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AF just returned at 5 months and I would like to switch to cloth pads. I bought some Charlie Banana since they were very affordable and I like them, though they are a tad small. What is your favorite cloth pad? Thanks!!

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I like New Moon and Mimi's Dreams. Fleece backing is very cushy and does seem to be waterproof, except in the most extreme deluges.

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I really like Glad Rags because you can add inserts to them to make them thicker. I also like Luna pads but also have some WAHM cloth. 


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I like Homestead Emporium, they are comfy, absorbent and pretty.

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Thanks ladies! I will check those out!

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I've tried a couple and Gladrags are my favorite!


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I have some Homestead Emporium too and they are lovely but pricey for me. Most of mine are from GEM Cloth and I love them, very cute, work great, and quite affordable too! Here's the link to her website (she's on DiaperSwappers.com too I think):

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I have a stack of brown washcloths I fold into 4ths & wear. They're comfortable, long, stay in place & raise no eyebrows on the clothesline.


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I never thought of using washcloths Ive got a couple of different ones but I like angelpadz, weenotions and homstead emporium.
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I use Indan prefolds at night (very cheap at Cotton Babies), folded washcloths at home, and Luna Pads out n about. I carry a perribottle and wool zippered bag I made with a little loop on it to hang on bathroom hook. Most important aspect to mama cloth, I have found, is using a lidded trash can/pail in our bathrooms, so husband doesn't see what going on. Poor guy, I would rinse my overnight prefold on the floor of the shower while I washed my hair in the morning. Shove it in the corner of the shower and wash them after about 3 days. That didn't go over so well. Now I put them into a lidded trash can (with cloth diapers, too) after they get rinsed in the shower. Sterilite makes a small pail with a foot lever and a removable insert that can be rinsed out easily, so you don't need a wet bag.
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I use pinklemonade cloth pads, the minky ones and love them! SO much better than disposable!!

 

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Homestead Emporium for sure


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LOVE Homestead Emporium pads!! I've tried others, but hers work the best and hold up awesome. Well worth the price, if you build your stash over time.


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I got mine on easy (can't remember who the seller was) - check them out!  You'll probably have lots to choose from.

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I love Figleaves, pink lemonade shop, and Eco alternatives; all found on Etsy. I've also heard great things about yurt craft, but have yet to try them out. I'm currently preggers again, and use them for incontinence when I cough or sneeze! I love my mama cloth 💕
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I also use prefolds and washcloths for mama cloth. I think Id like to splurg on a gem cloth overnight set if I can with taxes. It would be more comfortable for going out and overnight needs.
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I've only tried Gladrags, which I used for years and then when I discovered Lunapad's Lunapanties I've never looked elsewhere. They are so much better than Gladrags for some many reasons, but two really important ones. First is that the inserts are on top instead of inside. When the insert is inside you have to change the whole pad. When they are on top you can just change the insert if you haven't bleed all the way through. Secondly and most important, the pad is sewn into a pair of underwear so no shifting! And they are really comfortable underwear in lots of different styles. 

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Wow!! So many awesome suggestion and many I have'nt looked into yet - thanks!!!

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Check out this page for cloth pad reviews:

http://livinglavidaeco.com/cloth-pad-makers

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That link is great. Most of the pads don't have reviews attached to them but I like that I could see lots of WAHM made pads and how they look all at once. I just placed an order for one of the Little Bee Creations pads that look like a luna pad substitute so I'll post back here once I try them. OP those Charlie Bananas look nice and it looks like there are a lot of pads similar. The Little Bees makes an AIO pad also that's similar and has good prices ($5-6 for one pad including shipping) or the GEM cloth has good prices too. I've been looking for a while. I'd ordered from one etsy mama and wasn't pleased although they were super cheap. I'm hoping to find something I like myself. 

 

 

For all the gladrad mama's .... what is it that you like about them? I liked the look of the adjustable lunapad types better since the insert is on the outside instead of inside but maybe I'm missing something.


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www.partypantspads.com is the website of my favorite pads by far, the AIO Party in My Pants. They have worked great for me during heavy periods, postpartum, and after a miscarriage. They make liners that I use for monthly discharge. I also used their liners during my pregnancies for discharge. They are incredibly thin yet very absorbent. And they come in vivid, gorgeous designs. Even my husband thinks they are lovely compared to disposables!

GladRags are my second favorite, with Luna Pads as my third. I have found that you can use some of the Luna Pad liners with the GladRag holders for greater absorbancy.

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Crazyms, I like gladrags because they wash and dry easily. I like that i can customize the absorbancy. I also love the size of the night pads because they cover so much and i dont worry about leaks at night. Although I mostly made my own pads--gladrags style, because of my budget.
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The Lunapads and Gladrags seem to have mostly the same features except the Lunapads you wouldn't have to change out the base with the liners every time. I can see the Gladrags being better for nighttime though although I thought Luna might be better for day? I ordered a Little Bees (Luna type) pad and I have a stuffable gladrag type that I wasn't so crazy over. I may need to order an actual nighttime gladrag to try though!


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Oh the partyinmypants offers a free liner to first time customers to test out!!! I was going to check them out as a possible daily liner from reviews here about thinness and absorbency and they offer one free for 3.99 shipping so I can try it. They list mini, thong, demi, or luxe liner to choose from. Any preferences and why? I'm going to search the site and try to figure out the differences but would love to see some opinions from those that tested them.


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I use the luxe liner. It is the widest liner and works best with the type of underwear I use...bikini with a wider crotch, if that makes sense.

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I haven't tried Party in My Pants liners, but for liners in general I have found that they need to be at least 7 inches long because they shift while walking more than thicker pads, so if they are too short they wind up behind where you need them.

I do have an AIO pad from Party in My Pants and don't really like it, partly because it never seems to get all the way clean, partly because it is my only pad with a plain woven (not flannel) cover and I really dislike the crispy texture.

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Domino & Just Fussy. The Just fussy are bamboo or cotton velour with wool backing. I LOVE these. Very breatheable stain resistant great customer service and beautiful colors!!! I have the liners and moonbow pads. Liners work almost as well as the pads.
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