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Or similar organic options. Where did you get yours? What did you pay? Do you just use it for sleeping, or for tummy time as well? Give me all your puddle pad wisdom. I'm sick of the clammy ones from babies r us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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We have a wonderful one...organic wool...nope - can't remember where I got it from...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I just searched online. It was less than $70 and we use it under her crib sheet and on top of her wool mattress (she sidecars)...
 

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I did two things. I bought the wool puddle pads for our mattresses from Dax Stores on-line. We just bought organic mattresses so they help protect the mattresses from any spills. Then I put the mattress pad and sheets over it. I then bought some felted wool that I put inside some organic flannel sheets that I cut up and sewed like a big pillow case. Baby and 5 year-old each sleep on one and it is easier to just wash the flannel each time rather than take off sheets, etc... I have also used the flannel cover/felted wool for tummy time, etc....
 

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Wow that's quite a system!<br>
The main thing that I'm shopping for is a large pad for co-sleeping and nightnursing with the next baby. In that case, I will likely sleep right on it to reduce washing sheets every day from massive milk leakage. Is wool comfy enough to sleep right on?<br>
At least that's what I did before, albeit not with organic wool. We got pretty sweaty on the standard waterproof pad. Although I'm wondering if it will dry fast enough each day? I used to have two and just wash them all the time- but they were cheap, and it was easier than taking the entire sheet off. Maybe I will just use a sheet over it or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: How quickly do they dry? I don't think I can really get two to alternate with!<br><br>
But then I'm also wondering about smaller ones for tummy time. And I'm wondering about what I've got on ds1's bed. He's got a pad from ikea just to protect the mattress in case of spills or potty accidents- which is pretty rare, so I'm less likely to spend a ton for that. I think Ikea is generally safer anyway- I know they don't use standard flame retardents in their mattresses. But if something were cheaper I'd get it for his as well.
 

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The wool dries really quickly. I just hang it over end of the bed frame. It has been 5 months with our baby and I have not yet had to wash the wool as it neutralizes the uric (sp?) acid and there is no smell. I end up washing the flannel sheet cover about 2 times per week with the baby.
 

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I don't know, but our standard waterproof pad got kinda hot. I'm glad to hear it dries quickly. I ordered one from green mountain diapers for our bed. I cant' seem to find any smaller ones online yet.
 

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<a href="http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/other.htm#woolchangingpad" target="_blank">http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/...oolchangingpad</a><br><br>
I love mine its not hot at all and soft. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I didn't see puddle pads on the tiny bird site. Does she have them?<br><br>
Anyone know of someone who sells smaller ones, like for a bassinet for naps? I found one online, but it has horrible reviews through the diaperpin, so I'm not gonna chance it.
 

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I bought four of these from Our Green House:<br><br><a href="http://www.ourgreenhouse.com/foundations/store/shopdetail.asp?product=141-bb" target="_blank">http://www.ourgreenhouse.com/foundat...product=141-bb</a><br><br>
They are great. Our Green House also sells a larger size.<br><br>
I also use puddle pads from Happy Tushies and really like them (as well as their large and travel size wet bags).
 

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I was checking out the happy tushies ones- do you mean the ones she calls crib pads? Are they just cotton? Do they absorb well if you have an 'accident'? My mattress pads look like that, but they've never really been drenched. And our crib pads were always the really waterproof ones, so I haven't tried a plain cotton one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I'm getting this one- <a href="http://www.babyworks.com/catalog/product.asp?dept_id=5&pf_id=6070" target="_blank">http://www.babyworks.com/catalog/pro...5&pf%5Fid=6070</a><br>
It has been bought off my registry, but as it has not yet arrived (nor has the baby) I don't have any reviews for you.<br><br>
But it will not absorb at all. It basically works like a plastic sheet, well atleast for a few hours. You need something absorbant over it to soak up things.<br><br>
I was figuring on using toddler size prefolds or something like that on top of it.
 

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HHm, ok. sounds like nightnursing on top of it won't be so great then? Well that's ok, it's still better than getting sweaty on a rubber one. I suppose a baby blanket or something or prefold like you say might work fine over it too.
 

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I use the Happy Tushies crib pads as puddle pads for diaper changes...not for in the bed. We all got too sweaty when we used the Happy Tushies pads. They are cotton with a layer of PUL for waterproofing.<br><br>
For sleeping, we use a wool pad or a lambskin with an Under the Nile burb cloth to soak up milk and spit up. I wash the wool pad or lambskin every now and then. Hope that helps!
 

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I ordered two tushies ones anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> They looked good and are a nice price. They'll be good to have around for changes and bare bottom time. Thanks!<br>
I do have one wool pad coming. I guess I'll just throw a toddler pf or something over it if the tushies is too hot and the wool doesn't really absorb the milk.
 

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We used old army/navy blankets and cut to size. But the all-cotton puddle/lap pads from BRU worked well too.<br><br>
If you can afford organic, by all means do so, but the army/navy blankets are super cheap and a good alternative to non-organic wool puddle pads that can cost a fortune.
 

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That's exactly what someone else just suggested on thebabywearer.com where I also asked! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I assumed it was you til I saw the names of the kids. Well, I should definitely try that. I know, I felt wacky spending 80 on a puddle pad. I figure it will be used for ages under the baby's sheets, but it would be nice to have breathable wool for back ups or on the other kids' beds.<br><br>
Is the care for them the same? Have you ever washed them in wool soap at all? Come to think of it, do you ever have to relanolize wool puddle pads the way you do covers?
 
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