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#1 of 4 Old 08-13-2010, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm ready to make this change. And I am soooooo overwhelmed.

First off - is there any difference in laundry/care from cloth diapers? I was thinking I'd just rinse them with our sprayer and throw them in the diaper pail and wash them all together.

I'm expecting baby #2 in 4-6 weeks or so. So I'm thinking of starting with just pantyliners (to use now) and nighttime pads (to use as postpartum pads). Any favorite etsy sellers? The "name brands" are just so ridiculously expensive!

I'm so far in touch with Ama'z Padz and Punky's Pads to try out some.

Is there any place to resell cloth pads if I decide I realllly don't like some???

Any other tips? I think I'm going for a pantyliner that's longer than 6 inches (current disposables are 6" and I think I"d like longer) and probably a nighttime pad that's 12" or more. I think....

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I just recently started using a menstrual cup & light cloth pads for pantyliners & backup. They are 8in long & I LOVE them!!! I just throw them in & wash them with my cloth diapers. I have GEM cloth pads. http://gemcloth.webs.com/ Michelle is awesome & will work with you to give you what you want & her prices a very reasonable. I am going to be ordering some overnight pads from her soon.

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I love Homestead Emporium and recently also tried Tree Hugger (love the non-staining of the minkee but they're a bit more bulky). I've been thinking about the GEM pads for postpartum also (maybe in combination with some others) because I'm normally a Diva Cup user so heavy/overnight pads will have limited usefulness for me outside of that short time, and they are very reasonably priced.
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I love Homestead Emporium and recently also tried Tree Hugger (love the non-staining of the minkee but they're a bit more bulky). I've been thinking about the GEM pads for postpartum also (maybe in combination with some others) because I'm normally a Diva Cup user so heavy/overnight pads will have limited usefulness for me outside of that short time, and they are very reasonably priced.
It has been so long since I've had regular periods (over 3 years, because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and now pregnancy again!) that I'm not even sure whether I'll use a Diva cup or pads when my periods finally return. And I have a RIDICULOUS number of disposable pads, too! So, either way I guess I'm covered. I've got plans to make many of the disposables into frozen witch hazel pads for postpartum recovery...and in another couple of years maybe I'll buy some regular-sized reusable pads or try out a Diva Cup :-)

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