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Old 02-03-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

Subject says it all! Do I have to back my mama cloth with pul? I'm more worried about breathe ability and comfort than saving my time-of-the-month underwear. I've seriously thought about making some undies with a snap and adding snap in pads, would this work? Or is it just weird??

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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I don't even use mama cloth, but I have seen some backed with fleece to be breathable. I think it would depend how heavy your flow is and how often you can change.

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Re: Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

Nope! I only have panty liners, and the 3 I have backed with pul I never use, they make me too hot. The ones I do use are fleece backed I think. Neat idea with snap undies, esp. if you have some that you only use at that time. I use liners that have wings.
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Re: Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

Nope, there are plenty backed with fleece (I think it is water repellent). I don't like the ones with PUL myself, they are somewhat stiff.
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Re: Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

I have to have PUL backed pads. I tried many others and they did not hold my heavy flow. So if you have heavy flow and do not want to leak, then I recommend it.
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Re: Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

None of my pads have waterproofing, and I've never had blood go all the way through and onto my underwear. If your flow is very heavy, then it could be a problem, but it hasn't been an issue for me. I find I go to the bathroom often enough that I notice in plenty of time before I soak through the entire thickness of a pad.

ETA: My pads don't have fleece or PUL; they're made of absorbent materials only.

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Nope! Seems like most of it doesn't have PUL from what I've noticed, actually!

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I hate pul. Fleece is by far the best. I've never had a leak even when having to push them to their max.

I have all absorbencies from liner to extra heavy nighttime and never had a problem.
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Re: Does mama cloth have to have a waterproof backing?

My MC is from Pampered Mama and is backed with microfleece. I typically use it for Diva Cup backup, or medium days. On a super heavy day (as in, 75ml in a day, when women average 40-80ml in an entire cycle) without the Diva Cup I've had a very very small leak through the microfleece.

I think putting snaps in the underwear is a great idea, they do shift around.
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Thanks for the feedback ladies! I've never had very heavy cycles so I'll skip the waterproofing and see how it goes!
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