I plan on using prefolds for my postpartum bleeding and I already have a bunch of them for the new baby.
I feel like it's fine, but I'm wondering if it's okay to use the prefolds on the baby after I've used them for my bleeding?
I really don't want to buy more prefolds just for postpartum purposes. It's wasteful and means I have to spend more money.
Thanks so much for any advice. :)
why not? soak them in hydrogen peroxide before washing to be extra cautious. Where did that baby just come from anyway?
Work at home, homesteading mom sharing child care 50/50 with my wonderful WAH DH. DD1 born Jan. 2010. March '12. DD2 & DD3 (twins) born Feb. 2013
No need to soak them in peroxide - just add peroxide to your wash. I washed all my pp pads, towels, everything with peroxide, and not a speck of blood was left on anything (after a HB).
I don't have any qualms about it - I regularly use pfs to mop up spills on the floor, vomit, blow my nose, whatever needs doing. Wash them and right back to diapers they go. A little blood between mother and child doesn't concern me in the slightest.
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i sure hope it is okay because that's what I did:) I used prefolds as 'doublers' for my mama cloth the first three days. i also had a hossy birth and confused the heck out of my postpartum nurse when she went to check for soaked pads in the trash...
be good family...