Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ever heard of these?

Caution: Dave - you might want to skip this entry. If you choose to continue - so be it- but you have been warned.

Ok girls- disregard the caution to my brother-in-law. Have you guys ever heard of these homemade reusable pantie-liners and pads?

from ajojocreation on etsy

I came across this whole new world of womanly products on etsy the other day . . . The sellers promote their cloth pads as a "greener" option. ajojocreation promotes these pads saying:
WHY CLOTH?
~Comfortable to wear.
~100% cotton flannel.
~No chemicals.
~Saves ya money.
~Environmentally sound.
~Reduce, reuse, recycle.
~And pretty to boot.
What do you think? Crazy or Cool?

from epicerma on etsy

from honeybeehill on etsy

29 comments:

Mrs. Smith said...

One word: GROSS. I'm all about being green and whatnot, but there are certain places where I'll draw the line!

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Ummmm I kind of feel the same was about those as I do cloth diapers. I love the idea in theory, but it's the washing/mess that freaks me out a little. I'm just not sure about the whole situation.

The Cranes said...

I don't think I would choose to purchase these either.... It grosses me out! haha The idea is neat if, as Ashley said, you wouldn't have to worry about washing and the mess.... I would never choose cloth diapers either.... ewwww

Lucy Marie said...

Okay, at first, my thought is "ewww nasty".

But then, after thinking about it for a second and reading Ashley's comments about cloth diapers, I thought well, maybe not so ewww nasty.

I'm totally down with cloth diapering (at least in theory, I have yet to have kids and put that theory to the test). AND I also know that there was a point in time where disposables just did not exist. (Diapers, pads, etc).

So, our mothers/grand mothers/great grandmothers certainly must have used products like this. Pads and tampons are a relatively new invention but menstruating is not. So, I think if it works for you, then go for it. Although I am still not convinced enough to try it myself.

Brittany Ann said...

I'm with the ladies above.

OK, I understand the desire to be green, but yuck that you'd have your own little separate load of sanitary napkin laundry every month(and it just seems wrong to make the husband help with these.)

But then, a lot of my friends use cloth diapers that are very similarly designed. And I intend to use them when I have kids, too. So, in theory, isn't this the same thing (and I'd say it might be a little less gross than baby poop.)

I'll have to think on this one!

Mrs. Hibit said...

I give this one a hearty "no, thanks!" I understand and appreciate the principle behind green initiatives like this, but personally can't handle it.

Emily said...

NO! Theres no way I could do this... I am all for going green, but this is a little to far.

Super Careo said...

My lady things are the one thing that I am willing to have end up in a landfill. A landfill far, far away from me. I mean ... what if you washed them with a load of other dirty things (hopefully just like, dish towels) and they bled (heh heh) and stained everything? I would have to burn it. EW.

Cloth diapers I could handle. I mean, it's just poop and pee and I have dealt with them before and they really aren't that bad. There is something to be said about handling bodily fluids that aren't yours (that's the way it works for me anyway).

The Passionate Book Worm said...

I have to say, ewww. I can't handle clothe diapers either though.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Gross!!! I could not do this!

Sarah said...

I am with the majority... Gross.

Kimberly said...

Hmm...The voice of dissent and it's my first visit here. I've been thinking of sewing some of these up myself. I do both disposable and cloth diapers on my youngest. I'd just through the pads in with the diapers. That being said, I just bought a pack of Kotex today...Maybe next month. :)
***Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try the cracker recipes. And yes, I know Angie. We met at another blogger's house a year ago and have seen each other several times since then. She's wonderful! How do you know one another?

Kimberly said...

Hmm...The voice of dissent and it's my first visit here. I've been thinking of sewing some of these up myself. I do both disposable and cloth diapers on my youngest. I'd just through the pads in with the diapers. That being said, I just bought a pack of Kotex today...Maybe next month. :) I think I'd use the cloth at home and keep the disposables in my purse--basically what we do with the diapers.
***Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try the cracker recipes. And yes, I know Angie. We met at another blogger's house a year ago and have seen each other several times since then. She's wonderful! How do you know one another?

♥Brandy said...

I don't think I could do it

Kim said...

I'm just trying to imagine changing a pad at work and bringing the old one out of the bathroom.

Honestly, I don't think I could do it. However, I also didn't ever think I could clean without Bleach Spray and now my eyes and throat start burning when bleach comes my way. So, perhaps my ideas will change someday.

Kristen said...

GROSS!

Jesse said...

Yeah, I'm gonna have to say no way to this one too! Greener sounds good but somethings I am going to have to pass on. This is definitely one.

Meredith said...

I could NOT do it.

Yankee Wife said...

WOW. Not sure I want to even think of trying this. Cloth diapers just seems different. Probably because you can hire a diaper service to clean them for you! Now there's a business opportunity just waiting to happen. Ha, ha!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Taryn, I speak from my podium in post-menopause land here: we are all incredibly spoiled by technology. This idea is so completely retro, only more stylish (if you will). My mother's generation used rags, hence the term "on the rag". It's a greener choice, no doubt, and much akin to choosing cloth diapers over disposables. Is blood worse than poop? Is anything that comes from the body really disgusting? Everyone has to answer these questions for themselves. I love the debate!

Priscilla said...

I've seen these at Cotton Babies (where we buy our cloth diapers). I haven't been able to bring myself to try one yet. Washing out Hazel's diapers (while not as bad as I thought) makes me hesitant:)

Sarah said...

2 words: Eeeeee and wwwwwww! I cannot hardly keep up on the laundry we have. Imagine tossing those into a basket but than forgetting to wash them for a few days or being out and about and having to cary your dirty liner in your purse. Now imagine that you have small children that like to go through your purse, or those horrible moments that you go to pull something out of your purse and half the contents spill all over the floor in the Target check out line. But I think I would like to hear Dave opinion on this.

Emily said...

Ewww. I'm not ready for that. And I'll be fine if I'm never ready for that.

Rose said...

If you think that is gross, have you heard of reusable toilet paper?? Yeah! I know!!

Taryn said...

Reusable toilet paper? Wow.

Emily said...

Oh nasty. Ewwww Gross. No Way.
This does make me wonder though.
What did they do back in the olden days?
What do the Amish do?
I have never tried to imagine a life with out the disposable goods.
I hope I never have to live it either. Eek.

Anonymous said...

I say go for it! If you want to save the environment, these are the steps you *have* to take. Is it gross - sure it is. But seriously, how often is this going to come up in conversations? Can you handle it - totally! You're a girl, and a mom. Stuff like this is no big deal. Just wash them - often!

a H.I.T. said...

I really don't know how I feel about this.

jenn said...

In all honesty, I am starting not to like the idea of tampons anymore. The bleached cotton used to make them bothers me. However, I am not entirely sold on these pads either! Any thoughts on the diva cup?