The only thing that's holding me back is I don't have a snap press. Will it stay in place if I don't have snaps? Or is there another way I could keep it in place?
ETA. Also. I have some leftover PUL from diapers. Could I use this for mama cloth, or won't it breathe well enough? I'm guessing it would have a harder time staying in place if I used PUL as well...
They don't have any wings. They stay in place just fine, but they bunch a bit on me. They'd be fine as back-up though. They feel a lot less bulky than any pads with wings that I've tried too.
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Kal. The New Moon pads look cute. (And what clever names! lol) I'm glad to hear they've stayed in place. Maybe it depends what the back fabric is.
Led. I thought of aplix but just, the same as snaps but with aplix instead. I didn't think to sew some to my underwear... I do have a lot of underwear. lol..
And if I did sew it to my underwear then once the underwear wore out it would be easy to sew a new batch.
Hm.. That's actually not too bad an idea! I'd still only need like 6 underwear with aplix, and the pad could stick right to it!
Thanks for the brainstorming! I think I'll make 1 or 2 without, if it doesn't stay put I'll do the velcro.
the straight (wingless) ones do stay in place pretty well (except for long overnight ones or if they are pul backed), but it is easy for them to fall out at the toilet, so sometimes i use a tiny safety pin to hold them in place.
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Pancakes that's a great idea! LOL at DP's socks! I wonder what my hubby would think of that! I just won't tell him. lol.
That way you don't have to sew velcro to your actual underwear.
I ended up buying a pack of sew on type snaps (they are in the notion section with things like buttons,velcro,needles) I was able to sew them on the *wings* and they work just as well as the snaps the only difference is that you sew them on.
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I'm trying it for the first time and it's a tiny bit bulker than sposie pads, I think, but at least they don't scratch/stick to your butt! And they're not stiff like sposies are at first. I like it.
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It does run the risk of popping open (like when you squeeze the bra back together), but I tried it on for a while and it stayed in place just fine.
For my next one (since I already cut the fabric with the first) I think I'm going to use narrow grossgrain ribbon to tie the wings. It's probably not as convenient as a snap, but I think it should work.
Also on the PUL question, it is supposed to be really good, but if you don't have an abundance you can also hunt around the house for other waterproof things to repurpose. I used the outer shell of my son's old tattered jacket and it worked really well. I actually made mine mostly from repurposed materials.
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