Monday, July 5, 2010

GladRags Nursing Pads Review & Giveaway ends 7/20

I was approached by GladRags to review a pair of reusable organic cotton nursing pads. The organic cotton is very soft and is grown without the use of pesticides or any other chemicals. I have seen other pads that are organic/reusable, but they are usually much bulkier, which may be awkward when wearing a form-fitting shirt. These are thin, but absorbent. To clean the nursing pads, simply machine wash and dry. For increased absorbency, wash in hot water before using them for the first time.

The best feature about these pads is that they have a slit from the center outward so that you can shape them into a more natural-looking nursing pad (see image below). This also makes for good protection against leakage. The only time I leaked regularly was probably for the first 3 - 4 months, during the night. These would've been great inside a comfy night-time bra.

For those of us who use cloth diapers, we have already learned how easy it is to use eco-friendly, reusable products such as these. You don't ever have to worry about them "running out" as you would disposable nursing pads. I recently wrote about my period returning, so I definitely want to look into some of their reusable menstrual products as well (like cloth pads and pantiliners, cups and sponges).

There's also a great GladRags Blog that discusses important women's issues - with a focus on menstruating, going green, and healthy lifestyle choices.


BUY IT! GladRags makes so many other great products for new mommies, like nipple butter, bath herbs, and organic cotton hankies, as well as alternative products to tampons and disposable sanitary napkins.
WIN IT! You could win a pack of 3 pairs of nursing pads PLUS an Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter (RV over $35).

Mandatory entry: Visit Gladrags and comment with the product you are most interested in trying.

For additional entries - leave one comment per entry:
1. 'Like' GladRags on Facebook.
2. 'Like' Huppie Mama on Facebook.
3. Follow GladRags on Twitter.
4. Follow Huppie Mama on Twitter.
5. Become a public follower of Huppie Mama.
6. 'Like' Abi's Place (the non-profit where I work) on Facebook.
7. Vote for Zimmerman School House dba Abi's Place to win $500,000 in the KOHL'S Cares campaign by clicking the link to the right (just above the Facebook Badge).
(*If you are already a follower of my blog, twitter, or Facebook, leave a comment telling me that - one for each)
 
Be sure to include your email address with each entry so that I know how to find you. This giveaway ends on 7/20 at 10:00 pm. If you are the winner, you will have 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner. Good luck! 

* I received the aforementioned products for free to review. The opinions expressed are honest and provided without monetary compensation.

Congratulations to Stephanie! Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway.

47 comments:

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Sara said...

I want to try the Glad Rags Bath Salts.
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aimee said...

I already use a reusable cup, but having pantyliners helps.

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Sara said...

I'd like to try the Keeper Cup - thanks!

Lo said...

I'd love to try the cotton pads -- they look really comfortable.

Lo said...

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A Mom's Take said...

I'd love to try the bucket kit in colored cotton.

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mamamelanie said...

I'd be most interested in trying the Sea Sponges. I've been using cloth pads for a while now and I've really noticed a change in my body!

Melanie
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mamamelanie said...

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Madeline said...

I'd like to try their deluxe pad kit.

Jennifer said...

I have some of their gladrags day pads, but I am looking for a cup and I'm pleased to see they carry many options! I'm checking them out now :)

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Ames said...

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skgaff said...

I'm interested in trying the sea sponge kit
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billie the girl said...

The sea sponge tampons-- I had never even heard of them!
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calilou said...
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calilou said...

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calilou said...

I would love to try those nursing pads! I had the hardest time finding good ones!!!

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pinkveganmiso said...

I'd love to try the Lunette Cup

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