Environmenstrual Cloth Pad’s Review #MamasBabe

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Making the switch to cloth pads has been so amazing. I don’t know why I had not done this any sooner. Having great cloth pads to make the switch with makes it, that much easier. Environmenstrual cloth pads have been in my stash since having my son just recently. I knew I would need some heavy-duty pads for postpartum. Rachel sent over these two beautiful pads for me to try out. It was just love at first sight her pads where the second pads I had seen and felt and they were simply amazing.

Sizes Available: Mini Regular|Midi Regular|Maxi Regular|Overnight/Heavy Regular|Maxi Super|Overnight/Heavy Super | Postpartum /Overnight| G-string

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Topped: Bamboo Valour, Bamboo Terry (as shown on picture) but there is also Microfleece, flannel, suadecloth, cotton.

Inner Core (absorbent layers): bamboo fleece

Backing (waterproof layer): hidden breathable PUL

Absorbency: I started using my Environmenstrual pads, right after having my son, so as many of you may know your period sometimes (not all the time) is heavy right after having a little one. In my case it was heavy. I used these pads for daytime and night use. Both times these pads worked amazing. They held up great for about 3 hours (I change my pad every-time I go to the restroom) without any leaks or stain on my underwear. The pads are also thin yet still very absorbent.

Workmanship : Rachel pays great attention to detail, her cloth pads are high quality. She uses nothing but the best quality materials to ensure they are practical, durable and as natural and environmentally friendly as possible. These pads are so perfect they look store-bought.

Style|Fit : The style of the pads I reviewed are flared at the front and back. The fit of these pads is great the flared part of the pad make it have the extra coverage. Not sure if you ladies can relate but when laying down for a nap or to sleep sometimes our flow tends to just rise up, so having that extra coverage in the back or front is awesome and helps prevent any accidents. The fabric choices are so soft against your skin you seriously don’t even notice you have a pad on.

My Stats:

25 years old| 170 lbs | 5’5

Overall: I love Environmenstrual cloth pads I have these two in my stash and will be adding some more very soon, I just need to make sure I will have a period while breastfeeding my son. I am told that some woman’s period stops while breastfeeding so I want to see if that’s the case for me or not before I go crazy on my new-found addiction of cloth pads. 😉 The quality and workmanship of these pads are just flawless. You will not be disappointed, the one and only thing I did notice is that, these pads do tend to stain easier than others I have. I believe it can be due to the material being used. So I would highly recommend rinsing as soon as possible and rubbing some buncha farm stick on it to prevent any staining and having a flawless pad for a while. I also have to say that they are not at all noticeable, they are comfy and conform to you body. These cloth pads are a little more on the higher priced pads for the fact that Rachel is in Australia. If you live there then it’s amazing, but if you live anywhere else the shipping can be a bit much, I will say that her pads are worth the price. Rachel offers such cute prints you wont be able to just choose one. Your package will come with a care instructions card along with a cute magnet which is my total favorite I have it on my dryer.dryer

Care Instructions : Per Environmenstrual

To keep pads fresh and stain free, rinse in cold water after use and rub a little “Sunlight” or “Sard” laundry soap on any remaining visible marks. Cold or warm (<40 degrees celcius) machine wash with your next load of laundry (before pad dries out!!!). Please don’t soak pads or use fabric softeners or bleach on your pads. Occassionally you can add a lidful of oxy soaker to the wash if pads need a freshen up.
Ultra violet light is a great natural sanitser and line drying without delay, in direct sunlight, will help keep your pads fresh and odour free. A occassional warm tumble dry is ok but keep to a minimum as the hidden PUL layer may perish with constant tumble drying.

Environmenstrual Cloth Pad’s will be offering super cute pack of pads for our “Mamas got a brand new babe Event” ENTER HERE.

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Eco-Owl by Netta Cloth Pads Review #MamasBabe

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Since making the switch to cloth pads, everything just seems to be going very easy. As though I’ve been doing this forever. It amazes me to know how easy this has been. I can’t believe I had not done this any sooner. I can now understand other ladies and their addictions to cloth pads. I find myself stalking cloth pad stores and their sales, I think I’m becoming addicted to cloth pads something like my addiction to cloth diapers 🙂

Eco-Owl by Netta cloth pads are some of my new addiction, these cloth pads are made by an awesome WAHM with two beautiful little girls. That enjoys to sew cloth pads. Here is a little bit more about her.

“My name is Benetta. I’m a Texas girl, mom and a wife, I love to sew, knit, coffee, fabric ,friends, Church, cooking, cleaning, vintage goodies and being a stay at home mom. My mom taught me to sew at a young age and I have always loved it. Okay so I have always been allergic to disposable pads and didn’t know why you might be surprised to learn that there are many chemicals in those plastic and paper products, and we just don’t know what those chemicals do when they are absorbed into our bodies. Those products are in close contact with some of our most sensitive tissues for about 1/4 of our lives during the menstrual years. I knew there had to be a better way. So when I heard about cloth menstrual pads I was intrigued but kind of grossed out. I couldn’t imagine how comfortable they would be and it seemed like a lot of trouble to wash them–but I was really sick of the sweaty, itchy, chafing disposable pads and the real discomfort. So I did some research then I pulled out my machine and made me one to try and loved it no itching and chafing and washing was not gross at all!! So I said to myself, more woman need to know about this so I started making them trying to come up with my own pattern after much testing and tweaking I did and I love it and that’s how I got started with my little cloth pad boutique and I like that I can help others too!!”

