I am hoping to get the hospital bag sorted shortly as well as stocking up on plenty of those first week essentials
Firstly breast pads, which die BF mums find the best? I used Tommee Tippee ones last time round but I think I rem reading others were better. I see both Boots & Tesco do their own brand-anyone tried theses?
Also maternity pads. I used Kotex last time (black packet). Are these "green" ones better and I understand you ned to ask for these in the chemist? I asked for these in a chemist in N Ireland yesterday and the lady said she had never hear of them!Want to try my local chemist later today
Thanks everyone x (also posted in M & K)
can't really answer on the breast pads I just have the johnsons ones as I won't be breastfeeding and on previous boys I didn't need them for long.
the green pads are the ones that they use in the hospitals. They are very wide and very long so leaking is kept to a minimum. I also like mothercare ones as they are very cushiony and I used to put 2 on a time to help with sitting down for those first couple of days. i think i've seen the green ones in most chemists here.
I tried the Boots breast pads and they were disastrous!!! They just leaked through as they are not waterproof. I then tried the Tommee Tippee ones and found them much better coz they're waterproof.
try the breast pads from mothercare, i found them good,
also, please get the green maternity pads, so much better, and i know they look awful
Green mat pads as another poster said are great for sitting down if u have stitches!
but the kotex ones would be fine after the initial pain has eased!!
Tried the mothercarebreast pads they were disaster for me! I used have 5/6 in each bra at a time and still managed to constantly leak thru!!
I've been using the boots own brand slimline breast pads throughout the pregnancy as they are less bulky (I've been leaking little amounts but often throughout each day) but after I have baby I know from last time I will need Tommee Tippee/Avent ones or other bulkier ones.
I ordered a load of the green maternity pads ones online. It was through Sam Mcauley online. I'll also buy in night-time Always pads for when the bleeding begins to ease off
Like everything else when it comes to pregnancy and babies....it depends on the person!! I used boots everything and find them all grand!!! I do like the Avent breast pads as well!!
I think it was the Johnson's ones I used & liked the best. I used to use two anyway cos I had so much milk I leaked a good bit.
Hi girls, I have 5 packs of the green pads bought (the ones from sam mccauley chemist) I was planning then to buy some mothercare or Boots pads. Thought about the Always but someone said they can stick to stiches etc ! Is 5 packs of the green ones enough or should I buy some more of them?
[quote="23leanne":1iybzrrg]Hi girls, I have 5 packs of the green pads bought (the ones from sam mccauley chemist) I was planning then to buy some mothercare or Boots pads. Thought about the Always but someone said they can stick to stiches etc ! Is 5 packs of the green ones enough or should I buy some more of them?[/quote:1iybzrrg]
Always are ok later on, but not immediately after the birth, they don't hold enough (if you get what I mean!) I used them about a week after DS was born.
I think 5 packs is plenty, personally.