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Where can I buy those cold packs for one's lady bits after birth?

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ellideb Sun 27-Jul-08 22:26:37

I've asked in Boots (went bright red too, oh the shame!) but they hadn't heard of them so not sure where else to look.

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thisisyesterday Sun 27-Jul-08 22:29:52

mothercare sell them

terramum Sun 27-Jul-08 22:58:01

You could always make your own. This was posted today on another forum:

"Make your own flexible icepacks by combining rubbing alcohol and water. Use one part alcohol to 3 parts water. If you increase the ratio of alcohol, the frozen mixture will be slushier, gentler. Put this mixture into a
condom and tie the end closed like you would a balloon and out into a freezer. After it is
frozen you may want to put another condom over it. This can then be wrapped in soft flannel. The idea is that this shape would be more
ergonomic. It is to be applied the same way you put a hot dog in a bun." wink

ellideb Sun 27-Jul-08 23:13:51

LOL terramum grin So I wouldn't apply it as you would a foot in a sock?

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frisbyrat Sun 27-Jul-08 23:20:27

Ewwww, ellideb

BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 20:36:56

You can order on line from NCT here Don't forget to order a set of gauze refills with it, as they don't have many covers in the Femme Gel Pad pack.

Worth it's weight in gold for bad tears etc. I have mine back in the freezer just in case I need them this time.

cafebistro Mon 28-Jul-08 20:39:33

I think they sell them in could look on the website

Twinkie1 Mon 28-Jul-08 20:41:12

Remember to use the cover for them I didn't and they froze to my ladybits!

It hurt shock

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 28-Jul-08 20:54:01

So if you need one of these and a sanitary towel at the same time, how does that work?

Whizzz Mon 28-Jul-08 20:56:27

how about a frozen haddock fillet ?

<sorry it's the heat.....grin>

BabiesEverywhere Mon 28-Jul-08 20:58:23

CantSleepWontSleep, You have a towel the size of a brick and these are much smaller and sit on top. Every time you use a gel pad, you put a gauze cover on it to keep the gel pack clean.

expatinscotland Mon 28-Jul-08 21:00:28

buy one of those travel-sized spray bottles from a shop right about now, during holiday season.

fill it with witch hazel.

pop in the fridge.

spritz on sore fanny as needed.

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 28-Jul-08 21:08:41

Ah right, thanks BE.

ellideb Tue 29-Jul-08 16:25:58

Thanks for all your reply's everyone! Wish they weren't so expensive though, I might have a go at making my own as terramum suggested. Will any alcoholic drink work or does it have to be neat alcohol? Could i nick a can of my DP's beer?

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terramum Wed 30-Jul-08 11:07:51

I think it would have to have to be quite high in alcohol so beer probably wouldn't work....if you want the medical equivalent of rubbing alcohol (which is a US thing I think) then surgical spirit would probably be your best bet....

This link might help:

bythepowerofgreyskul Wed 30-Jul-08 11:10:20

ellideb - I have one never used I can post to you if you want it.

SilverSixpence Wed 30-Jul-08 22:39:18

I bought mine from boots online - didn't use them a lot but the days my stitches were really hurting they were amazing and stopped me taking cocodamol

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 10:27:38

Could you link it for me silversixpence? I'm having trouble locating them. I'd like to compare prices.

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Turniphead1 Thu 31-Jul-08 10:33:26

Can I recommend as a much cheaper but imo better thing -

keep a bottle of witchhazel liquid (about 70p from Boots) in the fridge and add to your pad as needed. Cools the bits down and promotes healing. Is truly marvelous (well not as marvelous as not having a sore fanjo in the first place, but you know what I mean...) and doesn't sting.

Turniphead1 Thu 31-Jul-08 10:35:21

Sorry. Durr. Always read the thread before posting. But obv I agree with Expat. Although pouring it on the pad means to do get that cooler sensation for

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 10:37:25

Great thanks Turnip, I will try that too.

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stuckinthecorner Thu 31-Jul-08 10:45:27

Dont know if this is too late but I have one (unused of course!!!), which I am more then happy to send to you. If I rummage through drawers I think I have the liner things that you put over the top as well...

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 10:53:21

Thanks for posters offers to send me their unused ones but I don't feel comfy with giving out my address via email even though I know you are all lovely and generous and not gonna come round and steal my chocolate! smile <looks over shoulder suspiciously and double checks chocolate stash hidden behind toilet cistern>

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stuckinthecorner Thu 31-Jul-08 11:02:10

understand your anxiety,I can`t promise I wouldnt try to get my hands on the choccy...!...If you can think of any alternatives you are comfortable with they are still yours...could I send to a work address or something. Where about in the country are you?? Maybe we could get all spy like and do secret drops!!

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 11:13:55

Hee hee! I feel the net is closing in! I'm gonna relocate!

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