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shopping tip for homebirthers or those with nighttime wetters - washable chux!

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to share, because if I had known about these - http://www.homehealthdelivery.com/store/washable-bed-pads-c-81_4_96/ - washable chux pads when I had my homebirth, I totally would have bought some.  I ended up using a shower curtain on the bed, which was less comfy than these.  I bought them to put on my daughter's bed at night, because she has had a lot of issues with bedwetting.  They work amazingly well.  Just wanted to share in case anyone was looking for something similar.  We make the bed with them under the sheet and mattress pad, but they can also be layered on top.

post #2 of 12

We have something like this that we've used for changing table pads. We have two big ones and cut one big one in half to make two medium ones. Also my MIL got us a couple of small ones which we put in the diaper bag. 

 

I'm not sure how *absorbent* they are per se (like in terms of volume that can be absorbed) but they are waterproof. They are probably not as absorbent as the ones you linked. 

 

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3368922&cp=&parentPage=search

post #3 of 12

I may look into those...  See my post about DH's mattress worries.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

They are amazingly absorbent.  My 5 year old is having some issues with constipation, and the constipation causes a lot of nighttime wetting for her.  I guess it causes extra pressure on her bladder.  Anyhow, she has been wetting heavily at night and those pads absorb everything, her bed stays completely dry.  

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

mattie - we must be on the same wavelength, I didn't even see your post until you mentioned it.  Tell your DH to calm down, it will be fine.  It is not common for your water to break before labor. 

post #6 of 12

I read that it's something like a 20% chance of your water breaking before labor starts. It did happen to me, though, but though I was sitting on the couch when it happened I got to the bathroom in time. I wonder what the incidence is of it happening while sleeping. 

post #7 of 12

The chances are slim.  He knows the chances are slim.  We learned that in our baby class, but he is still worried.  I even tried to explain that with the mattress pad, if we jump up and strip the wet stuff off, very little if any would get through.  He is worried about it though, and I am happy to accommodate him- within reason.

post #8 of 12

I just bought 2 of these on Amazon (I found them for $9.99 for 2 chux) - I put one under our bedsheets for that "just in case" and 1 can go in the car or in the nursery.  I used these when I worked in home care and they're great.  

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Great price CJcrafty!  Thanks for posting.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

One question - have you gotten them yet? Any idea where they are made?

post #11 of 12

@teamsalem I did get them, don't know where they are made, don't recall seeing a tag on them.  If I find a tag I'll let you know what I see.

post #12 of 12
I got mine! No idea where they are made, but they feel really nice, not plastic-ey. Funnily enough, now that we have them, DH hasn't yet seemed worried about putting one on the bed... He seems to really believe there is almost not chance the baby will come on or before his due date, and the due date seems to feel really far away to him still.
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