Which maternity pads would you recommend?

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  1. kayleigh&bump

    kayleigh&bump Mum to Finnley & TTC #2

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    Im gunna pick up a few of these later, so just wondered if anyone has any recommendations? Preferably the thicker, longer and bigger winged the better :haha:
     
  2. Sparklebaby

    Sparklebaby Mummy to Jenny

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    i have actually been adviced that normal night time sani towels are actually beter and more absorbant. I got some always ones with wings :winkwink: come to think about it i got so many diff types lol. if i dont use them now i can use them later down the line hehehe
     
  3. Caz-x

    Caz-x ʚϊɞ

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    Not winged, but I used Boots own last time n got them this time too. Only 99p a pack, and for the amount of time you use each one for I dont see the point in spending more lol.
     
  4. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    Always or bodyform ultra night time with wings :thumbup:. Ive used these for my last 3 and will do so this time. They are so comfy(and absorbant) compared to the big bulky maternity ones, I find these so uncomfy and they irritate the insides of my thighs because they are so bulky :nope:. xx
     
  5. tinkabells

    tinkabells Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt use normal pads, if you have stitches and also if your blood flow is bad like mine, you would fill that pad within 5 secs
    I did get mothercare, but i much prefered superdrugs own brand, were brilliant and didnt have to change every half hour like mothercare's xxx
     
  6. suzib76

    suzib76 Well-Known Member

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    they do say not to use normal pads the first few days coz they mask infection, stiches can stick etc, but from what i have read on here lots of people have without any problems

    i just used the standard maternity pads for a few days until bleeding slowed a bit and then used the thinner mat pads with wings - when it slowed more i went onto normal pads
     
  7. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    I've bought Mothercares own maternity pads, ultra thick i think they are. They haven't got wings on them though.
     
  8. kayleigh&bump

    kayleigh&bump Mum to Finnley & TTC #2

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    think i may get a couple of packs of superdrug ones then for the 1st few days, then get some normal nightime ones for after that. thanks ladies x
     
  9. Kirstin

    Kirstin Well-Known Member

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    I've got the always maxi night ones. How would they mask infection?
     
  10. Boomerslady

    Boomerslady Well-Known Member

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    I've got about 4 packs of tesco/sainsburys own maternity pads. I'm planning on using them for the first week or so, as the others have said I've heard the thin ones can mask infection and sometimes stick to stitches!

    I've also got 2 packs of always winged ultra thin nighttime pads.

    If my bleeding is really bad I might use a thin always one, with a thick maternity one on top, it might help stop leakages etc.
     
  11. MUMOF5

    MUMOF5 Now a mum of 6!

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    I think in that they are a bit too good at absorbing and often have odour neutralisers?? :shrug: Im not 100% sure tbh. xx
     
  12. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I think having to wear a pad is the thing I dread most about the entire pregnancy. Anyone know how soon I can switch to my menstrual cup?
     
  13. Boony

    Boony Mummy to 3

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    i used tesco own and they were really good and cheap too!
     
  14. bexie1985

    bexie1985 Well-Known Member

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    ive just got asdas maternity ones?? dont know what theyre like as i didnt use them with my first think i used boots own?? but i rememeber having one pack and thinking that would be ok and to go onto normal ones after but i couldnt i bled loads (sorry TMI) especially bad when u go to bed and stand up the morning!! i probably used maternity ones for the first 2weeks then normal ones, but i agree with mumof5 they realy rub against ur thighs as theyre like matteresses!! i wouldnt waste alot of money on getting fancy ones Kayleigh, i think mine where like 80p in asdsa. xx
     
  15. priddy

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    always nightime for me had them with katie as long but not like bricks and very absorbent.
     
  16. mummyjax

    mummyjax Well-Known Member

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    I was told same, not to buy normal pads. I used Tesco's maternity pads, I bled very heavy and I don't think normal pads would have worked but everyone is different. A friend said that she used Tena Lady nappies for the first few days and said they were great. I went to buy maternity pads yesterday and in Norway they don't have ones specific to maternity and was told Tena Lady was what people use over here. So no option but to buy these, although didn't buy the nappies just very large pads!
     

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