Frugal Mom: Free Nursing Pads

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Breastfeeding by Summer, on Flickr

Have you tried using the disposable nursing pads yet?

I really didn't like them, they were uncomfortable, they slid around inside my bra, showed thru my clothing and my skin would stick to them, making me sorer than I already was!

Image: Nursing Pads by Ashley Barrett, on Flickr
Photo credit: Nursing Pads, by Ashley Barrett

Here's a simple idea to make your own reusable nursing pads!

Take an old all-cotton T-shirt, and cut it up into 6" (15cm) circles or even into a heart shape.

Place 3 to 6 circles or hearts on top of each other and sew two rows of stitching near the outer edge, about 1/8" (3mm) apart, to prevent the edges from unraveling.

These make very comfortable nursing pads, that won't slide around as much inside your bra.

Thanks to Caroline for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: Bamboobies two Pair Ultra-Thin Regular Nursing Pads, Pale Pink | Heart-shaped ultra-thin pads are less visible though clothingShopping Suggestions:
Bamboobies Ultra-Thin Nursing Pads

M+Y Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads

BabyBliss Organic Bamboo Nursing Pads

TL Care Organic Cotton Nursing Pads

NuAngel Washable Nursing Pads

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