Whether you call them mama cloth or just know them as reusable cloth pads, I wanted to share a tutorial with you today to make your own. We all know that disposables are not only bad for the environment but can also be bad for us and our bodies. I get a lot of comments on here when I’ve reviewed WAHM cloth pads before that because they’re “gross” people can’t get past the idea of them. Trust me, I was one of you women. Then I started reading more about them and why they were a better alternative for my own health reasons.
If you’re like me then the “gross out” factor doesn’t just apply to cloth pads, but to disposables as well . I was strictly a tampon girl. I mean, they are easy to use, discreet, and you don’t feel them as much as a disposable pad…but they’re terrible for you. I recently stumbled across an amazing site that is written by a woman that has been involved with studying alternative menstrual products for quite a while and even taught classes at her college specifically on the subject. You can find great information on alternatives on her site, Miriam Axel-Lute, as well as other “green” topics. This is an excerpt from her brochure. (Don’t worry, her site is licensed with Creative Commons, so I’m okay to post some of her info here.)