Hello! I have been around the Mothering site for awhile now at one board and have decided to branch out a bit. I have daughters 18 and 16 along with a 15 year old son.
Just wanted to let all of you who previously had probs with Always that they have changed the material from that plastic-type with holes to a textured fabric like material. When my daughters were younger I bought the smallest pads with wings, the package had the yellow trim. Also, the reason I like Always is that the wings are very large. I have tried the other brands and their wings are useless IMO.
Reading this thread, however, has piqued my interest though. Yes, I used cloth with some disposies on my kids (way back then) but I never thought about non-disposable pads. I sure does make sense...
Can someone answer some questions for me? How do the cloth pads absorb that much and stay thin? Heck, my poor kids had so much cloth beween their legs when they were in diapers, they looked like they just got off a horse!
I sure don't want to be like that!
Another thing--I work full time, what do you do with your pads when you are away from home? Aren't they horribly stained and difficult to clean? I know what my undies look like when my flow exceeds the absorbancy of my pads. I have fibroids so sometimes I gush and other times I have large clots (sorry for TMI).
How do you deal with the idea of sitting against wet fabric all the time? I would think that would not be too comfortable. At least with my Always pads I don't feel too icky.
Thanks so much for any info anyone would be willing to share. This is a totally new concept to me so thanks for your patience with all my questions!