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Someone mentioned that they use "Depends Undergarments" after the birth (I think it was Spark).

I am thinking of buying some.

Why do you like them, if you have used them? How long do you use them for?


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I asked this same question a little while ago on the pregnancy board, I got a lot of great responses. Here is a link to the thread:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...t=Depends+Pads

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My MW suggested that I get a pack. What they do is have you put witch hazel on a few pads, freeze them and wear the pad in the Depends over the first day or so. The Depends will keep the pads from leaking.

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: I'm thinking of getting some. I can't find chux pads in my regular store- do they sell them in supermarkets?
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: I'm thinking of getting some. I can't find chux pads in my regular store- do they sell them in supermarkets?
Are they the same thing as Underpads? I got mine at Walgreens. They were in the same section as the Depends.

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: I'm thinking of getting some. I can't find chux pads in my regular store- do they sell them in supermarkets?

As terrible as this sounds, they are also sold in Pet Supply Stores, as puppy training pads.

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Oh man, as humiliating as it feels, I'm now thinking of getting some Depends myself.
Where do I buy witch hazel from, though? Thanks for the info.

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Great thread, Jenna! Thanks!

I am SO going to buy some now!

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I used the Depends undergarments (the panties - not the pads) last time. And I totally plan to use them again this time.
Actually I think they are on sale at walgreens or CVS this week.. I'll have to check my ads.
I used them for 3 days last time. Prob will use them 3 or 4 days this time.

OMG i Looooove them!!
I dont; know what ya'll are stuffing in your post partum undies, but I've got ice, comfry, 3 or 4 witchahzel pads at atime, and some other creams or salves. You know - whatever works. It;s a smorgesboard in my pants.
So the depends keep everything in nice and tight - no shifting at all! - they don't leak at all, and they are firm and tight without being uncomfortable. Also they are very absorbant (and for anyone who has keenly feltt those gushes during BFing the 1st few days.. you know thats not the time for your pads to fail you)

Now I am a cloth napkin, rags for cleaning, cloth diaper, dont; waste our resources kinda gal.
But when it comes ot post-partum: I NEED me some DEPENDS PANTIES.
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oph - and witch hazel is sold in a bottle at drugg stores next to the hydryogen peroxide and the alcohol.
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depends are great after birth. for chux pads, a hospital supply store is usually cheaper then a pet store.
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: I'm thinking of getting some. I can't find chux pads in my regular store- do they sell them in supermarkets?
I was just at wegmans tonight, and our local one doesn't have them in the human section, but they do have them in the pet section.

I grabbed a pack while I was at work a week ago : but keep forgetting to grab at least one more...I work at a hospital, so these are nice big chux pads!

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Depends are nice if your water breaks (and then continues to leak) while you're in early labor. With DD#2 labor started with my water trickeling - i was wetting a normal maxi pad through in about 1/2 - 1 hour, the depends were a life savor!

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It;s a smorgesboard in my pants.
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I've never needed anything like depends, and I hate the smell of witch hazel, I threw mine away after purchasing it off my birth kit list.
Sitting on a chux pad is better IMO to allow for air circulation, especially in the summer heat! I used cotton/hemp prefolds for my pads and they felt so nice and cool. As for during labor, no way would I want to be wearing anything in that area...I can't even stand wearing underwear in the last trimester.

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I used cotton/hemp prefolds for my pads and they felt so nice and cool.
How did you do this? Did they get stained?
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.I can't even stand wearing underwear in the last trimester.
This is how I feel about bras now!
But my boobs are so huge and floppy I feel like a real sight going out in public without a bra!
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I'm going to buy some Depends today

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I read somewhere that the puppy pads are treated with some sort of chemical to encourage the puppy to pee on it. I would make sure to check before going that route.

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How did you do this? Did they get stained?
Just trifolded 2 them and stuck them in my underwear. Or sat on them in the first few days in bed or on the couch (with a towel or chux on the couch too, just in case).
Nope, no stains. I soak in cold water for 5 minutes, wring out excess, then throw in with the cloth diaper load.

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Wow! Thanks so much for the reminder!!! I had told my mom when I had my son that if I EVER had another child, I NEEDED Depends panties... it seems like it would be so much nice than those horrible panties they put on me that didn't fit and were one size fits all. They were horrible! I'll be buying some today... thanks for the reminder!!!!
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I need to go get some also, they were a lifesaver after my last birth. No worries about leaks, and way more comfy than the mesh things the hospital gives you.

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Just trifolded 2 them and stuck them in my underwear. Or sat on them in the first few days in bed or on the couch (with a towel or chux on the couch too, just in case).
Nope, no stains. I soak in cold water for 5 minutes, wring out excess, then throw in with the cloth diaper load.
That's so great. It's these simple things I never think of myself and I'm so glad I have MDC for! Thanks....
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5 babies... 1 BC birth... 1 homebirth... and until this pregnancy I'd never even SEEN anyone recommend adult diapers for postpartum. I've used the super-absorbent heating or cooling pads they give you in the hospital (they're chemically heated or cooled, though - not w/ witch hazel) and I remember thinking that's the biggest thing I missed with the BC/homebirths.

Chux, I had those for my homebirth, got them at Walgreens (sold as underpads, also work great for little boys who don't get out of bed in time to go potty in the middle of the night ).

This time, however, the adult diapers were in my birth kit and on the homebirth list (in case you wanted to assemble the birth kit yourself instead of paying for the MW's kit). I thought... hmmm... okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay... what are THESE for?? I also saw pads soaked in witch hazel and frozen, and thought WOW - I should have done that last time!!!

I'm wondering how I missed out on this information the other times??! Surely my previous MWs knew about it... yet it was never on their lists or amongst their suggestions! Just glad I know about it this time around!

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