03-16-2011, 10:58 PM
Really thinking about PP bleeding and what works best. I'm tempted to just buy more sposie pads and be done. Quicker, faster, blah blah blah... BUT then I think about the long term savings, the health and environment factors, and, well, I have a very small stash as it is. I can definitely use some more.
So... what would you recommend? Anyone try the MOEs? Or should I try the DivaCup? Or is PP not a good time to be playing around with something like that? I would like to try it though.
I totally don't know how to sew, so that's that's not even a consideration. ;-)
03-16-2011, 11:10 PM
only an insane person would use divacup PP. it'll be too sore down there to mess with it. If you can't have sex, you don't want to be using divacup, lol. it's uncomfortable enough to insert without additional pain.
Cloth (or disposable) is the only way to go.
you might not know how to sew but, really it's not complicated to cut a few "pad shaped" pieces of flannel and sew a hem (even by hand), even if it looks terrible basically the hem only has to hold up through the washing machine, it's not like anyone is taking a trip "down under" to check your sewing skills, yk? perfect time to practice. lol
03-17-2011, 04:13 PM
LOL! [rofl] Thaaaat's pretty much what I figured regarding the DivaCup. You are so funny though! :)
Uuuuhhhhhh... I guess I can think about picking up a needle and thread... it's just... I'm clueless! ;-)
03-18-2011, 11:50 AM
I purchased a few cloth pads from lunapads and a shop on etsy. They both worked great and I am so glad I switched. I am torn about using cloth pp. They are way comfier and I really like them better for regular periods, I am not sure if I want to add another thing to wash that first week with a newborn. Dh is great and super helpful, usually doing the laundry with a new little buddy, but just can not ask that of him. :shock: :-D
If you use cloth pp, please share.. I have been torn about using cloth dipes the first week too, but maybe I should just jump in.
I bought the divacup and a bunch of pads on sale at luna
and then pantyliners from this site
03-18-2011, 01:57 PM
Yeah, I'm still thinking about it. Part of my hesitation is that my mom will be here and I think she'll be really, *REALLY* grossed out by the mama cloth. LOL. So I might wait one week or so (until she goes home) and then my flow will be lighter and I'll be up for doing more.
And I'm pretty sure we'll jump right in with the dipes. Don't think it takes anything different with the meconium... better read up on that. We'll take and use the dipes from the hospital but I have no intention of buying any. My mom might though. She did with Grace. That's fine. But yeah... I'll definitely let you know how it goes. :)
Thanks for the recs! :)
03-19-2011, 09:00 PM
I don't sew very well but I found a great pad tutorial. I made a thread on my tutorial and also a thread with pics of my pads awhile back.
When I have another babe, I'm guessing that I'll maybe start out with sposies for the really heavy stuff and then when it gets lighter switch to my cloth. I have a great stash of cloth pads, but the first couple of days are pretty heavy.
Eeek, just talking about postpartum stuff is ramping up my baby fever....says to self, must wait a few more months. :D [rofl]