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so...how many of you have used cloth for pp bleeding? what types of pads did you use and how many do you need? i want to/have to do cloth this time around and i have no idea what to get/make. i've made 6 pads so far, fleece top and bottom with an old pf and some flannel in between<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i've never used cloth before aside from the panty liners i've been using throughout pregnancy. when we went home on vacation over christmas, i got some "sposie" liners and broke out in a rash<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> they were even the plain unscented ones. so, no more sposies for me apparently. help me out mamas!
 

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Over the years I have become sensitive to disposables too. I used disposables last birth for the first couples days when the bleeding was the heaviest and then switched to cloth. I've been using cloth for my cycles for the last 4 1/2 years and love it. I also sometimes use the Diva cup (not a choice pp though). I have had good success with pads from this site <a href="http://www.rhythmandbluespads.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rhythmandbluespads.com/</a> and have added to my collection from <a href="http://www.lunapads.com" target="_blank">www.lunapads.com</a> I recently bought one of their "heavy flow" kits as it's supposed to be good for PP bleeding. I look forward to seeing how well they work.<br><br>
We use cloth diapers too so I'll be doing a lot of laundry pp anyway...I would say I have 6 pads for heavy flow and maybe another 6 for regular flow days.<br><br>
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I've got Glad Rags, I used them for periods between pregnancies and they are 100% cotton flannel, SO soft and comfy! I don't know how well they will hold up to heavy PP bleeding but they will work well for the lighter stuff. I've got a bunch of sposie pads from the last time and picked up some NatraCare brand maternity pads for this time. I don't have reactions to sposie pads, but I do think the cloth ones are SO much more comfortable!
 

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I use Glad Rags for regular menustration. I have the really large overnight ones that I am going to use post partum. You have the base pad and then you can add two inserts to make it thicker. That is how I have them (with the two inserts) ready to go. I figured for the first day or at least first hours I will just sit on a couple old towels. Also, I have some of DH's old boxers that are a style he doesn't like. They are those white cotton brief boxers (I think that is what they are called, I'm no expert on men's undies). Anyhow, I may fold some of them up and stick them in my panties. After that though, I'm gonna use those GladRags. I hope they work. My mom keeps telling me to get disposies, but forget that...I think they are uncomfortable when I'm on the rag. I can't imagine what they'd feel like after I just shot a baby out.<br><br>
Poor DH, he always hates my soak bucket for my Glad Rags when I'm on the rag. He really hates it when I leave it where he has to see it. Now, he gets the honor of washing them for the first week or two post partum. I already typed him a sheet that tells him how to wash Glad Rags, cloth diapers, and regular laundry. Not that he's never done laundry...he just doesn't understand why everything he washes seems to shrink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> it took my dh a bit to get used to washing dipes, now he's a pro. he's a little weirded out by the cloth pads but i'm sure he'll get over that too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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