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Maternity pads

(19 Posts)
GuybrushThreepwoodMP Fri 31-Oct-14 18:10:18

Last time I used mothercare ones. I didn't like them because they don't come in their own little wrapper (like Always- so you can roll and wrap them after use). You just have to chuck them away as they are.
Nothing like having to rope off your own bin and empty it twice a day to make you feel even more gross after giving birth.
Had anyone found any better ones?

WhyOWhyWouldYou Fri 31-Oct-14 19:14:08

I think they all come like that (I tried a few brands). I used little white sandwich bags (kept for this purpose only) for disposing of them - roll up pad like normal, put in bag, tie and bin. Nappy sacks would work too.

BlinkAndMiss Fri 31-Oct-14 19:20:45

I think the Boots ones come individually wrapped from what I remember, but I also remember that the sticky strip was only one line on the back of the pad so I was worried it would come unstuck. I don't think they ever did but I remember being concerned about it.

happypotamus Fri 31-Oct-14 21:33:39

Boots have some individually wrapped ones.
I used them last pregnancy and had no problems.

ImBrian Fri 31-Oct-14 22:05:00

I've just used the always night time pads.

louisejxxx Fri 31-Oct-14 22:09:01

How about getting some nappy sacks to pop them in once used?

smogsville Fri 31-Oct-14 22:22:38

Another vote for always night time pads (rather than maternity ones). I had quite heavy bleeding and for quiet a few weeks and no leaks with these ones. The wings are a bit of a godsend! Used them day and night.

Jodie1982 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:31:14

Maxi Kotex are super absorbent and ever so soft. I always use those for first couple of days and then go onto the Always Night-time ones (thick ones, not the thin ones) and I use nappy sacks to dispose of.

Flisspaps Fri 31-Oct-14 22:34:41

Standard sanitary pads (ie not maternity pads) aren't recommended as they absorb so much that you can't easily monitor blood loss. They also have plastic in which increases the chance of infection sad

Bumpandbaby2014 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:39:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sat 01-Nov-14 07:51:24

I wish they had wings too smile

Will be buying some always nighttime pads as well used last time after first few days of maternity pads.

farmerswifey Sat 01-Nov-14 08:22:37

I was told not to use the 'Always Night Time' Pads by the consultant after having an episiotomy as the freshness strip can degrade stitches.

smogsville Sat 01-Nov-14 09:29:34

That's interesting about not using standard ones I don't remember reading that. I had a section so I suppose stitches degrading not an issue but still. Will be going for a specialist pad this time around!

Pointlessfan Sat 01-Nov-14 09:34:16

I used some thin, individually wrapped ones with wings but absolutely cannot remember where from. It would have been either Mothercare, Boots or Sainsbury's.

joaninha103 Sat 01-Nov-14 09:38:42

i used Tena nighttime (or supermarket equivalent - wrapped) for first week or so. really soft and thick. then mothercare maty pads with wings although they aren't wrapped. as pp's say, nappy sacks!

Bumpandbaby2014 Sat 01-Nov-14 13:05:28

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Kalinka16 Sat 01-Nov-14 13:09:21

We're also told to not use synthetic pads (like Always) after giving birth (section or vaginally) due to increased risk of infection. I used Kotex and bought special dark blue bags to wrap them in (and changed the bin every day!). Bleurgh, I've got all this to look forward to again in a couple of months. Roll on being able to use tampons again.,.

18yearsoftrying Sat 01-Nov-14 19:52:17

GP, midwife & NCT leader all advised me against using these types of sanpro as the material allows them to stick to stitches. They all told me to use maternity pads as the material is different & can monitor blood loss as well as not cause new issues.

TriciaMcM Sat 01-Nov-14 20:34:45

Also did some of you who preferred sanitary towels have sections? Found the padding of maternity pads a big help for first week. Everything was a little tender initially so cushioning was very useful!!

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