Okay folks. With the cloth diapers and stuff, I know I’m totally turning into a homespun hippie. But I promise, it is nothing more than a reflection of my general cheapness and my determination that out new baby will have a minimal impact on our level of expendable income! That’s why I had to link to these Homemade Nursing Pads from Passionate Homemaking.
Nursing pads are expensive as heck, and I love the idea of never having to buy those ugly awful bra stuffers again! Unfortunately, they’re a fact of life if you intend to breastfeed your kiddo. Here’s the deal, though, particularly if you’re looking at this and expecting your first kiddo:
- Don’t even mess with reusable until things get regulated up there. You’re likely to soak through many of the much more absorbent disposables a day! You definitely don’t want to be soaked!
- I’ll be improving the recipe a bit when I make mine. Instead of flannel, I’ll be using microfiber for the absorbent core. (This stuff is SO cheap when you buy it from the automotive department and SO much more absorbent than flannel!) And I intend to use fleece not only on the side of the pad that goes against clothing, but also a thin non-pill fleece on the part that goes against my skin! After seeing how dry it keep’s my son’s bottom even in SOAKED cloth diapers, it seems like just the thing I need to stay dry and comfortable between feedings! I REFUSE to risk infection over a few dollars savings! GROSS!!!