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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008 07:35:19 PM »

i love these, reminds me of lunapads. if i wore pads, i would totally rock these, but my vagina belongs to instead cups Grin
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2008 02:09:08 AM »

I use flannel, I've never had a prob with leakage.  You can layer a few layers of it in there, or you can buy PUL.  It's used for cloth diapers, and has a layer of some kind of plastic.  If you can't find it at your local fab store, you can get it online!  Don't be embarrassed!

i would like to know how many layers of flanel you would advise to a normal menstruation or something in that direction. I wanted to buy these things on the internet because i couldnt find a trader near, but they give me some information wich didnt bring my further about what is best for me.
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2008 07:14:01 AM »

  I don't use them by themselves most of the time, as I use the Diva cup, so I don't really know how many layers you would want for a normal period, but I would suggest for the pad part putting like 4-6 layers in there.  You can always make a couple and try them out, then adjust from there, though!  Or for more absorption, I've heard of people using those microfiber cloths and cutting them up, or using old towels.  The older the towel, the more absorbent it will be.  I would suggest if you have a period on the more heavy side that you should wash them a few times before you use them, too! (increases the absorbency!)  Also, hemp is much more absorbent if you can get your hands on some of that.

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008 12:23:40 AM »

yep thanks, that sort of info helps me a lot!
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008 08:46:28 AM »

to Deerhoof's questions... i make cloth diapers and i would just use the same materials for the pads as i do for those. for the lining(so nothing soaks through) i would use PUL (polyurethane laminate).  here's a link: http://diapercuts.com/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=ClothForMom
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008 08:48:51 AM »

Oh i forgot something. when you're out just use a wetbag, i use them for cloth diapers. They are made of PUL too. Nothing will leak and no see through-ness of ziplocks. google 'em if you have questions.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2008 10:31:20 PM »

...Or for more absorption, I've heard of people using those microfiber cloths and cutting them up, or using old towels...

I use old towels in my homemade cloth pads - two layers sewn together to form an insert. Before I got pregnant I'd sometimes have super heavy periods, in which case I'd just use two inserts! Grin
The outer layer on my pads is always flannel.
I've never had a homemade pad "slip" on me, and I have never bled through the layers - unlike with plastic pads. They also smell way less, and far less quickly. I love my homemade pads so much, seriously. I'm taking them to hospital, for post-baby bleeding.  Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008 04:42:55 PM »

Ooh, pretty pads.  I love the colors.  I don't know how I stood having my period before I started using cloth.  It's so much nicer!  Plus then you can think things to yourself like, "oh, I'm going to wear the rubber duckies (or whatever...I just finished making a duckie set, lol) now" instead of "eww, crinkly gross plastic.  AGAIN.  am I done yet?".
Anyway, great job. Smiley

« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2008 09:40:31 AM »

Do you wash them out or just throw them away? If you wash them, is there any specific way to wash them?
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2008 04:22:40 PM »

These look absolutely fantastic.
I'd make some but I'm afraid my mother would be quite angry about them soaking in water all the time.
And also my heart belongs to tampons, but I might just get around to making a few for the closing up day, you know where you're not sure if you're still bleeding or not? I hate it because I'm always like "i don't want to wear a stupid pad" but I don't want to go unprotected, just in case.
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