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Old 05-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #101
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How many mama pads do you need to have? Do you change them as often as a disposable pad? (I.e. Every couple of hours?). Thanks! Good info.
The easiest way to decide how many pads you need is to count the number of disposables you use, plus add a few. Take into consideration how often you want to wash too. I change as often as I would change a disposable pad.

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Old 05-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #102
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #103
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This thread is absolutely fantastic! I need to go back and take notes and decide how to make my pads, but I have a quick question first. I am not a thin person and have a problem with sposies that I'm assuming is common. After I wear it for a while (a somewhat short amount of time), it bunches up in the center of my underwear leaving the sides exposed. Do the wings on the mama pads prevent this from happening? It happens with all different brands, lengths, and absorbencies of sposies and I'm hoping to not have this problem with my cloth.

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #104
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This thread is absolutely fantastic! I need to go back and take notes and decide how to make my pads, but I have a quick question first. I am not a thin person and have a problem with sposies that I'm assuming is common. After I wear it for a while (a somewhat short amount of time), it bunches up in the center of my underwear leaving the sides exposed. Do the wings on the mama pads prevent this from happening? It happens with all different brands, lengths, and absorbencies of sposies and I'm hoping to not have this problem with my cloth.

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Did you use the winged spoisies? I always did because I was afraid of the bunch factor and had it happen a couple of times. I think the MC with the wider wrap around wings really help. You def don't have to worry about any adhesive loosing it's sticky and bunching....or worse yet sticking somewhere not comfortable. HTH
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Thanks for all the great info. I am in the middle of making my first batch of MC, so this is really helpful!
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sub'ing! I'm planning on making my first batch of MC tomorrow! I have a lot of legwork/decisions to make tonight!
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sub'ing! I'm planning on making my first batch of MC tomorrow! I have a lot of legwork/decisions to make tonight!
I don't think I got any sleep the night before I started sewing my MC! Decisions, decisions.....
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just came back to this thread since i haven't looked at it since our computer crash awhile back!! you ladies are giving great advice and asking great questions!
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Ok - so here's a question about using hidden PUL layer... has anyone ever ironed the PUL to a flannel bottom (shiny side of PUL against the wrong side of the flannel) to make sewing easier?

I have made some with just flannel top & bottom, with hidden PUL, with more or less no difficulty. But as soon as I try to add a minkee top into the mix, everything goes to pot. So I was thinking that maybe making the two parts of the bottom less slidy might help....

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