I Love Cloth Pads!

by Che-Cheh on October 6, 2009 9,294 views

in Lifestyle


I was first introduced to cloth pads by Jam during mid of last year. You can read his post about Cloth Pads VS Sanitary Napkins here.

My initial reactions were EEKKK & GROSS! Read the first comment on that post and you will know how I felt at that time. The thing is I don’t wash my underwear hehe… that’s why I feel URGGHH reading that post.

While Jam post has instill me the awareness of cloth pads, it was Dawn’s post on trying out cloth pads that prompted me to make ‘the’ move.

However it took me a year later to gather up the courage to embark on the cloth pads journey (because I still feel EEEK during that 1 year time hahaha).

My plan was to try out a couple of cloth pads and see how it goes. That was back in July this year. I ordered a bundle with 9 pieces in total ranging from light to heavy flow cloth pads from New Moon Pads. And I received it just in time for my monthly ‘best friend’. Thank you so much Renee.

I can’t tell you how amazed I am by the absorbency level. And the best thing is no smell at all. It is very refreshing and comfortable too. I decide there’s no turning back to sanitary pads. Boo hoo to sanitary pads.

However I have leakage problem at both side of my underwear during the high flow & night time. So I ordered 2 ultra absorbency cloth pads again from Renee (taking advantage of the free shipping promotion hehe).

Cloth Pads

This is my cloth pads collection. Hahaha

Remember my EEEkiness feeling on washing cloth pads? Well I don’t feel EEEky at all when I’m actually doing the washing. Thoughts are just ego. I put the cloth pads in a dry pail. When I’m ready to wash, I soak it with cold water & mild detergent for 1/2 hour or so. By then all the unpleasant ‘thingy’ will be gone. I just need to scrub a little by hand. Btw, the absorbency level is so high that I’m amazed at how much blood I can wring out during the washing of a high absorbency type cloth pads. After wash I hang them dry in the bathroom. Hehe

Oh and my mom would not let me use the washing machine. But I’m going to let her let me wash my cloth pads with the machine someday. I’m using more water with hand washing you see.

And because of the high absorbency, I basically don’t need to change while I’m on the road. And if I do, I bring a small ziploc bag to keep the used cloth pad. Simple & easy.

Just the other day I injured my finger and as a result I couldn’t wash the cloth pads. So I revert to sanitary pad temporary (just 1 day). The uncomfortable feeling is so major. I felt like puking for using sanitary pad. Ewwwww to the yucky smell!!!

Here are the reasons why I decide to make the prominent move from sanitary pads to cloth pads:
1. I can’t bear the sickening smell of sanitary pads any longer. They stinks!
2. I hate the stickiness & non-breathable feeling at the ‘bottom’.
3. Save the environment!!! *a sanitary pad takes approximately 500 years to biodegrade partially!!!

Here are some disturbing facts about sanitary pads:
1. Take a pack of your sanitary pads and try to look for the ingredients used. NONE right? Isn’t that scary? We’ve no idea what ingredients/chemicals are used.

2. The intoxicating smell that I thought were blood is actually chemical smell.

The price of cloth pads may be on the high side but in the long run you’re actually saving more money because you don’t have to buy new cloth pads every month or year. Unless of course you’re looking for new pattern & design. For myself, I’m happy with what I have currently but I will order new cloth pads from other shops to try out.

So yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE CLOTH PADS!!!

This is not a sponsored post. This is an awareness post with the hopes of helping women & saving our earth for a better tomorrow. I hope this post will change your view on using cloth pads. Try it yourself and I guarantee you will not look back at sanitary pads anymore.

Oh by the by, I still don’t wash my underwear. Hehe

p/s: I’ve not figured out how to wash cloth pads during traveling. Hmm how ar? Bring a pail Any idea?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

jam October 6, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Thanks for the link up. Congratulations on finally conquering your eekness towards cloth pads! :applause:

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Angie Tan October 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Olden days ppl used to use cloth pads… :-)

Ok.. Got to admit-la, this is a bit of eeek post. ;-)

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Che-Cheh October 6, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Jam, yup yup tak sangka I conquer it. Kekeke

Angie Tan, ya ya olden days ppl like my grandma used to wear cloth pads. My mom during her younger days wear cloth pad with newspaper. :grin: Remember to try it ya. No more EEEK EEK after that. Hehe

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Dawn October 6, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Yeh!! Congrats, girl! Yes, I will never go back to disposables anymore. yeah, and thanks for the link up! I brought along my cloth pads on my vacation, but then, my body clock went haywire. No period for the whole month. If I could use the pads while on vacation, I would rinse them off and soak in the sink. wash the sink off and then soak, wash and wash the sink off again. that was my intentions.

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foongpc October 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Really that good? Maybe I should introduce to all my female friends! :grin:

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Che-Cheh October 6, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Dawn, I’m glad I make that move. And thank you for the inspiring post. :smile: I do hope that my body clock will go haywire during vacation. That way I don’t have to worry about my ‘best friend’. kekeke

Foongpc, Yup REALLY THAT GOOD!!!!!!! Please ask your female friends to try it ya. We have 2 very satisfied users. Dawn and me. :grin:

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tekkaus October 7, 2009 at 5:36 am

Cloth pads? Now this is my first time knowing about it. :p

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miche October 7, 2009 at 7:55 am

i just bought 2 pcs for trial from http://www.mamapatch.com. gonna try next menstrual cycle. if i am as satisfied as you, gonna dig up my cotton cloth and get my mom to sew for me. hehehe…save money. :P

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Che-Cheh October 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

Tekkaus, recommend cloth pads to your wifey ya.

Miche, hope you like it. Different store will use different material for the cloth pads so the comfort & good level might be vary. I wish I know how to make my own so that I don’t have to buy. Haha

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Cecil Lee October 7, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Am I supposed to comment this as a guy? This is my first time hearing this pad cloth thingy. What a shame, I thought I know all the girl stuffs haha… It’s new to me :kowtow:

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Che-Cheh October 7, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Cecil Lee, well now that you know about it you can tell your wife lo. I’m not sure what her sentiments are with sanitary pads but I can tell you cloth pads is the most comfy. :smile:

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xin October 12, 2009 at 10:02 am

ahhh!!! this is the thing that i have been researching for months and still havent got the guts tot try. REALLY not gross washing it?

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Che-Cheh October 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Xin, Oh really? Well you gotta try then. REALLY NO EEKK EEKK AT ALL. :grin:

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