Originally Posted by jeninejessica
1. Good price, do they look like quality?
2. How do cloth liners compare to regular pantyliners?
3.TMI- but I hate the feel of the blood actually coming out, so generally if there's a significant flow at all, I'll switch to tampons.
4. For disposable pads right now I use the lightest, thinnest ones available without them actually being liners.
5. So much info, but it feels like such a big decision!
1. They look very nice for flannel/PUL pads. Because of material cost flannel and PUL pads will most likely be your cheapest option (materials other than conventional cotton for the top and core layers and PUL for the barrier layer are often 2-4 times more expensive so the retail price would be higher as well)
2. more comfortable of course. depending on material used they can be as thin as disposable without sacrificing absorbency
3. You may be more comfortable with a top layer that wicks moisture away from you such as bamboo velour (if you want a natural material) or minkee or micro fleece (if you want synthetic). Cotton flannel tends to feel soggy more easily IMO.
4. Depending on what materials you choose you can have something very absorbent and very thin in cloth as well
5. It is! A good pad is a joy to own for years. A bad pad is a pain in the rear. lol
Don't invest in a big stash of all the same kind. Just like cloth diapers what you think you might like, might not be what you really love in the end. Just try a few different kinds and go from there.
I used disposables after my first birth and had an allergic reaction to them. It was awful. Messed up my whole baby moon to be in such discomfort. After my second baby I used cloth and what a difference!
You might come to cloth for the environment but I bet you'll stick with it for the comfort.