Reviews: Find a new use for something?

  • Get FREE 5 Gifts with Orders $59+

Reviews: Find a new use for something?

MamaDivine MamaDivine
Have you ever figured out a useful way to use a product in another way, that no one else has suggested? I wrote a review for the peppermint lip scrub/moisturizer last night and I realized...."Hey! This could make GREAT nipple cream!"

You know, for like breast feeding moms! I used to breastfeed and my nipples were ridiculously cracked and sometimes would bleed. They hurt so bad and it seemed like nothing would help. Well the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the peppermint would have a cooling sensation and healing properties too! So this would be great


Have you found a new use for an "old" product? Share here!
03/20/2012
  • Buy 3 Items for $70
  • Buy 3 Items for $50
  • Buy 3 Items for $30
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
js250 js250
Well, where do you want me to start???? I always include my alternatives and ideas in my reviews-personally, I find it useful and also fun to figure out alternative uses.
03/20/2012
Ansley Ansley
Interesting idea, you don't think it would burn?
03/20/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
As a lactation consultant and a mother who has 8 years of breastfeeding in my own history, I don't think anything with the word "scrub" in it is good for the sensitive nipples of a breastfeeding mother, nor peppermint. It's stimulating and could cause the baby to have a tummy ache. You also want to be careful of anything that you put on your nipples during breastfeeding, to make sure it's safe for infants if they were to swallow some of it.

Usually, a very highly refined lanolin is one of the best conditioning ointments for breastfeeding mothers. Lansinoh is the best brand I've seen and used. Of course, for cracked nipples, the best strategy is to find out what is wrong, and FIX the latch, using a mix of bacteriostatic and hydro-cortisone ointments, while working on the latch.

Stormy, yes, I think it would burn. Peppermint is an irritant to external tissues. Plus the residual taste may cause the baby to refuse the breast. You have to be very careful with breastfeeding moms and babies.
03/20/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm always trying to find alternative uses for stuff, and when I do I include those ideas in the review when I write it.
03/20/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Coming up with more ideas to use a toy is great, but only if they're safe.
03/20/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I love my first vibrator. it is a gspot vibe but i don't like it for that. It is however awsomely amazing of clitorla and libia stimulation. hehehe, now i think i'm going to be hocked on clitoral vibes..
03/20/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
Interesting idea, you don't think it would burn?
Nope, not at all. I used to this type of product all the time when I was breastfeeding. It wasn't THIS particular product....but it was something similar to it. I would use the balm, not the scrub tho.

It worked great and I never had any cracked/bleeding issues after I started using it
03/21/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
Coming up with more ideas to use a toy is great, but only if they're safe.
Well yes, I wouldn't suggest something if I didn't think it was safe. And of course I always add that everyone is different and that it may not work that way for them.
03/21/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
after reading through many comments, I realized that I was not clear on what I meant about the lip treatment product.

I did not mean the scrub, obviously not lol. who the heck would use a scrub on their nipples??? Thats just silly.

I meant the BALM. I also mentioned in my review that they would have to make sure to wipe off/wash off any excess and do it far before any sort of feeding or pumping time.

I have breastfed three children over the past 10 years, and I can assure you, nothing that I have used for my nipples has harmed my kids because I took these precautions. Again, I didn't mention that it would be something to replace the nipple creams, but if its all you have, it could work. The one that I used (way back when) was actually a strawberry flavored I think? But I never used it right before a feeding, nor did my kids refuse the breast. I also didn't start using this product until after I had a good "process" or system to my breastfeeding, so my kids were already well adjusted to my nipples.

And of course, its not for everyone. Some folks may have issues with it, some may not. Depends on the person and baby etc etc. It was only a suggestion.

I used to use Lansinoh and honestly I didn't care for it. It didn't seem to help really that much for me. Plus, it burned when I used it and it was really greasy. But to each their own
03/21/2012
Total posts: 10
Unique posters: 7