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Pretty much the only thing left on my list of things to grab when they are on special/other groceries are cheap. Had a look and all I could find was Libra with wings & aloe, and Stayfree with neither. I like wings, but can't stand aloe.
However, I did find that according to the diagram thing on the pack, Stayfree overnights apparently have the same absorbancy as their maternity ones, with the wings, and cheaper for the same size pack.
Has anyone gone for non "maternity" pads? Are super heavy/overnight ones pretty much the same? I am planning to keep any I get at the hospital as I've been told they are better than the ones you can buy.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:34 AM
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 5:34 PM
I also used the adult incontinence underwear (adult diapers lol) for the first few days after giving birth and they worked a treat! 1 pack is plenty. I just used the maternity pads at the hospital in conjunction with the incontinence pads (diapers) to limit any messes on my undergarments and clothes so to speak. Was a tip I picked up at antenatal classe.
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:07 AM
I like the Tena Lady pads (the incont ones) for the 1st week or so - I bleed heavy and long. But nothing beats a NB nap (H brand) for the first day or two complete with body shape :D
But Definitely agree with the 2 at time policy to start with, the hospital ones are nice and padded with helps with the tenderness I found. But everyone is different and some people don't like the surf board feeling.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 9:52 PM
Strange that some people say the hospital ones are great and some say they're useless, maybe different hospitals have different ones?
Thanks for the tips, I will definately go for the overnights instead of the maternity, budget sounds great but i need the wings, any time I've used pads without they end up not sticking properly & moving around as I walk.
I think libra has been phasing in the aloe, it used to be none had it, then you could get both, but now it seems like pretty much all their products have it. I was told to avoid scented pads by my MW as they can cause irritation.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:10 AM
Budget super pads - cheap and great.
Trick I learnt was to stick two together on top of one another to make them longer or more absorbent from one of the nurses. Also stole as many hospital ones as I could get my hands on.
Stay away from wings etc - they go all origami on your a$$ and stick to everything but what they're supposed to and the last thing you want after a birth on that area.
Have a pack of care free ones I haven't even touched yet. And am down to panty liners and still have two hospital ones left and most of a whole pack of budget. And have given away two packs of hospital ones too.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:35 AM
i have brought a few pkts of the budget ones at pak n save they are under 2.00 a pkt of 20 pads ive gone for the super size and they seem to be xtra long they dont have wings which if i everused pads id prefer but it was the length that impressed me with the right pair of knickers you cant go wrong
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:02 AM
I hated the ones at the hospital! SO many leaks it was ridiculous! I'd go for overnight ones over maternity if they're cheaper or more to your preference. I'm sure they'll do the same job!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:59 AM
I used stayfree overnight pads they were awesome,i never had problems with leaking :)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:47 AM
I used the libra ones but they didn't have aloe. I only used one pack and then switched to libra goodnights. I think the only difference with maternity ones is that they are longer?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:19 AM
I used budget pads as maternity pads they were great worked very well and very cheap and much like the hospital ones (they dont have wings though and neither did the hospital ones)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:05 AM
I used - Libra Goodnights Pads Maternity & Night 10pk (do they have aloe?). I always use these at night when I have my period and I used them after my babies too.
I tried the stayfree ones without wings and I liked that were thick, it was comforting but I prefer wings too. I don't think I had any leaks through.
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