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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2007 08:53:00 AM »

OMG!!!  What a brilliant thing to do.  I am luckily between cycles right now, thus giving me time to whip up several of these.  I am unfortunate enough to be extremely un-regular and get my cycle 2-3 times a month...too much stress...and I have to wear panitliners daily because I never know when it is going to happen.  These would be so much more comfy and cost efficient.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007 10:17:11 AM »

i agree they are really awesome! besides saving money and creating less garbage, my body feels healthier. my cycle has gotten lighter and shorter since i started using them and i have no cramps.

my husband is cool with it but i keep my soaking pitcher hidden under the sink and always clean up if i rinse them in the sink. not that i give a rat's ass what any man thinks.  Tongue

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007 10:27:11 AM »

Ok, I have been curious about these for awhile, as I hate how the store ones won't biodegrade ever but.......Do these smell weird when you use them? And are they obvious through your pants when they're on? Like lumpy looking? Please help selling me completely on these! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2007 10:35:40 AM »

i don't think they smell wierd, most people i've heard discuss them say they are less smelly than disposables.

they are never visible thru my pants but i don't wear skin tight ones. especially not when i'm on the rag.

if you are not sure, try making one to start with and try it out when you are at home so you don't have to worry.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2007 10:37:53 AM »

i don't think they smell wierd, most people i've heard discuss them say they are less smelly than disposables.

they are never visible thru my pants but i don't wear skin tight ones. especially not when i'm on the rag.

if you are not sure, try making one to start with and try it out when you are at home so you don't have to worry.
Very good points! And I can't believe I forgot to say how cool the ones you made are! I really like the fabric choices. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2007 10:39:38 AM »

Love this! I've considered making some for myself (at least to sleep in at night or something) but I not totally sure on what fabric I need to use to keep away from "mega leakage". Any tips?
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2007 11:53:09 AM »

for most of mine i use flannel for the top and bottom (there are actually 3 layers of flannel on the bottom because of the wings) with a layer of terry cloth in between. i've also tried adding a layer of microfiber towel inside for more absorbancy and a waterproof layer on the bottom for super extra "protection".

also check out these threads:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99412.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=34087.0
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2007 12:04:35 PM »

I'm really intrigued by these.  But I was wondering, do they have any positive or negative effects regarding yeast infections?  (I get them a lot during my period Tongue)
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2007 01:18:11 PM »

I'm really intrigued by these.  But I was wondering, do they have any positive or negative effects regarding yeast infections?  (I get them a lot during my period Tongue)

Believe it or not, many women who experienced recurring yeast infections found relief from them when they switched to cloth pads.  Even though disposables boast "dry-weave" and "microfiber design" they still trap moisture close to your body, whereas cloth pads absorb the moisture away from the top of the pad and down into the insert.  You would not believe the dyes and fragrances and bleaches and chemicals they put into disposable menstrual products that cause alot of women to experience health problems and general irritation. 
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2007 01:21:24 PM »

Oh, and as a side-note...one of the aspects of making my own pads that I love is that they are specially fitted just for me.  Regular disposable pads are designed and manufactured based upon the measurements of a size 6 woman, save for the "plus-size" pads they sell now which can still be too small (taking into consideration that many manufacturers sadly consider any woman a size 8+ to be "plus-size").  With making your own pads you're guaranteed a perfect fit.   Smiley
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