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MommyMac
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007 05:32:57 PM »

Wow I can't believe how many people use the Diva cup or Keeper! That's great! I didn't use any special waterproof material to prevent leakage since my leakage is minimal, it probably wouldn't go through, but it's a good idea!

My flow is pretty heavy and like I said I only get minimal leakage and I can leave it in for quite a while. I love the keeper because I don't get irritated, I don't find I get any odor with it, compared to when I use pads!

Wow that was pretty personal! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007 05:34:54 PM »

i might try this ....... by the way does the diva cup work?

I've wondered the same thing. I started making some flannel pantiliners, and wondered how well the cup works. I hate tampons with a passion, the waste they create, the irritation etc...etc...I know.... to much info, but you gotta ask....lol

The cup/keeper works well, but with some leakage if you have a heavy flow! Hence the cloth pads! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007 05:39:57 PM »

How cool are you!?
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2007 05:41:03 PM »

Hm...this is turning out to be quite the discussion. lol.  I haven't thought much about using reusable pads like this, but I'm thinking I might try.  Almost all of the questions I had about them have been answered.  Just a couple more...isn't it icky to keep used ones in your purse, even if they are in a plastic bag?  Is it a ziploc bag, and does the odor stay contained in the bag?  Do you rinse them out as soon as you change them?  If so, hot or cold water?  If you have a very heavy flow do you have to make a thicker pad?
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2007 06:27:20 PM »

These look very nice.  There are a couple of other good tutes on these forums.  Lots of different options for patterns.  Even just doing a google search will bring up free patterns.  I use cotton knit, with poly fleece for the inside, a bit of a liner made from a polyester fabric shower curtain and then cotton knit again on the outside.  Much more comfy than the wood pulp throw away kind.  Cheaper too, although that isn't why I started making them.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=99412.0
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Nesse
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2007 07:01:05 PM »

alright, so I may be a little naive.. but I have no idea what the Diva cup or keeper is. I have a picture in my head... haha. but I'm not completely sure. =runs off to search google=
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2007 06:23:24 PM »

Yay for cloth pads!  I just found the awesomest patterned fabric (flannel) and am going to make a set of myself... I use them with my moon cup (just a different company but basically a keeper/diva cup).

Nesse - I'd never seen them either and them a friend bought one... they're a lot easier to use than the shape suggests!

Lewre - The odour is caused by contact with air so you can just put them into a zip lock bag (or something else that is airtight!) and the smell won't leak out.  I usually rinse them out in cold water straight away if I'm not at home, wring them out and put them in the zip lock bag, fold the bag and stash it into my lucky vuvla coin purse (which I modified so it now has waterpfroof lining (PUL)!!  If I'm at home I just soak them in a bucket of cold water and wash them separately.  Hope that helps.
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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2007 12:04:49 AM »

Nice job with that pattern!  It really is that easy, everyone should try these Wink

To answer the questions, the diva cup (i use a mooncup, similar thing) works great!!  I love it, and will never go back.  I am buying one as a gift for my sister too, since I wish I'd known about it earlier.

My pads are flannel too, but just zigzagged around the edges (or serged), I like to use water proof fabric like pul (polyurethane laminate)  For a backing, but it's not necessary as long as you change often.

When I'm out, a plastic bag in the purse works great.  I don't rinse mine, I put them in a lidded container in the laundry room til wash day.  They do dry out, but I don't have stains. 

/tmi out Wink

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alatheia
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2007 01:18:05 AM »

but don't you see it when you wear pants? I mean, they make the commercial things as thin as possible, so you won't see them. But fabric is a lot thicker. and do you just use fabric, or do you put something inside it to absorb.
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2007 09:11:11 PM »

I have a tip for stains.  Hydrogen peroxide.  The hydrogen peroxide reacts with the properties of the flow and it magically washes out.  It's pretty fascinating to watch it foam as its doing its work.
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