- New to cloth pads. Any recommendations or tips?
- awesome_12345 wrote in cloth_pads
- March 9th, 2016
Hello community! I haven't read much off of this community yet hence the title ;) so please forgive me if I've asked a question that's been asked over and over. Anyways, I was thinking about trying out cloth pads soon except I have no idea which to get and which are the most effective. So, to start out, I have a "normal" period and have been using the Always disposable pads and liners since I started my period ( about a year ago ;) ). I would like non fleece backed pads ( maybe some listings and descriptions of different backing would be nice! ) and 3 different pantyliners ( smaller ones, thiner ones, max absorbency et cetera ) along with 3 heavy pads, 2 light pads ( do I need these or should I just use pantyliners? ) and 3 regular absorbency cloth pads along with where to buy them ( I would like to be able to buy them on www.femininewear.com ). I'm probably asking way too much but I would appreciate it if you guys ( or should I say gals ) could help me out by listing some good brands and/or brands to stay away from. Ok well I think that wraps up my questions. Or maybe not. I am also planning to use menstrual cups and/or sea sponge tampons during the day ( with cloth pantyliners as backup ) and heavy/regular cloth pads during the night or when I feel like using cloth pads. Do you think 3 heavy and 3 regular with 3 liners and maybe 2 lights will be enough? Oh and one more concern: how do I care for the cloth pads ( what to use for washing/sterilizing? Also, how do you think I should approach my parents about this? My mom hasn't ever used anything other than disposables. Worst to worst, would being stuck with disposable pads be so bad? Thanks!