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post #21 of 37
I'll probably use disposible ones like I did last time. I'll have two kids in cloth diapers and the last thing I want to worry about is washing my stuff, too! Last time I got a bunch from the hospital that had cooling gel in them, which felt awesome. I might have to find some more like that.
post #22 of 37
i never bleed too heavy, so i just use the thin always pads post partum. i appease my midwives and buy a few giant ones from the birth supply co. for the birth kit, but i never use them. they tried to get me to wear a depends after ethan's birth and it was horrible. i had to fold it down three times, and taking it off was a mess. blech. i also wear my regular panties (i'm not appeasing the midwives on this - i will not buy those mesh panties, lol).
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
I'll probably use disposible ones like I did last time. I'll have two kids in cloth diapers and the last thing I want to worry about is washing my stuff, too! Last time I got a bunch from the hospital that had cooling gel in them, which felt awesome. I might have to find some more like that.
i loved those after i had kayleigh. bought them for my birth kit when i was pregnant with ethan, and never needed them .... same with norah. so two babies later & they're still in my birth kit - lol! good to have them "incase," i guess!
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by ExuberantDaffodil View Post
For you mamas who don't think you could ever switch to cloth -- I was once you! I thought it was kind of gross, but I tried it one cycle and realized it was much less gross than disposable. They are so soft and comfortable, and for periods, anyway, if you use a menstrual cup with it, the clean up isn't near as bad as what you might think in your head.
i just hate all pads. i suffer through it for the post partum period, but then they all go back into my birth kit box - lol!
post #25 of 37
why cant you use cups?
post #26 of 37
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why cant you use cups?
You're not supposed to insert anything into your vagina while it and your uterus are healing, it increases the risk of infection.
post #27 of 37
Daffodil, I don't think it's "gross", I am just thinking of ease and convenience. I've never used cloth pads.
post #28 of 37
I don't have time to make mama pads nor do I have the funds to buy any at this time. I'll use those mondo ones I get from the hospital and depends if I have any left. I also have some big (sposie) pads for beds/chairs for the first few days. I like to sit bare bottomed on those while I nurse the first few days -- the uterine contractions cause some gushes and it just feels better to have it out there than on a teeny sposie pad (no matter how thick it is).

I hadn't thought about this until today but ICK. I haven't had my period since June 2006 (aside from postpartum bleeding after DD was born). I'm not ready for this!
post #29 of 37
blah im still going to use cups we ae a clean fam and im sure we wil be fine =-)
post #30 of 37
I'd be afraid to stick anything up there... Germs or no... I imagine I'll not want anything even near my hoohah after something so big came out of it.
post #31 of 37
well as i said b4 i HATE sitting in my own blood and cups are the only way not to! i cant use tamponds so ya
post #32 of 37
With DS - I bled/shed so heavily the first 4 days I was using the ultra-super sposie pads and changing them every hour during the day and every couple of hours at night. After that I switched to just "light days" pads for about 2 weeks and then I was done. I don't think I lost any more/less than average - it was just over a very short time period. After the 2nd day, I actually used Depends for the next two days so I didn't leak through.

I'm tempted to do cloth this time around, but if I do a repeat, I don't think I'll have enough for 12+ changes a day with really heavy flow. I hate sposie pads - some make me break out is hives. (My son also reacts this way to most sposie diapers). I'd appreciate any ideas for super-capacity cloth, short of seriously bulking up with prefolds. I've used cloth pads for my usually light periods.
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by impromptukiss View Post
i never bleed too heavy, so i just use the thin always pads post partum. i appease my midwives and buy a few giant ones from the birth supply co. for the birth kit, but i never use them. they tried to get me to wear a depends after ethan's birth and it was horrible. i had to fold it down three times, and taking it off was a mess. blech. i also wear my regular panties (i'm not appeasing the midwives on this - i will not buy those mesh panties, lol).
I don't bleed very heavy either, or very long. However, my collection of mama pads isn't what it needs to be so therefore at first it will likely be the flats or cheap prefolds. A pail w/ peroxide- I never thought of that one! I have just the bucket. Dh will be off the first 2 weeks anyway- so I *should* have plenty of help although taking care of cloth pads or diapers is really easy- change as normal- thow in a pail. Pail is full throw in washer- when done throw in diaper- Fold them- 5 min OR just put them in baskets- viola- nothing to it.
post #34 of 37
I used Depends for the first few days last time; they are great.

But I really ant to do cloth pads for the rest this time. Anyone recommend any that aren't too pricey??
post #35 of 37
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I have some sposies for at the hospital. and for the first few days as i bleed like a crazy women! But I also have lots of infant prefolds now my friend brought me all her old CDs so I am set til potty training and I have the itty bitty prefold for PP I think I am more happy about that than for the baby diapers
post #36 of 37
I'm making my own pads No more plastic for me!
post #37 of 37

cloth!

i've made some cloth pads, that's what i'll be using.
they are so easy to make!! i've used a ton of scrap flannel, i haven't used PUL or anything but i've never had leakage.. just quilt batting in the middle, making some thicker or thinner.
i've traced around a big regular commercial pad with wings for the pattern...
is there someone who could sew some for you? they really are insanely easy to make...
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