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Old 01-07-2007, 04:11 PM   #1
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Question Would you use post partum mama pads?

I have not had AF since I'm still nursing DD at 18 months old, and now I'm preggo! After having DD I found out about mama pads and the Diva cup and bought one of those to try out - but never got AF, lol. So, I'm pretty sold on the fact that I will use the Diva cup and mama pads for any future AF even though I didn't get to try them out yet, but I'm wondering about post partum, what I should do. Is it worth it or just a hassle? I'm wondering with a newborn and recovering and everything if mama pads is something I will want to deal with or not. If its more comfy then it might be worth it... I dont want to spend lots of $ on the pp pads though if I'm going to end up not using them. I could always use them later for overnight, but I'm hoping the Diva cup will work out for that... Anyway, anyone who's used mama cloth for post partum, I'd love your input!

Oh... random ?, but does medications like tucks pads or Earth Mama Angel Baby cream and stuff, does that stain the mama pads or make them not absorbant like diaper cream does to diapers?

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Old 01-07-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Re: Would you use post partum mama pads?

I used cloth postpartum after DD and they worked great. I never had a problem with leaking etc. Plus, mine are made from flannel and they were super soft and comfortable and didn't chap like sposie pads do. I say go for it!!!!!
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Re: Would you use post partum mama pads?

Did you get the kind with PUL in them or were they just nice and thick?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: Would you use post partum mama pads?

I got some to use because after the first few days I couldn't stand the disposables. You're just leaking from everywhere it seems and sore and it's just nice to have something that breathes on you, KWIM? Of course, it was July and hot as heck here so that didn't help....
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #5
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I would suggest thinking out of the box. Do you have large pocket inserts that you could use for pp pads, then use in pockets later? Or contour diapers? Or microfiber interts you could trifold as pads and then use later. I'm using soakers from ds's diapers now for mama pads. I feel like I'm sure getting my $$ worth out of them!
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:02 PM   #6
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Re: Would you use post partum mama pads?

I'm wondering the same. I love the cloth, but the few post partum ones I got so far are just huge. Plus I'll already be washing diapers for 2 babies. maybe just for the first few days I'll use disposable, or Depends(worked great last time).
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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I am due soon and I opted for no cloth pp pads. I do use the diva and cloth panty liners when I am not pg but I couldn't justify the expense of pp pads b/c I really hate using pads.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #8
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I have a few. Maybe I'll just rotate.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:46 PM   #9
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I used post partum pads after i had DS2 and i loved it, they were very comfortable, never thought they were a hassle or anything.
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Re: Would you use post partum mama pads?

Hmm, I was wondering about depends or those poise pads. I do want some pp cloth, but I think I might make some. Diaper doublers are a great idea!
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