Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My 1sT ClOtH PaD PuRcHasE

This is my next step of being a GREEN monster mama.
I consider myself a successful devotee in breastfeeding and cloth diapering both of my kids, using reusable bags whenever I go shopping (ahakss no choice for Penangites. But kudos!!) and not using kitchen roll at home (I use cloth wipes).
Since I have stopped buying more CD (40 over CDs now and almost gained back all the money I spent for this), I would love to try cloth pad.
Initially, I was skeptical about this (samalaa masa mula try CD dulu :p), but I guess due to my friends (whom I never meet IRL) have given good reviews/feedback on this, why not just give it a try.

So here is my first cloth pad purchace from BabySnowdrop.
All are Heavy Stream.
When I first had it, I was like "WHOAAA so enormous!! Besarnya!!!" <--exaggerating sikit.
I guess that is why it is suitable for heavy period phase.
Cantikkan..the workmanship is superb!!
Those prints are designer prints...deeeellllllllliicouss!!


:-- leaking..leaking leaking.... may be because of the the design the stitches that hold the soaker piece to the wing allows the menstrual blood to sip through it.
:- when i compare the stitching quality with other brand (which i bought after i had this snowdrop cloth pad), the workmanship is is no good at all.. bisky bosky and mamapatch are waaayyy much better.

Advantages of cloth pad from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloth_menstrual_pad

  • Cloth menstrual pads are environmentally friendly and do not contribute to landfill as they are reusable and do not come in or contain plastic packaging. When cloth menstrual pads wear out (after years of use), those made from natural materials can be composted whereas disposable sanitary napkins made from synthetic materials cannot be recycled or composted.[13] Fewer chemicals are used in the cloth compared to disposable menstrual products. They create less overall waste compared to disposable menstrual products as they can be made from reused materials, including old pillow cases and towels.[14] Some cloth pads use hemp as the absorbent core which is more environmentally friendly to grow when compared with cotton or wood pulp.[15] Organic options, such as pads made of organic cotton grown without pesticides and chemicals, are available.
  • In the long term, it is less expensive to buy and produce cloth menstrual pads compared to disposable menstrual products. They can be made by hand for little or no cost.
  • Cloth menstrual pads are highly customizable.
  • While less convenient than disposables, they are still convenient as they can simply be cleaned in the washing machine.[16]
  • Cloth menstrual pads are less likely to cause rashes, contact dermatitis, as well as helping women afflicted with certain types of vaginitis. Women with sensitive skin and allergies may find cloth pads to be more comfortable against their skin, particularly cloth pads made of undyed organic cotton. They do not use adhesive.
  • Cloth menstrual pads reduce the scent of menstrual blood on the cloth pad. As they are more breathable than the average disposable sanitary pads, they carry less odor.
  • Cloth menstrual pads, like all menstrual pads, remove the risk of TSS associated with tampons.
Some cloth pad makers run or donate a portion of their proceeds to programs that provide reusable feminine hygiene products to women in developing countries so that they can continue to go to school or work while menstruating.[17]

Jom ramai2 tukar ke cloth pad!!

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