I am sure the title of this post alone is a little uncomfortable, especially for my male readers (all 2 of you, one being my husband). It was probably inevitable, since I don’t like disposable diapers, that the products I use for my lady needs bother me just as much from an environmental standpoint.
At BlogHer 2010, I received a good supply of Lunapads from the Lunapads ladies, but I failed to adopt using them regularly because I only had enough for 1-2 days. While I wash my diaper laundry every-other-day, I do not wash my own laundry that often. Maybe once a week? I bought more, but after investing almost $50 I still didn’t have enough to go between washes. I slipped back into using disposable liners, but I did have the decency to feel bad about it.
This year at BlogHer 2011, I received more “mama cloth”, as cloth menstrual pads are often called (although you don’t have to be a mother to use it, so I feel like that is discriminatory and I don’t use that phrase much), and I decided to give it another try. The Charlie Banana and The Willow Store liners that I got this year are significantly easier to use because they don’t have multiple pieces like the Lunapads.
I ended up with about 8 extra Lunapads inserts and decided to buy some flannel myself and make backings and some very light liners. I don’t have a serger so I just had to do a good zigzag and allow the edges to fray on their own somewhat.
The hardest part was attaching the snaps with a hammer and this little blue tool thingy I got from the fabric store…
But I did finally get it figured out.
So, I’m going to give it a try on a day-to-day basis and see how it goes…
How about you? Have you made the switch or are you thinking about it? Any advice or questions?