Great Lip Balms for Pregnancy and Labor

Pack one of these in your hospital bag

Lip balm may be a beauty product, but if you look at any respectable list of what to pack for the hospital, you'll find that some version of lip balm is included. Opinions vary as to why it makes the list. Whether your lips are chapped from breathing or some other cause, it's an additional discomfort you don't need when you are in labor.

Dry peeling skin on your lip is painful, and an epidural won't take away that pain. Rather than find yourself having to deal with this pain or put some unfamiliar hospital-provided salve on your lips, just pack on of these great choices in lip balms. If you don't end up using it, perhaps your partner or husband will need it while attending you.

Lip balms also make great baby shower gift. In fact, they are great toppers for other gifts or to include in a basket of comfort items. Your chapped lip problems probably won't end after the baby arrives and you'll want to keep some on hand.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm

Burt's Bees Lip Balm
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Burt's Bees is a favorite for many reasons. This lip balm promises to nourish and hydrate your lips. It comes in a stick form, making it easy to slip into a pocket. One favorite flavor for during labor is the pomegranate, which has pomegranate oil to make it just sweet enough. The hint of a light smell is sure to please and not aggravate the most sensitive nose in pregnancy or labor. Burt's Bees products are not tested on animals and they are 100 percent natural. They have other formulations, flavors, and scents to choose from.

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These pure, organic beeswax lip balms are another natural choice. They are USDA-certified organic. They are also soy-free, petroleum-free, filler-free, and free of artificial flavors and colors. They are made of beeswax, coconut oil, lanolin, vitamin E, and natural flavors. This set can be a good baby shower gift.

Finally Pure Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm

This organic lip balm is reminiscent of your favorite summer flavor from childhood—orange creamsicle. It has the flavors of vanilla cream blended with ripe oranges. It is made from a special blend of jojoba oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, cacao butter, sesame oil, and more USDA Certified Organic fruit oils and nut oils. These ingredients help your lips remain soft and supple—great for kissing new babies. It's completely non-toxic. Finally Pure also make scented and unscented products just for pregnancy and babies.

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Long Winter Soap Co. Lip Balms

These lip balms are fun and smell great. There are a ton of fun options like Unicorn Farts, Yeti Breath, etc. Before you judge, read what the flavors entail. You might prefer some more grown-up sounding flavors like Earl Grey, Black Honey or Lavender Peach. While they do have fragrance, that means you shouldn't use these if you're sensitive to fragrance. Some of these flavors are great gifts for dad-to-be, but they also make great baby shower gifts.

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