While ice packs and pads do wonders for swelling, they also soak up blood and have to be switched out often. This can be a bit tricky for postpartum moms who are exhausted or have had an epidural. Savvy nurses came up with this solution. Take a newborn diaper, slit the inside lining and fill it with crushed ice. Absorbent and cold, it is a new mom's heaven.
Diaper Ice Packs