We’d be lying if we said we weren’t huge advocates for all things reusable here at bamboobies. Washable Nursing Pads were our very first product! Our flagship! Our one true north! Sustainability is the name of the game for our team, but we’re also a group of realistic mamas who know that sometimes, reusable just isn’t an option. We know that there are times where disposable is the right choice, and for that, we say “heck yeah mama! Know your body, know your needs, and know what you need to do!” We’re here to help you decide what may work best for you, your baby, and your lifestyle. The biggest plus? Both are good for your planet and the planet you’ll leave behind for that little one in your arms.
As we said before, our line of Washable Nursing Pads are our bread and butter. Our founder, Kerry, made these after having a difficult time finding comfortable, absorbent nursing pads that didn’t show through her shirts. Her sore new mom nipples needed a break! She cut up a piece of bamboo fabric, stuck it in her shirt, and the rest is supersoft history. After successfully creating the ultra-thin, heart-shaped pads that dart around the breast and hold light to mid-range leaks, she had a friend tell her that they just weren’t cutting it for her heavy letdown. That’s where our Overnight Nursing Pads come in - round, thick, absorbent, and soft as ever, these pads do the best work for newborn nursing, overnight leaks, and heavy letdown. Both pads boast a wildly soft bamboo rayon velour to touch the breast and keep you comfy, an absorbent inner layer of cotton, and a milk-proof™ outer layer that works to prevent those pesky leaks.
These two staples of the bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads come in a variety of packaging for what you need: packages of just ultra-thin hearts or overnights, multipacks of many different sizes, and different patterns for when you want to pretend that leaking is fashion-forward. Picking what works best for you and your letdown may be easier upon arrival of your little one, but it doesn’t hurt to start with a smaller combination pack to see what you need before you rush-deliver the ones you need during a super leaky night!
Now...Kerry knows that realistically, disposable nursing pads are a reality of our busy times and lives. There are mamas on the go who may not be with baby and unable to get to a space to stick their wet pads for a day or two, and stinkin’ up a pumping bag with soaked pads is not a desirable option. Why she REALLY made our EcoPure® Disposable Nursing Pads was simple: she couldn’t find a single disposable pad that didn’t have painful plastic touching her new mom nipples. While in the creation stage, she asked “why can’t these pads be comfortable AND sustainability-focused?” That’s where EcoPure® comes in - these pads are certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council! Beyond that, they have their own version of a milk-proof™ backing that’s also breathable - your sensitive nipples need air, too! These are perfect to have a spare pair or two in your diaper or pumping bag, or even in your glove box of your car for when leaks happen unexpectedly and you can’t bear to have a pair of Washable Nursing Pads out of commission for that long.
We hope the distinction between the two types of pads helps you decide what’s best for you and your lifestyle. Either way, bamboobies has your front with leak-proof protection, a promise to better our world, and a little fun along the way. You’ve got this, mama!