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How do I USE my Washable Bamboobies nursing pads?

There are 3 layers in Bamboobies washable nursing pads, both Regular & Overnights. The top layer is ultra-soft bamboo rayon velour with cotton and polyester. This soft side is worn against the skin. The middle layer is a blend of hemp and cotton. The backside with the colored fabric is a polyester with TPU waterproofing to provide leak protection – this side lays inside the nursing bra away from the skin. Wear the heart-shaped pad up or down inside the bra. Every woman's breast is shaped differently, so position the pad in a way that works best for you - don't be afraid to be creative! CHANGE PADS FREQUENTLY, and especially when wet to avoid saturation and side leakage, and also to keep your skin dry and healthy.

How do I CARE for my Washable Bamboobies nursing pads?

We recommend MACHINE WASHING both the Regular and Overnight Bamboobies on the COOL water setting. Bamboobies are made of natural fibers and we can't emphasize enough that you DRY YOUR PADS COMPLETELY on LOW HEAT in the DRYER. The more you wash and dry Bamboobies, the softer they will get! Do not use fabric softeners as it can inhibit the absorption quality. If you notice any discoloration or staining after using them, wash them in a mild bleach solution. Remember, breast milk is a natural liquid and can vary in color from mom to mom, (also depending on what you're eating!)  We realize that new mom's are very busy with their babies, but try to wash your used pads as soon as possible to keep them in optimal condition. If machine washing & drying is not an option, hand wash in hot soapy water, rinse well and be sure to AIR DRY THEM COMPLETELY in a dry, non-humid area before using them! Place them in direct sunlight with the bamboo side exposed until they are completely dry. If you use the hand wash/dry method, the pads may not appear the same or feel as soft as they would from a dryer. We would love it if you recycled our box!

Can you tell me more about the EcoPure® Disposable Bamboobies nursing pads?

Open the individually wrapped disposable pads and save the wrapper to place your used pad in. Remove the tabs from the adhesive strips to secure the pad in your bra placing the soft bamboo side next to the breast. Be sure to CHANGE YOUR PADS WHEN WET to keep your skin healthy. Wrap your used pads in the saved wrapper and place in trash. EcoPure® disposable nursing pads are made from sustainable Oeko-tex® certified bamboo pulp fiber that is spun in to a super-soft top sheet. This material is naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial. The inner wood pulp is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.  SOFT Style, Inc. is committed to continually reduce our ecological footprint and plans are underway to improve our disposables. Please remember to recycle the box!

What is the difference between Bamboobies and others?  Bamboobies seem expensive!  How do they compare with disposable breast pads? 

  •   When cotton pads leak though, regular Bamboobies milk-proof backing prevents leaks!
  •   When cotton pads feel cold and clammy when wet, bamboo doesn’t - it holds body heat better.
  •   Where cotton pads are more bulky and visible through clothing, Bamboobies Regulars aren’t.

Do Bamboobies show through shirts as much as other nursing pads?

Bamboobies are made with super-absorbent fabrics and with fine stitching on the edges to prevent visibility through shirts. They’re not invisible but they’re much less obvious than other washable nursing pads. See the link above for a picture of Bamboobies and Medela breast pads in a bra and thin white t-shirt. Bamboobies don’t show!

Do Bamboobies cost more than other nursing pads?

Bamboobies actually cost less than disposable pads over the typical length of time that a nursing mother needs to use breast pads – actually only about 1/10th of the cost of disposables!

What is the difference between Regular and Overnight Bamboobies?

Regular Bamboobies are heart-shaped and ultra-thin with a milk-proof backing. They are less visible under clothing and are ideal for when your milk supply is regulated.
Overnight Bamboobies are super-soft and ultra-thick with a milk-proof backing. They are ideal for the early days of newborn nursing and for heavy leakers. And they are also bigger than other washable pads so they keep you covered while you sleep.

How do I know what type and how many I will need?

Every breastfeeding experience is unique and therefore everyone’s nursing pad needs will be different. A good place to start is figuring you will need approximately 2 pairs during the day and 1-2 pairs during the night. So… how many Bamboobies you order depends on how frequently you plan to do laundry!

 

How do I USE & CARE for my Boob-ease® Flaxseed Therapy Pillows?

Boob-ease Therapy Pillows can be used as warm or cool therapy for a variety of uses. The pillows have a thicker bamboo rayon velour on one side and a thinner bamboo rayon jersey on the other side. This allows you to better regulate the temperature for the need. The pillows are filled with a natural oil-rich flaxseed which retains heat and cold.

Therapy pillows are easy to use. To heat, remove from plastic bag and place in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. Be very careful to test the temperature before applying because microwaves setting vary. To cool, keep in plastic bag and place them in the freezer. We recommend that you store them in the freezer in the plastic bag (or refrigerator if you don’t have a freezer) to keep them on hand because it takes longer for them to cool down.

Pillows can be used to stimulate let-down, reduce swelling and tenderness associated with engorgement, soothe sore nipples, relieve plugged ducts and ease the discomfort of mastitis. Pillows can be used to reduce pumping time and can even be used beyond the breastfeeding years…for sore muscles, headache and toddler bumps and bruises.

DO NOT GET FLAX SEED PILLOWS WET – DO NOT WASH THEM! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  If they get dirty, gently spot clean with a slightly damp cloth, but DO NOT immerse or saturate unless you want to generate a field of flaxseed plants, because they will sprout!  All Therapy Pillows come with a set of bamboobies washable nursing pads. Every time you use the pillows, be sure to use the washable nursing pads as leak protection for the pillows.

I like the Chic Nursing Shawl but don't know what size to order... How do I figure that out?

Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl is very flexible and stretchy and isn’t form-fitting, but is very flattering on. To keep it simple, the shawl comes in “one size fits most”. If you’re only using the wrap as a nursing cover and not when you’re pregnant, remember that breastfeeding will help you get back to your standard size in no time and you’re going to look great in the shawl because it’s not form-fitting and drapes so nicely on all figures.

What is Bamboobies Shipping Policy?

Shipping (US)

  • FREE USPS Ground shipping inside the continental United States on orders of $30 or more.
  • Orders under $30 are charged a flat rate of $4.95

Note: We can not be responsible for packages that are lost/stolen by any mail carrier service unless we make a mistake on the shipping address.

Timing of your Order and Delivery: 

  • Orders are normally processed and shipped within 2 business days following receipt. You will receive an order confirmation by email the same day of your order. Processing and shipping are subject to change when you place an order during a promotion. Please contact us directly if you have questions regarding shipping-time estimates. 
  • All orders are subject to reconfirmation of inventory on hand. 
  • Orders are shipped via USPS. Please allow between 5-7 business days to receive your order. 
  • Business days for purposes of shipping and shipping-time estimates are Monday through Friday, excluding US National and Federal Holidays.