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TMI, or For Girls Only – Seriously

Posted on: May 4, 2009

Seriously, if you’re a guy stop reading now. Really. Just close your laptop and walk away. No joke. If you keep reading you will forever be scarred.

Guys, I warned you.

Alright, is it just the ladies now?

Have you ever considered cloth pads? I’ve done quite a bit of research on them over the last 9 months and have decided to give them a try. They can get rather expensive, so I’m having some made. It seems kinda gross (Jonathan won’t touch this subject with a 10 foot pole), but I figured if I’ve got two kids in cloth, why not just add a third? Plus, from the research I’ve done they say that these things hold up for years. One blogger said that between her cloth and Diva Cup, she hadn’t used store bought products in ten years! How cool is that?! Last summer before getting pregnant, I used the Diva Cup for about 3 months. I loved it. Completely and totally amazing. I think what is so appealing to me is that 1) you don’t have to change it all the time, 2) I can leave my house without worrying about one more thing to have on hand, 3) it never leaks and 4) it’s so much more comfortable than a tampon. However, I can’t use it post-Dubya Dos which is where the pads come in.

So far I’ve found GladRags, Party in my Pants (they are sold individually at New Pi), and Lunapads to be the most recommended. However, just for a small postpartum kit the pads would run me close to $100. Which, if they last 10 years, is only $10 a year on pads. Not too bad at all, but outside of right after delivery, I never wear pads (maybe a liner for added protection), which means that these wouldn’t be used all that often. I’ve checked out some on eBay, but with shipping you don’t really save all that much, especially since you buy individually rather than in a kit.

Ladies, have you ever looked into cloth pads? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you use them? Would you ever use them?

***EDIT***

I did start using cloth pads after Hannah was born (June 2009). If you want to read about how that’s gone, check out TMI – the update.

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13 Responses to "TMI, or For Girls Only – Seriously"

OK, I have to say this is one natural thing that I don’t find myself ever converting to. I’ve often tried to imagine that frustration and embarrassment that ladies pre-pad days had to function in. I for one, do not want to experience that for myself. I don’t like tampons either so I honestly don’t spend that much on personal protection. I’m really light and really regular so one package of pads lasts me two periods. That averages about $48 a year give or take. So yeah, the cloth ones would be much cheaper for me in the long run. But, the the idea of having to wash, sanitize, and store those things makes the convenience worth the price to me. I’m pretty sure that when DH and I get around to having children, I won’t be using cloth diapers with them either. Call me anti-natural if you will but that’s just where I am on this topic.

I have looked into it. I have a few cloth pads, but not enough to last my whole period. I just haven’t gotten anymore.

I have no problem with using them…I used cloth diapers with my youngest.

They are no problem to get clean and sanitary. Used pads are not something worthy of a bio hazard box!

I’d say go for it! 🙂

I say you try it and keep us posted! One thing you may want to keep in mind though, is that sometimes, the more kiddos you have, the different your period will become post-dos or tres or quatro, etc. My point being, you may find yourself using them more than just post-child, in which case, they would be more useful for you. (I could get more detailed but maybe in person, oy!)

Okay. Just so you know I did not read. I, of course, like many others was intrigued by the title. So I thought since you’re my wife and I want to check on you and love you, I would skim this post. All I saw was “party in my pants” as a product title. That is just hilarious. Thanks for that.

Um…I don’t even know what to say. Suffice it to say that there is a whole other world out there of which I apparently know nothing. This is probably the last area I would go green on- living in Scotland and air drying every single garment and about to lose the dishwasher altogether, I am experimenting in lots of ways. This will not be one of them. 🙂 Good luck and I definitely expect a follow-up.

I discovered that cloth pads existed by going to a website that was printed on stickers and stuck to the hand dryers in the EPB or scratched into the stall walls. This made me think that cloth pads are for creepy people, partly because the website had a kind of creepy name.

I’m trying to be greener in a variety of ways–using very few paper towels, recycling like a maniac, and I’m planing to use cloth diapers whenever kiddos arrive at our house–but I think cloth pads might be too high maintenance for me. Maybe after I have kids and am carrying around a giant bag of kid supplies I would consider throwing them in for myself, but not now. I have a feeling I’d go green a lot of other ways first.

Let me know if you try it and like it!

So, the more I think about this, the less it grosses me out. You are so unwittingly persuasive!

Kelsey, when I first came across cloth pads I think my reaction was “Oh that is disgusting”. Same was true of the Diva Cup. But then the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea.

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