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Making mama cloth. The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
26th Nov '12

To make enough for a 5 day cycle, give or take, how many yards of fabric should I get? And which fabrics are best? Terry for the inside, flannel.. velour for the skin contact? How many pads do you normally go through a day, with a regular flow? Do you rinse them off before you store them (prior to washing)? Do they stink? < had to ask. And one last question, how do you wash them? With your clothes? With your diapers (assuming you use cloth diapers, too) or separate?

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
26th Nov '12

Not sure about making them, but I have 13 for a 4/5 day cycle and wash every other day with my diapers. They don't smell. I rinse them in the sink until the water runs clear before throwing them into the pail.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" Not sure about making them, but I have 13 for a 4/5 day cycle and wash every other day with my diapers. ... [snip!] ... day with my diapers. They don't smell. I rinse them in the sink until the water runs clear before throwing them into the pail. "


What material are yours?



*watching like a weirdo*

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting FaithLovesBaby:" What material are yours? *watching like a weirdo*"


:lol:



All mine are different. I have organic cotton velour, organic bamboo velour, flannel, and some cotton ones. I like the fleece backed ones the best, PUL seems to slide around on my underwear and it's super annoying haha

The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
26th Nov '12

I was going to get some velour. I already have flannel and some fleece from Joanne... I'm just not sure what's best for the absorbent layers.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting The Biscuit Farmer.:" I was going to get some velour. I already have flannel and some fleece from Joanne... I'm just not sure what's best for the absorbent layers."


3-4 layers of flannel works. I have some with flannel in the middle. I know heavy cycles seem like there's a lot, but its really just a few ounces. Zorb is another popular inner for mama cloth. And once you switch your periods will probably lighten up.

The Biscuit Farmer. 2 kids; Vagina, Russian Federation 9128 posts
26th Nov '12
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" 3-4 layers of flannel works. I have some with flannel in the middle. I know heavy cycles seem like there's ... [snip!] ... just a few ounces. Zorb is another popular inner for mama cloth. And once you switch your periods will probably lighten up."

Well, then I'm going to try to make some asap! Thanks! I need to wait until I get some snap pliers, though. I'm getting the Mirena soon, so hopefully I won't even have a period lol