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#1 Old 02-09-2005, 09:13 PM
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For my last period, I picked up some all natural pads, *i think they were Natracare??????* and fell in love. It's hard to explane, but pads use to "hurt" before. Anyone else use these cummfy pads? They are very expensive, but I deffently am willing to pay.



Also, I've heard that the big brands poor lots of chemicals or something like that on the pads, and I don't want to be applieing to a sensitive skin place for a couple of days. I have heard that they cause you to blead more in your period to, is that right?



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#2 Old 02-10-2005, 11:36 AM
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Alot of these things are bad becuase they are so bleached out.I prefer tampons on any given day~so I know nothing about pads



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I use Natracare tampons. Dioxins? There? No thanks.
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#4 Old 02-10-2005, 12:43 PM
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glad rags are cloth, reuseable (washable) pads and they are the best investment! I bought my current set 5 yrs ago and they're still in great shape! I paid $45 for them. Lets do the math



12 periods per year for 5 years equals 60 periods



60 periods for $45 equals $1.33 per period on pads.
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#5 Old 02-10-2005, 02:55 PM
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when it comes to anything that deals with such a sensitive area of the body IMO chemical free is DEFINATLY the way to go
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#6 Old 02-10-2005, 03:22 PM
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i'm not sure if this is of any interest to anyone but i saw a DIY cloth pad tutorial for anyone who doesn't want to shell out for them (and has material/sewing machine etc:



http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18462.0
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#7 Old 02-10-2005, 03:51 PM
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I bought my cloth pads from a lady on eBay. Definitely a worthwhile investment.



I use Natracare when I use tampons.
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#8 Old 02-10-2005, 03:56 PM
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Hmm...what about medical-grade silicon? That's not *so*...toxic...is it?



I mention this b/c methinks a Diva Cup would be a more worth while investment than nature pads...



(I'm currently in the process of using up stock and deciding on a new 'alternative').



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#9 Old 02-11-2005, 02:00 PM
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a lot of people use the reuseable diva cup. i think it's environmentally friendly and from what i can tell, it doesn't cause any reactions in most people (latex allergies and the like aside).



But, i don't use any type ot tampon at any time because i just don't like them. Also, i would make my own pads, except i don't have the skillz. so, i bought what was available to me at my HFS. I support the environment, the alternative company, the organic products, and my local small-business HFS. hooray! works for me.
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#10 Old 02-19-2005, 04:56 PM
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j89, i know what you mean about those other pads hurting. i can't use tampons anymore bc i had toxic shock syndrome in the early 90's...soooo, i use soft old washcloths. supercomfortable, easy and they get tossed in the wash. on light days, old bananas. not bananas, bandanas.



i know someone who uses lil' handsewn pads, they're cute, all flannel and flowered...
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#11 Old 02-19-2005, 07:19 PM
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Diva cup! I can't rave enough! I love it. LOVE IT. less than $30. LOVE IT!
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