Mom Clothing_: More Menstrual pads

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 26, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Myra for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I personally like internal protection, and long before I used cloth diapers, I found The Keeper. It is a natural rubber cup. It holds one ounce. You change it about as often as a tampon. It costs $35 at (the actual Keeper people who give you a 3 month trial period). It lasts 10+ years.

Like any other rubber product, don't use mineral oil or petroleum jelly on this! if you have a yeast infection and are using yeast medicine, don't use this while treating yourself! Like our other happy rubber products (Umm, I didn't mean it that way!), this makes wonderful embarassing rubber noises when you insert it and take it out!

It can get messy, but I find that using 1 or 2 or 10 wipes when I'm inserting and removing it helps. I feel a lot fresher and cleaner using it than I ever did with tampons. I have also not used any backup protection, no pantiliners, nothing! I love it!

There are many WAHMs who make pads, and I have heard many good reactions to Valerie W's pads (You can find her at at Bottom Line at Necessities if that is the right company.). I know Darla of Darla Diapers and Stuff makes them. If they are anything like her diapers, they should be great because her diaper looks wonderfully professionally made.

I can't believe they are made by simple human hands (and a machine)! I think I am personally going to use Aunt Flo's made by Sandy of Sandy's Attic. I am probably going to use the $4.50 pads (She has many types for your budget and needs.). I like the fact that she uses recycled materials. I like the way the $4.50 AF looks.

You can also use sea sponges (Catherine of Born to Love sells these.). I don't know much about these except that you do have to replace them after a few months.



About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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