Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bamboobies eco-friendly breast pads | Review & Giveaway

Breasts are virtually a rite of passage for women; a physical manifestation of the numerous changes that are occurring mentally, emotionally and physically as we undergo the transformation from girl to woman.  Similarly, tender nipples are simply a reality for breast-feeding momma's, especially during the early days when our bodies and our babies are just learning to communicate.

Despite sore nipples, for those that are able, breastfeeding is a beautiful thing.  Although there is no magic bullet to make breast tenderness subside, it will get better as your breastfeeding journey continues.  There are things you can do however, to help ease the transition.

Quality breast pads are a must.  I admit that I have a box of disposables in my bedroom, but I primarily use them as a backup, I stash them in  the diaper bag, in the car, at my parents house anywhere that I don't want to be caught without.

Reusable, cloth nursing pads are easy to use, easy to wash and if you get the right ones, they can be discreet, comfortable and effective.  If you haven't heard of  Bamboobies, I urge you to check out their website.  Bamboobies sent me a pair of their regular and overnight breast pads for the purposes of this review, keep reading for your chance to win a 2-pack of either variety.

Bamboobies have a number of noteworthy features, including their uber cute name, but their absolute softness is second to none.  Only organic bamboo/cotton velour touches your tender breasts and when I first took them out of the package, I literally rubbed them against my cheek the way the boy rubs his 'blankie' on his face.

In addition to kitten softness, Bamboobies are extremely thin, leakproof and have a unique heart shape.  I admit I was skeptical, but Bamboobies ROCK!  These super thin pads kept my breasts comfortable and my shirt dry; the heart shape allowed the pad to easily conform to my breast without any telltale lines showing through my t-shirt.  And because sometimes leakage just refuses to be contained, Bamboobies also makes large overnight breast pads made of organic bamboo fleece (also ridiculously soft) in the traditional round shape.

All Bamboobies breast pads are eco-friendly and use organic bamboo fabrics and an ultra-absorbent (and thin) hemp core to disperse and lock in milk leakage.  Bamboobies are available online and start at a price of $16.99 for two pairs.  When I think of what I've paid for cheap, leaky, lumpy, cotton breast pads in the past, Bamboobies are well-worth the price.

Bamboobies is offering Momma Stuff Blog readers 20% off their purchases, just use coupon code MSB20 at checkout!

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Two pairs of Bamboobies Nursing Pads ($16.99 value)
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Giveaway closes Sunday June 5th, 2011 at 8pm (PST). Winner will be determined by a random number generator. Winner will be notified via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn and contacted.

Contest is now closed, congratulations to our winner, comment #31, Jamie.