Home made sanitary pads

Old 08-11-2010, 01:22 PM
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I know it probaly seems gross, but I use them. Its an environmental choice for me, plus they really are more comfy!
And frugal! Isnt hard to make them, and just use yours scraps of flannel, lol! Course, I am not married and have my own bathroom, so no one really knows!
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:23 PM
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I know several young woman who use them and LOVE them. There is soemthing in the absorbant material in disposable pads that make you bleed heavier, or so I have been told. The girls I know said they buy flannel shirts from the thrift store for less the $1 each and make them with that fabric. They like the dark color since they don't show up the stains. Some have a little pocket to add extra batting other say they have different thickness pads. They said about a dozen is a good number. They are expensive if you buy them but they cost penneys to make yourself. A blog I follow said she has had hers for several years and she is now going to make new ones. They do save lots of money. I wish I would have had them when I was younger think of all the fabric I could have bought with the money I saved.
There are also reusable tampons. They are made with 100% cotton yarn and crocheted. I am sure if you google it you can find directions for them.

I was going to suggest hillbilly housewife too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:25 PM
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My daughter is VERY environmentally friendly. No, she's not a treehugger, but she likes to save/recycle or whatever whenever possible. She uses cloth diapers for the babies and neither one of them has had a bit of diaper rash. She'll put a disposable on them if traveling for the day, but other than that, it's cloth, cloth, cloth.

She's thinking she want's to do this, but unsure of it all. She says she could toss them in the diaper pail with the diapers, which is usually always full. Yes, she hangs it all out to dry too, but neighbors don't care, they love the babies.

Yes Patrice...I said the EW thing too, but....oh well....sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. This will also save her a bit of money too, I think, I hope!
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ
if nobody else is going to say it ... i will.


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuwwwwwwwwwwww !!!!!!!!! :shock:

ok. got it out of my system.

back to you, terri. :lol:
I thought the same thing at first, though I never used them is it any different then someone blowing their nose in a hankie and having to wash that????? Or skid marks in hubby's undies?????? And I ask WHY do lots of guys not know how to wipe their butt??????????? :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:34 PM
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Sure they save alot of money!!!!!!!!!! Boxes of pads are expensive, and they just get tossed. I just use a small pail by the sink with cold water and baking soda. Toss them in a load when you are doing some whites with a bit of bleach.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by tlrnhi
My daughter is VERY environmentally friendly. No, she's not a treehugger, but she likes to save/recycle or whatever whenever possible. She uses cloth diapers for the babies and neither one of them has had a bit of diaper rash. She'll put a disposable on them if traveling for the day, but other than that, it's cloth, cloth, cloth.

She's thinking she want's to do this, but unsure of it all. She says she could toss them in the diaper pail with the diapers, which is usually always full. Yes, she hangs it all out to dry too, but neighbors don't care, they love the babies.

Yes Patrice...I said the EW thing too, but....oh well....sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. This will also save her a bit of money too, I think, I hope!
Now this is really gross, on a blog the lady said she takes the water from the diaper and mama pail and dumps it in her garden. She said is has lot of nutrients and everything grows huge. I don't know her personally but since she writes of her veggies garden I don't think if I did I would ever have a tomato sandwich at her house. Which is also silly look at all the people who use cow manure. Like everything else it is what we are use to and what has been considered exceptable.

I commend your daughter, she is not giving in to big corporations and buying their expensive products just because it is a neccesity she is finding alernate ways.
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Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
Course, I am not married and have my own bathroom, so no one really knows!
It's no longer a secret now................
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:41 PM
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Hmmm... interesting info on that site. My immediate reaction is YUCK, but it makes a good point that,

"Disposable pads do not biodegrade very quickly. Plastic diapers and sanitary napkins are likely to be two of the most common artifacts that future archaeologists will find when excavating landfills from the 20 and 21 Centuries."

Maybe that's grosser.
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Actually, dumping the water in the garden makes sense.

Recycling makes sense.

The reusable tampon grosses me out, though.


what was used "way back when"?

Back before fabric was invented?
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:06 PM
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My daughter was always one that was/is earth conscious.
They really don't have alot of money and with 2 babies, they TRY to not spend alot. They do get WIC, but not much, but every little bit helps.

As to putting the water on the garden? My daughter thought about that, but then remembered...the bin that the diapers go in has a bit of bleach in it, so that's not good for her garden. She won't NOT put the little bleach in only because of bugs and she doesn't need those in her house.
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