Wednesday 8 October 2014

Organyc Baby - Review

A few months ago, you may remember that I did a post introducing Organyc. I mentioned in this post that I had received some bits for my hospital bag and that I'd post my thoughts on them once I had used them. 

Organyc very kindly sent me out a pack of their breast pads, maternity pads and baby wipes. Obviously, when I was pregnant with C, I used different brands of these items so I knew what I was looking for when it came to using them. 

Firstly, the organic cotton breast pads (£3.99 per 24 pack). I breastfed E for three days so I did get the use out of them especially when I decided to switch to formula. My milk came in the following day and my breasts were so engorged and leaking like taps. These breast pads are flocked which is something that I've never seen before in a pad. The absorbancy is good but when I wore them overnight, I did have a little leakage on my pyjama top but this could just be down to the fact that I wasn't feeding E as I wanted to dry my milk up so there seemed to be a lot. I would maybe like to see a larger adhesive patch to stick to the inside of your bra as I found mine came off occasionally. 

The maternity pads (£5.99 per 12 pack) are my favourite. I had a second degree tear so I needed stitches. I was very sore and found that when I wore the pads that the hospital gave me straight after the birth, they felt uncomfortable against my stitches after sitting down for a short time. These pads are a lot wider than regular maternity pads. This really helped me as this meant that the edge of the pad didn't rub against the crease of my thigh (I had dry skin there and it ached!) The pads are also arched instead of flat which really helped with the comfort factor. In addition to this, they are soft so my stitches weren't irritated. They have a 100% organic cotton top sheet, 100% organic core and a biodegradable and compostable protective film. They are specifically designed absorb a heavy flow in the first days after delivery (they are the most absorbent maternity towel that I have used) and they are breathable which allows air to circulate thus helping to heal and reduce the risk of infection. The midwive kept telling me to be wary of my stitches getting infected so these put my mind at ease a little. 

The wipes (£4.99 per 60 pack) are unlike any wipes I've ever seen and I've been a mummy for 2 years now so I've seen my fair share of baby wipe brands. These seem a little coarser than regular wipes so that worried me a bit. They also have a bit of a beige colouring which I thought was odd. Neither of these affect their job. E's little bum was kept happy after every change and after using one on my face to remove day-old make up after the birth, they didn't feel as coarse on my skin. The scent was beautiful too. Not chemical in the slightest and I actually had the midwives asking me where I got them from because they liked them so much. They are organic cotton, soft and resistant with extracts of chamomile and calendula. They also contain lactic acid which helps stabilise the pH of the skin in order to avoid irritations. The gorgeous scent of these wipes will forever remind me of those first few days with my newborn.

You can find out more about Organyc at their website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Disclaimer: I received these items free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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