The Bottom Line
- Cute products to aid with labor and birth.
- Scent may be too strong for some moms.
- Four delightful products to aid labor in an attractive package for gift giving.
- Lightly scented to help promote relaxation in labor and birth.
- Paraben and Petrolatum free products, not tested on animals.
Guide Review - mama mio It's time! Hospital Kit
- Gravida Candle
- Calming Facial Spritz
- Super stretch Tummy Rub
- Super rub Tummy Rub
Each product is well made with a light scent to do its job. The containers are attractive and well made, which is particularly important when transporting oils and liquids so that they don't leak or spill all over your hospital bag.
The candle has a light fresh scent and works really well. The issue I have with the candle is simply that the majority of hospitals and birth centers will not let you use it. Perhaps that makes it more of an incentive to stay home in early labor so that you can enjoy the candle. It will also be helpful in postpartum and breastfeeding relaxation and spirit lifting.
The other products are also nice for their desired jobs, particularly the oil and rubs. They work on all body parts that mom will allow to be rubbed in labor and prevent that hand friction that can happen with a massage. They also don't get overly oily making it too slippery.
The facial spritz can be calming and refreshing, particularly in later labor, like transition. I'd recommend that you spray it from a distance to prevent it from really getting in her face with a forceful spray. Practice several times to get the mechanical action of the pump down. You should also ensure it's a scent that pleases her before spraying it.