When I was nursing I could feed an orphanage I always said (I'd go through a bath towel folded into 10 layers and soak through each time I nursed) I wish I had the thought to make some of these up.
Excellent idea! I also have a bunch of scraps that I use folded over for breast pads, from old jogging pants of the boys' that had holes in the knees. Knit fabric doesn't fray so it isn't even necessary to sew beforehand. Definitely not glamorous but it works. :)
Thank you so much for this idea. I have been trying to figure out a quick way to make some cotton pads this will work out perfectly for me since I have plenty of cloth diapers!
i bet prefolds work great for breast pads! :)
When I was breastfeeding my four cloth diapered children (1980 - 1989) I used clean, ironed, folded cloth handkerciefs :>) Worked out perfectly!Enjoy your bright idea, the pads and breastfeeding your darling little child.Cheers!Jeanneke.
Simple but Great :0)
I made zillions out of cotton flannel circles (traced from a drinking tumbler), in layers of 3-4, with a plain running stitch/straight stitch around the edge. They soften with laundering, but I didn't have any fray out. A thrifted flannel sheet could yield a bunch of pads!
Stopping by to say hello - you have a lovely blog! Your handmade items are all so beautiful and very inspiring...I especially love the sweet felt advent hearts. We're starting to get a few projects ready for advent & Christmas, too. :)Blessings!~ Collette
Totally wonderful idea. When I had my first child I had no idea to expect. I ended up shoving two or three cloth diaper s in my bra and still having to bring an extra shirt with me everywhere for leakage. These breast pads look great!
Brilliant! I had the exact same problem:)
I use cloth pads for leaky breast milk! I had bought some at a store because the disposables made me itch terribly. I went to a reenactment ( as a reenactor) and forgot to.pack my pads. Thankfully, there was a sutler there who sold birds eye cotton. I bought some and sent it over to another sutler who had a tredle sewing machine on hand. They turned into my fav. Pads.
I also made these years ago when I was still bearing children. I was 42 when I had my last daughter......oh my those were the most precious years of my life.......thank you for the moment to recapture my birthing days. At 59 I would still be having babies.......it is in my blood!!!!!!!!! Miss the cuddle times.........all day long! Enjoy yours.......it seemed to go so fast. Now I enjoy our two daughters every day! The older boys are all married.........10 grandbabies......God is good!Blessings to your Sonday!LindaPrairie Flower Farm