As a cloth diaper blogger, it’s hard to miss the growing trend of cloth menstrual pads. All the mommy bloggers have gone green! I’ll admit that I’m pretty late to the party, but the time has finally arrived! A few months back I attended the Calgary Great Cloth Diaper Change and got a coupon in my bag to try a free menstrual pad. I lost the coupon before I remembered to go online and request my pad! So a few weeks later, I went online to Lunapads.com and found their free pad offer. For Canada Day, I caught a sale at Cloth Diaper Kids and bought 2 sets of Pink Daisy pads.
I have them all washed and ready in a gorgeous GroVia wetbag in the June & January “Ballot” print. This print is to die for, FYI. The nice thing about greening your period with cloth pads is that you get to spoil yourself with a wetbag and some mini bags, guilt free. Because you NEED them for your period! Cue partners everywhere saying “okay, okay” and backing away slowly with their hands up. No? Just mine?
So, I’m ready to go and anxiously awaiting my period. You read that right: a person actually anxiously awaiting their period – total shocker, I know! I’ll do a thorough blog post documenting my experiences with cloth pads, but for now let’s go over my starter stash!
My Cloth Pad Stash so far
I plan to add to this over time, while I’m using up the last of my disposable pads currently under my bathroom sink.
- 3 Medium Pink Daisy Cloth Pads
- 3 Large Pink Daisy cloth pads
- 1 Lunapads Maxi Pad
- 1 GroVia Wetbag
- 1 Applecheeks Minizip
My thoughts are to store my clean pads in a basket in my bathroom, and keep the GroVia wetbag snapped to my towel rod for used pads waiting to be laundered. I will be throwing them in with my cloth diaper laundry, but many cloth pad users just toss them in with their regular laundry. I’ve read that stains can be prevented with cold water soaks before washing- however I’ve never really cared about stains even with my cloth diapers, so as long as the pads are clean I’ll be happy.
For on the go my Applecheeks Minizip will suffice! I won this limited edition and super cute Black minizip back at the 2015 Calgary Great Cloth Diaper Change.
How They Look and Feel
I really like the idea of the Athletic Wicking Jersey on the Pink Daisy pads. They all don’t seem overly think, which is nice, so I don’t believe bulkiness will be an issue. All three types are backed with PUL, although the Lunapads have a more cotton feel to the back layer. I believe they will probably slide around less because of that. I can’t give to much of an impression other than I’m very excited. Both brands feel like good quality materials and represent a lower (Pink Daisy) and higher (lunapads) pricepoint.
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