So before I start let me warn you this may not be for all readers and is all about feminine hygiene products.
Ok, disclaimer out of the way women know that the monthly cycle is a needed evil. After I got into cloth diapering I found a website for other moms that cloth diapered. One post there talked about mama cloth, reusable cloth pads to use during your monthly cycle.
Now I admit, when I first heard about it, *EWW* was my first thought. I was curious though and after an unfortunate event with a disposable pad and the adhesive I decided to give it a go. I found a WAHM (work at home mom) that made them and had great reviews, placed an order, and hoped.
I had heard stories that using mama cloth would help lessen cramps and flow, I had heard of women that had heavy 7 day cycles that shortened to 3 days and were very light just from switching to mama cloth, the theory being that keeping the absorbant chemicals away from their body kept them from aggrivating the body. I had heard that women often forgot they were wearing a pad because it felt just like normal panties (you get get them topped in fleece, flannel, bamboo velour, cotton velour, athletic wicking material, etc).
Imagine my surprise when I first used them and found it to all be true! I only had a few cycles between Aaron and my pregnancy with Ivy but I was sold on mama cloth in those few cycles.
They are easy to use, easy to wash, easy to take care of. I can even wash them right with the cloth diapers.
Here is my new order that I had made for me by the same WAHM that made the first set. I wanted some fleece topped ones because I didn't know when I ordered my first batch that fleece was even an option and it is very good at wicking away the moisture.
You have to admit, they sure are a lot prettier to look at!!