disposable vs reusable nursing pads

Disposable or Reusable Nursing Pads: How to choose.

disposable or reusable nursing padsAre you choosing between disposable or reusable nursing pads? Are you a a little confused about which is best or easiest? Lets have a chat…

Both types of nursing pads can have a stay dry layer against the nipple, absorbency in the middle and a breathable waterproof layer against the bra. Both types come in a range of materials, shapes and sizes. If that is the case, is there really any difference?

Here are our thoughts on the benefits of using reusable nursing pads, compared to disposable.

  • Reusable nursing pads are not thrown away, but washed and reused. Saving money and the environment, when compared to disposable nursing pads.
  • Disposable nursing pads can have a tenancy not to stay in place inside the bra, even with the sticky strip. Reusable nursing pads can stay in place firmer due to the friction created between the cotton/lace/PUL outer layer and the bra material.
  • Larger nursing pads made from bamboo with a PUL backing, can provide more secure leakage protection compared to a disposable nursing pad.
  • Reusable nursing pads come with or without a waterproof backing, which allows you to choose whether you need maximum breath-ability or not.
  • Reusable nursing pads are easy to wash and care for. Pop them in a small mesh lingerie bag to wash.
  • Reusable nursing pads use natural materials.
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Here are top 5 tips to make reusable nursing pads even more practical

  1. Use a double pocket small travel bag to take your nursing pads out and about.
  2. Use a smaller lingerie bag to wash your nursing pads to ensure they all stay together in the wash.
  3. Have a range of nursing pad styles in your stash to allow for the different periods of the day when let down is heaviest or lighter.
  4. Keep a small basket beside where you nurse with your nursing pads within easy reach.
  5. If you use a nipple cream, use one which is water soluble.

Do you have a top tip to share? What has been your experience from using reusable nursing pads?

Chat soon,

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The Cloth Nappy Doctor

 

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