Maxi pad question maybe TMI.

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Maxi pad question maybe TMI.
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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 8:11pm
Ok.i im not sure what you might think but I have a real question.

Has anyone tried the cloth menstrual pads. Either homemade from etsy or made them themselves?

They sound a tad gross...but I have a REAL problem wearing pads after I have had a baby. I get itchy and almost form a allergic reaction. I have heard this is a better alternative. I bleed for a full month and sometime beyond my 6 week check. By that time I feel miserable.

Wondering if anyone knows anything about them. Good or bad.

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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 9:39pm
I've been wondering the same thing! I don't think they sound gross--I mean it *is* what people used to use regardless. It does sound a lot more comfortable. I also tend to bleed for along time if I breastfeed and since I plan on giving that a go again I feel certain it should be similar. I get tired of walking around with 'crinkle butt'. I feel like everyone can hear my ginormous pads. Not to mention they're uncomfortable. I've seen some really nice looking cloth pads before here: http://www.thanksmama.com/Cloth_Menstrual_Pads_s/160.htm
That's a good website to use if you can find what you like because usually you can google and find a coupon code, plus every purchase earns you 'reward' money back that you can use on the site. It's kind of a nice deal :)

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Thu, 02-23-2012 - 10:46pm
That's not a bad price. I actually own the thing that puts those snaps on. Thinking maybe I could make my own. Think you'd need about 15 or so. Sometimes you change every hour..Idk.

Im going to do more research. Wonder what type of material they use.?
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 12:40am
I don't have any experience with them personally but I know a lot of people love them. If you are good at sewing you could probably find a pattern online and make your own.

I also tend to get pad rash although I am happy to be having this baby before the heat of summer. I find I have to switch brands every few weeks to prevent chafing in one specific area.

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 11:23am
So funny last night I was looking for fabric on ebay and DH asks what im looking for...told him i was thinking of making menstrual pads....and why......he throws his hands up and says. "Hey whatever you want is fine. " like it horrified him.
Later that night he starts talking about fishing ....ugh....and I said....do you wanna talk about pads again? He just smiled. ;)
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 11:33am
Hahaha :) Did you find out what material is good to use? I would think maybe flannel but I could be wrong.

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 1:15pm

I have the same problem but I am lucky, I found out that the pharmacy here carry,

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 4:46pm
Bamboo....is the best and hemp is another along with flannel. I have tons of flannel so I think I would use that. (ya if I was actually going to use them for every cycle id maybe invest more....) I just need postpartum ones.
And some people use a water proof liner exactly like a cloth diaper cover. Going to fabric store to check it out. Joannes I guess carries it.
My hubby im sure thinks Im nuts!
I would love to be more of a crunchy momma....but I like fries! ;)
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 5:00pm

Would the menstrual cup work for you in the future?

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 5:21pm
Yup Joann's does carry it. They have a section for the diapering products at mine actually. I know I just got a 20% off your whole purchase coupon in my email today, I'm not sure when it was for though.

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 6:51pm

I have seen people make them out of Cloth diapers. The 6 ply ones ya know? And sewing fabric to the back with snap "wings" Seems easy enough if you know how to sew. I am guessing they would be absorbent enough. And why not? Rinse and wash... Sounds gross at first but really thinking of it how many pair of undies/ sheets and what not have we done exactly that with?

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