You use cloth on your babe, but...

@lillake (1635)
United States
May 5, 2007 11:43pm CST
Did you know there are also cloth pads for mama too? Everyone I know who uses cloth pads for themselves say they will never go back to dispossible pads or tampons again. All the great reasons for your babe apply to you as well. So do you use mama cloth too? Know anyone that does? Ever thought of trying them out? Read more about them here. http://opendiary.com/entryview.asp?authorcode=D360256&entry=21409&mode=date
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6 responses
• United States
20 May 07
Nope I like using my tampons. I rarely use pads at all. Regardless, it just wouldn't work for me. I have to go out to do laundry and I usually only go every three weeks or so. I couldn't have them laying around. Plus I wouldn't want anyone to see them at the laundromat. I know it is silly since it is a natural function but who knows who it might upset.
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
27 May 07
i'm sure nobody would know what they were seeing them at the laundromat. you rinse them after use so they aren't even stained then just throw in the laundry. also the divacup works like a tampon, nothing to wash and i hear it has less chance of "oopsies" getting thru onto your undies. i so want one, but i'm not a tampon person so not sure if i'd actually use it.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
27 May 07
I've washed cloth diapers at the laundromat and no one even noticed or stared. I doubt they would know what you are washing anyways lol.
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• United States
7 Aug 07
I love cloth pads! I started using them because I had a bad complication due to a csection (my cervix and uterus were practically in two) so I'm really picky about what I use anymore. I'm actually the maker of Punky's Pads! You can find them here: http://www.punkyspads.com :)
@eden32 (3978)
• United States
13 May 07
I started using a diaphram in place of tampons years ago, same concept as the diva cup. Then I made my own cloth pads about a year ago. I'll never, ever, ever use throw-aways again. Since I made them, they fit me exactly. Same with the diaphram- a doctor fitted me for it so it's the size that fits me. Cloth pads are super comfy. Really not a pain to clean. I toss mine in a small container of cold water in my laundry room until I am ready to wash a load of like colors. I throw them right in with the other clothes on a cold setting, regular detergent & they're spotless when they come out. And in just a year of use, I figure I saved about $120. Not to mention not throwing away who knows how many pounds of trash. But here's the number one reason clothes are superior to disposables. Have you ever read the theories that the bleaching of the cotton for sanitary products may cause heavier & more painful periods? I don't think there is any conclusive studies proving this theory. However after switching 100% to reusable products (free from bleach & other chemicals) my already light 5 day periods, with minimal cramping; went down to 2-3 days with NO cramping.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
20 May 07
My periods got way lighter after switching to cloth, plus no cramps! It's amazing, plus it's way more comfortable than having plasticy parts next to the woman parts ;)
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
14 May 07
i am just in the process of making my own, i haven't made the switch yet. it took me a while to warm up to the idea
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@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
13 May 07
I have almost forgotten what it is like to have a period, I am nursing my son - he is almost a year old and still no periods. Even before I became pregnant on him I didn't have regular periods. I am hoping to conceive again so hopefully will ovulate at some point! I use disposable nappies on my son, I will try cloth on my next one, maybe, for cost and environmental reasons, not for nappy rash reasons as luckily he didn't get any.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
6 May 07
I use cloth pads, like my son-I've got sensitive skin so my girly parts would swell up from disposable pads. Not comfortable at all! Plus it's hot and humid here, I think you'd all know what that can do down there lol. I didn't know about them at all until I was on an online cloth diaper store and it had a section for mama cloth. I hate tampons, I will curl up into a ball from the pain that I get from them too.
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@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 13
I am just thinking of getting the cloth pads for myself. I didn't know about the cloth pads, until I looked for the information about cloth diapers for my baby. Yeah, I'm using cloth diapers for my baby, and I love using it, why not try to cloth pads for myself. Being environment friendly, cost less, and also good for us are the reasons for me to give it a try. After I have used the cloth diapers for my baby, I don't think I'll go back and use the disposable ones anymore, as cloth diaper is so much better. Though we need to spend some time and effort to wash, but it's worth it!