Let Love Nourish Sponsor Spotlight: The Willow Store

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I’ve already mentioned how much I like the Willow Store’s Sprout Cream for diaper rash, bug bites, and scrapes. Now, I’d like to tell you about another one of their products – reusable nursing pads! The Willow Store really has a HUGE selection of products for cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and natural living that are all based upon being reusable.

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When I was reviewing their Sprout Cream, they graciously sent along a pack of Organic Hemp Fleece Nursing Pads for me to try. When I needed nursing pads with Grady, I didn’t know there were washable ones on the market. Cloth diapering really opened my eyes to all the other reusable products out there! So when I found out I was pregnant with Haley, I knew that I wanted to use washable nursing pads instead of disposable ones. Especially since I seem to go through so many! Using washable ones will really save me some money! Disposable ones can be pretty pricey and make me feel itchy and uncomfortable.

Willow_Store_Nursing_PadsThese nursing pads are made out of hemp, so they’re super absorbent, but require lots of washing to get them prepped for use. It’s the same process as prepping hemp cloth diapers. All you need to do is wash and dry them about 5 times to remove the natural oils. It’s a long process but worth it. I just throw them in with our regular laundry since we use natural detergents any way. They’ll shrink up a bit and that’s normal. They didn’t all come out the same size though!

I’ve been able to wear these nursing pads during the day with no problems. They’re absorbant, soft, and discreet. You can’t see them through my shirt, like some brands of disposables. I haven’t been able use these at night though. Haley’s sleeping a 5-7 hour stretch now at night and that’s just too long for my breasts! I tend to leak a lot and it’s just too much for these. I’m stuck using disposables at night so I don’t end up with a wet spots on my sheets!

They wash extremely well. After 2 full months of use they still look just as good as the day I got them. Don’t think you have to do a separate load of laundry just for nursing pads. You can throw them right in with your regular laundry. Just be sure not to use any fabric softener or dryer sheets as they can cause the nursing pads to repel liquid. It’s the same as with your cloth diapers! I like to put mine in a mesh lingerie bag. I like to think it keeps them from getting lost in my washer forever!

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BUY IT: You can purchase a 4 pack of Organic Hemp Fleece Nursing Pads, like the ones I reviewed, on the Willow Store website and at select retailers for $14.95. That’s a great price considering a box of disposables will run you about the same! They’ve also got a version that has a waterproof backing now. These ones would work much better overnight!

Don’t forget to check out the Willow Store on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on any new products and sales!

WIN IT: One lucky According to Jenny reader is going to win a 4 Pack of Organic Hemp Fleece Nursing Pads! It’s part of my prize package for the Let Love Nourish Breastfeeding Event. ENTER HERE through 8/31/12!

Do you use disposable or washable nursing pads? If you don’t have to use either you’re lucky! I needed them for the first 6 months with Grady. We’ll see how long I’ll need to use them with Haley!

Although I was sent a complimentary item for review purposes, I was not paid or enticed to write an awesome review for this product!  All opinions expressed are 100% mine! Logo and product photos are curtesy of the Willow Store.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the addition for the giveaway!

  2. I love that this nursing pads are organic and reusable. thanks for reviewing this for us mommies to be. i’m due in 4 weeks and need to stock up but can’t break the bank either, it’s good to know that after use they still hold up good. :)

  3. Sarah Davis says:

    I used to use disposables until my mom recommended washables. I will never go back!

  4. Samantha Vermeulen says:

    These look great and so soft!

  5. I’m nursing #2 now, and I’ve only ever used cloth nursing pads. The disposable ones just seem so plasticky and crinkly, not to mention expensive! I’ve never used hemp fleece pads before though, and I’d love to try them!

  6. Looking forward to trying these !

  7. Mary C. Perry says:

    I used to waste a lot of $ on disposables, but since I found cloth, I will also be getting reusable breast pads! They are SO much better for the environment!

  8. I love the idea of these being hemp! I leak through even my cloth ones and I hope the hemp would help. Thanks for the review

  9. I use disposable currently. I really don’t like the way it feels on my nipples though. It’s very scratchy and not comfortable at all! I really need to get some reusables!

  10. I use so many nursing pads, the disposable ones save me a ton of money!

  11. Shakeeta W says:

    I use washable pads and at 4 months, I’m still having to use them daily and at night. I have a crazy letdown and will sometimes leak at the slightest baby sound or sight so I definitely need nursing pads lol.

  12. Kelly Mills says:

    reusable pads are IMPERATIVE. I received sample disposable pads in a magazine and I was dissapointed like, “I am supposed to keep buying these”. WELL this is the answer I was looking for.

  13. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I never knew reusable breast pads exsisted with my first baby and I spent a small fortune on disposables, with my next baby I will definitely be using cloth breast pads :)

  14. Michelle Ferguson says:

    I don’t have to use nursing pads anymore (been breastfeeding for 9 months now) but in the beginning I used both washable and disposables. I found the disposables to absorb a little bit better and some of the washables were a bit uncomfortable or bunched up easy.

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