Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!
A sea sponge is a small natural sponge that is used instead of "disposable" tampons. It is slightly longer, and about twice as wide as a tampon, but compresses easily. They are very comfortable to use. You simply wet, squeeze out excess water and insert.
The sea sponge needs to be changed (removed, rinsed out, re-insert) about as often as tampon. One sea sponge will last about 3-6 months, so they are very economical.
I rinse the sea sponge in cold to remove the blood, then rinse in hot, then rinse in warm (to the touch) and re-insert right away. (Squeezing out the excess water, several times under the running water.)
After the end of my period, I will soak the rinsed-out sea sponge in boiled water, let dry and store. That's all there is to it!
If you are concerned you can use two sea sponges, and soak one in boiled water after each use, but it won't last as long that way, and really isn't necessary.
Baby Love and Born to Love both carry this sea sponge.
Category: Mom Clothing