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post #81 of 99
Rubber (as in natural rubber latex) is natural and waterproof. Can't take repeated detergent washes, though.

The more important note is that waterproof/water-resistant layers are not necessary in pads, as long as you change them within reasonable amounts of time (by which I mean at least once per day on heavy days) and aren't hemorrhaging. A few layers of cotton work just fine, and also breathe well.
post #82 of 99
Ooops, sorry I missed it before but there is a "laminated poly/cotton blend bonded to the fabric making it waterproof." I always thought it was just a hemp core.
I still think they are great and the fabric that touches my body is organic cotton.
~Betsy
post #83 of 99
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The more important note is that waterproof/water-resistant layers are not necessary in pads, as long as you change them within reasonable amounts of time (by which I mean at least once per day on heavy days)
Once per *day* on heavy days? I have to change an overnight/postpartum pad once per *hour* on heavy days (and it's been that way for 26 years now).
post #84 of 99
Im not plus size, so Im sorry I cant comment there. If you click on the link in my signature, and browse the blogs to the left...these are the ones I make, use, and love! There are patterns and tutorials if you are crafty! I just posted on another thread (search my username-there arent a ton of posts yet) how much I love these and cant live without them, and all the reasons why. Well, almost all, I forgot to mention a TMI situation with my "Girl Parts" that leads me to believe I am allergic to sposies. PM me if you are interested in that!
post #85 of 99
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Originally Posted by chickabiddy View Post
Once per *day* on heavy days? I have to change an overnight/postpartum pad once per *hour* on heavy days (and it's been that way for 26 years now).
Yeah I've never heard of only changing a pad once a day. Except maybe if it's just light spotting. But on heavy days, just once? Not I!
post #86 of 99
Homemademama.com

Peggy is really great. I really like the products. I had to wear pads for 9 days straight my first pp cycle last month and I did get some chafing, but would've with any product I used.

Regardless, I really like her stuff. Got organic hemp with wings. Love them.

Liz
post #87 of 99
Not 5 minutes ago I ordered her pantyliner!
Looking forward to it. There was only 1 left or i would have gotten more.
post #88 of 99
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Originally Posted by Benji'sMom View Post
Yeah I've never heard of only changing a pad once a day. Except maybe if it's just light spotting. But on heavy days, just once? Not I!
I was talking about how often you'd need to change a non-waterproof pad to avoid bleedthrough, not how often you might want to change it for comfort reasons. An ordinary two-liner GladRag will absorb far more than just light spotting before needing to be changed.

The point being that waterproof layers are generally an antidote to paranoia rather than a useful feature.
post #89 of 99
Ive used Luna Pads for three years and a Diva until I found out I was allergic to Silicone . I still use my Luna Pads but recently decided it was time to venture out furthur since I could finally afford new pads. Now I have Sorella Luna to try, some MOE's, and Wahmcycles wool pads to try. Id like to try other various WAHM pads and support their efforts

I do like the Lunapads designs but lately im turned off by their print selection. A few years ago they had some cool prints and im not that into the florals they have now and leopards.

I have used sponges and I leak . I have a keeper and it works great but sometimes it hurts (even after two kids), and ive tried the intead cup but I am not able to get it into position correctly (maybe because a very tilted uterus?).

I find I am able to use a cloth pad + keeper well but its still not exactly ideal with the keeper for me (just again because of the pain I have on occasion).
post #90 of 99
Just had my first cloth pad cycle. I used Glad Rags and a pad from Mother and Maiden and a thin liner from M&M.

I love the pad and liner I ordered from M&M. So much so I just ordered from her again today.

I like the Glad Rags. Soft and comfy. But I prefer an AIO and the GR have inserts. And the 2 inserts were not enough to prevent leakage out the back and onto my panties. Not a lot, but still. I need to order an extra liner for each one.
post #91 of 99
I have some pads I love from Robin at Go with the Flo: http://gowiththeflopads.com/

Organic Velour is oh so soft. I really like the contour shape, wings and fleece backing.

I also have some of the Comfort Contour pads and liners in Bamboo Velour with wings and fleece back from Homemade Mama.

