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Asda maternity pads
Asda Little Angels Maternity Pads
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Asda Little Angels Maternity Pads
Date: 18/06/12, updated on 18/06/12 (238 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and work well
Disadvantages: Not great for first few days
I will be talking about the joys of motherhood and the delights we have to go through straight after giving birth so just a pre warning :)
I now have four perfect children after giving birth to my newest addition on the 14th June and so I have had experiences with a few different maternity pads and these asda towels were the ones I decided to re purchase for my latest trip to the hospital after having a positive experience with them in the past.
Maternity pads are an essential for any new mum and as you will need to use them for at least a few weeks it was important I found ones that were efficient enough to use but also comfy. These cost around 98 pence for 10 pads and with the amount I go through after each birth it is great that they are inexpensive.
These pads have minimal packaging and come in a white packet but it has lots of different colours and patterns on it making it easy to find in your bag. As there are 10 large pads inside this packet it is rather bulky and this means it takes up a fair amount of space in your hospital bag and even if you are in the hospital for the 24 hours after a normal birth they will take up a lot of room.
After birth you are advised not to use tampons due to a higher risk of infection and as normal sanitary towels are not designed to cope with the large amount of loss after giving birth you will need maternity pads which are specially designed for this purpose. There is nothing fancy to them as they are a value product but they work well and only receive a few hours of use anyway. The pack is easy to open and there is no scent to the pad it is just a large thick sanitary towel.
The maternity towels are large in size and extremely thick compared to usual sanitary towels but they need to be to cope with the heavy loss of Lochia and this is why they are around 28 cm long and 9 cm wide meaning they will cover most of the knickers lining providing the coverage needed to cope with the loss. Although on first appearance they look really huge and bulky I soon learned that this is needed and actually a god sends. You will need larger underwear to use these but for comfort after the birth of my children I always had very large underwear to hand to provide comfort even if they are not the most stylish this will be the last thing you are worrying about.
They are very easy to use they do not come wrapped individually and once the main pack is opened you are greeted with 10 large pads. To use simply remove from the pack and at the bottom of the pad you will find a plastic strip which you peel away to reveal an adhesive strip that holds the pad in place while in your knickers. This is strong enough to hold the pad in place without slipping or moving but does not make it difficult to remove and dispose of the pad which is the last thing you would want.
The pad is rather bulky which means it can be uncomfortable until you get used to it and although the cotton on the pad makes it as soft as possible on the skin it is still very noticeable. Although I found this the case with all maternity pads and it is not just this one that caused me discomfort it is purely down to the size of the pad compared to usual sanitary towels but they do need to be this big to cope with the job they are intended for.
I had heavy blood loss with all four of my children and I found that on the first few days of using the towel there were occasions after I had been sitting feeding little one of laying down for a long period of time I would stand up and the towel would be soaked and I would have to excuse myself to the bathroom straight away to find the pad completely covered and useless at stopping the Lochia from leaking on to my underwear. I was a little concerned and spoke to the midwife that said this could be normal as long as it did not happen all the time and continue after the first few days after giving birth. I actually changed the maternity pads for my third baby thinking that I could find something that dealt with this heavier loss better but unfortunately I had the same problem and so that is why I decided to purchase these asda pads this time round again.
For day to day use I found them to work really well they protected me from any leaks and are perfect for the first few weeks I did find they were too big to use after my Lochia loss had slowed down as I was able to use a smaller sanitary towel but again this will vary from person to person. Other than on those few occasions I felt the pads were effective at dealing with my needs effectively and I never had a problem with them leaking or not working in any way. I did find I needed to change my pad regular once every few hours and this means you do go through a lot of pads but again on trying different versions I found this to be the case for all of them. This helped to keep me as comfy as possible in a time that is difficult to feel this way and I found the soft liner helped prevent any discomfort.
I found these pads to be as comfortable as can be for the size they need to be to work efficiently and although there are some downsides these tend to be for all maternity pads in general rather than just this particular brand. They are a good size work well and are inexpensive and help provide a better experience after you have had little one. Any mother will know maternity pads are an essential for your hospital bag and although the length of time you use them will vary depending on the person they will be a needed addition to your routine for a good few weeks so you need to be comfortable with your purchase and for that reason I would recommend these own brand maternity towels from Asda and I will continue to use them for the next few weeks.
Summary: A hospital bag essential
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