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Hospital bag - Maternity Pad recommendations etc

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needahugbug Wed 21-Sep-16 09:44:17

Hi everyone,
I'm 33 + 1 and am starting to think about packing my hospital bag. I've read lots of threads on here about what to include etc but for the life of me can't remember what brand/type of maternity pads everyone was recommending to get.
If anyone can recommend any particular brands/types that would be fab smile
Or if anyone has any other tips on bits to include please feel free to add them as I love to see what other people take
Thank you in advance smile)

8DaysAWeek Wed 21-Sep-16 09:46:57

Boots maternity pads were good. I also tried Asdas little angels ones when I ran out of the Boots ones but found them uncomfortable

Coldhandscoldheart Wed 21-Sep-16 09:48:12

Boots ones were fine, but Tena pants were a godsend after section, the disposable pants they give you are awful & had sharp elastic that sat right on my scar.

Oysterbabe Wed 21-Sep-16 10:05:35

I used tesco own and they were fine. I bought a couple of packs of the big fat ones for the first couple of days, the padding was helpful, then the slim ones for after that. After about 5 days I was fine with normal sanitary towels.

Pinklily1 Wed 21-Sep-16 11:20:06

I used mothercare maternity pads with aloe Vera for the first week or so, then Boots own brand. I found them both good, although the mothercare ones stayed in place better as they had wings.

fruityb Wed 21-Sep-16 11:22:32

I used boots slim one which were fine but when I was in hospital I used theirs as I bled a lot!

katiegg Wed 21-Sep-16 11:40:09

Another recommendation for the boots one. Soft and thick which was wonderful after sutures and haemmarroids bigger than the baby wink

They were the only ones I used so nothing to compare them to but I'll be buying them again this time.

MyBreadIsEggy Wed 21-Sep-16 11:44:25

I liked to use something with a bit more protection at night, so I bought some Tena night time pads....but I picked up the wrong kind. I picked up the HUGE ones that are for urinary incontinence, kind of like a nappy without sides blush But they were so comfortable!!!! I will be buying them again this time! They offered lots of cushion against my sore lady bits smile

Daisies123 Wed 21-Sep-16 11:45:13

I used Boots, Sainsburys and Naturcare and there wasn't much to choose between them. Boots ones are often on 3 for 2 so worth checking. Get more than you think you'll need as I only bought three packs to start with and the husband had to go and buy more whilst I was still in hospital! Luckily I'd shown him in advance where to find things like that in various shops.

needahugbug Wed 21-Sep-16 11:45:48

Thank you everyone for your replies smile)

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