Mom to Mom Monday: Try reusable menstrual products!

Posted by Julie on 5/20/2013 to Green Living
Cloth for baby, we love it and it makes perfect sense, but why don't more women choose reusable menstrual products for themselves as naturally as they choose the reusables for their child?

Personally I think there are a couple factors why we've chosen throw away tampons and maxi pads most of our lives. , it's convenient and it's easy to discard of the evidence. I must admit, being able to flush or toss the wrapper and/or applicator is easy.

Second, disposable products probably the only thing our mothers showed us we could use. My own mother never liked tampons and preferred to just act like they didn't exist, this left me with only one option as I saw it, since I was too embarrassed to even look down the feminine hygiene isle at the store. I was at my mother's mercy, the pads she bought for herself, these insanely huge and highly fragrant pads that made me feel like I was wearing a diaper.

diva cup The diaper effect left me feeling even more insecure and embarrassed as a teen about getting my monthly cycle. As soon as I discovered tampons via a friend I NEVER used another maxi pad again and I felt a little annoyed with my mother that she wouldn't have presented me with all the options and let me choose what I wanted to use.

Fast forward to years later. As a cloth diapering mother of three, I discovered cloth pads and reusable menstrual cups right around the same time that I discovered modern cloth diapers. I still wasn't crazy about using pads, but the menstrual cup really interested me.

Now, at age 35 (gasp!), I've discovered that my body has changed and disposable products no longer work for me, even if I wanted them to. My menstrual cup is used through about 70% of my cycle and cloth mama pads the remainder of the time and sometimes overnight.

Tampons and disposable pads feel so harsh and drying, they leave me feeling irritated and to this day I can't stand the smell of maxi-pads. cloth pads

The unexpected benefit

One important and unexpected benefit of using cloth pads and menstrual cups is that you become more aware and familiar with your cycle. You begin to recognize what to expect on different days of your cycle and can adjust your needs to suit those days. You also become hyper-aware of what's not normal for you.

I'm ecstatic I've discovered reusable menstrual products. Not only do I feel as though I am saving money and producing less waste, I know that I'm using a more natural and gentle alternative to disposables and I can 100% tell the difference in how I feel and my personal comfort when I am left to have to use a disposable product.

Have you been considering switching to a reusable menstrual cup or cloth pads? What's stopping you? Please feel free to comment and share your questions here and I'll do my best to answer them.

Comments

Date 5/20/2013
Whitney
I tried mama cloth after months of cloth diapering. When me period did return after 19 months of being away I found the disposable tampons hurt and didnt feel like they use to before birth. I figured if the cloth was good enough for my babys bum then it should be fine for me. I bought the fuzzibunz trial pack and fell in love with them. I don't dread my period anymore. I thought they would be gross to wash, but they are just like doing a load of cloth diapers :)
Date 5/22/2013
Jennifer Nishizaki
Do you wash them on their own? Seems like with diapers would be weird, I never do those with anything else and doing them with regular laundry also feels weird. :) Can you just have a small wetbag and wash once a month after your cycle ends?
Date 5/23/2013
Katie S
I have a Lunette, but had only tried it one or two months when I got pregnant with my second baby. At that point I was still having a hard time getting used to it. I wasn't sure if I'd bought the right size, as I could feel it, and you're not supposed to be able to feel it when it's in correctly. I'm hoping that when I start using it again I will be able to get the hang of it! I really want to love it! And I think I will love it with a little practice and proper fit.
Date 5/24/2013
Samantha Lippard
I use the Diva Cup and Pink Daisy Pads and I LOVE them!!
Date 5/24/2013
christine k.
I used a cup after my LO was born and my cycle came back. I plan on using cloth postpartum, then my cup again :)
Date 5/25/2013
Rachel N
I want to try a menstral cup once my cycle comes back, still nursing right now so I haven't got it back yet.
Date 5/29/2013
Amanda O'Mara
As soon as I start menstruating again, I'm going to give one of these a spin. Till then, I'm enjoying period free bliss.
