Monday, April 28, 2014

Reusable Mama Cloth Pads for Incontinence, Menstruation, Postpartum (Review with Giveaway, Ends 05/13/14, US Only)

Disclosure: I received a free three pack of mama cloth in exchange for my honest opinion about them.
I was very excited when Peepods agreed to let me review their Mama cloth products. I have a couple of other brands of reusable menstrual products, but wasn't overly happy with my current mama cloth.
One of the first things I noticed with the Peepods pads was that they didn't have inserts like the other brand I have.  Don't get me wrong, inserts provide extra absorbency, but they are a pain to keep up with in the laundry. I was excited to not have the worry of keeping up with inserts, but wondered about the absorbency level of the Peepods.
I received the Peepods Period Pads in Espresso. Are the fabrics so pretty and feminine? Mine came in a set of three, although Peepods has since began selling a deluxe set of seven period pads which features some new kinds of fabric wings.
^This picture shows the bottom of the cloth pads. You can see the wings and the snap used to fasten them to my panties. In the other brand of cloth pads I have, under the snap is where the pocket for the inserts is located.
^This picture shows the top of the cloth pads. I like that they are a dark color to help hide the color of the menstrual blood.
I used my Peepods for three menstrual cycles, alternating with my menstrual cup as I normally do, but not using my regular brand of cloth pads. I have to say that I was very surprised at how absorbent the pads were without the inserts. In fact, they were even more absorbent. Plus, the Peepods have what reminds me of a PUL on a cloth diaper so I felt like the Peepods protected my clothing and sheets better than my other brand. Alternating the Peepods with my menstrual cup enabled the set of three to be the perfect amount of pads for my cycle. If you don't use a menstrual cup or if you have a very long or very heavy cycle, I would recommend that you purchase the set of seven or even a set of both the seven and the three.
Peepods also sells panty liners in a set of three and night pads that are good for overnight, heavy cycles or postpartum. Each set has several options for the wing fabric and/or the pad fabric.
Peepods has offered a discount code for you! Use coupon code: MYPEEPODS to save 10% off on the entire site.
Yes, mama cloth is more expensive upfront than disposable products. But there's two great things that come with that -
1. No more nasty chemicals on or in the most sensitive and delicate part of your body.
2. From the research that I have done, cloth pads have a life expectancy of five years or more. They totally pay for themselves within the first year.
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