Thursday, July 2, 2015

What Does a Spray Pal have to do with Cloth Pads?

Why, I'm so happy you asked! The Spray Pal shield is so amazingly versatile that you really can use it for ANYTHING you want to pre-rinse! But today, we're going to focus our attention on reusable cloth pads. Bear with me as I make this connection for you. ;)

Many moms who get hooked on cloth diapers often dread the day their kids learn to use the potty. This seems odd to those outside of our cloth community, but most fluff loving moms can relate. Gone will be the days of matching outfits to the cute diapers you waited patiently to score on release days. No longer will you be able to show off your child's cute fluff at play dates.  What will you talk about at your next family gathering??

I get it, believe me. I do.

But here's the good news! You don't have to stay completely cloth free forever! I'm here to tell you that I was one of these reluctant "crunchy moms" at first. Once you start switching over to the crunchy side, you'll find there's a natural progression. It starts with one or two lifestyle changes. The "Gateway Crunch" I'll call it. Sure, I loved breastfeeding and cloth diapering, but that seemed tame enough. But once you make those changes and realize how EASY they are, you start to wonder, "What was I so afraid of? Maybe I should start looking into xyz." We started looking into our grocery labels more closely. We switched to mostly organic food when possible. We started getting "Farm Fresh to You" boxes delivered. I MADE MY OWN DEODORANT. That was probably the moment my husband looked at me and said, "You've gone full crunchy now, haven't you."

Oh, but I hadn't. Not yet, anyways. Once I hit full crunchy in his eyes I felt I just HAD to find a way to take it one step further. And I did. And THIS change was literally the one that has been the easiest to stick with (aside from cloth diapers) and it's the one that has been the most immediate positive change for me. I ditched tampons and pads for a menstrual cup and cloth pads. Seriously. If you had asked me 5 years ago if I'd ever even consider using these things I probably would have crazy-laughed at you and asked you to leave my house. I was AFRAID. I thought it would hurt. I though cloth pads were SO GROSS. The thought of the whole thing was ridiculous! I could NEVER!!

Until I did. And now I know for a fact I will never do it any other way again. My only regret is that I didn't start sooner. It especially makes a whole lot of sense if you're already using cloth diapers. I pre-rinse my cloth pads using my diaper sprayer with the pad clipped into our Spray Pal shield. Then I drop it into the laundry bag. It could not be any easier. And the comfort!! Ladies, it's been years since I've worn one, but I'll never forget the uncomfortableness of a disposable pad. That's one of those memories that will never fade because it's just that awful. If that's a level 2 on a comfort scale of 1-10, then cloth pads are an 11. I'm not kidding. Have you ever bough a brand new cloth diaper and just nuzzled your face in it when you opened it because you can't get over how soft it is? Maybe you've uttered the words, "This thing is so soft, I wish they made these in adult sizes because I'd TOTALLY wear one!" You have? In that case I have two words for you: cloth pads. Seriously. Get some.

(PS - The Pink Lemonade cloth pads will launch on the Spray Pal website later today, July 2nd, with free shipping on orders over $25. Stay tuned on our Facebook page and keep those notifications turned on because we'll announce their release there first!)

If you're still on the fence, here's a chance for you to win EVERYTHING you'll need to #pamperyourperiod and get going with reusable menstrual products. Since Spray Pal is now carrying Pink Lemonade cloth pads, we've teamed up with them, Intimina, and Maxwell Designs for this great giveaway! Co-hosted by the ladies at Put a Cup in it, which is a great resource if you're looking into switching to a cup. You'll never look back once you do! Let us know if you make the switch, and good luck to all who enter!

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59 comments:

  1. I have cloth pantyliners I've been using (pregnant so no other "problems" :P) and I like them. I would like to expand post partum,

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  2. I've been using a diva cup for years, but can't get quite the right fit, so I'd like to try another brand. And mama cloths are on my list, but I haven't gotten that far yet.

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  3. love my cup but so want to try mama cloth!

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  5. I have been using the diva cup until recently when my teething puppy got ahold of it and shredded it. I really want to try the lily cup, im unsure of cloth pads cause ive never liked the disposable version ;p

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  6. I haven't tried this, but would like to. I'm unfortunately broke and a little afraid.

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  7. I keep wanting to get a cup but haven't gotten around to it yet. This would be perfect.

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  8. I bought a cup, and am nervous/excited to use it!

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  9. I bought a cup, use it for one cycle, then got pregnant lol! I loved it though. I have not tried cloth pads.

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  10. I have been using cloth pantiliners. I would like to start to use cloth full-time.

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  11. I have a cup that I have tried, but haven't gotten into the habit of using. I love using mama cloth, but only have a few.