Date 5/29/2013
Gabrielle
I grew up with my mom using a Keeper cup, but it wasn't until I was in college & had the internet that I got my own (no products like that available in my rural area). Now that LO is born, I guess it's time to get my new cup. Just ordered my first cloth pads; now that we're CDing, it doesn't seem like a big deal to add them to the wash routine. My only regret is that I didn't have a supply of cloth pads for postpartum; the upside is that it allowed me to burn through the random disposable
Date 5/30/2013
Kettfisch
Just started using cloth pads and I like them so far! Not bulky and enough absorbency for me. Only downside was the colors bled first few washes.
Date 6/28/2013
Lesley Weeks
I would love to try mamma cloth! I've just learned about it while cloth diapering.
Date 6/28/2013
Heaven
Would love to start using these. I haven't tried yet
Date 6/28/2013
Cecelia
I'm still a little iffy about mama cloth, but then again I felt the same way about cloth diapers at first and now I'm addicted!
Date 6/28/2013
Sarah Jane
Currently using the Diva Cup now. Love it! Now that I use reusable menstrual products, my period seems 1-2 days shorter.
Date 6/28/2013
Brittany
I never knew about them before cloth diapering and I've never tried them but I would be interested!!!!
Date 6/28/2013
Amy J
I just bought a Diva Cup but have not had the opportunity to use it yet. I did not know about any of it till after I started CDing
Date 6/28/2013
Michele
I started using the Diva cup over 2 years ago, before I was ever pregnant. I feel like that time of the month passes faster when I use it because I have to empty it much less frequent than when I used tampons. And I love that I am not contributing to waste in any.
Date 6/28/2013
Nicole Laudenslager
I stated to learn about mama cloth while using cloth diapers on my daughter. However I haven't gotten to try them yet since I'm still breastfeeding my daughter. Would love to try an alternative to tampons though. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Date 6/28/2013
Elizabeth
I have thought about using the diva cup but have not brought myself to purchase one. I didn't find out about them until 6 months ago and I've been CDing for about 4 years. I want to try the cloth pads for nighttime but don't want the wet feeling. Is that possible with them?
Date 6/28/2013
Cabrina
Haven't tried yet, but want to. Learned about it after I started cloth diapering. I have never been a fan of tampons so I will try cloth pads first.
Date 6/28/2013
Lesley Weeks
I cloth diaper and love it. I would LOVE to try this product! I am very interested in wasting less. I had never heard of these products before.
Date 6/28/2013
Jennifer T
I haven't gotten to try the mama cloth yet but it's something I'm very interested in. I guess I've just never taken the plunge. Im definitely very interested and would like to learn more. Reading through these comments and blog post is giving me lots of insight :) maybe I will win and give it a try:) I love cloth diapers so I'm sure mama cloth would be the same:)
Date 6/28/2013
Amanda
I started using cloth diapers first which introduced me to the world of mama cloth! Its all I use now and have only used WAHM branded pads.
Date 6/28/2013
Jami
I've been cloth diapering my child for a little over 2 years now and I found out about momma cloth about a year ago. The idea of the diva cup type options make me nervous for some reason, even though i currently use tampons. But I am all for trying out the cloth pads. The only thing truly stopping me is my husband. He has been great about all my other natural choices that I have made and been pretty good about the cloth diapers, but he literally begged me to just keep using the disposable fe
Date 6/28/2013
Gabrielle
Cloth pads and cloth diapers pretty much go hand in hand. :)
Date 6/28/2013
Corinne G.
I just learned about reusable menstrual products. I think the products look great and I'm eager to try them once my cycle returns.
Date 6/28/2013
Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More
I use both the cup and cloth pads - they're so much more comfortable, reasonably easy, and the low one time cost Is great!
Date 6/28/2013
Maryland Mom
I had seen the cup types in the store but nothing else. I learned about reusable cloth pads when I started shopping online for cloth dipes. I have some Happy Heinys and some Imse Vimse pads. Both work great and feel much better than disposable products.
Date 6/28/2013
Kristen Burch
Love my diva cup. I've only been using it for 3 months but I can't believe I didn't switch sooner. There is a bit of a learning curve but once I got past that it makes life easier! I love not needing to pack pads or tampons when we go somewhere
Date 6/28/2013
Christina Bein
I did hear about them before I started cloth diapers, but I haven't been brave about trying them. I think I may try them soon. I think they would be a good all natural alternative.
