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Sigh. I am on domperidone, which increases milk supply (and also usually suspends fertility), but I'm weaning myself off of it.<br><br>
So, yesterday I was visited by AF, who I have not seen in a VERY long time!<br><br>
I whipped out my extremely small stash of mama pads (first time ever used! I loved them, NO MORE ITCHY UNCOMFORTABLE PADS for me!).<br><br>
However, AF has decided that she's not really ready to see me yet... so I only used two pads.<br><br>
One of them I'm wearing... the other is sitting in a discreet spot.<br><br>
What the heck do I do with them? I haven't soaked them. Can I just wash with my dipes???<br><br>
Oh, and do you really have to soak mama pads? What if you're a really lazy person, plus you can't find a discreet place to do that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I always toss my pads in with the poopy dipes; no soaking, but they get a cold prewash <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Yep, wash as many as you want with the dipes. Even throw them in the pail with the dipes if you want. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yup, that's how we dealt with postpartum mama cloth around here. Since I couldn't do my keeper yet at that point, we went all pads. I tossed them in my diaper pail and they got washed through with the diapers. That cold rinse but no soaking didn't completely take out all the staining but a bit of sunning finished it off. Isn't it nice to be away from that papery, itchy stuff?!
 

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I've only used mama cloth pp.. no af yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> . I washed with dipes or towels. Alwasy with a clod rinse 1st. I have heard that hydrogen peroxide will help with staining too.
 

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Like the pp's said, I always just through them in with the diapers on the cold rise (I use the cup now, so I haven't used them in a while) and I never had problems.
 

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ditto
 

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Yes I wash my pads with my diapers. The worst thing that could happen if you don't soak them is a stain, but I haven't had a problem.
 

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same here. if i was out in about i wouldn't worry about rinsing.
 

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I just tossed mine in with the dipes. If they were super heavy, I'd give them a quick rinse and squeeze in the sink and that was it. (Using Diva Cup now.)
 

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Hey, AF just visited me for the first time PP too, and I only used 3 pads! :LOL First time using cloth pads and I LOVE them too. I tossed them in the diaper pail and washed like normal with the dipes--not even a cold rinse. Yeah, they are a little stained but they are mama cloth... I mean, that's their function and it's not like I'm gonna resell them and no one else is going to see them... so I decided I don't really care. :LOL
 

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I always put my diapers to soak in cold water in the wash anyway, so putting mama pads in there has always worked just fine for me.
 

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our 'discreet spot' to put them is IN the diaper pail! :LOL I don't know what we did without that pail (or the stroller that we use to bring the groceries home in now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> )<br><br>
We generally don't bother with the rinse because we're lazy and don't care about stains and our mama cloth is all made out of dark colours anyway stains don't really show.<br><br>
I use instead softcups now and LOVE them (I've used a keeper and mama cloth too) My wife prefers mama cloth and I use them unstuffed for the last day when I'm tired of having my period but still need somthing.
 

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Thanks for the replies! I washed them with the dipes today and they came out fine. And like some pp's said, I don't really care if they're stained anyway. I thought maybe there was some really mysterious reason for soaking them I guess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
The keeper/diva cup thing sounds really neat, but I never liked tampons and I don't think I would like using one of those either. I don't know why... I found tampons to be very uncomfortable and could never get them inserted correctly.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey, AF just visited me for the first time PP too, and I only used 3 pads! :LOL First time using cloth pads and I LOVE them too. I tossed them in the diaper pail and washed like normal with the dipes--not even a cold rinse. Yeah, they are a little stained but they are mama cloth... I mean, that's their function and it's not like I'm gonna resell them and no one else is going to see them... so I decided I don't really care. :LOL</div>
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Um... well, I don't think a congrats are in order, adenlilysmama!!! How about - I empathize with you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Cold rinse then toss them in with diapers. Hydrogen Per. if you get a stain.<br>
They will be fine. You can toss them in with towels too.
 
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