Lately I’ve had the need to wear a daily panty liner. Strangely wearing a disposable panty liner has lead to a few bladder infections. Odd, since I haven’t had any issues with disposables until now.
Craftster for patterns and emailed Crunchy Chicken a few fabric and construction questions.
Epic craft FAIL.
I emailed more green blogging friends asked more questions. I didnt' get a lot of answers but there was a lot of fun teenage slumber party type talk. The only thing missing is that we weren't braiding each other's hair at the time.
In desperation, I emailed Lunapads some questions about their fabric panty liners. They offered to send me some samples. I accepted.
I like them.
Lunapads are thinner, more absorbent, and more comfortable to wear than I hoped. So far I haven’t had a bladder infection. Lundapad cloth panty liners are easy to clean – I pop them in the washer with my clothes since I’m using them as a daily panty liner. That last part skeeved out my Mom until I until I compared it to how she used to wash my cloth diapers back in day. Then she had a light bulb moment.
Best of all I do not have to worry about sensitive parts of me being stuck to the tape on the back of a disposable liner when it shifts because, um – OW!
I like them so much that I bought several 7 Day Panty Liner Kits so I’d never be without. While there is an upfront investment, I am going to save money in the end because I never have to buy liners again! Think of all of the liners I won’t be sending to the landfill each day – yay!
Have you tried cloth panty liners?
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Wow. I have NOT tried them, but, to be honest, I have thought about it. I did not know that they sold them, though, and, like you, have been contemplating making my own. As I do the laundry, I do not think that Mr. Yeater would object. After all, what did the Grandmas and Great-Grandmas do before the disposables?
I LOVE Lunapads!
Luna pads are great, and for an even more enlightened experience, check out the diva cup. trust me on this one :)
I sew, so I made my reusible cloth pantiliners out of cotton flannel. I used a paper pantiliner as a pattern, added 1/2" for seams and did the sew/flip. I attach the pantiliner to the undies with 2 safety pins. I like that it keeps so much garbage out of the waste stream.
I've seen them for sale on Etsy, too!
Have you heard of the diva cup? I used it for the first time this month. It worked pretty good! Either way, it is great for the environment to move away from the throw away!
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