I got both through a coop and glad I picked these two mamas. Would love to get some more from both of them. The quality is great.
post #92 of 99

lunapads best for me daytime, gladrags night time

I have several different brands, and lunapads are my favorite. Some of the others have a place for extra pieces underneath, which seems kind of dumb since you have to change the top piece every time that way. Lunapads has the ricrac pieces to hold the liners on top of the pad, and then you can just change the liner several times rather than the whole thing. Gladrags overnights/postpartum are my favorite for nighttime because of the large coverage area.

It's kind of a hassle having to soak them, but it's so much better for the environment and no irritation from the paper/chemicals.

FWIW, I had a gyno tell me once that a lot of women get contact dermatitis from always pads.

DD doesn't seem to thrilled with the idea of cloth pads, but I hope I can convert her when the time comes, if only for the comfort level.

8)
post #93 of 99
Wow, I'm glad I found this thread! I've been meaning to buy some more mama cloth, and I enjoyed reading all the reviews. I bought some mama cloth about 4 years ago, just to "try it out." I've supplemented with disposables, and have finally realized that I just don't like getting diaper rash every month from those darn Always! I just need to part with the $$$ to go cloth all the way.

I'll also add my own review: I really like my Rhythm & Blues pads. http://www.rhythmandbluespads.com/
I'm a plus-size mama, and I find they give me the best coverage of all my mama cloth. I like the two snaps - they definitely stay put. And they wash up great, even when I forget to soak them.

I'm also intrigued by the Perfect Pads. I about passed out at the price, until I realized that's for three pads. But those are super-cute. Have you found they wash well?
post #94 of 99
I love the pads from the following companies:
Ama'z Padz
HagRag
Many Moons

All 3 of these pads don't leak hardly at all (unless you forget to change them, lol!). They are comfortable, come in several cute prints, and don't stain. HagRag also makes pads in several different sizes and they will even custom make one to any size you want. Also, HagRag has the cheapest pads I've ever seen online. Excellent for someone new to cloth pads!

The only 2 pads I don't like are GladRags and Moonflower pads. They leak a lot and stain horribly, despite washing them well and using Bac-Out.

Jessie
(single mommy to Emma, 3 years and Angela, 2 years)
post #95 of 99
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Originally Posted by bigeyes View Post
It's kind of a hassle having to soak them, but it's so much better for the environment and no irritation from the paper/chemicals.

FWIW, I had a gyno tell me once that a lot of women get contact dermatitis from always pads.
That is interesting... I used to use Always and found I "Always" got a rash! (groan, I know!) I just ordered some from Homemade Mama and am looking forward to trying them. What is a reasonable sized stash?
post #96 of 99
OK, I'd bet someone here can help me. I need something for very low flow. I bought some Glad Rags, but just the inserts are enough protection for me, I don't need all the bulk. However, the inserts do not stay in place. So I need something for low flow that will stay in place. Suggestions?
post #97 of 99
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Originally Posted by avengingophelia View Post
OK, I'd bet someone here can help me. I need something for very low flow. I bought some Glad Rags, but just the inserts are enough protection for me, I don't need all the bulk. However, the inserts do not stay in place. So I need something for low flow that will stay in place. Suggestions?
You can make your Glad Rags inserts stay in place with Moon Wraps which are made by New Moon Pads brand, http://www.newmoonpads.com/moonwraps.html

That way you can still use the inserts you know will work for you. I'd hate to suggest some other brand that just doesn't work.
post #98 of 99
Personally, I NEED to change a pad on heavy days often. I find if I do not use windpro as a backing, I will be soaked through a super pad where I will need to change underwear too in less than an hour, and that is with a fleece backing and a good quality pad, just not windpro. With windpro, I can last a lot longer so that I don't have to feel like I am changing all day long. So for me, backing is very important.
post #99 of 99
Good idea about using what I have with wraps, but I only actually have one, so it's not a big waste to get something else.

I looked at all of the links and decided that the "panty protector" from Perfect Pads (this) would work best for me. Nice and small and thin, but with snaps to keep it in place. So I just ordered some.

Thanks for all of your help!
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