View Full Version : Question for cloth nappy mums ...interesting ???????
I was chatting to a friend today and without going into too much detail we wondered :
What do mums that use cloth nappies for their bubs use for their own sanitary products ?
A lot of Mums who don't use cloth on their babies or have a little one in nappies at all use cloth pads.
They do exist. :yes:
i use tampons but i also dont use cloth napies because of the environment or chemicals...i use them cause they are cute:p
but as nibble said there are other options out there.
pads - cloth pads
tampons - cup, google diva cup to learn more
yeah i know...my friend knew a few people that used them.
just not sure what reason ? enviromental, financial ect ? msut be hard when you are out and about.
asked cloth nasppy mums because i figured they would know a bit more about that side of things ??????
It varies per person as to why they choose cloth nappies. There really is no OSFA answer. :no:
There's a whole section dedicated to cloth pad mums http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=361
I have been using cloth on my 10 month old for couple months now.... but cloth pads etc just gross me out .... I use disposable pads peel it off throw it out.... don't particularly like tampons either.
i dont use cloth pads at the moment but i want to buy some,
im allergic to the plastic that disposable pads are made out of. So i get a pretty bad rash. When i get the money together im going to buy some cloth pads.
I use tampons and DD uses both cloth and disposable nappies (cloth at home disposable when out )
:yes: I have been using cloth liners throughout this pregnancy. And when not pregnant, use a diva cup (or is it a moon cup - can't remember as i haven't used it for so long! :laughing:
Dh is horrified by the thought of cloth pads, and I am not so comfortable with the idea of them either, so it's not likely i'll use them (he does his fair share of the washing, so I need to be fair to him too.)
I'm looking into cloth pads. I'm not really a fan of tampons so I'm not keen on the whole diva/moon cup thing. I'm just using up my stash. There are also some flushable pads you can buy (only come in regular absorbancy and liners though I believe). I'm not sure how they would go but I'm sure its better for the environment than normal ones. I'm looking into the cloth pads (I'm thinking for home use only) and I guess its both environmental as well as cost.
I use cloth pads and a Lunette cup. The cup can be worn for 12 hours so there really is no issue about what to do when out and about.
As for cloth pads, you just carry a little wetbag with you to put the used ones in. It's not difficult.
I used terry flats as maternity pads at home after having my baby - not an option for out and about however.
Once it got past the heavy stage, I borrowed (well not really because I didnt give them back) my daughter's pads.
I have used tampons all my life (except for immediately following the birth of a baby) and find the concept of pads (cloth or disposable) repulsive.
Now, I'm off to google these "cups" that have been mentioned. That sounds like something I could be more comfortable with.
I don't use cloth pads only tampons... but if I needed to use them all day every day for years I might change my mind!
I don't really think they are comparable to be honest.. the resources, landfil place and cost is not really comparable IMO.
BTW my main motovation is cost first and then environmental. I can't imagine spending $40 a week for diposable nappies.
i use full time cloth on my boys since my first was 6 weeks old.
i use cloth pads myself
but i LOVE my diva cup!!!
every woman should use a cup!
I use cloth nearly full time on my DS (we still have to use one disposable per night as we just can't find a cloth nappy that will last him).
I use a combination of cloth pads and disposable pads. I'd like to get a cup and try it.
The reason? Environmental mostly. Are you aware that every.single.disposable nappy EVER thrown away is still in landfill - and will be for at least the next thousand years or so??!! Same with disposable pads. We live in a disposable society, and I think it's disturbing and disgusting - so I'm doing my small part to try and be not so disposable-minded :)
We are just starting with cloth nappies and I have been looking at getting a cup. I just think it's about time I started doing my part to help the environment.
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