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I recently bought 4 pads and a liner from this shop (Sarushka’s Sewing Love) and ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM! True to size and fast shipping with a friendly, skilled cloth pad crafter to boot.
These are just 5 examples of her beautiful, high quality pads made with love. 🙂
Check this store (WAHM) out on Esty and Facebook:
These Hello Kitty ones were a custom! I love how they look and feel against my skin. The snaps are easy to snap and unsnap and hold my pad securely in place.
My photos just can’t do these clothpads justice. Try some for yourself!
So along with cloth diapers there are cloth pads. I also will be looking into making my own! So excited! 🙂
You can read the whole article here:
“The reasons women switch to cloth can be varied, but here is a list of pros and cons collected from other users comments as well as my own list. Some are major things, some are more minor, and to be fair I’m listing the cons too….even though I don’t agree with them all. If you want me to add to this list, contact me and I’ll be happy to.
– Cheaper than disposables in the long run.
– Much Less waste for you to throw away.
– Less waste formed during manufacturing.
– Reusable (better for the environment + saving you money).
– Always on hand – Never “run out” and have to make the dash to the supermarket to get more.
– Feels softer than plasticky/papery disposables.
– Tends to be less “sweaty” feeling than disposables.
– May lessen the chance of getting thrush (than using disposables).
– Not giving money to large companies.
– Supporting WAHM and other small businesses.
– Can help women get in touch with their bodies and view menstruation in a more positive light.
– Can buy a variety of different styles and shapes to suit your preference and needs.
– They come in bright colorful fabrics, which makes them more interesting.
– Can be available in natural and organic fabrics.
– Less chance of causing skin irritations as they don’t contain the chemicals found in disposables.
– No adhesive strip to catch pubic hair.
– Soaking/washing water makes a good fertilizer for plants.
– Can wash them in the washing machine with any load of laundry.
– Various options of absorbency means you can use whatever is appropriate for each day.
– Many styles can be tumble dried.
– Some styles have waterproofing sewn in, so can be as leakproof as plastic disposable pads.
– Some styles have no synthetics to be as breathable as possible (less “sweaty”).
– Can be purchased online from numerous places, and some brands available in stores.
– Some styles (usually synthetic topped) can resist staining, and some users find no problem with staining anyway.
– Some women find they are more likely to change their pad more often with cloth, as they don’t have to worry about “wasting” a disposable pad.
– Some women notice less smell when using cloth pads.
– No bin of smelly wrapped used pads sitting in the toilet/bathroom.
– Can be more absorbent than disposables.
– Some women find reduction in length or heaviness of periods, or reduced cramps, clotting etc. when using cloth.
– Easy to make yourself.
– Takes time to wash and dry the pads compared to throwing away disposables.
– Handwashing can be time consuming and difficult (though you can machine wash them).
– Are more expensive to purchase initially.
– Usually bulkier than many “ultrathin” style disposable pads.
– Not as easily available (not stocked in supermarkets).
– Many women find the concept unpleasant.
– Other family members may be uncomfortable with their use.
– Cloth pads can stain.
– Users have more contact with blood.
– Special care may need to be taken if the user has thrush or blood diseases.
– Using disposable pads is quicker and easier.
– It is generally more socially acceptable to use disposable pads.
– Disposable pads may be more discreet (smaller) than carrying around cloth pads.
– You have to bring your cloth pads home with you if you change them while out.
– Pads soaking in a bucket of water could pose a drowning risk when small children are around.
– Many women would not like the added complication of caring for menstrual pads.
– Don’t stick to your underpants with adhesive (some cloth pads use other forms of securing them) so can shift about more than stick on pads.”
So far my favorite brand is GladRags:
The photo above is listed at the link below:
Read the news here!
So before some of you misunderstand what I mean by this post let me clear it up. The names Ana and Mia (as well as a few other names for other mental illnesses) are being used to hide or describe the eating disorders Anorexia and Bulimia. In this day in age freedom of speech is being taken WAY too far. There are websites out there telling people of all genders and ages to starve themselves/diet/vomit or hurt themselves, or even kill themselves. These sites even have”tips” and links to sites to buy any items necessary. The sites are run my older men, older women, and even CHILDREN. That’s right children are now telling other children how to become anorexic/bulimic. Sharing pictures, insane diets, quotes, ideas, etc. These sites are being labeled as “self help” and for those in recovery – all lies. I have found some sites that claim to wanna help those with eating disorders, actually telling their followers “you are only pretty and worth it, if you’re not eating”. As someone who has had an eating disorder, this disgusts me. It is NOT fun, it is NOT pretty, it is NOT worth it. It IS a LIVING HELL. Your skin dries out and peels, your hair will fall out, teeth will be lost, as well as the hundreds of other health problems that result from eating disorders. It consumes your every thought and it becomes you. That’s why seeing girls as young as 10 years old telling other young girls to starve themselves and take diet pills – disgusts me as well as frightens me. So I’ve decided to blog about it. To expose how sick and detailed this not so underground train-wreck really is. They are allowed to do all this -freedom of speech… I want to change this. Same reasons why yelling “fire” in crowded theater isn’t considered freedom of speech… I want to add these sites onto that list.