decreases pain and helps prevent infection. Use the spray directly on your sore parts using the clever upside-down sprayer or generously spritz your pads before putting them on. You could even take it one step further and freeze your pads after spritzing them. Ooh la la. 

Brief Transitions Post Pregnancy Panties
These comfortable, short-term underwear are seriously the perfect option for use after childbirth. While you're in the hospital, you may opt to wear the mesh undies they provide for you, but these will be a welcome relief when you leave the hospital and during those first few days + weeks at home. 

Fridababy Fridet, The MomWasher
The MomWasher works upside down to make post-delivery washing easier. It's simple and portable and so freaking genius. I have mine packed neatly in my hospital bag right now because I'm certainly not an acrobat and will kindly refrain from using one of the regular bottles they give you at the hospital.

Rael Overnight Pads
A wonderful alternative to regular pads, these overnight pads are made with certified organic cotton and are free of pesticides, fragrances and dyes. Totally a personal choice here, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Euphoric Herbals Herbal Sitz Bath
Lavender, yarrow and witch hazel work together in this instant sitz bath to provide additional perineal pain relief. A lot of new mothers will opt for sitz baths after pregnancy to help quickly ease the pain. The warm water increases blood flow to your area, helping it heal quicker and repair the tissues faster. You can do a sitz bath in a clean bathtub at home or in a shallow basin at the hospital. 

Health Mama Move it Along! 
A totally necessary product after delivery that really doesn't need much introducing. These pills are OB/GYN recommended and offer gentle, dye and stimulant-free relief.

Calm-a-Mama Organic Calm Drops
Anxiety during or after pregnancy can manifest itself in many ways. These USDA organic drops are alcohol-free herbal supplements that help calm and support without drowsiness.


Aside from the impressive products, the amount of thought and attention to detail that goes into each box is something that really sets this product apart. As someone who has worked in advertising and marketing for the last eight years, I can certainly appreciate the intent behind the messages that are written to new mothers and sprinkled throughout each box. The words of encouragement and positive affirmations are wonderful reminders that you are loved and supported, and most importantly, you are not alone in this journey. 

The MOMBOX team believes that no one understands the realities of postpartum life like other moms - and we need each other to lean on, offer support to, and above all, make sure we're taking care of one another. I mean, how could you not fall in love with this little company? Like I said above, they're amazing.

They even provided a special discount code for House of Kubes readers:
To receive 10% off your order and free standard shipping, just enter the code KUBES10 at checkout!


xoxo
Jen

This post is sponsored by MOMBOX. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.