Anyone using cloth pads? Excited!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you/have you ever used cloth pads?
    I use them and love them! : (3 votes)
    9 %
    I have tried them and didn't like them : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I am intrigued! : (9 votes)
    26 %
    Too close for comfort! : (21 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I use them in conjunction with my diva cup. I just use thin ones as a kind of panty liner just for peace of mind in case it leaks (which it never does) and I also use them alone for the last couple days of my period, again as a panty liner since the flow is less heavy then. 

    I did try to use them on their own for a few periods, but I have a pretty heavy flow and it just didn’t work for me. Always soaking through and leaking. But I do love them for light flow days! 

    A suggestion for those who want to try them for light days, but don’t want to invest in them right away is to just cut up some old flannel pajamas and fold the squares into a liner shape and just place it in your underwear (won’t last many washes without hemming, but enough to give you an idea if you like them)

    Post # 5
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @kgirl91:  I can’t imagine doing it. I really hate my period and find it so gross…I can’t imagine putting those things in the wash. I understand it is better for the environment, but I just personally can’t. I feel the same way about cloth diapers. Also, I feel cloth pads would look really bulky under my clothing but I could be wrong.

    Post # 6
    Member
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @kgirl91:  Very intrigued! Can you tell me if they are bulky (as the PP was worried about), and how do they stay in place??

    Post # 7
    Member
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @kgirl91:  I would want to know what is inside of the pads to be absorbent, because on “leak” or “spotting” days that happen unexpectedly for me, I feel like it goes right through my underwear very quickly. 

    Also- what do you do with it when you are out and about and need to change your pad? Stuck it in a baggie in your purse to take home?

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @kgirl91:  I’ve been thinking about switching since pads make me very very itchy–I rarely use tampons, only with hemorrhage flow and I don’t feel comfortable with a menstrual cup.  The only thing preventing me from doing it is 1)I have to use communal laundry facilities and 2)I would need to pre-soak them to prevent stains and 3)I only do laundry once a week and 4)I currently have a ton of sanitary napkins.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have used them for a couple years now and I love them. I love that I don’t have to worry about buying pads and tampons, they’re SO much more comfortable and don’t get that “disposible pad smell.”They also keep me feeling drier.

    My favorite places to buy them are: Mother Moon Pads, Tree Hugger, and Gem Cloth. I have a bag from Luna Pads: http://lunapads.com/moon-pad-bags.html  I don’t like thier pads AT ALL, but I can’t live without the bag.

    I also used cloth diapers on my DD until she was about 1, and really loved the benefit of that as well.

     

     

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    2454 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been thinking about using those too. How are they exercising? 

    Post # 11
    Member
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Do those with cloth pre-soak?  Any of those with cloth use communal laundry facilities?  How often do you wash them?  Most of my periods are pretty light-medium flow, only once or twice a year do I get a really heavy period.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @beekiss:  When I get home at the end of the day, my pads go in a tall container with water (and sometimes some Oxyclean powder). I remove the water and put fresh water in in the morning and evening. I had a HE washer and found without pre-soaking, they weren’t getting the staining out. Not sure if and old-school washer would be better at that.

    I do a load of laundry and wash them once every 3 days or so.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @MrsPanda99:  I’m with you on this–I just think my period is so gross. Kudos to those who want to use cloth pads, but I could never do it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I just rinse them under cold water and squeeze them out at the end of the day and hang them somewhere. then when they’re dry I toss them in my laundry hamper. There is the occasional little stain but I mean, it’s a pad so who cares! I am also not grossed out by menstrual blood at all, so this doesn’t bother me.

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