My Expert Midwife Spritz for Bits at a glance:
Instant relief for perineal soreness, bruising and swelling after childbirth. Chances are you'll be quite sore after childbirth because of stretching, bruising and swelling, even if you don't have a tear or episiotomy. Midwife developed and mum approved, this multi-award winning Spritz for Bits contains natural essential oils which can soothe discomfort after childbirth.Includes lavender to soothe, tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties, witch hazel to promote healing. Feels pleasantly cool and soothes soreness. No mess dispenser even sprays upside down.
We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...
How did this product make your life easier?
Elaine: I would recommend the spritz for bits spray for anyone who has a vaginal birth. I used the spray for the first time after my first shower after the birth and it was divine, it really helped sooth the area. From then on, I used it each time I went to the toilet and it provided a lovely sense of relief. The spray worked really well upside down, which made it so easy to apply. As the swelling reduced and things returned more to normal, the affect of the spray lessen, it was still pleasant to apply but not as glorious as the first few times. I also tried the spray in the bath as recommended on the packaging, however, I didn’t find this very effective.
Paige: After a bad second degree tear I found this very soothing to use sprayed directly and also onto my maternity pad or a cooled cotton pad. It was slightly in comfortable to use directly on the sore area for the first few days, but after it begun healing it felt a lot better. It provided instant relief to the pain, however I don’t think that relief lasted that long, but it was definitely worth using just to take the edge off when I was in great discomfort.
Alison: I had a second degree tear after giving birth to my son this time. With my first son I remember the stitches being one of the most painful things especially around day 4/5 after the birth. I wish I'd had this product last time as it certainly helped me with the itching and soreness of the healing wound. Unfortunately my stitches broke down a little this time I think as I was more active with my toddler. I can't be certain but I avoided getting any infection in the wound and I think that this spray may have helped avoid that.
Would you recommend this product to other parents?
Haija: I will definitely recommend this product to other mums, as it is just another great comfort product for mums to use when they need it. The design was great with different options available it's suitable for different types of mums, ages, and the ease and durability of the use helped a lot too, which is great.
Amy: I would recommend this product because it is such a wonderful idea. the spray can be used upside down which is great for getting to all areas it needs to. It instantly soothes and is nice and cool to the skin. It is quick to use and I had no pain going to the toilet after applying the spray. I love that it is made from natural ingredients and made in the UK.
Heather: It really does offer a relief like no other. Ir doesn't sting, or hurt it keeps things moisturised and comfortable durring the healing process. It offered quick relief durring the more painful days and cooled the area when adgitated and itchy. Its the perfect little gift for new mums no matter the outcome of their birth.
Would you choose this product above all others on the market?
Naomi: I would most certainly choose this product over all other on the market. It was very easy to use. Even having the ability to spray the bottle when it was almost upside down. The branding is strong and clear on instructions. I think this product should win. The smell when using is great and not greasy as I first thought it would be.
Paige: I do think that this product is the priciest of them all compared to other brands. And I would assume they all have the same ingredients, however it did work for me, and the brand are very well advertised and reviewed so I do think this makes the product more desireable. I Think anyone pregnant looking at pain relief products would know what this product was, and would opt for this over the less popular brands.
Amy: I think this is the best maternity product as its great to have in your hospital bag and just so easy to use. After having a tear it helps to cool and soothe the area helping you to recover much quicker. It smells great and goes a long way. Just a couple of sprays is all you need for instant relief.
What changes would you make to this product?
Alison: I think it's quite an expensive product at nearly £20 a bottle and I still have loads left even after using it regularly for about a week. I would therefore adjust the size of the bottle by half maybe and reduce the cost accordingly as I think that would make it more affordable for mum's and reduce waste.
Elaine: The only thing I could really suggest is maybe changing the smell that the spray is available in, although it was pleasant sometimes the aroma felt slightly confused. However, that could very well have just been the fluids it was mixing with. Also, I have never been very keen on the smell of tea tree, so this really is personal issue rather than an problem with the product.
Haija: There is nothing I would change about this product as its great as it is, its deifinately something needed and required for new mums to use as of when needed. Saying that, I would probably change and add more products to the range with different size bottles – even travel ones, so when you go away it's easy to carry.