Date 6/28/2013
christina ferraro
I have not yet tried these, but after cloth diapering the past two years - I think this may be something I might start.
Date 6/28/2013
Jutta P
I started using lunapads after my daughter and I loved it. I only used them for about 2 months before I got pregnant again. But after my son's birth, I thought I would use disposables dying my postpartum to make it "easier" on myself. I had the most horrible reaction to disposable products, not what you want to experience when you're already struggling with all that tenderness. I started using some of our newborn prefolds and then when the flow slowed down used my lunapads again and I haven't wa
Date 6/28/2013
Laura
I have a Diva Cup and a small stash of mama cloth. I love the freedom of the Diva Cup but I'm not entirely happy with the mama cloth I have. I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and planning to do mama cloth postpartum, so I'm looking for brand recommendations, if anyone has any. I rinse out the mama cloth after use and then wash with the cloth diapers. No big deal. I really, really like not spending money on disposables every month &/or having stuff in the house when you need it.
Date 6/28/2013
Melanie Rudolph
I started using The Diva Cup about 3or so years ago. I am currently breastfeeding but whenever my cycle returns I was wanting to try cloth pads .
Date 6/28/2013
Ambrosia Johnson
I have only recently discovered mama cloth. The cup fascinates me, and I never thought of the fact that you could gauge your cycle and needs better! Would love to try them.
Date 6/28/2013
amanda
Ive been really wanting to try mama cloth and the cups. Been currently donating clothes to an organization that gives a small commission, in order to save up to buy some.
Date 6/28/2013
Kelly Johnson
I love my Diva Cup and I have some mama cloth from Mini Contour that I really like. I love not having to waste money every month.
Date 6/28/2013
Corinne G.
I just learned about reusable menstrual products. I think the products look great and I'm eager to try them once my cycle returns.
Date 6/28/2013
Nichelle
One of these days I want to try them! Haven't built up the courage yet :)
Date 6/28/2013
Jessica Martin
Never tried them, but after baby comes I might try the soft cup :)
Date 6/28/2013
Jessica
Haven't used them but willing to try! ;)
Date 6/28/2013
Jessica matson
Love pink daisy pads. Will never go back to disposable and will buy up cloth pads for daughter. Havent tried cup but considering buying.
Date 6/28/2013
amanda
Ive been really wanting to try mama cloth and the cups. Been currently donating clothes to an organization that gives a small commission, in order to save up to buy some.
Date 6/28/2013
Melissa
I have a Lynette cup and it worked very well for me...no complaints about it. But, I have found that I have sensitive bladder (I did not realize I had it). So, using the cup is uncomfortable and at times hurts. :-( I would like to try cloth pads, but the cost has keep me back after the failed cup.
Date 6/28/2013
Patricia Mills
Pre-cloth diapers I had never heard of mama cloth or the cup. I used pads because I can't use tampons but pads irritated me. As in almost chaffed me raw. :( But I never had another option. Once I heard about mama cloth, I HAD to try it. I love my mama cloth and will never look back. Someone asked about washing them earlier, I do throw them in with either diapers or towels. I don't have enough yet to get me through the whole cycle without washing. Before I wash them, I use my sprayer to get the
Date 6/28/2013
Loni Yatsko
I've been using mama cloth since college - when I couldn't afford to keep buying disposables for my heavy flow. So I bought inexpensive cloth that started my love affair!
Date 6/28/2013
Lysis Tayler
I haven't tried any of these options but I have been looking into it. I'm a single mom on a tight budget so any penny I can save helps a ton.
Date 6/28/2013
Kathia Ocasio
I have the same story. Started out with pads, learned about tampond. When I was pregnant with my son, I learned about cloth diapers and mama cloth and towards the end of my recent/first pregnancy, I learned there's no way I'd want to use tampons postpartum so I bought Domino Pads to use. I really love then! I got them in fun colors and prints and in bamboo and minky. Very comfy! I haven't used any cups yet, still too sensitive in the nether regions, but I'd like to one day. Even though I'm EBF,
Date 6/28/2013
Eliza McGill
I've never tried them, I'm nursing and haven't had a period in a while ;) we cloth diaper but I'm not sure I could get into the cloth pads thing..
