|Unfolded cloth pad|
|Jane's Cloth Pad Stash|
Meanwhile, in my online store, I likewise carry three brands - Mama Patch, Luna Pads and Domino Pads.
So why use cloth pads? Jane shares "[c]
Another recent cloth pad convert, Margaux shares that her period has become shorter and lesser compared to when she was still using disposable pads. Imagine if you menstruate for 33 years (12-45 years old) and use up about 20 pads per month? That would be 20 x 12 x 33 = 7,920 - almost 8,000 pads being thrown away by each woman! And that's not counting the pantiliners if you do use them!
I think a major concern that women have with using cloth pads is washing them. Jane shares her laundry tips - "
Read more of Jane's laundry tips HERE. Just like cloth diapers you can choose to include your cloth pads with your laundry or handwash them. I hand wash my pads and usually soak them overnight to get rid of the stains. Right after using the pads, I scrub the stain with PERLA soap, then soak overnight. I'm usually able to wash the pads clean the next day. For persistent stains, I scrub the stain with PERLA and let it hang outside under the sun. The stains then wash right off!
|My cloth pad stash|
I didn't purchase all my cloth pads at once but built up my stash slowly. Also, I started by mixing cloth pads with disposables until I found the best cloth pad to use for a specific time or day. Happily, 2 periods before I got pregnant, I was able to use cloth pads fully during my cycle. Now, my cloth pads are on a break until after I give birth and with my experience with N, it will probably be about 2.5 years before I get to use them again!
Check out the cloth pads available over at Mama.Baby.Love and The Eco Baby Boutique!