I may not look very crunchy (maybe you think I do! lol) But I’m pretty crunchy at heart, so crunchy in fact that I have a little secret that I am going to share with you! As long as you promise not to laugh. Well, okay, I don’t care if you laugh, just don’t laugh so loud that I can hear you through the computer! Are you ready?
I use cloth pads.
There I said it. I’m not really ashamed or anything and if we were talking in real life I would be happy to wax on about all the benefits and awesomeness of cloth pads, it just feels weird to write about.
I started using them about 5 years ago after reading a post by another blogger out there. She’s not blogging anymore so I can’t share that post with you. There is a lot of information out there in internet-land about cloth pads, free patterns too! I just made up my own pattern after using a few that I found on-line.
Over the weekend I made some new pads. Mine were losing their softness and I didn’t have quite enough to last through a whole cycle.
Personally, I’ll never go back to using disposables and here’s why:
- Soft and comfy.
- The chemicals in disposable pads actually pull blood out of your body, cloth pads make your period lighter.
- CHEAP! If you make them yourself. I think they are expensive if you buy them, but if you can’t sew it’s still worth it to make the switch. Besides, I’ve been watching the price of disposables go up anyway.
- Very “green.” If you care about that sort of thing. I just hate throwing stuff away.
I’m sure there are more reasons and you’ll find them if you do a little search on the subject.
So that’s my crunchy little secret. I wonder, are there any other cloth pad wearers out there? Don’t be shy, share your secret with us!!