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sorry if this is TMI<br><br>
ok...i have used cloth for over seven years on and off (off during ectopics and health concerns and on during recent months totally)<br><br>
i want to know if your pad is not too wet to feel comfie and you don't feel compelled to change it just yet, is it a problem to keep it on for several hours?<br><br>
at night i do, of course. but sometimes during the day, it isn't that wet right away, yet i feel sort of grossing peeing again and not changing it. with posies i change it almost every time i pee.<br><br>
i don't have that many glad rags but can buy more of course if needed. i just want to know if TSS and other medical warning apply to cotton washable pads.<br><br>
also do other people wash theirs with their kid's diapers? am i being gross?? i figure if it ends up clean enough for his booty, why not mine?<br><br>
thanks for any answers.
 

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If I have a light flow I'll leave a pad on all day. I've been doing it for 3 years and never had a problem.<br><br>
I washed mine with diapers when my kids were still in diapers, now it is towels or anything that happens to be going in the machine.
 

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I'm gross too! I wash the pads hot with my dipes with no problems. I only change them when I absolutely have to or if it's convenient. These cloth pads can hold alot!!! If I feel clean and I'm not leaking...I'm not changing!
 

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I think it totally depends on your flow. I notice the difference when I use a disposible pad vs. cloth. The disposible can hold more and feel dryer. But if my flow isn't too heavy I definetly wear them for hours. I'll only change my pad twice during the day when not too heavy. I don't think there's any health issues to deal with like in tampons.
 

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I wash with diapers and I do not change every time I use the rest room, only when needed
 

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thanks for the replies. i felt a little stupid asking, but you all confirmed my instincts. I probably use 4-5 glad rags a day. i think it is probably reasonable based on the responses. I wash them with whatever including diapers and thought it was fine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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on days 1 & 2 i go through about 8 aday. on the otherdays, sometimes 2 (or 3) is enough.
 

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I am the odd one I guess one of the main reasons that I switched was because of how many pads I go through in a day I change everytime I use the bathroom let me tell you I saved SO SO much money I would go through over 22 pads a pierod!!!!! when I told my mother about the switch she said thank g*d you are going to save thousands of dollars in probily 3 years<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I know that I am a little<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> about changing my pad but I think what you do IS normal I think also like you said the cloth is comfy and it would be easier to not change as many times but I am like I said the odd one even if ther is nothing on it I still have to change it I also have quite a hefty stash I only wash them with Ds's diapers like every 3 days on hot! when he is done with diapers I will just wash with regular laundry I do not do all that soaking and such they may stain but ehh oh well they barely do. don;t you just love mama cloth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Mine are mostly rhythm & blues <a href="http://www.hindsightdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.hindsightdiapers.com</a><br><br>
I also have Ama'z Padz <a href="http://www.amazpadz.com" target="_blank">www.amazpadz.com</a><br><br>
New Moon Pads are really popular but I don't use them because I prefer wings. <a href="http://www.NewMoonPads.com" target="_blank">www.NewMoonPads.com</a>
 

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Reviews for Feminine hygiene products, mostly pads:<br><br><a href="http://diaperpin.com/diapers/itemlist.asp?subcat=PADS" target="_blank">http://diaperpin.com/diapers/itemlist.asp?subcat=PADS</a><br><br><br>
I find making my own very easy as well. I bought enough cloth for a doz. pads -- flannel for upper, old towel for inner, fleece as water-proof-breathable backing -- all for under $5. I also bought sew-on snaps for a dollar or so. I use a simple pattern (diamond-shaped pads) and just use my sewing machine. They come out great <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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I LOVE <a href="http://www.homemademama.com" target="_blank">www.homemademama.com</a> pads
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I was just gonna say that. Alot of them are good, though.<br><br>
I tried making my own and they came out useful....but crappy looking.
 
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