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I had this with my first and now I am having it again...wet panties. It seems that my discharge has picked up. Lucky me
 

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yep, count me in. from everything i read/hear, it's totally normal though.
i was changing my underwear like twice a day until my midwife suggested pantyliners. i don't know why i didn't think of it sooner. (is there a lightbulb smilie?)
 

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I'm in the pany liner club too


I was getting dressed with DD and she saw me take one out and asked what it was... I told her it was a panty liner... but it was only something that she and I talked about... for pregnant ladies... lol anything I could think of to prevent her from repeating it!

You know little ones and the stories they tell!
 

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YES. I've been dealing with it for a while now. It's out of control really. Pantiliners help.
 

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Mine is just getting to a point I find requires either a change of undies or a liner to keep me feeling comfortable all day.

Even if you find cloth menstrual pads gross for periods, may I recommend trying them for pantiliners? I am very chemically sensitive and get rashes if I use disposable liners/pads for more than occasional use. Cloth ones are also WAY cheaper in the long run--like for the next several months of pregnancy, plus perhaps later when you aren't sure when your cycle will resume, or as tampon backup when they won't get too dirty to wash with regular laundry.

Buying/changing panties more often works, too, of course, but I find sometimes they just don't feel absorbent enough for me to feel "safe" going out without a liner.

--willo
 

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how do cloth pads stay put?
do you use double stick tape?
and where can you buy them?

i know this sounds dumb but i'm asking for real - reusable pads, cups, etc. are totally uncharted territory for me
 

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Count me in, how annoying!! I thought we could get a break from the wearing of pads, etc...during pregnancy! I never feel "clean" kwim?
 

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Originally Posted by violetisadora View Post
how do cloth pads stay put?
do you use double stick tape?
and where can you buy them?

i know this sounds dumb but i'm asking for real - reusable pads, cups, etc. are totally uncharted territory for me

Some have "wings" that snap together under the panties to hold them in place, some have velcro, and some have nothing to keep them put. Right now I'm using the ones without velcro or a snap and they stay put ok. You just have to remember to take it out before peeing or sometimes it sticks to you and then falls into the toilet


You can buy them online, there are so many different brands. I can't even remember the brand of mine. I think some are from mother and child creations.
 

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Originally Posted by violetisadora View Post
how do cloth pads stay put?
do you use double stick tape?
and where can you buy them?

i know this sounds dumb but i'm asking for real - reusable pads, cups, etc. are totally uncharted territory for me

Most of mine use snaps to wrap around the panties (just like a disposable pad with wings does.) I have tried the loose ones that lay in the panties and they drove me BONKERS with the shifting around and falling in the toilet Jilian mentioned.

I prefer Lunapads for pantiliners, though they tend to be a bit expensive than WAHM brands. For menstrual pads, my latest favorite type is Fresh Moon.

For "serious" cloth pads (menstrual and post-partum use), most pads have (and I think they should!) removable "liners" that need reassembling, kind of like pocket diapers do. (I hate inserting liners, though, which is part of why I like the two brands I mentioned above where the liners attach ON TOP.) Pantiliners are much thinner for obvious reasons, and I find them much more convenient when they are just sewn together.

In fact, I'd say the ones I like are exactly like winged disposable pads, just made of flannel! One comment about LunaPads--I strongly prefer the SINGLE snap style of the mini pads and pantiliners to the "snap tape" tiny triple snaps on the maxi styles. YMMV.

Inge at www.diaperware.com has an excellent selection of mama pads, too, in her MoonCare section. I'm sure everyone has seen my posts that she's my favorite cloth diaper provider. (She gives you a discount based upon your CUMULATIVE purchases over time, which is great for those of us who love to buy many types of diapers at different times as our needs change, plus great for being on a SECOND child but still earning discounts based upon all the money I've spent on DS.
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--willo
 
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