Mom Clothing_: Cloth Menstrual Pads

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, February 24, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Bridget for this Frugal Baby Tip!

My pads are 6 layers of linen stacked and sewn together, with and outer covering of terry cloth, essentially making them 8 layers thick. Most times I have an extremely heavy flow, and have thus had problems with disposable pads and leaking - mostly because they couldn't hold the amount and tended to bunch up alot on me. I've never had leak problems with my cloth pads,
and I've not treated them to be waterproof in any way. I guess the linen just does its job really well.

I usually only have to change the pad halfway through my day on days of heaviest flow, and only have to use one pad per day on lighter days. Right now after having had a c-section, I'm
using one pad per day. Tho' when I was at the hospital, I used their disposable pads just for convenience merely so my family would have less laundry to cart around for me.

I like my cloth pads better because they never get that weird pervasive smell that disposables get once they are wet, likely due to synthetics in the disposables.



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