Monday, November 24, 2008

A thought for the ladies....

Womb Cleaning Pad wrapped up in itself...

The backside or the leak barrier....


The front or the part that catches the "stuff"...



So what would you do with $100 extra a year? I could do a lot with that...What if you weren't able to get those monthly "things" you need...here is my soulution and I love it!


I have been making and using these "womb cleaning" pads for about four months now and felt that I should tell you about them. First, they will and do save us money each month. Second, they are VERY comfortable. Third, you can use whatever you have to make them...I've used old t-shirts, socks for the inside linner, old flannel, new material if you want. I've used an old changing pad, the kind for on the go diaper changing. Forth, (my favorite reason) there a no nasty chemicals in them...just clean and fresh! There are so many pros to using these - give them a try! One more thing - this is a great first sewing project. My daughter is making a set of pads for herself and learning how to sew in the process...


A friend of mine suggested I try them and so I googled "cloth mentstral pads" and a lot of sites came up. Some where you can purchase all ready made pads - but why purchase them when you can make them yourself....here are a few sites with the free patterns I used:


http://www.askpauline.com/ - this pattern I like the best. www.crafts.sleepingbaby.net/PADS.html - this pattern is very easy to use and this site has a picture of a square pad which I use this one for those heavy days/nights.


I've never had a problem with leaking. If I'm going somewhere I just bring a plastic zip lock bag with me and store them in there till I can get home.

Which brings me to washing them...here is what I do. I have a small trash can with close-able lid, I put them in there and when my womb cleaning is completed I put them in the wash, by themselves, and do a vinegar cold water short wash first, then I will use "charlie's soap" and wash on a heavy wash with hot water/cold rinse. Dry as normal...or let them air dry. That's it simple, economical, and if your wanting to "save the environment" well there you go...a very "green" way to go!


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Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.


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