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After my last birth I found the disposable pads with the yicky blue gel so irritating (very sore) that I switched to Diva Cup and Cloth Pads for my periods once they came back.<br><br>
This time around I'd really like to do it with cloth postpartum pads from the start.<br>
But it looks like *my* brand Perfect Pads is closed. So what are everybody's favorite postpartum pads? Any to avoid?
 

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i make my own pads....but for those first couple post partums days i used my ds infant prefolds trifolded in underwear (i bleed pretty bad after birth) and then moved on to diaper liners and then to my smaller pads<br>
that's what worked for me, i couldn't have stood disposables<br>
dh laughed pretty hard at me for wearing a diaper though, but hey it worked really well
 

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I have had the same Gladrags since 2001 and still love them. For the first few days after baby was born I used prefold diapers and then moved to the pads, but still used the prefold diapers for overnight.
 

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I used the disposable pads the first night, and I'm glad I did, because I passed a clot the size of a lemon and there was lots and lots of blood. It was nice to just toss the pad and mesh underwear. For the next two weeks pp, I used overnight glad rags. They were wonderful! I am now three weeks pp and have graduated to normal daytime gladrags.
 

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Yes, I think the midwives will want me to use the pads that come in the birth kit to better gauge how much blood there is for the first day anyway but after that I am not doing Disposables again. Why should my baby be the only one in comfy undies?
 

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I haven't used them yet, but I have several 14" and 15" super pads from <a href="http://www.joyfullivingnaturals.com" target="_blank">www.joyfullivingnaturals.com</a>. They are beautifully made, and are so soft and cushy. She also sells on Etsy and Ebay, and I think she may even make a larger pad than those.
 

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I have a couple of pp pads made by MDC mama KariMil that I got in a swap and I've really enjoyed using them. I also like Essence of Eve from HyenaCart.com but her pads can be hard to get.
 

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I make my own out of organic cotton velour. If you're going to buy mama made pads, get some velour ones. THey're heavenly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I make my own out of organic cotton velour. If you're going to buy mama made pads, get some velour ones. THey're heavenly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Do they have the same stay-dry effect as microfleece?
 

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my 3 favorites are<br><a href="http://tlc-pads.com/products.htm" target="_blank">http://tlc-pads.com/products.htm</a><br><a href="http://vajpads.com/store/" target="_blank">http://vajpads.com/store/</a><br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/goddessankou/MagniPads.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/goddessankou/MagniPads.html</a>
 

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Have you used microfleece covered pads before? I had 2 and I think they're really really GROSS feeling. They make me feel icky and sweaty, and not at all dry. I think the cotton ones breath better and feel drier.<br><br>
I quit using pocket diapers w/ polyester inners after this experience, too. I figure if it's hot and gross feeling for me w/ that tiny little pad, imagine how hot the baby's butt and genitals feel. I sew my own diapers, too, so I make pocket diapers w/ cotton inners now.
 
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