Monday, January 20, 2014
Even though the button isn't updated (and I, personally, have NO CLUE how to make a new one), I'm just going to use the same one. My first item for review and giveaway was sent to me by Bamboobies. I received the nursing pads Sample Pack that includes both daytime/regular and nighttime nursing pads.
The first thing you'll notice about these nursing pads is that the regular pads are heart-shaped. Why? It makes them less noticeable than regular rounded pads. They are also pink which helps them to blend in better with flesh tones for when you are wearing a lighter shirt. Plus, these are VERY thin. In my estimation, they are about 1/2 the thickness of a "normal" nursing pad. Even the overnight Bamboobies are a bit thinner than a normal nursing pad.
Compared to a "normal" nursing pad, these are made from a blend of organic cotton and bamboo rayon velour. The inside of the pad is SO soft! They feel great and the design of the fabric inner helps to prevent sticking, which is awesome! The backing is also very pliable and soft unlike a lot of waterproof material.
The regular Bamboobies are approximately the same size as a normal nursing pad in diameter as you can see in the following picture (right). The shape and thickness are the biggest differences here. I found the absorbency to be very good as long as I changed them out about halfway through the day unless I was having a light-for-me leakage day. Like I said before, I leak A LOT and have an overactive let down, so it is very hard to keep up with me.
The overnights, however, are AMAZING! I actually use them during the day and have great results with prevention of leaks. The overnights are a bit larger than the store-bought reusable nursing pads that I have but the combination of bamboo and cotton really helps these keep you more dry. Obviously, the store-bought ones don't have a waterproof layer to hold anything in either which causes wicking into your bra. That problem doesn't happen with Bamboobies.
I would definitely recommend these nursing pads to my friends and family. These are wonderful for the end of pregnancy leakage that comes along as well as being able to be used throughout the nursing journey and into weaning.
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Friday, January 17, 2014
I have finally gotten myself together and plan to start putting posts up on Sunday for the Boy, OH, Boy! Event. :)
In the meantime I would like to tell you the nickname we have come up with for our little guy...Popeye! If I can ever catch him at the right time and get a good picture I will post it, but he does a Popeye squint that is adorable! He also has a "grumpy old man" face that is hilarious. Since Popeye was born on Thanksgiving I had tossed around calling him Turkey or Butterball but neither fit him. He was certainly no butterball at 6 pounds 12 ounces. Even now he is only 9 pounds, 3 ounces at 7 weeks!
I will also have to post his birth story. Best part? It even involves a cop! LOL.
Thanks for bearing with me through this time of adjustment and through my postpartum depression which I seem to have a hold on now.