When people think of getting rid of disposable products in their house, they usually go for the easiest ones first. Paper plates and paper towels are amongst the first to go. But then it gets trickier for some people. Cloth diapers is a logical step for parents of little ones looking to save some serious money and/or the planet, but even many people who use cloth diapers still use disposable liners or wipes. I just skip the liners and use some moistened cut up receiving blankets for wipes (stored in a disposable wipe container someone gave me years ago). Rather than any sort of disposable lining to the diaper pail, I have a cloth one that I just throw in the wash right with the dirty diapers. Really, I'd like to see the family go to "family cloth" and have everyone use the cloth wipes (because, really, a moistened and cleaned wipe is more sanitary than dry paper!), but my husband isn't quite ready for it yet and so the kids are resistant to it as well. Just think how much that would save though, if we never had to buy toilet paper again!
Back to the cloth feminine products, or moon pads as they are frequently and poetically referred to, they weren't at all expensive (nearly free!) and I haven't had to buy lady products in over 7 years! I got the pattern from Many Moons Alternatives and quickly hand sewed some, since I'm not so handy with the sewing machine. There are a few adjustments I'll make to the next batch I make to make them more suitable for me, but all in all, I highly recommend them! A lot of my female complaints that time of the month lessened or quit completely when I switched too! I totally did not expect that!
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