This is the first post in my Mama Cloth series. You can find out why I'm blogging about them here.
**Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you're not interested, please skip this post!
I did it. I went an entire cycle using only cloth and no disposable products… and I'm getting ready to do it again! Although I am dreading it, I mean really – who enjoys the monthly visitor – I don't dread buying disposable products and throwing money out with the trash!
I really encourage anyone who is on the fence about using cloth pads to try them out. You can always start with a panty liner or two and see how it goes from there.
For the most part, my first cycle with all cloth went fine. I don't have a gigantic stash of pads so I had to wash every other day, but that's recommended anyways for sanitary reasons.
It was no big deal for me to use the cloth pads when I was outside of the house. They wrap and snap nicely to fit easily into a purse, or the diaper bag in my case, and I took along a very small wet/dry bag to keep them in.
Overall, they are pretty comfortable. They are bulky, but not as bulky as you might think – probably as much as disposable pads. If you have previously been using tampons, getting used to cloth pads will definitely be a little more work, but definitely worth it.
In my next post in the Mama Cloth Series, we'll be discussing how to care for them: Prep, Laundry Routines, Storage, and more!