This is a sponsored post about cloth pads, thanks to the Pink Lemonade Shop.
I have been reading about and learning about different options for women when it comes to their menstrual cycle for awhile, but haven’t been brave enough to try any of them yet. Going to MommyCon Chicago has taught me a lot about Menstrual Cups and really put me on the train of finding a more eco-friendly, green option with menstrual products. However, I did not feel like a cup would work for me. My fingers just don’t work well. I instead gave my sister my Diva Cups that I got from MommyCon 2017 and 2018 that she adores and loves.
I have poor dexterity in my hands and over the years have found that there are days when I cannot use a tampon because my fingers just won’t grip the string well enough for me to pull it out. Those days end in tears while I feel ashamed by the fact that I cannot get it out. I know that there have been times when I was stuck in the bathroom for over 10 minutes just trying to get a tampon out.
Finding a game changer with Pink Lemonade Shop’s Cloth Pads
Pink Lemonade Shop heard the struggle I was having and sent me 4 different pads to try out. I asked for a variety of different sizes so that I could sample them on days when I had a light flow, medium flow, heavy, and overnight. I will start this off by saying that you cannot get through a full week with just four pads unless you wash them at the end of each day. I personally do not have the time to wash them every day. I did however rinse them out after each use.
Caring for your cloth pads.
Caring for your cloth pads really isn’t difficult. My first cycle using the cloth pads I used one a day and supplemented with disposable pads that were already in my closet from years ago (I hadn’t had a cycle since getting pregnant with my son 3+ years ago). I chose to only wear them at home the first time because I did not know what to expect. The Pink Lemonade Cloth Pads feature wings with plastic snaps on them. I will admit that I had to break the snaps in before wearing the pads because the snaps were a but too stiff at first. I didn’t want to risk getting blood everywhere when I went to take them off.
After breaking in the snaps I had no real problems. When at home I can easily set the pad into the sink while I change it out and then rinse it and hang it to dry. I love just how easy it is to use and just how absorbent the pads really are. The pads are super easy to wash and care for. You can wash them on cool or warm and tumble dry in the dryer. You just don’t want to use bleach or fabric softener in the laundry with the cloth pads.
Building my cloth pad stash.
These four Pink Lemonade Shop cloth pads will be the start to my newly found love for cloth pads. They recommend between 20-15 pads for your stash though each person will know just how many pads they need to get them through their cycle. If you aren’t picky on fabric patterns then you can easily grab one or more of their cloth pad sets to help quickly build your cloth stash.