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#1 of 14 Old 07-19-2005, 05:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't see a review forum here so please move if I've missed it.

I read a lot on this forum about mama cloth and decided to try out the Sweet Cheeks New Moon pads first. I am purchasing a little bit of mama cloth every month, spending the amount I would ordinarily spend on sposie products that month, until I get a full supply.

Anyway, I love these pads so much! They are so soft, so absorbent, don't have wings (I hate the whole "wings" thing), and stay in place. There's no glue, no diaper rash, no smell, it's awesome! It's changed my whole attitude toward my period. After ten years of infertility, I hated my seeing my period come around almost more than anything in the world. Now I'm finally having post partum periods (whoohoo! a great thing in and of itself) and I get to celebrate them with beautiful, soft, absorbent pads that make me smile. This month I was actually disappointed when my period stopped, and I just kept wearing a pad for a couple of days, just because!

OK so that's a little nuts but these pads are the best thing I've encountered. I know there are other great products out there too, but I love my New Moon Pads!
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I totally agee! I LOVE my New Moon pads and can't imagine going back to disposables. The price is pretty good, too, especially if you get on her mailing list and see all the specials!

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I'm a fan as well!
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I discovered these New Moon pads just after having my baby and I will NEVER use anything else ever again. I ran out one day mid cycle (all were in the wash) and used a different style. I have now loathe the stuffing and snapping when these are *so* much easier to use! And, they are so soft and so comfortable! They are the only pads I sell because they really are my favorite!

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I have been trying to choose a type of mama pad and haven't been able to make up my mind. These sound promising! Where can I find them?

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Just a quick question or two:

How do they not soak through to your undies? And what about really heavy bleeding? Are they okay for that too?
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Jes - here's the link: http://www.newmoonpads.com/US.html - that's the US shopping site, she's in Canada and has a separate Canada shopping site if you're in Canada. I basically decided to try these after reading here and looking at a million sites and finding out almost all cloth pads had wings (at least on the sites I browsed); but these don't. I am not a fan of wings in sposie pads so the idea of purchasing cloth pads, designed to last for years, with wings in them, made my decision for me. I'm VERY pleased as you can see!!!

Patty - I'm not sewing-savvy or fabric-savvy, so can't help much on HOW the pads keep moisture away from the undies - either by soaking through or leaking around the sides. I'm just amazed that they work, after (I just counted this ) 25 years of using sposie pads I cannot believe how much better these things work. I presume some of this is just that cloth works better than paper :LOL but the design of these pads just seems like genius to me. Anyway, if you look over the website it has lots of details about how they are constructed. As for heavy bleeding, there are various sizes including one designed as an overnight or post partum pad. I just got some of those and what I was doing at night before was using two of the regular pads laid more or less side by side in the undies, of course there's some overlap but you get the idea. I haven't had too many periods yet (just started in April after 2.5 years off, woohoo!!) and my flow is not THAT heavy so maybe others who use the product or similar ones can address heavy flow issues.

I just went to the website and they are having a sale that's blowing my mind right now, 50% off of 12 pads!!! I am going SHOPPING!!

ETA: here's a link to how they are made and some other info about the product. I can't paste because there are copyright issues: http://www.newmoonpads.com/ebay2.html
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I love these pads so much! They are so soft, so absorbent, don't have wings (I hate the whole "wings" thing), and stay in place. There's no glue, no diaper rash, no smell, it's awesome!
I totally agree - these are the BEST cloth pads available - worldwide! Believe me, I've tried cloth pads from a few different countries, and none compare to these. I got mine through ebay.
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I love these too. I got them when she was just making one kind. She said if you had heavy flow to double of it and I've done that a few times. The fleece makes it unusual for anything to leak.
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There is a layer of fleece at the bottom which prevents them from leaking.

They also (sweet cheeks does) sell on eBay at a really nice discount.

I bought mine from someone (not the company) on eBay brand new for about $2- each!!! So check eBay first before buying direct.

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I hate to be the voice of dissent, but...yes, the pads are reasonably priced and soft, but I really really really dislike them. The pad falls into the toilet EVERY time I go to the bathroom. Every. Single. Time. Fishing it out is so gross. My one Sweet Cheeks pad is at the very bottom of the emergency laundry stash.

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I hate to be the voice of dissent, but...yes, the pads are reasonably priced and soft, but I really really really dislike them. The pad falls into the toilet EVERY time I go to the bathroom. Every. Single. Time. Fishing it out is so gross. My one Sweet Cheeks pad is at the very bottom of the emergency laundry stash.
I used to get frustrated that they weren't attached too but i just make sure that I pull my pants and panties down very slowly and that I'm aware that the pad is there. I think it's only fallen in once for me when I first got them. Hope that wasn't TMI
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I've only had to fish a pad out of the toilet twice and that was because I had forgotten I was wearing one! When you pull down your panties you just sort of pinch the pad through the panties. It is hard to understand and you nee to try it a couple tome to get the feel for it, but it works.

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The pad falls into the toilet EVERY time I go to the bathroom. Every. Single. Time.
I have this same problem with every wingless pad I've tried. I forget it's there until it falls. It's not bad at home, but in a public bathroom : I only use wings now.
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