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La Que Sabe
ok, so i was talking to a bubhubber and she was telling me she used cloth pads, and it hought well i'm so against disposable nappies, yet i use normal pads, that's gotta be pretty hypocritical of me!!!
so i thought ok i'll find some cloth pads and WHEN i get my period back i'll use them! so of course my brain mmust have started thinking about periods and decided it's about time it should come back, and i only have yucky 'plastic' pads.
i know where to buy them, but have no idea how to use them ie, how often do i change them, do i change the whole thing or isn't there two parts? does any body make them, how?
any other info would be good thanks:thumbsup:
i'm so against disposable nappies, yet i use normal pads
What do you mean "normal" pads? :p
You change them just as often as disposable pads depending on what size the pad is. If you buy All in one pads then, yes you just change the whole thing. Other pads do have seperate parts. I don't sew pads but some other hubbers do sew them.
Hi there Evelynn,
clothpadshop.com.au is a good place to start, the cost from $10 per pad up which seems expensive but like MCN once you are set up there is no more costs.
Most come in a AIO style lol with PUL on the bottom, bamboo in the middle and a noce fabric on top. Some ladies dont like PUL and you can get ones without this if you prefer.
I have a few twinklelily pads (the are on the site i mentioned) but different types suit different women so buy 3 or 4 types that you think look good, use them and then buy up more of your favorites kwim.
La Que Sabe
thanks for that girls!
i'll have to shop around! =]
La Que Sabe
oh a couple more questions before i buy some!!
from what i understand, there is two parts to the pad, you've got a bit that goes inside and the bit that goes around the inside bit make sense?:p
anyway, do you leave that whole thing on for the whole day?
which part do you wash, and when? :confused:
Pads are like nappies. You can get pockets like you mentioned or AIOs. I only have AIOs and you just use those the same as disposable pads. You can even get fitteds- ones without waterproofing.:)
With pocket pads, like nappies you can customise the absorbancy to your liking.
Most people go for AIO type pads because of the hidden layer of waterproofing. And because the soaker (which is usually hidden) is so small in size your pads will dry a lot quicker than your average AIO nappy.
The easiest way to judge what you'll need.....jot down how your flow is.
My flow for example is heavy the first 2 days hence I use the largest pad i can find :laughing:. And I definitely change as often as I did with disposables.
The next 2-3 days are not as heavy but I still need protection so I use regular/mediums.
Then the last day I just use a pantyliner as I only spot. I also use pantyliners mid cycle for discharges (sorry TMI).
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