Can you wash your breast pads with nappies...?

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  1. sausages

    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Or is that unsanitary???

    I am thinking of getting some cause i am sick of spending £££ on disposibles, but don't know how i would wash them cause i always use softener on clothes and i figure you probably can't use that with these

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    SBB Well-Known Member

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    I do, never even crossed my mind!!

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    JA1988 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering this aswell, especially as will be directly against something that my lo will have his mouth around!! I am sick of spending money on dispoable breast pads, get through a pack of every 3-4 weeks so I bought some reusable ones from Boots today but unsure how to wash them!
     
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    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can. If the nappies aren't sanitary, you shouldn't be using them on your LO's bum either :D
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Yeah, i would totally chew on one of his nappies when it comes out of the wash they're that clean, but i wasn't sure. Like the pp said, it's something that goes against the kiddos food so it kinda made me unsure.

    Yippee! Now i get to buy me some! :D
     
  6. lozzy21

    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    I just shoved mine in with my clothes.
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    I thought about that too lozzy, but doesn't the fabric conditioner affect their absorbancy?
     
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    lozzy21 Mummy to Niamh

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    I never had a problem but i suppose it depends how much you leak?
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Hmmm... yeah... I suppose i will try washing with nappies since i wash every other day usually. Then if i have to get some done in a rush i can bang em in with clothes and see how i get on. If it's a complete disaster i can always strip. I don't leak tons and tons anyway. Mainly just when i feed and mostly from dodgy lefty.
     
  10. Surreal

    Surreal Me + Little Man = Family.

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    For me, I'll usually do the cold rinse to get all the loose, icky stuff off my nappies(BF poo), then I'll throw my breast pads in. A part of me is afraid of staining my pads, if I put them in directly! :wacko:
     
  11. Lottie86

    Lottie86 Mummy to Findlay & Iona

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    I wash nappies, breast pads and cloth sanitary pads all together
     
  12. Aunty E

    Aunty E Mummy to Mog and Teddy

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    I wash the breast pads in with nappies sometimes - they can come out a bit yellow thanks to newborn BF poo, but they're clean, just discoloured. Doesn't bother me though.
     
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    sausages Expecting #3 :)

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    Thanks girls! They arrived this morning so i stuck them in with the nappies for a prewash and they're blowing on the line as i type.

    My mum thought they were coasters... :wacko: :rofl:
     

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