i'm not sure but would also like to know answer to that. think may need to get big stretchy knickers but i really cant remember.someone on a thread once said they used incontinence PANTS and they were better all round
i asked my mw and i have bought one of the big packs (think it is 48 in the pack?) and a few packs of the washable (but ultimately disposable) maternity briefs from mothercare. I have also shown DH them so he knows where to go if i need more. will see how i get on with themm
Might I suggest asda for cheap knickers? They have a range that's about £4 for five pairs, and they have lycra in them, unlike the slightly cheaper ones there. They're comfy and cotton and more to the point mahoooooosive
I dread to think how many i got through....I'd only bought a couple of packs initially and got through most of those in the two days my waters spent breaking! then i had to keep sending dh out for more...and more....and more....poor man!
72 seems about right to me!
sainsburys' do quite good ones-relatively slender.
I certainly used a lot. My first few outings from the house were all to stock up on more pads. And no-one told me how long it would last for (6weeks in my case).
Get some thick ones and some thin ones and see which you like best. I preferred the padding of thick but my friend found them uncomfortably bulky.
And a pack or two of paper knickers woulsn' go amiss either (if you are between sizes opt for larger - for me the 10/12 ones dug in an 14/16 were more comfy)
And then there's the booby pads.... 4 months on and I am still on a quest to find the perfect booby pad. But lots of people I know don't need those at all, so just start with a small box and see how you go.
My friend recommended Always ones and after a few days of using normal maternity pads I followed suit. They were much more absorbant and comfortable. I did wear granny knickers though and also disposable knickers. I did have stitches and found the massive think pads rubbed a bit.
I also bought the Always ones with the Freshelle (?) wipe attached, so always felt clean and fresh.
As someone mentioned, you can buy as you go, and get varying thicknesses of Always too. I know that I bled heavily for 4 to 6 weeks after ds1, and dutifully told my best friend a couple of years later as she was having her first baby. She stocked up on them and then only needed a few for just the first week!
Maybe because I have quite light periods normally ... I doubt I use more than about 18 heavy pads post partum in the first week)... but I have needed skinny pads for up to 6 weeks afterwards for ongoing light spotting.