It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while but I’ve been scared. I was one of those, dare I say it….tampon users! Ekkk!! I had been wanting to go green in the area of my periods and postpartum bleeding but I just wasn’t sure about it. Honestly, it kinda grossed me out. But, when I really thought about it, it wasn’t must different that removing a bloody tampon and wrapping it in something, right? Well, other than the awesome fact that it’s so much more eco-friendly!
Over the past year, the company I’ve heard the most about with mama cloth has been Pink Lemonade. I’ve often looked at their site and really wanted to try their beauties, but I kept putting it off. I finally decided that I would make the switch right after Annie’s birth and use cloth postpartum pads. I received three cloth pads from Pink Lemonade for review, including the following:
- 8″ Pink Magic Minky Light Pad with Fleece Back
- 9″ Day Pad in Purple Floral Minky with Fleece Back
- 13″ Hand Dyed Bamboo Velour Post Partum Pad with Fleece Back
I didn’t want to get all postpartum pads because I wasn’t sure how my postpartum bleeding would be. In the past it’s been light, plus I wanted to be able to use these for my regular menstrual cycles once they return. When I received the cloth menstrual pads from Pink Lemonade in the mail I was mesmerized! They are absolutely gorgeous and incredibly soft!!! Who wouldn’t want to use these? I mean, seriously…they look amazing!!!
Pink Lemonade strives to make quality hand made cloth menstrual pads (AKA Mama Cloth) suitable for women and moms everywhere. Their cloth menstrual pads are available in a variety of sizes from 6 inch Mini Pantyliners to 13 inch Postpartum Pads. They also offer Nursing Pads and a variety of accessories too! Sounds like they have everything covered, doesn’t it!?
I found that I loved each of the ones I received for various reasons. The 13″ postpartum pad for just that – postpartum times. It has incredible coverage and I found myself wishing I had more for this time. The 9″ day pad was my absolute favorite. Although my periods havn’t fully returned yet, I found this to be the most comfortable fit and I did use it on mid- lighter postpartum days. The 8″ light pad is perfect for many, many things. It’s one of those perfect cloth menstrual pads for light days and for us postpartum mamas who sneeze and have slight issues…if you know what I mean. 😉
When I received these gorgeous pads, I simply washed them once. After using each pad, I rinse with cold water. Since we cloth diaper part time as well and have a diaper sprayer hooked up it’s rather easy to rinse using the sprayer. I then store each rinsed pad in a small wet bag until laundry day. Laundry day arrives (I try to wash every other day) and I toss these beauties in with our cloth diapers. Yes, it’s THAT easy! I have a few friends who wash them with towels, too, but since we typically have cloth diapers to wash it works out well that I wash ours together.
Overall, as hesitant as I was (early on) about trying cloth menstrual pads, I am thrilled with the outcome. I fell in love with the softness, beauty and the ease of using Pink Lemonade products. It feels INCREDIBLE to not throw pads or tampons in the trash. I love that I can reuse these pretties, feel great about it and contribute yet another small piece to saving the planet! 😉
Purchase: You can purchase your own Pink Lemonade products from their website. Also, watch their Facebook page for sales!