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Bamboobies Nursing Pads Variety Pack Review

A great shower gift, these reusable breast pads are washable and comfortable
Bamboobies Nursing Pads Variety Pack
Credit: Bamboobies
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Price:   $35 List | $18.39 at Amazon
Pros:  Soft, discrete, washable, reusable, contains leaks
Cons:  Day pads less absorbent than overnight ones, may not stay in place very well
Manufacturer:   Bamboobies
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Mar 17, 2017
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Our Analysis

Bamboobies protects clothing from leakage while soothing sore nipples. These washable bamboo nursing pads are free of Super Absorbent Polymer, SAP, common in throwaway pads and disposable diapers. The variety pack includes three pairs of ultra-thin, heart-shaped, daytime use pads and three sets of thick, circular pads for overnight use. However, if you are a heavy leaker, you may need to stock up on the thicker night pads for daytime use. Did we mention they are super soft? They are fabricated of bamboo rayon velour and have an inner absorbent cotton core. Wash with cold water and completely dry fabric with a low heat setting. Do not use fabric softeners as this can affect absorbency. If discoloration appears, Bamboobies recommends using a mild bleach solution.


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:

  • Comfortable and soft
  • Discrete
  • Helps significantly with leaking, especially the overnight pads
  • Machine-washable and sustainable


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:

  • May move around inside bra

Juliet Spurrier, MD