What are washable nursing pads?
Washable nursing pads are soft pads that you place in your bra and which are indispensable for every new mother. When you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your breasts can leak quite a bit and the reusable nursing pads ensure that you don't get wet stains in your bra and t-shirt. The breast pads also provide extra protection for sensitive nipples. The cotton nursing pads absorb the excess breast milk. After use, you can throw them in the washing machine and simply use them again!
Why reusable nursing pads?
The amount of milk that leaks out of your breasts is different for everyone, but especially in the beginning, you will have to change the pads several times a day, which creates a lot of unnecessary waste! Washable nursing pads are an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable pads and they also save a lot of money. The reusable nursing pads are initially a little more expensive to buy, but you'll earn that back over time.
The washable nursing pads available at Zo Zero are made of organic cotton. Organic cotton is a lot softer than normal cotton and even more important: it doesn't contain any chemicals which makes organic cotton much softer on the skin. This ensures that your nipples, which are already sensitive, are much less likely to get irritated.
Washable nursing pads made of organic cotton
The production of organic cotton has a much smaller impact on the environment than the production of regular cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides and is processed without the use of chemicals. In addition, much less water is used. All in all, it is much better for the environment. There are different certifications for organic cotton. The best known is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), This is an internationally recognised certification standard that imposes strict requirements on the environment, working conditions and animal welfare. All reusable nursing pads on our website are GOTS certified.
What different types of washable breast pads are there?
At Zo Zero, you will find various types of washable breast pads by ImseVimse. ImseVimse's 'regular' reusable nursing pads are made entirely of organic cotton and do not have a leak-proof layer. These cotton nursing pads are mainly suitable for lighter days. Are your breasts leaking a lot and are the all-cotton nursing pads not enough? Then choose the Stay Dry nursing pads, which are also made from organic cotton, but consist of a waterproof layer of PUL, an absorbent middle layer of organic cotton terry and a soft fleece to keep your skin dry and comfortable. The reusable breast pads are available in different colours and can be washed at 60 degrees.
What are the advantages of washable nursing pads?
- You create less waste!
- In the long run, you will save money because you will never have to buy disposable breast pads again
- No harmful chemicals on your skin: the washable nursing pads are made of responsibly produced organic cotton
Are there any disadvantages to reusable nursing pads?
You need to wash the washable breast pads often, especially if you don't have that many. However, the breast pads are so small that that you can add them to any laundry load and with a baby, the washing machine will probably be on quite often. Problem solved! Tip: put the cotton nursing pads in an organic cotton laundry bag so they don't get lost among the rest of your laundry.
When you’re not at home, you also have to carry the wet nursing pads around in your bag. Easily solve this problem by taking a wet bag or a Stasher Bag with you. These leak-proof bags are ideal for transporting used nursing pads.
The full range at Zo Zero
In addition to washable nursing pads, you will find more sustainable products for mother and child at Zo Zero, like soft organic cotton cloths and swaddles, natural baby soaps and natural toothpaste and bamboo toothbrushes. Would you like to make your home even more sustainable, besides the baby & kids products? Then take a look at our entire sustainable home collection.