Over the last few years, I have noticed that products like cloth diapers have become very popular. Many of my friends who use cloth diapers for their children, also speak very highly of their “mama cloth” as well. I have to say I have been very intrigued, but just never took the plunge. I’ll be honest, I like to stick to what I know and am intimidated by trying new things. If you are like me, you probably have been using the same brand of feminine product your whole life. With that said though, I have been very unhappy with every brand of disposable feminine products over the last year or so. I had been seriously contemplating making the switch when I was approached by Pink Lemonade! Problem solved – I was forced to try some “mama cloth”!
Pink Lemonade offers women a reusable, hand made cloth menstrual pads. Like Sue, the WAHM who is the creator and owner of Pink Lemonade, I too have am a “fabric snob”. Sue uses nothing but the very best products to create her pads. You will find pads and liners from 6 inches to 13 inches in fabrics like hand dyed Bamboo Velour, Soft Minky and Cotton Woven prints.
|Some of my favorite prints!|
I wasn’t really sure where to start with my “mama cloth” so I went with the Set of 2 Minky Pads with Fleece Backs .
|FRONT & BACK|
After it’s initial washing, my pads looked brand new still. I really like the snap fasteners. One of the reasons I have been so unhappy with disposable feminine products as of late is because I do not like how uncomfortable it is to have them always moving around. I found the snaps kept the pads in place.
The back of the pad is made with a water resistant Windpro fleece that has an absorbent core of Bamboo fleece. I’ve seen bamboo to be a very absorbent fabric, as many of my friends swear by it with their cloth diapers. And I myself found this to be the case. Of course, when it comes to “that time of the month” you are always trying to protect your dignity and leaks are a source of concern for all women. The first time I used my new cloth pads, I just stayed around the house. I found them to be comfortable and non-irritating, another issue I have been having with disposables. They worked perfectly (although I really wasn’t surprised).
They are very easy to care for, just rinse in cold water and wash and dry with cool temperatures. The wetbag is a good idea as well to hold your soiled pads until it is time to do the wash. Now that I have my stash starter, it’s time for the expand! I think Pink Lemonade’s prices are really very reasonable as well, especially compared to the very high costs of disposables! Sue has some pads last for over 8 years, so these are an investment that gets their money’s worth for sure!
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