Nursing your baby provides great health benefits to your little one, and it can also save a family a lot of money. Besides a few nursing bras, nursing shirts and a nursing pillow, the only actual expense that comes with nursing is nursing pads. Nursing pads were one of those things that I never thought about until the day that my milk came in with my first son, and oh my did I need nursing pads. There is nothing more embarrassing than sitting at work or in class, when you discover that your breast are leaking, so yes nursing pads are a necessity.
Even for non-nursing moms, nursing pads may be necessary for the first days after birth, and perhaps even a few days before labor starts as well. Now, finding the right nursing pads is not as easy as they sound, because not all nursing pads are created equal. I found that out the hard way the first time around, when I decided to go for cheap instead of quality.
Good nursing pads can be expensive though, and they can easily run at $7-8 for a 50 pack, and coupons and sales are hard to come by. Considering the fact that you need 2 nursing pads at a time, and that you may need to switch them a few times throughout the day, especially in those early days after birth, the cost quickly adds up.
This is why I decided to check out the Bamboobies, reusable, fabric nursing pads that simply need to be washed after use. While the initial out-of-pocket cost is higher than buying a pack of disposable nursing pads, the reusable nursing pads soon recover the cost.
I tried fabric nursing pads with my first child, but the once I found did not work out well for me, so I was hesitant to try them again. I am so glad that I decided to give the Bamboobies a try, because these fabric pads actually work. They absorb and contain the leaking breast milk, they prevent embarrassing leak accidents, and they are easy to throw in the wash with our regular laundry.
Bamboobies come in both regular nursing pads and overnight nursing pads, and I must say that I have been especially impressed with how well the overnight nursing pads has held up. Contrary to the disposable nursing pads that I have been using, the Bamboobies reusable nursing pads actually held up throughout the night.
One of the ways in which Bamboobies differentiates from other washable nursing pads is by its soft velour side, which goes against the skin. This soft velour fabric makes the Bamboobies nursing pads extremely comfortable, and it makes them more comfortable than regular disposable nursing pads.
The Bamboobies nursing pads are machine washable on the warm cycle, and they can even go in the dryer as well. These washable nursing pads are made with organic cotton, they are non-toxic and of course eco-friendly.
What I Love About The Bamboobies:
- They are machine washable and can go in the dryer
- They are reusable and eco-friendly
- They are non-toxic
- They have a soft velour side that makes them very comfortable to wear
- They come in regular and overnight
- They are absorbent, and they work.
- They help me save money in the long run
Buy The Bamboobies Reusable Nursing Pads
You can buy the Bamboobies reusable nursing pads at the Bamboobies website, and you can find them at Amazon and BabiesRUs.com as well.
Use FRUG20 for 20% off at checkout at www.buybamboobies.com. This will be good for 20% any Bamboobies product (the nursing pads, nursing shawl, therapy pillows, nipple balm).
One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a $25 gift certificate to Bamboobies. (Shipping not included)
The Bamboobies reusable nursing pads are a part of the 2013 Baby Guide at Frugality Is Free, because these washable nursing pads help new moms avoid leak accidents, they save them money, and these reusable fabric nursing pads helps prevent wastage.
This giveaway will end Monday April 15th at midnight EST.
Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received complimentary Bamboobies for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with the reusable nursing pads from Bamboobies.