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  12. I really really want to try mama cloth! I haven't tried either of them.

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  13. I really really want to try mama cloth! I haven't tried either of them.

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  14. I really really want to try mama cloth! I haven't tried either of them.

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  15. I've purchased mama cloth and am almost ready to give it a go... But I'm still enjoying all the benefits of breastfeeding, so I can wait a little longer ;)

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  16. I've been using a diva cup for a few years now - so much better than tampons! I'm ready to start with mama cloth - regular mama sposies irritate my mama bits!

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  17. I've never used it but am interested in learning more-especially about the cup.

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  18. I could really use this!! I will be having a baby in August and want to use cloth postpartum. I have 1 panty liner so far that I ordered to see what all the hype was about and I love it, so I want to make the full switch! After I restart my periods again I will be using them monthly. Maybe I will eventually try a cup. Who knows!?

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  19. I've been using a diva cup for a few years now - so much better than tampons! I'm ready to start with mama cloth - regular mama sposies irritate my mama bits!

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  20. I'm so excited about this giveaway, I'd love a lily cup and the spray pal would come in super handy!

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  21. I am a regular user of mama cloth and cups (I use Lunette). In addition, I really like using my SprayPal to spray off my pads as needed :)

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  22. I haven't tried anything yet and am definitely curious!

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  23. i have some pads, waiting for postpartum to use, but excited!!

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  24. I have some mama cloth (PLS ones actually!), but not enough. Switching between cloth and disposable, yeah I want more cloth.

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  25. I've been using mama cloth for...I'm not sure how long....at least a year? I loved it for the postpartum period.

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  26. I started using a cup a couple months ago, would love to switch to cloth pantyliners, too!

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  27. I started using a cup a couple months ago, would love to switch to cloth pantyliners, too!

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  28. I use both the cup and cloth already.

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  29. I haven't used menstrual cups but I do make my own cloth!

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  30. I haven't used menstrual cups but I do make my own cloth!

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  31. I haven't used menstrual cups but I do make my own cloth!

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  32. Super psyched to try a Lily cup!

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  33. I have not tried them, but I am curious about anything reusable like this.

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  34. I'm glad I found this giveaway. I literally just yesterday started using a menstrual cup. I used organic cotton disposable tampons and pads, but thought why not make the jump to the cup? I love it already. I am interested in using cloth pads rather than the disposables...

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  35. Interested to learn more, looks like I have some research to do!

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  36. I've really wanted to try both, but haven't yet.

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  37. I've never tried either! I've been wanting to for a long time.

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  38. I have mama cloth and like it (throwaway stuff I usually find irritating) and tried a cup once but it freaked me out. I've been looking into them again recently though and was planning on trying the lilycup!

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  39. I have mama cloth but I'd love to add to my stash and try a menstrual cup

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  40. I am a #clothpaddict and fairly new to menstrual cups (which have also totally rocked my world!). But seriously, WHYYYY doesn't everyone use these gloriously comfy, eco-friendly and economical options!?

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  41. I love my mama cloth and would love to try a cup as well.

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  42. I've tried both since starting my cycles back up after having my second baby. I haven't had to buy the first disposable menstrual product yet. I love knowing I won't have to run out to the store ;)
    I backed the LilyCup compact on kickstarter, so that was my gateway product

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  43. I haven't tried but I'm cautiously curious.

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  44. I use cloth pads and a wet sink during my period. It seriously grosses out hubby. I need a spray pal and wet bag. Please!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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  45. I have not tried either. But, I use cloth diapers. So, if the pads are just as cost efficient as a cloth diaper, than why not give it a try? It is good to try everything at least once. I guess, I can say I am cautiously curious about these pads.

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  46. I haven't tried any of these products, but would love to. I'm very curious as to how these products perform together. Nobody enjoys wearing disposable pads or pantyliners. Nobody.

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  47. I am just getting into cloth pads and love them so far!

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  48. I've been using mama cloth for a few months and I'm still working on using a cup!

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  49. I've used the disposable cups with not a whole lot of luck. I'm hoping a reusable one will look better for me
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  50. I love my cup!! Very interested in trying mama cloth!

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  51. I'm trying my first cup out right now! And have a couple mama cloths in transit to me :-)

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  52. I have yet to try them, but I keep wanting to take the leap. I know lots that rave about them!

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  53. I haven't used cloth but I use a cup and I love it! Never going back to tampons!

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  54. I'm interested in using cloth and a cup. Decided to not buy tampons or pads from department stores. Would also love to have so my daughter can use.

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  55. I bought a menstrual cup but I think I bought a size too big. It isn't very comfy. I want to fall in love with it!!

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