Date 6/28/2013
Kaitie Donahue
I actually heard about Momma cloth and Diva Cup from other cloth diapering moms after about 8 months of using cloth diapers. I have yet to try any reusable Momma products but would love to in the future!
Date 6/28/2013
Lateria Watson
I started using cloth very recently and only heard about it since I started cloth diapering. So far I'm loving it, I haven't tried my Meluna cupas yet. The cloth I have so far are Dominoe Pads. But I am looking into adding to my limuted stash :)
Date 6/28/2013
Caity
I've recently started using a cup & usually love it. I also have some mama cloth in the mail right now!
Date 6/28/2013
Anja Hoffstrom
I Never Knew These Products Where Even availAble! Would Be Into Trying Them Once I Have A Period Again!
Date 6/28/2013
Jennifer E.
I became interested in cloth menstrual pads before I started cloth diapering! I place my first order for cloth diapers and pink daisy cloth pads at the same time. I have used them for 1 period so far, and they are amazing! I thought washing them would be gross, but it wasn't at all. After I pre-rinse the pads I just throw them in with a load of cloth diapers. I'll never go back to disposable pads again!
Date 6/28/2013
Peggy
I have never tried mama cloth and only learned of it when we started cloth diapering. Would love to try it!
Date 6/28/2013
Jill S
I didn't know about these until a couple of years ago. At first it seemed weird, but then I won a cloth pad in a giveaway. Less harsh on your body, for sure. I bought a couple more and they were great postpartum and also helpful during my miscarriage when I was losing so much blood for such a long time. I haven't used a cup, it still seems weird to me *shrug*
Date 6/28/2013
Misty Queen
I've never tried them. I have insanely heavy periods, but I would love to give them a try. I've heard great things about them. I'd like to try to have a reference point. :)
Date 6/28/2013
Mariah
I really want to try these! Reusable so I don't have to make a mad dash to the drug store for tampons every month.
Date 6/28/2013
Katie Li
I have never tried these! But I keep looking a them and hope to purchase one after my monthly friend returns.
Date 6/28/2013
Jessica Lingle
I have never used any reusable mama products but I would really like to buy a cup in the near future
Date 6/28/2013
Daphne S.
I stumbled across mama cloth while looking into cloth diapering for our first little one (who is due any day now!) To put it bluntly pregnancy is gooey and I'm one of those women who usually ended up rather irritated by disposable pads by the end of a normal cycle even just using them as backup for tampons (b/c I'm a seriously heavy bleeder.) I couldn't face an entire pregnancy with either damp undies all the time or the irritation of disposable pads. When I discovered Pink Daisy's mama cloth I
Date 6/28/2013
Steph gray
My kids were too old for cloth diapers when I first started using a menstrual cup. It vastly improved my quality of life during by period. After dealing with super heavy flow for years, my cup made things more than tolerable. A few months ago I had a baby, and in addition to cloth diapering them, I used mama cloth postpartum. It was so much softer and gentler on me than disposable pads.
Date 6/28/2013
Tina Hale
I have used the Instead Cups before and liked them but had never heard of washable cloth menstrual products until I switched my daughter to cloth. I would definitely give them a try as I am a big believer in cloth :)
Date 6/28/2013
Samantha Lippard
I had heard about reusable menstrual products a few years ago but did not try them until I switched to cloth diapers for my son earlier this year. I have a Diva Cup and several Pink Daisy pads, I love both products and will never go back to disposable menstrual products!
Date 6/28/2013
Lacey Wallace
I first learned about reusable menstrual pads when visiting a cloth diapers store with my sister. I don't have any kids so she introduced me to this world. I have no kids but since then I've been using cloth pads and plan on trying the diva cup this summer. I recommend Pink Daisy specifically whenever it comes up in conversation. Love these products!
