This is probably WAY TMI, but I've got a question about mama cloth.
I am interested in trying mama cloth for myself. Here's my concern - I have pretty severe endometriosis, which means that my period is really thick. It's not liquid like blood - it's all clumpy, like jelly. It's really gross and I can't believe that I'm talking about it on a public message board like this.
I'm concerned that mama cloth won't hold on to it like a disposable pad does. I could see it just sliding off suedecloth or fleece (like how baby poop slides off diapers with those as liners). And that would be horrible!
Does anyone have any input into how mama cloth would work for me? Are there any materials that would be better?
11-21-2007, 02:58 PM
You could buy/make the flannel topped ones, that's what I use. I've never tried the suede cloth or fleece. As long as you use the natural fiber topped pads, you should have any issues with stuff sliding off.
11-21-2007, 03:00 PM
i use flannel topped pads with fleece bottoms.... i think it would be too hot with fleece topped ones, but thats just me :)
11-21-2007, 03:12 PM
This might sound a little weird, but if I were you I would use some old material you don't care about--maybe an old washcloth folded a couple of times and a layer or two of flannel on top, and just try it and see how that works. Just use whatever material you think you'd like to try, then you would know before you put a lot of money into it.
11-21-2007, 07:34 PM
I was also goign to suggest flannel topped. I bought a variety and they seem to do the best. You don't get as much of a "stay dry" feeling but they work great. Cotton velour just irritates me anyhow.
I use tampons during the day with mama cloth for backup and only mamcloth at night. My periods aren't long, only 1-2 days but those two days I always have a lot of clots:blush:
11-21-2007, 07:41 PM
My sister has severe endometriosis and she made the switch to cloth pads a few months back. She's never had any issues and loves them. Hers were flannel topped as well. Thats what I use to top my own pads.
Now my mom, while she doesn't have endo. she does bleed like a stuffed pig and she highly recommends microfleece as a top. She says its the best thing she's ever worn.
So I would say def get one with flannel or microfleece top and a good hemp soaker b/c hemp is the most absorbant of all the materials.
11-22-2007, 04:56 PM
I used mama cloth for the first time after my baby was born. I had lots of clots and thick stuff too.
my pads were all flannel with PUL backing and I had no problems with anything sliding off.
11-22-2007, 05:24 PM
I would use something that has a longer fibre like minkee & velours. How your body deals with it will change too & you'll find it will stay inside until you go to the bathroom & then the clumpier stuff will come out when you're peeing.
11-22-2007, 05:28 PM
you'll find it will stay inside until you go to the bathroom & then the clumpier stuff will come out when you're peeing.