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Sizes Available: 

Light Liners: 8″|10″

Regular Pads: 8″|10″|12″|14″ Snapped Pads measure at 2.5 inches across at the center (except 14″ which has two snaps first snap measures at 2.75 second measures at 2.5)

 

Eco-Owl Facts:

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Topped: Quilters cotton or flannel.

Inner Core (absorbent layers): Cotton Terry

Backing (waterproof layer): anti-pill fleece

Pads are Turn and Top Stitched and secured with a metal snap.

 Absorbency : I have two size 10″ pads, one which is regular for moderate flow and another with an extra layer of absorbency both pads have been my “go to” pads. I’ve been using these during the day and let me just say they are amazing. I have gone 2-3 hours without changing them and they have held up great, no leaks, no shifting no problems. (Keep in mind that my period has been heavy due to having a baby recently.)The 14″ and 12″ pads I used for overnight. I have to say these are totally amazing the absorbency truly amazed me. I did not change my pad overnight until the morning, I woke up, no leaks what so ever.

Workmanship : Netta is always striving to bring nothing but the best to her shop, she pays attention to detail. The workmanship of her pads are impeccable from the placement of her snaps to the stitching.

Style|Fit : Eco- Owl pads have a unique flare to them. This look helps with coverage and it totally conforms to your body. The fit is amazing both in the front and back, I have used these pads with tight leggings and jeans and asked my mother if she could notice my pad her response was ” I can’t even see it”. I have not experienced shifting or bunching at all. I love all the sizes, I believe they all suite me well. As far as trimness I think compared to disposables they are thicker of course but the thickness also brings comfortability. If my mom wasn’t able to notice it through my leggings then I would have to say they are trim enough to not be noticed 🙂

My Stats: 

25 years old| 170 lbs | 5’5

Not to mention Netta is always adding new fabric to her shop she has such cute, modern, and whimsical fabric choices. Picking fabric will be the hardest thing you have to do 🙂

Overall: I absolutely love my Eco-Owl pads. It was definitely love at first sight 🙂 I placed an order with Netta before even reviewing them I guess I just had a feeling I would like them. I ended up loving them so much I have a few more coming my way along with a super cute bag 🙂 Netta is such an amazing person, she offers amazing customer service her products speak for themselves. Prices are totally affordable you just cant beat that !! Netta makes cloth pads, wet bags, pad wrappers, lip stick holders and recently added a super cute cloth pad key chain to her shop be sure to stop by and “LIKE” her page and see all her beautiful creations.

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Care Instructions : (Netta’s Recommendation, this is exactly how I care for my pads as well.)Pad care is easy! After use, I recommend rinsing your pad until the water runs clear. I like to use Buncha farmers stain stick just rub on when rinsing. Store your pad until wash time in a wetbag or container (be sure to store them in an open topped container or wash them in a timely manner to avoid mildew). When you are ready to wash your pads, you may want to run a pre-rinse cycle. After that, wash them on low or warm. Tumble dry on low or air dry.

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Why use Cloth Menstrual Pads?
Benefits and so much more.. {Part. 1}

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Why use Cloth Menstrual Pads ?

  • Eco-Friendly  
  • Money Saver
  • No toxic chemicals on your skin
  • Cloth Pads are way more comfortable
  • Cloth Pads will not chafe or irritate your skin
  • They come in different shapes, sizes, absorbencies according to your bodies shape and flow.
  • Cloth Pads don’t trap moisture and sweat
  • No odor (chemicals in disposable pads cause odor)
  • Not to mention super cute fabric choices and materials (you ladies know exactly what I’m talking about!)
  • You don’t ever  have to send your spouse/mom/sister/friend to the store to get you pads and have to worry if they will get you the correct ones. (I know you can all relate to this one right ??)
  • Some say that it can also reduce cramping

Have you heard that using a natural product after childbirth actually speeds up post partum healing? I read it in a few places and thought that was great! It only makes sense that using the disposables against a delicate injured area would slow down healing but I hadnt thought of it before. – Nicole from Mama Kloth 

How many Cloth Pads will I need ? Best way to determine this will be keeping track of how many disposable pads you go through within a day. Once you get a number multiply it by two, this is if you wash every other day. The amount of cloth pads you have will determine how often you will have to wash. Also keeping in mind that the more cloth pads you have the less wear you will have on each one and will last longer same concept with cloth diapers. I’m currently not sure how many cloth pads I myself will be going through so once I know I will update you all on my numbers and take a photo of my stash.

How do you care for Cloth Pads ? Since cloth is nothing new in our family. Due to cloth diapering my son I have a good concept of how I will go about keeping my cloth pads nice and fresh. I plan on doing these steps.

  • Rinse in cold water after use, till water runs clear
  • If stained ( I will be using Buncha Farm stick on it)
  • Toss pad(s) in a wetbag until wash day. (be sure to wash pads in a timely manner to avoid mildew)
  • Fluff Laundry Day:
  1. Run a pre-rinse cycle on cold (no detergent)
  2. Wash them on low or warm using an eco-friendly detergent (ex. Rockin Green, Femme Rock)
  3. Tumble dry on low or air dry on my DIY indoor clothes line.
  4. After they are fully dry, put them away in my cute basket and wait till my next cycle.

There will be more information in Part 2 (traveling with cloth pads, what materials you will need to start using cloth pads) so please stay tuned… 

 You can also reference to my Cloth Pad Q&A Post 

 

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