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I'm sick and tired of the rash I keep getting from chemical-laden disposable pads. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: So,I've decided to take the pluge and buy some cloth pads. So...<br><br>
Can you help me find what I want? What works for you? What things should I look for?<br><br>
I'm looking for a TRIM pad. I've used "ultra-thin" for YEARS because I despise the bulk.<br>
I'm looking for some panty liners that I can wear between cycles.<br>
I'm looking for pads that will be comfy and not prone to leakage?<br><br>
Is that too much to ask?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> TIA for any suggestions.<br><br><br><br><br>
P.S. I'm also considering a diva cup. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> But,I still need cloth as I prefer pads and would mostly be using the diva for long outings or swimming.
 

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I've not tried out much yet, but I have found that all of the "wrap around style" pads I've tried are BULKY. They don't seem to have long enough wings (and I wear bikini's and am a size 4, so it's not just MY panites I'm sure) so they end up rolling over onto themselves (creating almost a tube-like effect if that makes any sense?), which I found uncomfy. I tried Kristens cloth, Goddess moons (AWFUL - shrank something terrible - almost 2 inches!!) and Lunapads maxi pad. I was also used to ultrathins or tampons with liners only so I'd assume or "taste" to be similar. I am next going to try some without wings to see how I like these.<br><br>
I received a sample of a new style from Lunapads (not yet on the market) that I LOVE <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> but I'm not sure whether they will have a waterproof barrier or not. For keeper backup or light days, their lunapanties are super comfy! (but pricey <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )
 

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I really like my rhythm and blues fleece pads. I also use gladgrags, but only when I'm out of the others (they wiggle around and the cotton stiffens over time). One nice thing about glad rags is their postpartum/overnight pads. Those are really thick and long, and were my favorite postpartum pads, since they absorbed and covered more.The rhythm and blues come in slender/teen sizes, as well as longer thin pads. I like them because of the size differences.<br>
The fleece is also super comfy...<br><br>
Lunapanties may be what you would want, but yes - they do cost a pretty penny...they are however, fairly easy to make if you sew.<br><br>
I've been using cloth pads for three years, and will never go back to disposable anything! They're so much more comfortable to me...
 

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I just tried my MOE ones.....And while they were much nicer on my girl parts than what I was using, they too felt VERY bulky.<br><br>
If anybody finds any that are trim, PLEASE post it!!! I really want to use cloth, but the MOE ones were noticeably thick, and almost too thick for me.
 

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I just tried my Sweet Cheeks pads for the first time. They are super soft, and don't seem to be too thick... although I am new at this and really don't have anything to compare them too.<br><br>
I also began using The Keeper last month and LOOOOOOVE it. I was very frustrated the first day, as I had a hard time getting it in. Am I ever glad that I stuck with it! By the end of day 2, I was an expert and it was the best decision I ever made! I am wearing the pads at night, and The Keeper during the day...<br><br>
I am sooo happy I found this board. Now, I don't have to dread dealing with tampons, and worrying about TOS.
 

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Thanks for all your replies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm sorry to hear the MOE are thick,as they advertised they were truly thin(and I was seriously leaning in the direction of buying those!). I guess I'll keep searching!<br><br>
Any other suggestions? Links to products you've used?
 

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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> my ladyglow pads from <a href="http://www.hiddenpearlcreations.com/store/" target="_blank">Hidden Pearl Creations</a>. They're sooo soft and comfy. The overnight pads I have are definitely thicker than the panty-liners, but still way more comfortable than plastic ones. And they don't feel all that different from the ultra-thin pads I used to use - except I just don't notice them. Now, if you fold up and infant prefold into 4ths and use that as a pad, that's bulky. Let me know if you want to see a photo of them, I have yet to take a photo for my photo site.<br><br>
I've also got a diva cup (from <a href="http://mamaessentials.com/diva_cup_1.html" target="_blank">Mama Essentials</a>). Even my first af with it, I didn't leak. Even though I'm still working on getting it back in quickly. It takes some practice. And I had to cut off the tail, otherwise I would have gone bonkers.<br><br>
Lanna
 
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