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Poll Results: I use cloth diapers on my babe and...

 
  • 74% (100)
    cloth pads/the Keeper/Sea sponge/other natural reusable product on myself.
  • 2% (4)
    organic disosable products on myself.
  • 22% (31)
    regular disposable products on myself.
135 Total Votes  
post #21 of 104
I voted that I use cloth pads I wouldnt have it any other way.

Christina
post #22 of 104
Kelly, my husband hasn't even noticed yet and I've been using them for at least 8 months.
post #23 of 104
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also, since i began to use cloth everything and really respect my bodily functions by placing importance on even the smallest aspect of how i care for myself, i feel so much better. like most american girls, i was raised to think my period was disgusting. now i know better, and i realize how that attitude permeates every part of your self esteem. it isnt obvious, but it does. birth and breastfeeding and everything has helped me recover from it.

tabitha
And I totally agree with that.
post #24 of 104

I use cloth on myself and can't believe I hadn't used it sooner...

I love it! Would never go back!
post #25 of 104
Even though AF has not returned yet, I have switched over and built a good stash of mama cloth. I wear cloth liners now just for "freshness" and also because I'm always paranoid that AF will choose to return when I'm out and about :LOL and love them. I can't believe I wore paper/plastic for so long. I wish I had known about cloth for pp - it would have been so much nicer. I'm also going to get a Diva cup before we go on vacation this summer, that way if AF returns while vacationing, I'll have the cup ready to use.
post #26 of 104
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Originally Posted by tabitha
had to add- why would your husbands be offended? (anyones husband?)

karl wants the very best for me, and he isnt grossed out by me! i dont get it. were both adults. i mena, he knows i have a period. its part of being my life partner?!

also, since i began to use cloth everything and really respect my bodily functions by placing importance on even the smallest aspect of how i care for myself, i feel so much better. like most american girls, i was raised to think my period was disgusting. now i know better, and i realize how that attitude permeates every part of your self esteem. it isnt obvious, but it does. birth and breastfeeding and everything has helped me recover from it.

tabitha

ITA!!!

My husband has pretty no say at all over what I use for my own body and he is not grossed out by me. I would not take kindly to him being icked out by my cycle, at all.

Health and environmental reasons aside I would not use disposable products because of their horrid advertising techniques. Making girls and women feel like they are dirty and smelly and need to be sanitized. For one thing, my blood does not smell but I will tell you what does: deodorized pads and tampons. PU!!! I had to borrow a nasty gel pad from someone once and it was "deodorized for my protection" and holy cow, did I reek when I got home. Nasty!
post #27 of 104
Thread Starter 
ITA tabitha. That seems crazy for a dh to be grossed out by something like that.
I encourage those that haven't switched yet to give it a try. I was amazed at how much better it was. It really made me feel so glad that I cloth diaper my babies because now I know cloth is so much more comfy and nice. It isn't hard to deal with at all either so have no fears. I cloth diapered for 2.5 years before I had the nerve to switch, so I know how you feel. But I'll never go back now.
post #28 of 104
Keeper and disp. liners. I was thinking of getting cloth liners, but no way I could do any kind of pads, cloth or otherwise.
post #29 of 104
Thread Starter 
Good rant Sheena. Thank you. That had to be said.
post #30 of 104
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Originally Posted by 2much2luv
Good rant Sheena. Thank you. That had to be said.
LOL. This is timely, I have wicked PMS today... despite having an around the clock nurser. again...
post #31 of 104
NAK.......cloth! AF was always better (less blood, unpainful) with cloth. I'll be glad to have them PP this time!
post #32 of 104
I've used cloth pads for 7 years. i didnt use them exclusively pp though. i will next time. i LOVE my gladrags! so do my plants! i keep a tupperware bowl of water in the bathroom that i soak them in and then use the water to fertilize my plants. once AF returns i would like to get some wahm made pads.
post #33 of 104
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i keep a tupperware bowl of water in the bathroom that i soak them in and then use the water to fertilize my plants.
What an excellent idea! I never would have thought of that.

I'd also like to mention that w/ my Diva Cup...I sometimes even forget I'm on my period. You can leave it in for up to 12 hours so you're not changing it all the time plus, for some reason I do not have cramps when I use it. I had horrid cramps every time before I started using my Diva Cup. Now, I have none. It's strange. Makes me wonder if the chemicals in tampons and pads make cramping worse somehow. ???
post #34 of 104
Cloth all the way! We use cloth "tp" too, well the kids and I do, hub uses what paper was leftover when I sewed the clothies up. There's still 6 rolls of it on the shelf, in the time it takes one man to use all those up he'll have had plenty of time to get used to the cloth idea :P
post #35 of 104
I wanted to add earlier but my hands were full....

Mom always goes on about how horrible it was when she was young and they couldn't afford the pads of the day (you know, the long belted things) and so they used to make their own cloth pads and it was the worst thing ever. It scared me off using them sooner than I did as she said they leaked and weren't comfortable. I make all my own and have never had a leak. Plus they are so comfortable I hardly know I'm wearing them. It seems like I'm doing the things mom thought were so horrible but I really love it. Of course mom is as far from the natural type as you can get, so that may mean something :LOL

Oh and one day I was kinda embarassed. I had some used ones in the diaper pail I was ready to wash in the bathroom and my brother came over, so I put it off (I usually keep pads in an old ice cream bucket until it's time to wash). He used the bathroom and came out all disgusted asking why I would use cloth pads. Uh, like it matters?

DH doesn't have a problem with me using them. I sometimes think he must always be wondering "so...what's next??"
post #36 of 104
Thread Starter 
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There's still 6 rolls of it on the shelf, in the time it takes one man to use all those up he'll have had plenty of time to get used to the cloth idea
:LOL I think that's what I am gonna do. We have a few Jumbo rolls left so I think I will let dh use those.
post #37 of 104
I use a variety of types of pads - really liking R&B pads right now, and I just ordered the MOE pads to try out.
post #38 of 104
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Originally Posted by MikahsMomma
Regular 'ol disposable pads for me. DH can handle cloth for Mikah, but I'm afraid cloth for me would just about send him over the edge. Plus I work out of the home and I'm afraid it would just be too much to handle dealing with them at work. My period is SO light since I've had Mikah that the Keeper or Diva cup probably wouldn't even be worth it for me. I can't even use tampons anymore - it would take me a whole day to fill a normal sized one and that's just not healthy. I probably SHOULD switch to cloth - I probably wouldn't have any problem with such a light flow - , but I just can't bring myself to yet.

I also WOH and have very light periods. I have a whopping supply of 6 pads that I use and have only run out once in the past year. I also thought my dh would also be unsupportive--he's hardly noticed.
post #39 of 104
Cloth Pads, all the way. I even converted my 19 year old friend (who has no kids) to cloth. I especially love organic cotton gladrags, and Freshies. I made a lot of mine though, also, and it just seems so much more comfy than sposie pads...I will never go back!

Dh doesn't seem to mind at all.
post #40 of 104
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Originally Posted by quest4quiet
I voted reg disposables b/c that's what I used pre-ds. Still no return of AF, but I'm looking into the keeper for then.
I could have written that!
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