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June 15th, 2010, 02:06 AM
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Does anyone here use them? I am not sold on the comfort of the diva cup, but in the same way as sposie dipes, throwing these things in a land fill is not settling well with my conscience. I have been researching a bit online, but I was wondering if anyone had any sites/brands they liked? FYI: I tend to wear the "overnight" pads all day long and through the night through the duration of my period as I tend to bleed inconsistently but ofter heavily.
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June 15th, 2010, 03:25 AM
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I use both the diva and cloth pads. The diva cup is hit or miss comfort wise. It used to work great, but for some reason stopped working for me after my last miscarriage. I love cloth pads though! They are so comfortable, have great coverage, and save so much money. Even pregnant, i still use my pantyliners to deal with the lovely... drippings of pregnancy.

Homestead Emporium Online Shop

I find homestead emporium has the best selection when it comes to heavy pads. They have a variety of different types for whatever style you prefer. Pretty and comfy!
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June 15th, 2010, 04:16 AM
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I go back and forth between trying them. I really like my tampons.
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June 15th, 2010, 05:40 AM
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alice, where did you get your liners?

i love cloth pads too, i got mine off ebay.
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June 15th, 2010, 05:45 AM
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I LOVE mine!! I obviously don't need them right now, but I have switched to mama cloth liners and couldn't be happier. When AF comes to town I will be switching over to the real thing for sure!

I have some from here -

Happy Earth Creations Product Details

and here -

Home - GEM Cloth - Pads, Diapers & Family Reusables

Very reasonable prices and the velour/minky is SO very soft! Mine are very cute!
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June 15th, 2010, 06:15 AM
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i couldnt find liners on those pages heather, where did u get urs from?
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June 15th, 2010, 06:39 AM
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Both women made them for me, I'm pretty sure they are the same as a light pad!

my mama "fluff"

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June 15th, 2010, 06:58 AM
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oh they're so cute! yeah what i want is a REALLY REALLY light liner.... like i think i have some that are called liners but i use them as pads. hm maybe i can ask one of them to make what i want
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June 15th, 2010, 07:01 AM
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^ SO CUTE! Makes me want buy some more for my stash!

I also have issues with the diva cup...I like it but find it leaks and isnt comfortable sometimes. I got LunaPads as a backup (on my IUD, I had AF so heavy that I would leak through SUPER tampons, lol).

I LOVE my lunapads so far. They are really good for heavy flow days and I like that I can add extra liners if need be. They're a lot more comfy and not smelly like disposable pads!
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June 15th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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I got my really light liners from Australia. Shipping time is forever, but i really love them.
Obsidian Star

Her store is obsidian star. Unfotunatley it's sometimes hard to get things. She runs out of stock quickly.
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June 15th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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Thanks ladies. Af is just over this month but I am going to hopefully get at least a couple for next month. There will be a next month because I will be Oing while I'm with Morgan and Henry next week, far away from Michael.

Heather, your collection is pretty and wonderful!

Do you use a wetbag when you are out and need to change it? That might be awkward for a lady with no diaper bag.
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June 16th, 2010, 12:17 AM
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I have a large wallet sized bag in my purse. It's not even water proof, but i'm never had anything drip through it. Usually a pad will last me for an outing.
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June 16th, 2010, 04:52 AM
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Do you use a wetbag when you are out and need to change it? That might be awkward for a lady with no diaper bag.
When I bought my initial stash from lunapads, I purchased a super-cute wet bag from them as well. I really like it! It has two compartments. One for used and one for clean pads
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June 16th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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I use the Fresh Moon pads. I think the quality and construction is excellent and the price really cannot be beat. I order from Punkin Butt because they always have them on sale. Also, I get the all in ones for my pads and the simple liners for my liners. The 13" all in one is what I used for post-partum bleeding with Violet and will definitely work for heavy flow days.

Regarding Homestead Emporium, I used to have an entire stash made by her. Yes, her pads are as well made as Fresh Moon and they are even pretty to look at. Her prices are also higher and on top of that, I had an absolutely terrible customer service experience with her. Truly awful. What's worse is that when someone approached me about what happened and I gave a factual account including emails, P emailed me and instead of trying to smooth things over proceeded to tell me the whole mess was MY fault. Anyway, I'm a pretty understanding gal, but that really ruffled my feathers.

Also, for ladies who have heavy menstrual periods, you may find that switching to cloth and ditching disposable pads, tampons, etc will actually lighten your flow. The chemicals in the disposables actually draw out the blood instead of just absorbing it which for some women actually lengthens and intensifies their period.
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June 16th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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Also, for ladies who have menstrual periods, you may find that switching to cloth and ditching disposable pads, tampons, etc will actually lighten your flow. The chemicals in the disposables actually draw out the blood instead of just absorbing it which for some women actually lengthens and intensifies their period.
Wow! I wasn't aware of this! Actually...towards the end of having my IUD I switched to cloth and I actually remember my cycle seeming like it wasn't quite as heavy as usual!
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June 16th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Heather your pads are cutie I really like the little owl ones.

I really like tampons, there in and out and gone!
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Heather, those are really cute!
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