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Packing my hospital bag.....

janenchrisjanenchris
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I am sure this is a bit early, but I am a great one for planning. I'm 33 wks, and thought I might pack my hospital bag. Maternity pads question though....in Tesco they look HUGE! Anyone recommend any that actually aren't so big that everyone will know you are wearing one when you walk out of the hospital? Smile I am sure it will be the last thing on my mind. But which are the best to buy?


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AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I was naughty and only used maternity pads for about 8hours after Joseph was born (bascially over night) I bled alot during my labour/delivery and didnt bleed alot afterwards. I just used sanitary towels(I also stopped bleeding very quickly as well.) I think all maternity pads are HUGE!! But believe me no-one will be looking at the lumpy bumpy bits in your knickers- they will have baby to look at.

mkbabymkbaby
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I have been using boots own, the big ones are 98p for 10 and i dont think they are noticeable and then its 1.98 for 12 of the smaller ones. Hope this helps x

samtiffsamtiff
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I would recommend the boots ones too. They are massive but believe me, if you are bleeding a lot then you need them. They look worse than they are. Once you are dressed no one can tell. Better to be bulky than leak anyway.... Smile
I used them for two weeks and now I am using Always for the last dregs. NICE!

shortie2shortie2
posted 8 years 2 months ago
you aint daft packing your bag at 33wks. I packed mine at 28weeks and am due next thurs.

I agree they look huge so i bought (i think its...) kotex or summit like that night time ones. they look big enough. May go and buy another pack to be on the safe side....

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 2 months ago

shortie2 said:
you aint daft packing your bag at 33wks. I packed mine at 28weeks and am due next thurs.

I agree they look huge so i bought (i think its...) kotex or summit like that night time ones. they look big enough. May go and buy another pack to be on the safe side....


you are not supposed to use sanitary towles because of the chemiclas in the them, amternity pads are softer and contain less chemicals.

WelshMumWelshMum
posted 8 years 2 months ago

Alex said:

shortie2 said:
you aint daft packing your bag at 33wks. I packed mine at 28weeks and am due next thurs.

I agree they look huge so i bought (i think its...) kotex or summit like that night time ones. they look big enough. May go and buy another pack to be on the safe side....


you are not supposed to use sanitary towles because of the chemiclas in the them, amternity pads are softer and contain less chemicals.


Something to do with signs of infection too, can't tell with normal pads so you have to use maternity pads for the 1st few weeks.

shortie2shortie2
posted 8 years 2 months ago
thanks for that...

I wouldnt of kent that. I had thought that you could use either or. But with the advantage of the maternity ones being bigger..

thanks Thumbs Up

WkdblueWkdblue
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I used Always plus after I had George and had no problems. Is this a new thing about not using sanitary towels? Must nip into boobs and get some Maternity pads. I think I only bled heavily for the first few days then it was like a very light period.

I wouldn't worry about using the Maternity ones as everyone else will be LOL Also no one can see them under your clothes as I was paranoid about that when I was in hospital and kept asking Ronnie if he could see the outline LOL

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 8 years 2 months ago

Wkdblue said:
I used Always plus after I had George and had no problems. Is this a new thing about not using sanitary towels? Must nip into boobs and get some Maternity pads. I think I only bled heavily for the first few days then it was like a very light period.

I wouldn't worry about using the Maternity ones as everyone else will be LOL Also no one can see them under your clothes as I was paranoid about that when I was in hospital and kept asking Ronnie if he could see the outline LOL


I knew with Joseph not to use sanitary towels- but choose not to listen and do my own thing.

shortie2shortie2
posted 8 years 2 months ago
well dragged my b/f into superdrug the other and bought 3packs of 10 anyway. Is 3 packs to much or am i right in guessing its gonna depend on your body ie how much your gonna bleed etc?

jo-jojo-jo
posted 8 years 2 months ago
I think you should be fine with 3 pks of 10.It does depend on your body and how much blood loss you have.I took 4 pks of 12 and ended up giving two of them to my sister when she had my nephew?

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