Tuesday, August 28, 2007
WFMW-- Reusable Nursing Pads
I've been racking my brain to share a Works for Me Wednesday tip with you. I'm sure there are tons of things I do on a regular basis that I just assume others do too. This may be one of them, but I'm sharing it anyway.
To make your own pair of reusable nursing pads you will need:
approximately two 5"x20" pieces of flannel
sewing machine or serger
I use a CD as my circle pattern. I place it on the fabric, outline it and cut it out. Each nursing pad takes four circles (approximately 5 inch diameter each) stacked together and sewn all around the edge. A serger makes it way faster and without fraying edges. Or you could zig-zag all around.
What really works for me is using old receiving blankets that are nice and soft from multiple washings. You could use old flannel shirts or sheets too. Stains or wild prints don't matter since only the nursing baby will see them. :) So check out your yard sales and thrift stores for some flannel and make your own! I'd recommend sewing a few pairs so you don't run out while they're washing. And to wash: just toss them in with your regular wash or towels and then into the dryer.
Speaking of dryers, for more WFMW tips visit Rocks in my Dryer.
What frugal mommy tips work for you?