Once your have brought your baby home and he’s quietly asleep, a new mom finally realizes just how tired and uncomfortable she is. Nothing takes a toll on the human body like childbirth, and this can bring a lot of discomfort for a while. It’s best to get comfortable and get plenty of rest. You will likely have a vaginal discharge called lochia. This is normal and not a cause for alarm. If you feel you are producing too much of this, you can always call your doctor, who knows your particular situation best, and he can help you from there. You may also notice that you have swelling in your legs and feet. This is also normal and shouldn’t be cause for alarm unless it causes great discomfort in which case you should notify your doctor.
Most furniture will likely not be very comfortable. You’ll want something to take naps in when you get that chance that is both supportive, but soft. One way we have found that is particularly helpful or new mothers, if you have the space, is to have a bean bag bed. We don’t recommend buying one of the cheap Walmart ones, because those are small and not very comfortable. You’ll probably regret you didn’t get something bigger and more comfortable, especially when you can get something really nice online. Rather than going low end, we suggest an oversized, furniture-grade foam filled giant bean bag like this one, available at giant-bean-bags.com.
As you can see, this big boy is big enough for you and some extra company! We don’t recommend you bring your infant into the bean bag bed because they need more support and this could be dangerous for them. This is just for you. You deserve some comfort and relaxation, too. We’ve heard from many of our followers that they have enjoyed their giant bean bag bed to help them relax and distress in the few moments when baby doesn’t need their immediate attention. Many have received great ideas from Buzzfeed’s Comfortable Couches List
This big bag is very big. It measures 8 ft by 8 ft, so make sure you have room. If you don’t have enough room for this particular model, they do offer small sizes, the smallest being 6 ft. But, we’ve heard the most about this big bed option, which is why we’re mentioning it here.
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