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keowilliams 08-06-2011 03:29 PM

Washable Nursing Pads
Hi Ladies. I'm gearing up for my second and looking for some good quality washable nursing pads. I'd prefer to avoid using the disposables as much as possible, but don't really know where to start looking. I had some washables from DS that I happened upon on the clearance shelf at the supermarket but god knows what the brand was, and they were okay for the 6+ months stage, but definitely wouldn't hold up to those first few months.

Any insights and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

SAHM to Alexander (almost 3) and expecting #2 in Sept.

Vie.en.Rose 08-06-2011 03:39 PM

Re: Washable Nursing Pads
Motherease makes wonderful nursing pads. My favourite are the bamboo - they're soft, contoured and PUL backed. I leaked like a fire hydrant those first few weeks and never had a leak with them!

cherrycoke 08-06-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Washable Nursing Pads
I use some that were the Gerber NUK brand, but it's like $7 for 3 pairs so I made my own! I used this website tutorial. It wasn't hard and I didn't spend any money. The perk to making your own is you can make them as thick as you'd like. They're not PUL backed or anything, but I haven't leaked through them yet.

Chessie 08-06-2011 06:50 PM

Re: Washable Nursing Pads
I always preferred contoured because they stay in place well and are less noticeable. I make contoured nursing pads that hold up very well over time. My most popular are with wool on the outer and bamboo velour on the inside. I recommend the ones with wool interlock for heavy leaks and the wool jersey for regular flow. The pics are some that I have right now in my shop.

wmurillo410 08-06-2011 07:06 PM

Definitely do wool. I use the $30 wool ones. Idk the brand.

Sent from my HTC phone is to thank for typos. :)

shortcake2386 08-06-2011 07:14 PM

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i prefer my wool/obv ones. i offer contoured and flat and really dont prefer one over the other, as long as i stay dry:)

ariannasmommy22 08-07-2011 05:39 AM

Re: Washable Nursing Pads
I use these and love them...they have PUL in them...

MinCall 08-07-2011 08:14 AM

I just bought some yesterday from The Nappy Shoppe. They had both PUL backed and bamboo / velour and even some dyed blue and purple.

keowilliams 08-07-2011 06:50 PM

Re: Washable Nursing Pads
Thank you so much for all the the links!


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