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Old 08-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Makeshift mama cloth?

My period decided to show up a week early and of course I only had a handful of pads left. I use disposables. My husband has my debit card and the car, so I can't get to the store to buy more and he won't be back until midnight. I have one pad left that I'm going to use overnight, but what can I use in the meantime tonight and tomorrow morning until I can get to target? I have large sized prefolds, hemp inserts, flats, washcloths, and cloth wipes. My flow is medium/heavy. Help please? I know that I need to switch to mama cloth lol

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I'd fold a flat...I used nb prefolds for a long time until I got better mama cloth, good luck!
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I would tri fold wash cloths. Or prefolds. Not sure if hemp should b by skin directly.
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Re: Makeshift mama cloth?

Hemp inserts works great. I used it for overnight before I got my mirena. A trifolded washcloth will also work with less bulk.
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Ugh I used a folded up flat because it's what I grabbed first and I am sooo uncomfortable. Very very bulky and awkward. I'll try a wash cloth in the morning, but for now I'm looking forward to bedtime so I can use my disposable pad lol
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Ugh I used a folded up flat because it's what I grabbed first and I am sooo uncomfortable. Very very bulky and awkward. I'll try a wash cloth in the morning, but for now I'm looking forward to bedtime so I can use my disposable pad lol
When you get mama cloth, all I can say is minky & bamboo velour... Nice!
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Re: Makeshift mama cloth?

I love rubbing my son's obv stuff up against my face. So soft!!
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Re: Makeshift mama cloth?

You probably have this problem solved by now but anything made from natural fibers like cotton works for absorbing. In addition to what was mentioned you can cut up/fold up cotton t-shirts or flannel shirts or sheets for the top part of the pad and you need to put a piece of poly fleece between that and your undies to keep your undies clean. It is made of synthetic fibers and does not absorb. You can cut up an old fleece blanket for that.

My first cloth pads were two-part pads made from these exact fabrics and they worked wonderfully. Very easy to adjust absorbency and to clean.
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