my v kit® contains all of the following items, complete with information leaflet. The kit is designed to provide a new mum with enough provisions to get through the first few days post birth. Also available in a ribboned box, perfect as a gift.
my v kit® mini contains the bare essentials. Peri bottle, witch hazel water and Cottons maternity pads.
(All items are safe for use while breastfeeding)
...or perineal irrigation bottle to give it's full title. When I had my first baby, I didn't know these existed. It is your portable bidet. Fill it with water (warm or cold, whatever your preference). Open the nozzle, tip it upside down (don't worry it won't leak until squeezed), aim it at your nether regions during and after you pee, it will dilute your urine and stop the sting (especially if you have stitches). This may sound ridiculous, but trust me, you will not want to pee without it.
Holds approximately 235ml, compact enough to take it wherever you need it. Features a specialised nozzle with several irrigation holes for fully controllable water flow. Fully recyclable plastic.
Not sanitary towels. Maternity pads. More comfortable and more absorbent. Cottons maternity pads have a unique chemical free 100% cotton coversheet.
The specially designed wings were developed in conjunction with a leading Australian maternity hospital and were tested by real new mums. They are naturally hypo-allergenic, very absorbent and particularly comfortable for postnatal use. One pack of ten Cottons maternity pads.
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis) has been used for centuries for its healing properties. Its tannins have the ability to shrink swollen tissue and tighten and soothe aching veins. Witch hazel also contains procyanidins, resin, and flavonoids, all of which add to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve the pain of swelling and bruises.
100% Pure High Grade Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis hydrosol) distilled from the leaves and twigs, is alcohol free (unlike cheaper readily available preparations). It is antifungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Carefully sourced, no other ingredients. This witch hazel solution can be sprayed directly to affected areas or onto the maternity pad prior to positioning. Keep it in the fridge for extra coolin, soothing lushness. Fully recyclable plastic spray bottle.
Magnesium sulphate (or Epsom Salts) baths have been advised for postnatal women for generations. It is easily absorbed through the skin during the bath, causing an actual rise in magnesium blood levels, shown to lead to a greater feeling of well-being and relaxation.
Fifteen minutes three times a week is recommended. There are three packets, one for each bath, ready-measured. Packaged using environmentally friendly glassine bags. Enjoy, but double-check with your midwife/GP that it's ok for you to use.
The NICE guidelines (the 'rules' of care) suggest sitting on a cold pack to ease postpartum symptoms. Follow the instructions on the pack...provides up to 2 hours of coolness. Can also be placed over swollen boobs, or warmed for those random aches and pains. Locally manufactured, 130 x 280mm with comfortable seam-free sides.
To sanitise your hands. Use before changing a pad etc. Don't get an infection. Simple.
Hahahahahaha!!?? No really, you will want to again. And you are at your most fertile just after birth. Don't have two under two...(and if you do...hahahahahaha!!). ps only one condom included...
All the products making up my v kit® are sent in a Postpack. Made from corrugated cardboard containing approx 80% recycled material it is 100% recyclable, reusable & biodegradable.
my v kit® (L)20 x(W)22 x(H)8cm
my v kit® mini (L)20 x(W)18 x(H)10cm
You can choose to have my v kit® gift wrapped. All the above products are carefully packaged in a white gift box lined with tissue paper, and secured with my v kit ribbon. Products are tightly packed, no plastic inserts or excess packaging is used. Box is 17.5 x 17.5 x 14 cm and will be posted in a discreet transit box protective cover.