Date 6/28/2013
Lacey Wallace
I first learned about reusable menstrual pads when visiting a cloth diapers store with my sister. I don't have any kids so she introduced me to this world. I have no kids but since then I've been using cloth pads and plan on trying the diva cup this summer. I recommend Pink Daisy specifically whenever it comes up in conversation. Love these products!
Date 6/28/2013
Chelsea
I just bought myself a Lunette cup and while i haven't had the l opportunity to use it i all already looking onto other reusable options.
Date 6/28/2013
Megan
I purchased a Diva Cup about a year ago and we got pregnant our first try so I never got to use the cup. Still waiting lol... I had an interest in CD long before I knew these existed
Date 6/28/2013
Tiffany Gindlesperger
I had heard about diva cups but not mama cloth before cloth diapering.. I'm currently pregnant, so no need for them now, but I'm considering using mama cloth for the post partum bleeding.
Date 6/28/2013
Sara Davis
I hadn't heard about these products until I started learning about cloth diapers. I know I SHOULD use them, but the idea just really weirds me out so I haven't. Maybe one day.
Date 6/28/2013
briana bohn
Never tried cloth pads but I love cloth diapers. Would love to try any brand. :)
Date 6/28/2013
Heather Vangalder
I want to try the Diva cup now that I have read the other comments and a few other posts lately. Found out about me trial cups through cloth diaper moms!
Date 6/28/2013
Lauren Armitage
I am currently breastfeeding and my cycle has not returned. I learned about these products while pregnant and researching cloth diapers. I am definitely going to try one of these once my cycle returns!
Date 6/28/2013
Sheena
I love the pink daisy pads! I will never go back to disposable!
Date 6/28/2013
amy klemmensen
Years ago I tried the cup but due to heavy periods and fibroids it did not work well! I am interested in having my daughter try mama clothes ! I no longer have a cycle do to a hysterectomy in my 30's! I have heard that using " chemical pads" make you bleed more and can be harmful to young ladies and women !
Date 6/28/2013
Nicole Steffan
I'm slightly interested in trying but haven't tried it yet!! Luckily I have a before I have to worry about this womanly gift every month. :)
Date 6/28/2013
Amber S.
I found out about mama cloth a few years ago when I was pregnant with my first, but I just couldn't mentally get over washing and reusing over and over... Now that we're cloth diapering our second, the idea of reusable feminine products makes more sense. I'd like to give them a try, as they seem to have pretty good reviews.
Date 6/28/2013
Jenni L
I have always wanted to try the cups but have been well a lil intimidated.
Date 6/28/2013
Jen H
I just heard about these when I was pregnant with my son... but of course I haven't bought one yet since he's still breast feeding! I've been doing a lot of comparison shopping and am leaning towards the lunette I think. maybe... hmm I need to keep reading up on these! I'm excited to try one!
Date 6/28/2013
Kristen Paquette
I never considered this type of product, but as a new mom and first time using cloth diapers, I absolutely love them , so once I get my cycle back would definitely consider giving these a shot.
Date 6/28/2013
Jenn
I'm on my second diva cup and love it!
Date 6/28/2013
Kim
I tried the Diva cup before I got pregnant, but like tampons, it just wasn't comfortable for me. I knew I wanted to cloth diaper and saw your mama cloth on the website. I bought Pink Daisy stay dry pads and love them and have since bought enough for my monthly cycle. I wish I had them for PP because I got so raw & sore using disposable pads!
Date 6/28/2013
Kara Quihuis
I hadn't heard of them until I got into cloth diapering and started shopping at Diaper Junction! I have been exposed to so many new products at DJ that are natural and safe for mom and baby. I'm sure this product won't disappoint. I have been buying a lot of new items lately and just promised myself that I wouldn't spend any more money for a little while ;) But if I win the 100 points, I may just have to give it a shot!
Date 6/28/2013
Shana
I'm hoping to get a diva cup soon, I'm also wanting to start trying mama cloth. Just need to sit down and budget them in :o)
Date 6/28/2013
deborah cormier
I just used the diva cup for the first time this month! First day was a little rough....but i figured out how to use it and day 2-5 were great!!!
