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REVIEW: Bamboobies – Bamboo-based Nursing Products

FOR MOMS and MOMS-TO-BE

THE COMPANY: Kerry Gilmartin, founder and creator of Bamboobies, is a mom of three young children (all under 10), who came up with the idea after needing a solution to her “leaking problem” and for finding a pad that wouldn’t show through her shirt. After turning a square of bamboo velour fabric into a makeshift pad, she knew she was on to something.

Now, over 15 years later, and thanks to Kerry’s background in business, her initial idea of original and overnight Bamboobies nursing pads has blossomed into a whole line of products to help address women’s pregnancy and new mother challenges. Having just celebrated their 5 Year Anniversary as an "official" company, and with a mission to “ensure that new mothers and babies are happier and healthier and so is their world”, Bamboobies is doing just that!


THE PRODUCTS: Bamboobies has a whole list of products for both pregnant and nursing moms, and includes: award-winning Washable Nursing Pads for both day and night, Disposable Nursing Pads, boob-ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm, a Chic Nursing Shawl, and Nursing Brahhhs and Tanks.

Bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads: Made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer, and an outer milk-proof™ liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks, Bamboobies are available in two absorbencies – ultra-thin, heart-shaped regular nursing pads for light leaking and round-shaped overnight nursing pads for heavy leaking and newborn nursing. And while not completely invisible, they are much less obvious than other washable nursing pads thanks to the fine stitching on their edges.

Boob-ease® 100% Organic Nipple Balm: 100% Organic and lanolin-free, this nipple balm helps new moms who suffer from sore and cracked nipples in the first few weeks of baby’s life. Completely non-toxic, all ingredients are safe for ingestion by your breastfeeding baby, unlike the other creams that must be wiped off before feedings. 

Bamboobies® Chic Nursing Shawl: This versatile shawl is not only essential for nursing, but is stylish and discreet so no one will know it’s a nursing cover – and can therefore be worn both before and after your baby arrives.

Bamboobies® Nursing Brahhh: This wire-free bra combines super-soft rayon from bamboo with your typical seamless nursing bra style to give you both comfort and soft support that is more breathable, softer and eco-friendly than cotton or nylon.

WHERE TO BUY: Bamboobies® are available on their Online Store, at Amazon.com, at numerous specialty stores, and at these national retailers: Babies R’Us, Target, Whole Foods and BuyBuy Baby.


PRICE: Starting at $14.99 for a pack of 2, Bamboobies actually cost less over the typical length of time that a nursing mother needs to use breast pads. In fact, they are actually only about 1/10th of the cost of disposables!


FINAL THOUGHTS: As a Mom of 2, I know how important and beautiful breastfeeding is…. although I admit it’s not always easy! From waking up with a soaking wet shirt or “leaking” out in public, to having cracked nipples that are so painful you can’t imagine feeding your baby until they are completely healed – but you of course do the next time she cries – there are definitely ups and downs in nursing.

With that said, the end result is the most rewarding thing you can imagine – whether you can only make it for a couple weeks or are able to nurse your baby for a couple years! And with Bamboobies, you don’t have to go at it alone!

Bamboobies was founded by a Mom who has been in your shoes and who came up with the original idea of bamboo-based nursing pads because she was having issues too. Now, with a full line of products for pregnant and nursing moms, Bamboobies is here to help make your breastfeeding journey as effortless and enjoyable as possible.

Try any or all of Bamboobies products today and remember to take note that they have multiple hospital bag must-haves for the next time you plan on bringing another beautiful bundle into this world!

For more information on Bamboobies, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contact Healthy.Fit.Fab…Moms today to learn more about helping you and your family live a healthy, fit, and fabulous life! And please Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay connected!

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