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« Reply #600 on: June 28, 2006 08:31:47 AM »

i got the divacup because i liked the color better, and am pissed at myself for not doing it sooner.  seriously, between it and cloth pads,you will save yourself thousands of dollars.

pads are surprisingly stationary for me - i know this is probably not true for everyone but i know that some people also have dispensed with making them at all and just use the insert.  the pressure of your underwear against your body holds everything in place kind of.
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« Reply #601 on: August 08, 2006 08:32:32 PM »

Thixle, thank you for posting the in-depth tutorial and templates.  My 13 yo dd started menstruating in February, and she is not taking to it well at all.  I plan to make her a couple of cloth pads to see if she is more comfortable using them than the "others."

Personally, I have been using a Keeper for about five years.  During my heaviest days I wear a pad at night.  Because I am a deep sleeper, I don't always awake in time to empty the cup.  On days early on and right at the end I use pantyliners alone.  Even if my dd won't wear the cloth pads, I intend to make some for myself.

As a sidenote -- to those of you who are considering a menstrual cup -- in the five years I have been using the Keeper, I have not cramped, nor have I clotted.  My heavy days are VERY heavy, so this is pretty amazing to me.  I have to believe my body was reacting to something in the manufactured tampons and pads.  It may not be the same for you, but I encourage you to try a menstrual cup.  I think you will be pleased with the results.
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« Reply #602 on: August 08, 2006 08:59:11 PM »

wow i had no idea so many women used reusable pads! that's crazy! way to be resourceful Smiley it's so much better for the environment
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« Reply #603 on: August 08, 2006 10:33:16 PM »

These looks nice, and they are helping the enviroment! woohoo! imagine how much waste and garbage of pads goes in the dump each year, these are great! nice tutorial btw!
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« Reply #604 on: August 16, 2006 05:50:11 AM »

Thought I'd give you an update on the pads I made for my daughter(13)

well she tried store bought and she tried mine, she HATES store bought YEAHHHHH.

I made 3 types, with wings , junior size without wings and night time without wings.
strange child really loves the night time big thick n bulky ones.

she even wears them to school, yippeeeeeeee.

I just managed to get some microfibre from the $2 shop to trial in the middle I am sewing them up tomorrow ready for next month.
oh and next month she has swimming lessons right at that time, so I was gonna give her the crochet tampons I got in a swap for her to try but only while she is swimming, she and I are very apprehensive about that but shit happens.

I am so happy that she likes them.

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« Reply #605 on: August 16, 2006 08:36:36 AM »

NIce! I think the cloth pads are so much more comfortable than the store bought, PLUS your daughter probably likes the 'security' of the big bulky one!

Really the big things you need to make sure you do with the tampon, are clean it well, dry it well, and don't wear it (or ANY tampon) for very long.

Congratulations on getting her 'eco' at such an early age, PLUS being comfortable dealing with any bodily fluids is a huge feat at that age!!!

Can't wait to hear how the microfiber goes!!!
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« Reply #606 on: August 17, 2006 04:45:08 AM »

thank you thank you thank you*bows so low I fall over*

hehehehehe.

thanks for the tips about the tampons will have to do just that and pop 'em in the dryer, I thy\ink the insert can be taken out so it can be washed dried and rolled back up again to pop back in.
she will only have it in long enough to do the swimming lesson which is 1 hour, I am still very unsure about it though cause she has only had 3 periods so far and to me she seems much to young to use them, *shrugs* I was round the same age but thats me LOL.

thanks again
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« Reply #607 on: August 17, 2006 09:22:23 AM »

I also highly recommend the sea sponges from Jade and Pearls (www.jadeandpearl.com). They're great!
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« Reply #608 on: August 17, 2006 10:55:54 AM »

man, i can't believe that this was bumped up (i'm glad about it)
i made one last period (with my own alterations), and it DEFINITELY works!
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« Reply #609 on: August 17, 2006 11:01:17 AM »

 I LOVE cloth pads, my faves are Rythm and Blues pads. I make my own but use her design. They dry so much faster than the other styles.

http://www.rhythmandbluespads.com/designfeatures.htm
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