Changing pad liners

How do I use bamboo changing pad liners?

The only limit is your imagination! Use them in the nursery or on the go.  Keep a stash in your baby bag for changing on the go (think restrooms, in the back of the car, at the park…), nappy free time or additional protection for your car seat, high chair, or bouncers.  Basically, anywhere your baby goes or plays (except baby’s cot).

How many bamboo changing pad liners should I buy for baby?

This really depends on how you use them and how many times you wash in a week 😊 We suggest two packs (8 liners): one pack for the nursery, which gives you four changes for those inevitable nappy off tinkles and another pack for the other uses (spare in your baby bag, the car, and one each for the bouncer and nappy free time).

How do I care for my bamboo changing pad liners?

Machine or hand wash with cold or warm water.  Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.  Do not use fabric softener as this may affect absorbency.  Line dry in the sunshine – this has the added bonus of sanitising the fabric and keeping it bright.

Please take extra care when wearing jewellery, as rings and bracelets may snag the soft loops of the bamboo fabric and cause runs. 

Can I put my bamboo changing pad liners in the dryer?

We do not recommend this.  We recommend you line dry them in the sunshine. 

Some areas of the bamboo fabric appears to have some pilling.  Is this normal?

Our changing pad liners are made from sustainable, naturally soft bamboo rayon fibre. During the manufacturing process, small areas of pilling may become apparent. This is a normal effect of the manufacturing process and due to the inherent nature of the bamboo rayon fibre and its unique properties. It does not otherwise affect the quality, safety or performance of our liners.

Breast pads

What size breast pads should I choose?

We suggest the 10cm for A to B cups and the 12cm for C cup and up.

The 10 cm size is also perfect for Mums that have light leakage or are weaning.

How many bamboo breast pads should I buy?

This really depends on how much your breasts leak and how many times you wash in a week 😊 We suggest two packs (14 pairs) on rotation. At a minimum, this is one pair for day and one pair for night over a week (without a wash). Breast pads should be changed before they are really wet, so if you are prone to leaks, you may wish to purchase a third pack for back up.  This will also ensure the breast pads have adequate drying time.

How often should I change my bamboo breast pads?

This really depends on how much leakage you experience and when.  For example, most mums leak more in the early days and at night when their breasts are quite full and prone to leak.  If this is you, you will need to change them frequently.  Breast pads should be changed frequently to minimise bacterial growth caused by wetness.   

How do I care for my bamboo breast pads?

Machine or hand wash with cold or warm water, ideally a day or two after use.  Warm water is best to kill any bacteria.

Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.  Do not use fabric softener as this may affect absorbency.  Line dry in the sunshine. This has the added bonus of sanitising the fabric and keeping it bright. Ensure the pads are thoroughly dry before use.

Please take extra care when wearing jewellery, as rings and bracelets may snag the soft loops of the bamboo fabric and cause runs. 

Can I put my bamboo breast pads in the dryer?

We do not recommend this.  We recommend you line dry them in the sunshine. 

Will people be able to tell I’m wearing breast pads underneath my clothes?

In order to provide superior moisture absorption and avoid leakage, our breast pads are multilayered.  This means they are not as slim as some disposable breast pads, but much more comfortable!  Our experience is that the correct size breast pads are pretty discreet underneath clothing when worn with most maternity bras/nursing tanks.  Therefore, people will only know if you tell them!

How absorbent are your breast pads?

They are pretty absorbent - however, as they are not super thick, they are best for established breastfeeding with light to moderate leakage. Personally, I generally only needed to change day and night. This means that using them in the early days of breastfeeding (when you are more fuller and more prone to leakage) you will probably need to change them more frequently. Same with overnight if your baby is sleeping long stretches and you're not feeding as often. We suggest doubling up the pads overnight to increase absorbency.

Help! I think there is mould on my pads.  What can I do?

This can and does happen no matter what brand you use.  The combination of warm milk and dampness creates the perfect breeding ground mould.  However, this problem is easily fixed in a 2 step process – killing the mould, then removing any stains. The best resource we’ve found to treat mould is this guide from Clean Cloth Nappies Down Under – it is for cloth nappies, but the same principles apply to breastpads. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_zXi9SYCb6AZkwxel9nbTV1djQ/view

It is basically a dilute bleach soak followed by a hot wash then another soak to remove stains. Follow the process and quantities carefully and do not use a high temperature cycle (above 60 degrees), as this will damage the outer layer of the breast pads, which is PUL. 

Moving forward, the key to avoiding mould is washing the pads frequently and allowing them to dry properly.  Washing every day is not always possible (ain't nobody got time for that!), so what you can do is give them a good rinse and put them in the supplied wash bag and hang it somewhere in your laundry – this will give the pads airflow until they can be washed.  Avoid leaving them buried in with the regular laundry as the dampness will encourage mould growth.

You can also buy a laundry sanitiser (eg. Canesten) at most major supermarkets, which you can use periodically to freshen your laundry and keep bacteria at bay. It’s safe for all your laundry (great for bedding), but you could just use it on your smalls like underwear and bibs.

Washcloths

How do I care for my washcloths?

Machine or hand wash with cold or warm water.  Do not bleach, iron or dry clean.  Do not use fabric softener as this may affect absorbency.  Line dry in the sunshine - this has the added bonus of sanitising the fabric and keeping it bright.   

Please take extra care when wearing jewellery, as rings and bracelets may snag the soft loops of the bamboo fabric and cause runs. 

To bring back their softness after repeated washing, throw them in the dryer for a short time. 

Can I put my bamboo washcloths in the dryer?

Yes, though we recommend you line dry them in the sunshine.