Huge shout out to all my pregnant mamas out there! I hope everything is going smoothly and that your little bundle of joy is healthy and growing great.
I am only 21 weeks so not feeling uncomfortable yet. Well beyond the early gestational diabetes diagnosis that has me a bit in the dumps. But none the less baby was right on track and looked great at my 20 week ultrasound.
We have decided to go team green this time around and I am starting to struggle with it for the first time! I kinda just want to know but I know this will be fun!
I received these products for free and in return have offered my review. The review is my opinion, research and words. The giveaway is thanks to Pink Lemonade Shop. This post may contain affiliate links which means with your purchase I receive a small commission at no cost to you.
Giveaway is at the bottom of the post! Good Luck!!!
Using Pink Lemonade Shop Cloth Pads Postpartum: Plus a Giveaway
Okay, so on to what you came here for! Postpartum fun!
In the past I have used the horrible pads they give you at the hospital and have been left with some horrible diaper rash for lack of better words and just miserable.
But this time around will be different! This time I am using cloth pad and I am so excited to share with you why I have choose to change it up.
Postpartum cloth pads fabric options
Cotton, minky, bamboo oh my!
My personal favorite is cotton. I just like the way cotton feels and how quickly it absorbs and wicks away moisture quick. Not to mention cotton is fool proof when it comes to care. Cotton is also thin making it perfect for every day use.
Bamboo is a close second to the cotton as it is equally as thin but takes longer to absorb. Bamboo does however absorb more than cotton. And tends to get even more absorbent the more it is washed! Bamboo is my favorite when it comes to cloth diaper so it just might be your favorite mama cloth.
Although the minky is amazing soft and fuzzy it is also 100% polyester. They do feel like heaven on your lady bits, but I know some of you would prefer a natural fabric.
I have not used the silk liners but they sound amazing. And the raw silk is different than what you are thinking of when it comes to silk. Raw silk is thin and contains sericin which is the protein created by silk worms.
Raw silk is not the shiny processed silk you will see in a shirt, and it is perfect fabric choice for liners if you are prone to yeast infections.
Postpartum comfort and care
First and foremost comes my own comfort. The rubbing and raw skin caused by your typical pads is just plan uncomfortable. Not only are you trying to heal from giving birth, and possible stitches but now you have the itching and raw skin caused by the pads you have to wear all day long.
Sure you could throw on some coconut oil or diaper cream. Both of which I have done in the past but why not try to avoid that mess all together?
I don’t know about you but the less I have to remember while running on little sleep and nursing a newborn the better.
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Budget, budget, budget. As a single family income with baby number three on the way any way to save money is beneficial to me. Not only do you not have to keep buying pad but you aren’t adding more to your garbage.
One postpartum pad cost $15, which you maybe thinking whoa that’s a lot! But think about it for a minute. You spend $100 on cloth pads and get 6 pads.
You are already washing laundry every day or every other day anyways so you can wash them as you go with your regular laundry and keep using the same 6 pads.
Disposable pads on the other hand cost roughly $.50 a pad for the heavy flow! So lets do a little math.
$100 of disposables will get you about 200 pads and lets stick with changing your pad every 3 to 4 hours putting you at 6 pads a day. So at 6 a day those 200 pads will last you about 33 days. Most women bleed 6 to 8 weeks postpartum with flow slowing down.
So lets say after a month you don’t need heavy flow, but you have already spent the same $100 as you have on the disposable.
Sure you may want more than 6 pads but you get the idea.
But it doesn’t end there you don’t just toss the Pink Lemonade cloth postpartum pads, you can continue to use them.
- overnight when your period returns
- heavy flow days
- future pregnancies
- pass them on to a friend or family member
That money does not go to waste!!!
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Cloth pads are EASY to use
Okay you may be super intimidated by cloth pads and I won’t lie I was at first too. But they are so easy to use. With snaps to secure them in place and many fabric options for your own comfort they really are the perfect self care item!
Washing cloth pads
Again washing can be scary but it is not you just wash like you would normal laundry. Rinse your pads with cold water and throw in dirty laundry or wet bag for washing.
There are a few rules: like don’t use bleach, vinegar, or fabric softener sheets. So not hard to do and if you haven’t started using wool dryer balls you should! They save time drying which saves you more money!
For more information on how to wash, and what to do when changing your pad in public you can check out Pink Lemonade’s care instructions.
What if you aren’t pregnant?
So you aren’t pregnant but want to switch to cloth. Good news for you Pink Lemonade Shop is still the perfect cloth pad shop for you. And maybe you would like to add some postpartum cloth pads to a new mama gift basket.
From liners (including thong liners), heavy flow, medium and light they also carry wet bags, menstrual cups and nursing covers and pads!
So they have something for everyone!
Best of luck with the giveaway!!!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more entries!!