mama pads JULY 2008

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kiss_the_fiddler's picture
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mama pads JULY 2008

do you use cloth pads? did you make them or buy them? what's your favorite thing about them? any tips for making my own?

i don't have my period back yet and i used a diva cup before baby. after making diapers though, i find that i have scraps! must use the scraps!

h

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I use them.. I made some of them (quite poorly) but bought most of them.. The ones I bought are far better than the ones I made.. My favourite thing about them is that they do not smell... They are easy to wash, have no chemicals and well they arent paper. No tips for making them as my attempts sucked.

ETA I use sponges too and mostly use my pads for backup but (maybe TMI) my sponges need replaced so Ive been using the pads more often.

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This may be a dumb question but what is a diva cup?

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"Weezlesgirl" wrote:

This may be a dumb question but what is a diva cup?

Not a dumb question I had to look it up not to long ago. It is a small cup that you can insert when AF is here and they say you can use it up to 12hrs and it can be reused. I read that a lot of women like them because they don't have to worry about tampons always having them or spending money on them?
I am sure someone else can explain it better, but this should give you an idea.lol

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"Weezlesgirl" wrote:

This may be a dumb question but what is a diva cup?

it's a small silicone cup that you put up your coochie during your period. you just dump its contents into the toilet when you pee and rinse it out. for me, it's WAY more comfortable than tampons and doesn't add to the landfill.

you can see it here.
http://www.divacup.com/en/home/diva_cup/

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I made some for post-patrum (and then gave them away afterwards so I don't have them anymore). Here's the pattern I used:

http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/0011

They were pretty easy to make, and before I got my snap press, I used the sew-on buttons that I bought at Jo-Anns.

When AF returns, I will most likely go the diva cup route.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

I made some for post-patrum (and then gave them away afterwards so I don't have them anymore). Here's the pattern I used:

http://shewhorunsintheforest.googlepages.com/0011

They were pretty easy to make, and before I got my snap press, I used the sew-on buttons that I bought at Jo-Anns.

When AF returns, I will most likely go the diva cup route.

thanks! i found this pattern last night. did you find that this pad was long enough while you slept? my sweet will probably use them more than i will. i made her one based on a big always pad. it leaked a lot. maybe i'll try this circle pattern.

h

Joined: 06/11/07
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I made my own for post-partum, but modified them for normal use (shorter, thinner). I've had my period once since then. One thing I suggest (esp since you said that you are prone to leak) is to make sure you have an quick-absorbent layer on top or under microfleece. I have flannel as my top layer with flannel or hemp as the middle layer and PUL on the bottom. I always need wings on mine, too. I wish I had something a little more quick-absorbent.

GL!

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I did have some spillage over the top, but that was post-partum bleeding, and only happened twice, I think. I put PUL in the middle and that definitely helped. I used diaper making scraps to make mine. They were ugly but functional!

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