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Most women will bleed for approx. 10 days after giving birth, however some may have spot bleeding for up to 6 weeks. Sanitary pads only can be used during this time as tampons may cause infection. My Little Gumnut Reusable Cloth Postpartum Pads are a fantastic, eco-friendly alternative to disposable products and are a must-have for all women who are environmentally conscious and want to reduce their disposable waste.
My Little Gumnut Reusable Pads simply sit inside your underwear with snaps that fasten around your underwear to stop any movement. Use My Little Gumnut small Wet Bags to store used pads when out-and-about, simply fold them up, snap them closed (colourful side out, as pictured) and pop them in the Wet Bag until you get home. My Little Gumnut recommend changing your pad every 3-6 hours depending on your flow.
My Little Gumnut Cloth Postpartum Pads have been specifically designed for postpartum bleeding with 4 layers of microfiber for maximum absorbancy. All of My Little Gumnut cloth pads have a bamboo charcoal layer that sits against the skin and is designed to draw the wetness into the inner microfiber layers and way from the skin. They also have a waterproof outer layer to prevent any leakages. My Little Gumnut postpartum pads are 33cm long and are suitable for daytime and nighttime postpartum bleeding.
After use, follow these simple care instructions:
1. Rinse until water runs clear
2. Store in either a dry bucket or wet bag until ready to wash (can be soaked in water only if preferred)
3. Machine wash, either separately, with your clothes or with similar items (i.e. nappies)
4. Line dry in the sun.
The sun will act as a natural disinfectant and stain remover. Cold water only is recommended for washing your cloth pads as hot water can set bloodstains in fabric. As with My Little Gumnut nappies, minimal detergent is recommend as too much detergent can clog the fabrics, making them less absorbent. My Little Gumnut recommend using a powder detergent rather than a liquid detergent.