Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review It Wednesday Let's talk boobies ... Bamboobies

Since it is World Breastfeeding Week, I actually thought about doing a breast review. I even asked my daughter to write it, from her baby's perspective. She opted, instead, to write the following review of one of her favorite breastfeeding products. Thank you, Bethany, for another great review!

Bamboobies Breast Pads

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would introduce you to one of my favorite breastfeeding products, Bamboobies reusable nursing pads.

When I first became a mother I knew that I would be trying to make green choices for our growing family. We used cloth diapers, cloth wipes and cloth napkins. We were on a roll and I was happy with the choices we were making. The one thing I never thought about was my breast pads. I was using the store bought disposable ones and didn't think anything about it. However, I had many problems with them. They were sooo itchy!! They bunched, they leaked and sometimes, even smelled bad (yuck)! I tried just about every brand on the market and, in those early days, was going through at least 4 pairs a day! The cost was adding up quickly and I wasn't happy with throwing them in the trash. I also started wondering what chemicals might be in these absorbent pads that were placed against my body and tainting the place my baby was sucking on (gross)! So one day I started researching cloth (duh, why didn't I think of this before!!)

Various cloth options

I tried a number of cloth pads, which all leaked. Just like with cloth diapers, I knew there would be a learning curve and I would have to find one that worked for me. That's when I discovered Bamboobies!! There are so many great qualities, I just need to list them for you:
  • One of their tag lines is "Like a cashmere sweater for my boobies!" Um ... yes they are!! When I got them I couldn't stop rubbing them all over my face! They are amazingly soft!!
  • They are made of super-soft bamboo and organic cotton. Your nipples can, and will, be sore; they need to breathe and only be touched by the softest fabrics.
  • They soothe chafed nipples
  • No leaks ... really!!
  • No lines (goodbye round circles!)

Bamboobies vs. Disposable

Just like with cloth diapers, you can save a lot of money with cloth nursing pads! Check this out...

Averaging 4 pairs a day with the leading disposable pads, you are looking at $359.64 for a 9 month supply!! You can get a great starter pack of Bamboobies, including an overnight pair and 3 pairs of regulars, for only $29.00!!!

So here is some great news for you! In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, Bamboobies is offering a free pair of their regular heart-shaped pale pink nursing pads. All you pay is for shipping!! I personally guarantee you won't be disappointed!!

Reviewing it for you,

Hana (and Bethany!)

1 comment:

  1. Wow Beth, thanks for the great review on these! You know how many things I tried when nursing, including those bulky shells that leaked in less than a half hour from me filling them up. I will definately be ordering some with the next baby!
    ~ Jessica


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