Geffen Baby Hemp Reusable Nursing Pads Review & Giveaway (5/23)

by Maria Moser on May 16, 2012

in Affiliates,Breastfeeding,Giveaway,Made in the USA,Reusable Products,Review

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Like Geffen Baby’s prefolds and absorbers, their reusable nursing pads are 60% hemp, 40% organic cotton and 100% USA made.

As I have mentioned before, I have been working with Geffen Baby for the past 6 or so months on their product development and marketing. However, I purchased these nursing pads myself, I wasn’t asked to review them, I wasn’t compensated and this post is my opinion as a Mom, I’m not speaking on behalf of the company. :-)

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The nursing pads are available in 3 layers of hemp jersey or hemp fleece, and are really affordable at an MSRP of $7.99/3 pk (3 pair/6 pads) for jersey and $8.99 for fleece. They have the great benefits of hemp including the natural anti-microbial properties and high absorption.

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Above, you see the nursing pads measured before I washed & dried them. Like any hemp product, they shrink a good bit, and become more absorbent with the first several washes.

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Above you see the hemp jersey (left) and fleece (right) after I washed & dried them a few times to prep for use. I only washed one pair of each (since I’m saving the other 2 pair to give away!) but you can see that no two shrink exactly the same; that’s just the nature of hemp & isn’t a defect.

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Above is a close up of the fleece after prep. Not quite as smooth but still very soft.

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I thought about taking a picture of what these look like under clothing, but then I thought a close up of my chest might be weird. It’s times like this I wish I had a mannequin! In any case, I think these are thinner than a lot of disposable pads, and as long as I made sure they were completely within the cups and the material laid flat, I didn’t notice them through a lacy bra under a knit top. Of course, it would be better to wear them under a bra with a lining or foam so you don’t have to be as concerned about their placement.

I do not personally need a lot of absorbency from a nursing pad, so I didn’t test their capabilities in that sense, but I am sending the other pairs to two winners to try!

Giveaway: Two readers will receive a pair of hemp fleece nursing pads and a pair of hemp jersey nursing pads (ARV $5.66 each prize.) This giveaway is self-sponsored and in not affiliated with, approved, endorsed or sponsored by any company or retailer. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 years old or older. I will accept entries until Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern. I will select 2 winners using Rafflecopter, and notify him/her by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen. View my giveaway rules page for complete details. Change-Diapers.com will not pay to replace any missing, damaged or lost prizes. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, nor associated with Facebook. By entering, you release Facebook from any responsibility and understand that the information entered on this form will not be disclosed to Facebook.

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FTC compliance: Products were purchased by me at normal retail price. Although I have a business relationship with the manufacturer, I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.


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1 Krystyn May 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

Do they have anything waterproof on the back? All of the cloth ones I’ve used I’ve leaked right through the fabric.

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2 Maria May 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

No they don’t. They are all hemp. Have you ever used hemp, or just cotton? I’m not a heavy leaker so I don’t know how they would hold up to that.

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3 Krystyn May 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

Never tried hemp, but I’ve tried bamboo (the “popular” brand, both overnight and regular) and leak through those.

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4 Maria May 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

Hmm…you might just need a thicker pads (or double pads) or something with PUL on the back.

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5 Maria May 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

Although I would be very curious as to how the fleece GB would hold up to a heavy leaker (once they were fully prepped.)

6 Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 12:18 am

I might have to try these. My mom made me some and I have to double them up so I don’t leak through!

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