(Closed) Cloth pads? Possibly TMI

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Those are kind of interesting – I’ve actually never heard of such a thing before.

They definitely look way more comfortable than regular pads.  I’m a tampon girl myself but a couple of these might be nice for those really heavy days were you still get some leakage or for right at the end when it is really light.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve never heard of these, but have you ever seen this?  A couple of my hippy mom friends swear by it!  

Post # 5
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Spring: Greatest thing ever invented. Seriously. 

Post # 6
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I haven’t heard of these before. I might consider trying it if I was also doing cloth diapers.  I don’t do laundry that often, I would think I would have to do laundry more often if I did use these.  I will have to try to remember looking into this when I have kids.

I do use the diva cup and I do swear by it.

Hmmm, now that I’m thinking about, maybe I should give these a try.

They have really cute designs, though.

Post # 7
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

 A few of my friends use cloth pads, not that brand though. They all love them. I’m still on the fence about them, but in theory I like them. It’s just the “yuck-factor” that I can’t get over.

I’m leaning towards the Diva Cup though. It just sounds so easy and comfortable.

Post # 8
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s really interesting. I think it’s an interesting idea but I don’t think I’d use them, I prefer tampons. Because of the issues that you have with regular ones though you should give them a try!

Post # 9
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i don’t really like any sort of pad. makes me feel yucky=/ i tried the instead cup years ago, and wasn’t a big fan. i’d try the diva cup though. when i’m not on birth control, i hardly every get a period on my own, and on birth control they’re not very heavy, so i guess i might not be the best person to give an opinion. i use always long liners at the beginning/end when i don’t need a tampon, i like the top layer on them. i feel like it keeps a barrier between me and any yuck=) my only concern with the cloth ones would be what you do when you’re away from home?? 

Post # 11
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use them! I have an IUD so I don’t really need them anymore, but I loveddd them! I really don’t think it was gross at all, I mean its just blood…big whoop. I had a moderate flow and could wear one all day. I also bought thin ones for pantyliners for my light days. I could go a whole day just wearing one. I did have a wet bag too just in case. When it was time to switch, I would just rinse it out and then put it in a little pot I kept in the bathroom until I did laundry. I just kept the pot full of cold water with a spoonful of oxyclean. You have to dump and refill the water everyday or it does get pretty nasty. I bought a cute little pot like the one below (just tell your Fiance not to look!!) and then I got most of my pads from here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shabbychichippie  I would recommend getting darker colored ones since they tend to hide the stains better.

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