I use cloth pads for periods but am a bit reticent to use cloth postpartum as it seems like there may be a LOT of blood. Any thoughts?
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27-12-2013 19:38 #1
27-12-2013 19:41 #2
Are you using cloth with your babe? I'd use some of them, if not than just use some of the disposable ones you will use for babe initially.
27-12-2013 21:13 #3
I usually use cloth but I got disposable pads for the first week or two post partum. It was so much easier to just chuck them out cos yeah there is quite a bit of blood at first.
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27-12-2013 21:39 #4
27-12-2013 21:44 #5
I'd definitely start with disposable pads. As well as using nappies, some girls also use disposable pants for the first few days (I just wore dark men's undies that I could chuck).
27-12-2013 21:54 #6
Nah mine was never that bad! I just used libra maternity pads. You're up so often feeding and resettling a newborn that you have plenty of opportunity to change them!
13-01-2014 18:10 #7Senior Member
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I think accept that you need sposies for the first two days, then consider cloth options after that. I changed very frequently in the first day, and still bled through. I had to put a bluey under me to save the sheets. This time around I'm going to wear an adult nappy I think! *shhh, don't tell anyone**
You will go through a pack of mat pads in the first 48 hours so it won't be a waste of a purchase.
I think the environmental cost of laundering your cloth terry flats etc (if that's what you were to use) plus soiled underwear and clothes over the first 48 hours would come close to the cost of a pack of sposies.
I really really soiled a small bath towel just trying to keep the blood at bay after my first shower while I got my undies and a pad on!
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