Date 6/28/2013
Natalie Cimonetti
I wish I had known about mama cloth postpartum. I had never heard of it before I started cloth diapering my son and was reading the CDing websites and forums for tips. I started off with glad rags that I bought from amazon, but those curl on the ends so bad they need ironing...forget that. I found quite a few WAHMs on etsy who sell hand sewn mama cloth and hose have been my favorite so far. I also found some cheaper Chinese bubbibaby made pads on eBay, but those are not long enough for me except
Date 6/28/2013
Andrea G
I never really knew these things existed till I was at a street fair and there was a vendor selling handmade ones along with baby carriers and other stuff. I love my cloth diapers and reusable nursing pads. While the woman was showing me the products she began talking about the reusable pads... My mind thought of nursing pads and got quite confused looking at this cloth thing she was showing me, so hesitantly I asked where it went/ was for, she looked at me with a strange look and responded "hon
Date 6/28/2013
Natalie Cimonetti
to be used as pantiliners. I am still cloth diapering, washing every other day so I throw the used pads in with the diapers. When I am done diapering I plan to use a mini pail under the bathroom sink to store the used ones until wash day.
Date 6/28/2013
Heather Ratliff
I hadn't heard of them before cloth diapers. While nursing my second, I tried cloth pantiliners and loved them! I still have those and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a Diva cup that I won. I'm also in the process of buying some pads to use, too!
Date 6/28/2013
Danielle Stephens
I really enjoy using reusable menstrual products. I have almost been using them for a year. I thought I would try pads (Pink Daisy, Party In My Pants and some homemade ones) postpartum and the last two months have used a Lunette cup. I didn't know about them prior to learning about cloth diapers. I'm actually considering getting about Lunette cup so when I'm out and about I have a clean on in my purse or the diaper bag. Cloth diapering has brought several other reusable products into our li
Date 6/28/2013
Tabetha Godfrey
I did not know about momma cloth until after I started looking into cloth diapers. At this point I was pregnant with my son, but I knew when I had him that I would not want to buy pads again. So I purchased a stash from a few different places. After my cycle came back I was excited to try my momma cloth. I will never go back to disposables. I am thinking about trying the cup, but I have not made that leap yet. Currently I use Talulah Bean. I love how soft and plush they are. The others I have tr
Date 6/28/2013
chasity poteet
I'm just now trying some wahm cloth and loving the difference. I still wanna be brave enough to try a cup. I think that with endometriosis I have enoufh pains and aches your hygiene product (shouldnt be one)
Date 6/28/2013
Bethany
I found out about menstrual cups while researching cloth diapers. My daughter is 7 months and I am still period free. When it comes back I plan to try them out. I like the idea of chemical free and no waste!
Date 6/28/2013
Ariel C.
I love my cloth pads. I make my own, and they're so wonderful! I've been itching to dry a cup, though. We swim quite a bit and you can wear pads in the pool. I would never have tried them before I started cloth diapering, and had never even heard of them. But now I would never go back.
Date 6/28/2013
AlannaB
I started using ma ma cloth about a year after cloth diapering my first child (4 years ago), and recently switched to menstrual cups. At first I was very intimidated because they looked very uncomfortable! However, after some of the bloggers that I follow mentioned how much they loved them, as well as many of the moms in my kid's playgroup, I bought a Diva cup. I absolutely love it!
Date 6/28/2013
Jessica O
I didn't even know reusable menstrual products existed until recently even though we have been using cloth diapers for a yr and a half! I just recently got my first couple WAHM mama cloth pads and I am excited to try them soon!
Date 6/28/2013
Alexis Croce
I didn't know it existed till I started cloth last fall. I thought the only cloth was the old school "rags" that girls used to have to use. Once I switched I don't think I'll ever go back. Cloth mama pads are so awesome- soft and nice. And you save so much money!
Date 6/28/2013
Krystal Glick
I've not tried them, but I would LOVE to! I hadn't heard of them before cloth diapering, but they make SO MUCH sense.
Date 6/28/2013
Gina L
I have tried cloth pads and loved them. Would definitely like to explore new products and build a stash. So tired of our disposable society!
Date 6/28/2013
ANNE SWEDEN
I started using mama cloth full time after my newborn came in December and my favorite thing about them is how much more comfortable and healthy for the skin they are compared to disposables.
