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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2007 03:01:16 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2007 07:53:34 PM »

Noodle Princess, I'm so sorry.  We've totally stolen your thunder and hijacked your thread in the process of debating the grossness vs. coolness of cloth pads.   Lips sealed

Anyway, quick question for anyone out there who makes their own pads.  I am a member of a blog group on LJ for people who use cloth pads and some of the Canadian padsters make their liners out of hemp fabric.  Does anyone know if this is even available in the States?  From what I understand, hemp is really absorbant yet breathable. 
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2007 08:21:28 PM »

Hey, not at all, i've really been enjoying reading all the replys.  Wink  debate away!

I really don't mind dealing with cleaning them, it's that not gross to me. i'm just happy that i'm not shelling out $$$ every month and that it's something i can do for the environment. 

I'm in canada and i use hemp/cotton terry in my pads but i got a huge bag of scraps from a friend who designs and sells clothes. i think she orders it online.

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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2007 10:12:24 AM »

...my body feels healthier. my cycle has gotten lighter and shorter since i started using them and i have no cramps.

I'm curious as to how this is possible.
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« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2007 10:57:02 AM »

Your pads are beautiful! I'm personally an Always girl, but I've been quite curious about using cloth pads for a while due to to the diaper rash type thing I get from pads (sorry TMI) showering twice a day doesn't seem to be making any difference.  I was just wondering about what you do while you're at work or just out and about and you need to change your pad?  What do you do with the previously used one?  I just can't see myself being in the restroom at a shopping center washing out a cloth pad in the sink while people are walking in and out.  Sorry of my question seems stupid, I was just wondering what you ladies did.
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« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2007 11:05:14 AM »

I have a vinyl zipper pouch that I keep with me to put the used ones in. The cloth pads I have are the pad + a separate fleece liner, so I typically just have to change liners. They are fine in the pouch until I get home!
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2007 11:22:27 AM »

...my body feels healthier. my cycle has gotten lighter and shorter since i started using them and i have no cramps.

I'm curious as to how this is possible.

well, i'm not a doctor but this is my observation. I used to use tampons, and they can absorb *too much* which causes you to dry out and that is what causes the cramps and extra bleeding.  Sad
i've also heard that some disposable pads have absorbant materials in them that draw more fluids out of you than normal  (causing you to bleed more so that you need to buy more of these products.)  Tongue

here's another good website i found:http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/padindex.html
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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2007 11:28:37 AM »

Your pads are beautiful! I'm personally an Always girl, but I've been quite curious about using cloth pads for a while due to to the diaper rash type thing I get from pads (sorry TMI) showering twice a day doesn't seem to be making any difference.  I was just wondering about what you do while you're at work or just out and about and you need to change your pad?  What do you do with the previously used one?  I just can't see myself being in the restroom at a shopping center washing out a cloth pad in the sink while people are walking in and out.  Sorry of my question seems stupid, I was just wondering what you ladies did.

Thankyou! i use a waterproof pouch like marleah. i don't rinse them out, i wait till i get home and then put them in cold water to soak for a day or so, then put them in the washing machine.
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2007 11:54:32 AM »

You're pads are very pretty, and they gave me inspiration to sew more pads for me. I didn't need more, because I use pads only when I sleep, mooncup is enough daytime. But I'd need new ones eventually, and sewing is fun and I got rid of most of my stretchy cotton scraps.

FauxChina: I strongly recommend cloth pads or cup. They're much more comfortable than disposable pads and they don't cause itch.
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« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2007 12:21:12 PM »

...my body feels healthier. my cycle has gotten lighter and shorter since i started using them and i have no cramps.

I'm curious as to how this is possible.

well, i'm not a doctor but this is my observation. I used to use tampons, and they can absorb *too much* which causes you to dry out and that is what causes the cramps and extra bleeding.  Sad
i've also heard that some disposable pads have absorbant materials in them that draw more fluids out of you than normal  (causing you to bleed more so that you need to buy more of these products.)  Tongue

here's another good website i found:http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/padindex.html

Interesting.  Thanks for the link!
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