Ahhh post partum! There are so many awesome things about having a baby... the journey, the birth, the bonding, nursing... but I am not a huge fan of post-partum bleeding! I love mama cloth and though I never used it after either birth of my two boys I decided I'd use it this time around!
I was asking many of you (the readers of this blog) what brand of mama cloth was your favorite and many of you mentioned "Pink Lemonade." I'd never heard of Pink Lemonade before and so I decided to research PL and found it easily on Etsy!
I was so impressed by the beautiful fabrics that were used to make these pads that I reached out to Sue, owner and creator of these beautiful pads and she so graciously sent me two post partum pads for my review.
This is what I received:
Here is a little more information on these beautifully soft minky pads (taken from the Pink Lemonade Etsy listing):
"Deliciously soft Minky is used on these 2 13" Post Partum Pads. I lined the backs with Water Resistant Windpro Fleece.
My pads and liners have tab style wings and are fastened with a quality poly-resin snap. The core is made from absorbent Bamboo Fleece.
13" Post Partum Pads are 3" wide through the center and flair out at the edges for additional side to side coverage. They are suitable for Overnight to Post Partum Flow."
These pads work great! I have had some regular bleeding and these pads are awesome! No leaks, no issues at all! I only wish I would have bought more! In fact, Sue has a whole section for post partum mama cloth in her Etsy shop!
Once I have used a pad, I place them in a sealed wet bag (which is another product that Sue is planning to add to her shop) until wash day. Then (I usually only let 1 day go between washing mama cloth for sanitary reasons) I dump all the pads in the washer and do a cold rinse. After the cold rinse, I fill the washer up with cold water and let them soak for an hour or so! Then I drain the water, do a hot wash (filling up the washing machine and adding some Femme Rock by Rockin Green and let it soak for about 30 minutes)! Then I do a cold rinse.
I have not had any trouble with any kind of staining or smell issues or anything with these pads!
They are beautiful still after being used over and over again!
You can purchase these beautiful post partum cloth pads directly from Sue's Etsy shop. One post partum pad retails for $13.25, or a set of 2 for $26.50 or a 3-pack for $39.75!!
You will also find other sizes at Pink Lemonade! To include mini liners, panti liners and 7.5-11 inch cloth pads! She really has a wide variety of cloth pads to offer!
While working on this review, I was contacted by Sue and she asked me if I'd would test her new reusable nursing pads.... to which I jumped at the chance. If her nursing pads were as affordable, beautiful and comfortable as her reusable feminine pads I knew I'd love them....
This is what I received:
Tell me they are not beautiful!!
I LOVE these nursing pads! They are beautiful and they are so COMFORTABLE!! I have a few pairs of Bamboobies and I find myself reaching for one of these over the Bamboobies!!
I am delighted to tell you that today 26 May Sue opened her brand new shop online!! Congrats Sue!!
There you will find her wide assortment of reusable mama cloth, and nursing pads. The wool backed nursing pads retail for $9.00 a pair and the PUL backed nursing pads retail for $8.00 a pair! These are very affordable and I promise you that you won't be disappointed!!
As a sponsor for this event, Sue, from Pink Lemonade has generously offered one of you the chance to win a $20 GC towards the purchase of anything in her brand new online shop or her Etsy shop!
This giveaway is open World-Wide!! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below! You may have to click "read more" in order for the whole Rafflecopter form to load!
Good luck and Have fun!~Mama of the Littles~
Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!
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