Date 6/28/2013
Jennifer A
Would like to try them! I'm a little concerned with the washing process though. lol
Date 6/28/2013
Amanda
For some reason I get obsessed with menstrual products when I'm pregnant! I bought a diva cup while pregnant with my 2nd... only got to use it a few cycles before getting pregnant again but loved it, but still need some backup. I'm currently waiting on an order of mama cloth while pregnant with #3. I do plan to use these toward the end of my pregnancy (my water broke w/#1) and post-partum, as well as with the cup after my period returns.
Date 6/28/2013
Carolyn
I heard about these types of products recently and have been looking into them. Definitely decided against the cup but would love to dry the pads.
Date 6/28/2013
Tia Edinger
I just learned about reusable menstrual products when we started cloth diapering. When my period does come back (we're 7 weeks pp and ebf), I'd like to try some WAHM-made mama cloth :)
Date 6/28/2013
Maeghen
love love mama cloth. I started them postpartum with my first cloth diapered baby. ill never go back. I used to get rashes from regular pads but thats all fixed with cloth. I have mostly pink daisy but I think I like the fuzzibunz ones the best.
Date 6/28/2013
Casey R
I love my mama cloth and am wanting to try a reusable menstrual cup as well :)
Date 6/28/2013
Lindsay Hamilton
I had no idea about any of this until after my daughter was born and I started cd with her. I'm still ebf so don't need to put any of it into practice yet, but I've already bought a cup and mama cloth. So we'll see how it goes! Btw, I have always imagined that there should be an invention like a menstrual cup... Just wish I had patented it first! Haha
Date 6/28/2013
Lindsay Hamilton
I had no idea about any of this until after my daughter was born and I started cd with her. I'm still ebf so don't need to put any of it into practice yet, but I've already bought a cup and mama cloth. So we'll see how it goes! Btw, I have always imagined that there should be an invention like a menstrual cup... Just wish I had patented it first! Haha
Date 6/28/2013
Amber Clark
I never even knew these existed until I started cloth diapering. So far, I am still EBF so the big P word has not returned (can I get a hallelujah!) Not sure just yet if I would switch to mama cloth.
Date 6/28/2013
Katie
I started using the Diva Cup in college, so waaaay before I started using cloth diapers, and I LOVE it! I would never ever go back to using tampons again!! It's so easy, so much cheaper, and saves so much gross stuff out of the landfill!
Date 6/28/2013
Katie
I started using the Diva Cup in college, so waaaay before I started using cloth diapers, and I LOVE it! I would never ever go back to using tampons again!! It's so easy, so much cheaper, and saves so much gross stuff out of the landfill!
Date 6/28/2013
Elizabeth Glaser
I don't think I had heard bout them before I started to cloth diaper. I was grossed out at first. But then the more I thought about it, I wash poopy peed up diapers, what's worse, is that even with using disposable pads etc, I still find myself having to wash blood out of my clothes any how... So, how could it really be that much more gross to wash out a pad? I haven't yet been able to use any. I have one little measly horribly made liner that I made myself, and I really want to buy some one of
Date 6/28/2013
Laura
I've used softcups since college but am saving up now because I really want to get a Diva. Was really disappointed that AF came back so quickly after DS was born even though I am bfing- totally caught me off guard since that didn't happen with DD. I've been looking into mama cloth too, just haven't taken the plunge yet.
Date 6/28/2013
Liesal
I started looking into mama cloth when I started researching cloth diapers. I have a few pads, but luckily haven't been able to use them yet. Thank goodness for breastfeeding delaying af!
Date 6/28/2013
Darah F
I'm still a little afraid to try it but it does make sense. If cloth is good for our babes, it should be good for us, too.
Date 6/28/2013
rachael bolin
This is interesting. Worth a shot i guess. As long as its better for the planet
Date 6/28/2013
Lindsay Coffman
I use a Lunette cup every month. I love it! I also used mama cloth postpartum for after baby #2. It was so much better than crunchy & uncomfortable disposable giant pads.
