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    Default Women's Necessities - Saving $$ on Monthly Products

    have looked at sites like http://www.gladrags.com and others.. But, (please don't be
    grossed out) I have very heavy cycles with a lot of "problems". I haven't
    switched over because I don't know if they are more absorbant than the store
    bought. If they are then hurrah as soon as this move is over I am switching!
    But, I am afraid to lay out the cash for the fabric ones if they are less
    absorbant and will just be more of a pain to deal with and not give me any
    benefits.

    Do you (or anyone else who uses homemade napkins) find them to be more or less
    absorbant than store bought?

    Emily Y.

    Date: Wed Feb 5, 2003 1:28 pm
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    I bought some at http://www.gladrags.com. If I like them I can make my own. These
    are made out of flannel.
    I haven't tried them yet, but I assured that they will be much better than
    regular sanitary pads.

    Dee-El

    Date: Wed Feb 5, 2003 10:52 am
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    >Do you (or anyone else who uses homemade napkins) find them to be more or less
    >absorbant than store bought?

    Sometimes they are for heavy days. I cheat a bit and put a disposable
    inside for the liner when needed - my reason for switching was irritation
    and this works great!

    Janet

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    Some people use a bell thingy. It is a receptacle you insert and reuse. I
    don't remember who said anything about it, what exactly the real name of it
    is or if it was even on this list. But, it would be an economical
    replacement, plus be able to handle heavy cycles.

    Charlotte )

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    Date: Wed Feb 5, 2003 4:27 pm
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    The "bell thingy" is called The Keeper. It costs about $35, but they
    claim it last for ten years. I too have really heavy periods
    (saturates an ultra tampon in under 2 hours) and I LOVE mine it is a
    bit tricky to use, but they have a 3 month money back guarantee.
    Check out http://www.thekeeperstore.com for more info and to order.

    Colleen
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    Default Womans items

    I will have to check these sites out because I have heavy cycles as well.My problem is especially at night I soak through right to my underwear and wind up ruining my underwear.The 2 hour tampon thing goes for me as well I am the same way.

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    I don't know if this will help anyone or not, but I found this site for a pattern in making those pads: http://www.diapersewing.com/clothpads.htm

    I'm still debating if I want to go this route as well.

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    I have used "The Keeper" and I will tell you that the "Diva Cup" is MUCH better! It's more comfortable and easier to insert and remove.
    http://www.divacup.com/

    I spend about $35 with shipping and will NEVER go back to anything else

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