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#1 of 10 Old 03-05-2009, 06:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

I have a preteen daughter who is due to get her period soon and I was just wondering if anyone has any place they like to buy cloth pads for young girls? My daughter is allergic to latex so she will have to use cloth pads (and perhaps some of the natural disposable ones at school).

Any rec's for cloth pads would really help me out! My favourite WAHM doesn't seem to be selling them anymore (homemade mama - the bamboo velour pads are awesome!). Will she need a different size? I mean, obviously my postpartum pads would be too large but what about the 10" sizes?

Sorry if this is disjointed - I have 3 kids interrupting me constantly! Thanks for any help.
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How about Homestead Emporium? I've just placed my first order with her and she was very helpful through the process. I know many others on MDC speak very favourably of her products also. One of her daughters is already using cloth pads so I'm sure it's something she has put thought into. She has all kinds of sizes starting at 6 inch long "tiny liners".

Plus her pads are so pretty, I think it would help make getting your first period and shopping for your "stash" more fun!
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I like www.newmoonpads.com - they are very comfortable and less bulky than others because of how the wings are sewn on. Renee, the owner, is great with answering questions, the pads are less expensive than many out there, and they have a size for teenagers (Maiden). The wings are worth the extra money, FYI.
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I use LunaPads, but I have been looking into Sckoons.

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My stash - Sckoon's, gladrags, and fresh moon pads. By far the best are the fresh moon's. Gladrags don't have a lot of size options - small or huge (at least they didn't when I bought), sckoon's insert feature tends to come out when you use the bathroom - the pads shrink unevenly in the wash, so the part that should hold the insert in place gaps, allowing the insert to fall out - haven't lost one in the toilet yet, but then I don't use 'em unless I'm out of freshies.

Fresh moon offers a lot of size options. I have the wool bodies and velour topped smalls - these would work great for a young teen, in fact I have a few set aside for DD. The snaps insure no unintended loss of inserts, and are more discrete than velcro in the bathroom (like at school). and really the wool isn't that big a deal to wash - i wash when there is a leak, or after my cycle.
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I think 10" would be too long for a preteen. I'd say 8" or less, depending on her size. Lunapads has 8", hagrag.com has 6.5" long if you need something really petite.

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I just posted this as a response to another thread, but maybe your daughter would love to help choose some pretty fabrics for a custom order from a crafter on etsy? Do a search for "cloth menstrual" and see what comes up. Some sellers have great bargains on custom starter sets and can make them as thin/thick/long/short as you want. Choosing your own fabrics is fun, and it doesn't cost any more for a custom order than for pads that have already been sewn.

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I'd also look at etsy sellers or Party in My Pants Pads and let her choose colors and fabrics.

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Thanks everybody! Those are all very good suggestions and links. I think she will want to pick out her own fabric as she hates girly things so doing a pick-your-own thing is perfect for her!

I knew I could count on everyone here for suggestions!
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go with the flo
she's on etsy and hyenacart. She makes the nicest petite pads!

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