Date 6/28/2013
Melissa N Cleaveland
I would love to try the Luna cup or something similar. I haven't been able to justify the cost to hubby being pregnant most of the last 3 years. Definitely will try it sometime though!
Date 6/28/2013
Carlee H
I have used cloth pads since my period returned after my oldest child was born, and we simultaneously started cloth diapering her. She's three and a half now, so that puts me at a little over 3 years using mama cloth! I love it! My favorites are my Party In My Pants pads, but I have also tried LunaPads and have several WAHM ones, too. I have noticed lighter periods, less cramps, and I'm *definitely* a thousand times more comfortable!
Date 6/28/2013
Maggie Martin
I just got a Diva Cup but I haven't gotten to use it yet. I heard about menstrualchips from a group I'm in on Babycenter and I can't remember where I heard about momma cloth. So I don't know what I love/don't love yet. I'm not sure if I'll ever do momma cloth.
Date 6/28/2013
Brisa
I started using cloth after the birth if my second. I like it so much better! I have less cramps and a lighter flow. It's so easy to toss it in and wash with my diapers. I just rinse with cold water right away! I really want to try a cup, just haven't figured out which one yet!
Date 6/28/2013
Renea Pike
I use mama cloth, still deciding which cup to get !
Date 6/28/2013
Hannah Peterson
Mama cloth is something that I said I would never try. But I said the same thing about home birth, co-sleeping, and cloth diapers so we'll see what happens when my period returns!
Date 6/28/2013
SB
I tried a menstrual cup shortly after starting cloth with the baby and I will never go back! I love that I'm producing less waste and am saving money. I love the simplicity of packing without boxes of paper products. It's one of those things I want to "evangelize" about, but don't always know where to begin! "So.....are you a diva cup girl?!"
Date 6/28/2013
Mindy Farmer
I am certain that cloth pads are not for me because disposable pads are not for me. I will say that I decided to try instead products this time around vs tampons and felt like it was a superior experience. Because of this, I want to look into a reusable cup option.
Date 6/28/2013
Jennifer
I was originally grossed out by the idea, lets be honest, throwing all that stuff out just seemed so much easier, but the more I washed diapers, the more it seemed like I could wash some mama cloth too. Having been either pregnant or breast feeding since I got some, I haven't had a real cycle to try them out, but I love the "liners" for light days occasionally. It makes me feel so much fresher and comfortable than the old disposable kind!
Date 6/28/2013
Nicole Portillo
I have never tried them and only heard about them after entering the cloth diaper world. I would give these a try (over mama cloth) but my explanon (birth control rod) has stop my menstraul. :)
Date 6/28/2013
Cinnamon
I have wanted to try mama cloth for a while but justbhavent taken the leap. A friend of mine uses them and loves them!
Date 6/28/2013
Stephanie
How do you wash the pads/ clean the cup. I'm cloth diapering baby #2 now and enjoying this period free time while I nurse I've never thought about using a reusable product for myself before. I might try it out when my period comes back. It kinda grosses me out though!
Date 6/28/2013
Tara
I learned about mama cloth after cloth diapering my oldest. I figured she had a nice fluffy comfy butt, why couldn't I? I always hated disposables and was so happy to find something that would make that monthly visitor more comfortable for me and not such a hassle. Now my DD has options when she goes on her way way in the future, meanwhile, she has already claimed some of my nice comfy pads for hers. LOL I also really like the cups. Learning more about my body, I realize why tampons were a
Date 6/28/2013
Sally Galbraith
I haven't used these products before, but I like the idea.
Date 6/28/2013
Kim Hendricks
I only recently heard about these products & am currently pregnant, so it will be awhile before I get to try them. I am interested in trying the diva cup when my cycles resume. I'm not sure about the cloth pads yet.
Date 6/28/2013
Maggie
I used a Diva Cup on my NOLS course a few years ago, then stopped once I got home. Then I found out about cloth pads, and now I'm hooked! I'm planning on using cloth post partum pads with our second!
Date 6/28/2013
Aurora Pińa
I haven't try any cup, because I haven't decide yet which brand and size I would prefer, Still much to research. But, I'm decided to use mama cloth and a menstrual cup soon!.

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