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by usmom3
BJ
June 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Feminine product do you use? I am shopping for cloth pads (but am open to hearing about diva cups & sea sponges too) because the more I read of the damage the disposables do to our bodies the more I don't want them to touch mine or my daughters(when she starts her period that is) bodies. I don't know anyone personally that uses anything different so I come to all of you wise & open minded women that I respect to see what you might know on the subject.

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  • TJandKarasMom
    June 14, 2013 at 9:58 PM
    I really never put much thought into feminine products being bad for us! I just use the regular disposable stuff that I'm guessing is all full of chemicals and horrible for us! I will watch your post for more input from the rest of the group!
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    June 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    I never thought about it ether until information about it started popping up with homeschooling & natural living stuff I was looking at. I have learned that the disposable stuff has chemicals & are made of materials that can cause cancer. I also learned that if you have very heavy flows & sever cramping that it could be the products & whats in them causing some of it.

    Quoting TJandKarasMom:

    I really never put much thought into feminine products being bad for us! I just use the regular disposable stuff that I'm guessing is all full of chemicals and horrible for us! I will watch your post for more input from the rest of the group!


  • SarahNElijah
    June 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM
    I use cloth! They are so comfy, and since starting to use them, I never get cramps anymore! :-)
  • Bluecalm
    June 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Interesting how things go full circle. My grandmother told me she used rags.

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    June 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    What brand/kind do you use or do you make your own?

    Quoting SarahNElijah:

    I use cloth! They are so comfy, and since starting to use them, I never get cramps anymore! :-)


  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    June 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I know I remember the story's My mom told me about the old kind of disposables that had straps that you had to use before they made the sticky backed kind.

    Quoting Bluecalm:

    Interesting how things go full circle. My grandmother told me she used rags.


  • irvinehiker
    June 14, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    I use disposables but the Seventh Generation brand.  They are chlorine free and made with natural cotton.  I like having something more natural on hand especially for my dd.  I've always wanted to try a diva cup, but the price holds me back.  Of course the cost wouldn't be a factor if I knew it would work well.  (for me)

  • SarahNElijah
    June 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM
    I bought them from one of the moms in 'Cuties With Cloth Booties', the cloth diapering group on here, but she no longer sells anything.. (It's been 4 years!!) Some of the other moms in that group sell them though!

    Quoting usmom3:

    What brand/kind do you use or do you make your own?

    Quoting SarahNElijah:

    I use cloth! They are so comfy, and since starting to use them, I never get cramps anymore! :-)


  • irvinehiker
    June 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    I remember my mom talking about this!  She said it was all the rage when "beltless pads" became  available.  

    Quoting usmom3:

    I know I remember the story's My mom told me about the old kind of disposables that had straps that you had to use before they made the sticky backed kind.

    Quoting Bluecalm:

    Interesting how things go full circle. My grandmother told me she used rags.



  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    June 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM


    Quoting irvinehiker:

    I use disposables but the Seventh Generation brand.  They are chlorine free and made with natural cotton.  I like having something more natural on hand especially for my dd.  I've always wanted to try a diva cup, but the price holds me back.  Of course the cost wouldn't be a factor if I knew it would work well.  (for me)

    I am leery of the price too. At my Wal-mart they have these things called soft cups that are like them but disposable & you get 14 to a box for under $6. I got a box but have only tried one at the end of my last period so not much experience yet.

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