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Friday, November 30, 2012

Reusable nursing pads (DIY)

If there are two things I absolutely love using this time around as a new mommy, they're homemade nursing pads and burp cloths. The nursing pads are so much more comfortable than the disposable kind, not to mention cheaper and more cute too. I just used extra receiving blankets that I had  and some baby flannel fabric scraps left over from past projects to create the layers. I made thinner ones for day use and thicker ones for night time. The important thing is to make one side of white fleece. White so the pattern doesn't show through your shirt and fleece because it is water resistant. I used [this] tutorial to get me started.

The burp clothes are easy enough and I'm sure there are tons of tutorials out there if you are interested. I made some from cloth diapers and old receiving blankets and fabric scraps, and was gifted some as well. They're functional and they're fun to look at!


  1. Thanks for posting this Jess! Will have to try this after the twins arrive!

  2. Hi Jessica, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Make It Pretty Monday.

    What a great idea! My niece-in-law just had a baby, so these would be a great girft.

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…