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Maternity Pads

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datingthedevil Tue 09-Oct-12 18:29:05

Hi all,

Just wondering, what do you all rate as the best maternity pad?
I dont have a clue to get or where to get them from?

Many thanks

Charlote

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Oct-12 18:35:04

Tesco own worked for me, hated Mothercare. Avoid anything slim or with wings (too scratchy on battered bits!).

BikeRunSki Tue 09-Oct-12 18:35:56

You get them in the baby stuff aisle.

Adviceinscotland Tue 09-Oct-12 18:36:35

Sure it was just boots own make I used.

Were lovely and soft, like sitting on a cushion when you needed it most wink

Personally I use Kotex Nighttime. They are in a black packet.

They are huge and really padded.

They are everywhere but Home Bargains has them for 99p.

SunnyUpNorth Tue 09-Oct-12 18:38:06

The very best ones are the huge ones they give you in the hospital, try and take home as many as you can?

I would get the super long always night time winged ones and then put the maternity pad on top. I just used the sainsburys own ones which are lovely and soft but don't have wings. So layering them on an always towel adds a layer of protection for leakage.

paperclips Tue 09-Oct-12 19:52:01

I used both Morrison's and Boots own and I think they were exactly the same. Nice and thick. No leakage problems. About a pound for 10.

debbie1412 Tue 09-Oct-12 20:46:54

Kotex night time or any cheap make, you'll change them so often the thicker and cheaper the better. Also buy some disposable bed protectors boots sell them to protect your mattress.

Pastabee Tue 09-Oct-12 22:37:37

Boots thick ones. IMO a night time sanitary towel won't do as if you have had stitches you will appreciate the padding that proper maternity towels give.

I was lucky in the sense that I stopped bleeding quickly but I carried on wearing the Boots pads for a few extra days to cushion my episiotomy.

NotShortImFunSized Tue 09-Oct-12 22:44:21

This may sound really stupid but nappies are the way to go wink

Seriously, it works! I'd had 4 dc before anyone mentioned this to me. As soon as you've given birth, whip open a pack of newborn nappies, open nappy up as wide as it goes and whack it in your undies. They are super soft, super absorbant and have sides that stop the leaks you get with the towels.

I used them for the first couple of days until the bleeding died down then used boots own maternity towels.

LadyWidmerpool Tue 09-Oct-12 22:50:32

Asda's were fine for me but I had a section so my bit weren't sore.

sparklekitty Wed 10-Oct-12 20:53:56

I've been using Sainsburys own (99p per pack). They're great, very much like the ones you get in hospital. I've not had a very heavy flow though so not sure how they'd cope with that but they're pretty thick so I'd imagine they'd be fine. I've also had an episiotomy and they've been great with that.

BananaPie Wed 10-Oct-12 20:58:42

Cheap ones are fine, but buy more than you can possibly imagine needing! At least a pack a day early on.

seabuckthorn Wed 10-Oct-12 21:01:06

Sainsburys were good as were boots own.

Arithmeticulous Wed 10-Oct-12 21:13:19

Tenalady pants (effectively nappies) with maternity pads in for first 2-3 days. Tenalady pants will last for 3-4 pad changes, you will not leak, you will be padded and held in.

nezzynic Thu 11-Oct-12 03:18:38

Tesco own maternity pads did the job for me smile

confuddledDOTcom Thu 11-Oct-12 03:25:51

Avoid the dry weave type ones as it can melt stitches. Cheaper own brand ones are perfectly fine.

RemindMeWhatSleepIs Thu 11-Oct-12 04:00:01

Tesco own brand. The chunkier the better for lots of padding on your delicate bits. blush

Loislane78 Thu 11-Oct-12 07:43:23

I second Boots own brand

sillymillyb Thu 11-Oct-12 07:57:38

Another one here voting for boots ownbrand. I bled like buggery and everything else leaked.

seabuckthorn Thu 11-Oct-12 08:24:12

Do you know which are dry weave please confuddled?

EarnestDullard Thu 11-Oct-12 09:27:00

I like Boots and Tesco ones, didn't like Superdrug. Get a few packs of the thick ones for the first week or so, the extra cushioning is good especially if you've had stitches. Then the slim ones for when the bleeding's calmed down a bit.

Cherrypieplum Thu 11-Oct-12 09:29:58

I found asda ones brill

elliejjtiny Thu 11-Oct-12 11:47:58

The hospital ones were the best. The Kotex ones were good too. I never thought of using nappies, I bet they would be lovely and soft.

confuddledDOTcom Thu 11-Oct-12 12:53:00

seabuckthorn it's the thin ones, you want the fat mattresses that were about before Always et al made thin towels.

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