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  1. Natural Body Care
    I have been a happy Diva cup user for many years and have the size 1. I just read on their website that they recommend getting the size 2 when you are over 30 (seriously, why?) and/or have had a vaginal or cesarean birth. I am all of the above, being nearly 32 and having had both a CS and a...
  2. Natural Body Care
    Ok so Ive been using Luna Pads (expensive), Imese Vimese (boring) and my least favorite Fuzzi Bunz. Ive been looking at Domino but her site is so confusing which hinders me purchasing anything. I do like the design of her pads and the colors. Treehugger looks nice but not sure about the Minky...
  3. Natural Body Care
    This is an area where I could seriously improve. I use a Diva Cup and can't imagine how I lived before I found that. Definitely a must have for me. Otherwise, I'm not sure about shampoos and all that. What do you use and what can you not imagine living without?
  4. Preteens and Teens
    I am interested in helping my 13yo dd switch to cloth pads but I don't know anything about them. I use a cup myself, and when my dd started her period I wanted everything to be as easy as possible so we have just used disposable pads for over a year. Our wastebasket gets stuffed with so much...
  5. Family Life
    sponsored post There are many compelling reasons to try out reusable menstrual products - they're sustainable, natural, good for your body and can save you a lot of money over their lifespan - but there are a lot of common objections, too. Tracy Puhl, a Mothering member and the owner of...
  6. Natural Body Care
    What are your questions about using, caring for and cleaning reuseable menstrual products? Are you thinking about purchasing reuseables but have questions before you take the plunge? Post your question here and Tracy Puhl, the owner of GladRags, will reply in a blog post on Mothering.com next...
  7. Natural Body Care
    Once I run out of my disposable pads, I plan on switching to cloth. But I could use some suggestions on which brand(s) to buy. Specifically, my flow is very (VERY) heavy for 1-2 days each cycle (I can go through a super overnight pad every 1-2 hours for about 1/2 a day. And then, naturally, on...
  8. Natural Body Care
    Hi Ladies, I've used mama cloth for years (cloth at night and for light flow/spotting, Diva cup during the day) and love my cloth pads. However, my last batch, which are probably about 10 years old, are wearing out and I'm ready to buy a new supply. I've read a few threads on this topic, but...
  9. Natural Body Care
    Hi! I started using mama cloth about a year ago...I have noticed that my cloth pads (that are well loved) that contain PUL are now leaking. :( Sometimes a pad with PUL will leak around seams etc...but now the pads are just leaking clean thru!!! HELP!!! Is this normal with PUL? does it lose...
  10. Family Life
    I was raised in an Attachment Parenting household, but I had never really been involved in the all-natural lifestyle until I went to college in Northern California. There, my eyes were opened to an interest in composting, natural soaps and detergent and the Dirty Dozen. But I have to admit...
  11. Natural Body Care
    I'm liking it so far, even with my questions and concerns. I insert it with the punch down fold and it goes in easier than a tampon ever did! I insert it so the tip is even with the opening like it says. It feels a bit uncomfortable because I can feel its presence. Then I sit down and feel the...
  12. Natural Body Care
    Hey friends. Ive been using a Diva but on the heavy days its just not enough. I think Meluna makes one that holds more ml's..? Am i right about that? Where can i order a Meluna or something BIGGER than the Diva in the United States? I have to empty the Diva every few hours and wear a pad on my...
  13. Natural Body Care
    I am thinking about going back to using cloth pads for my period. I was using organic tampons but our health food store has been closed and I am trying to stop buying the mainstream disposables. My only concern is that I don't have frequent bathroom breaks. I am a teacher and in order to use...
  14. Natural Body Care
    Tried my new Diva Cup twice (last night and today) and both times, some time after inserting (last night while I was sleeping or this afternoon after it was in for an hour or so), it has migrated up so that I can't reach it to remove easily. In fact, I could only touch the tip of the stem with...
  15. Natural Body Care
    was curious if anyone uses cloth for their daughters who start early? I'd think the adult ones would be too big/bulky?
  16. Washington, Oregon, Idaho
    Hi, we've just moved to Hillsboro and last Friday my DD had her 9-month checkup with a pedi that was recommended to us... long story short, we will go back to that doctor only over my dead body. Among many other things, she gave us an unsolicited harangue about how we need to let our DD cry it...
  17. Child-Led Weaning
    Has anyone else's kid flip-flopped on whether they'd eat solids? My 9 month old DD is basically still EBF...she was eating miniscule quantities of solids till last week, when she suddenly started eating a couple spoonfuls of food a day. This week she's back to refusing to eat solids at all...
  18. Pets
    There are a lot of useful topics in this forum, but a serious lack of cute pics of our animal companions. Let's see some photos of your furry BFFs please! I'll get this thread rolling with Carlos, who is attempting to get a belly rub!
  19. Life With a Baby
    We're considering getting a baby bike seat (probably for the front of the bike) so DD & I can pedal around the neighborhood--nothing too exciting, just the library or whatever. I know the official recommendation is that you wait till baby is one year old, but it sounds like many folks are...
  20. Washington, Oregon, Idaho
    We've just moved to the Portland area and are looking to join a CSA in Hillsboro...preferably one with veggie pickup at or near Intel, since I'm lazy and hate making extra trips. :) Anyone got one they can recommend? (We looked on the local harvest website and there are plenty, but I'd love to...
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