19 September 2009 @ 06:58 pm
 I have been a proud owner of my cup since March and thus far the experience has been wonderful. Usually I have no leaks but occasionally I get a really heavy period and everything gets wonky. This month I've had just such a period and I've wound up with a few accidents. I thought about buying paper liners, but I feel that would be defeating the purpose of my cup so I'd like to purchase some cloth liners and pads. I've only heard of these in theory so I'm really looking for reputable person I can trust to buy these from. Any suggestions? TIA.
Chasechik: gold maskchasingtides on September 20th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I find that I can leak at night, especially on the first two nights of my period. Those leaks can *suck* because I don't wake up... and well, blood. All over my knickers and PJs. However, I got myself a couple of cloth pads (a start set, actually) and I could not be happier. I'm *totally* covered (I'm even comfortable using the cloth/cup combo when I'm a guest) and it's all eco-friendly and easy on my wallet.

I found I got a great deal (and pretty pads) from Amy's Rag Bag. I got a $15 dollar sampler set and I don't need any more than that and, considering how little these are used, they might outlast my cup. (She has a handy consultation form - I was a little unsure of what I was doing, so I filled it out, explaining that I use a cup, blah blah. We had a conversation and I was more confident about buying the items.)
coffee nut bitchpeiyu on September 20th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
I'd have to agree. Cloth pads are all strange to me, and Laura (owner) was really friendly and generous with information. I have not used the sampler set I bought yet, but I like that her cloths are recycled (thus really helping the earth like we all are trying to do with a Cup!) and would probably go back to her for pantyliners for everyday.
crochetaduckcrochetaduck on September 20th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
Check out the community http://community.livejournal.com/cloth_pads/. You can find lots of information on there. A good place to buy cloth pads and liners is http://www.etsy.com/. Just do a search for cloth pads or menstrual pads. One of my favorite sellers is http://www.amysragbag.com/.
fireaphidfireaphid on September 20th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
I agree with all of this! I just also wanted to add that there's a ton of variety in cloth pads, so it's worth comparing a few brands' sizes, shapes, and absorbencies before stocking up from any one seller, so you end up with more of what you like and not just what everyone else recommended or what was cheap at the time.
Erin Joy_rainbow_bright on September 20th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
I LOVE Party in my Pants! http://partyinmypants.com I got liners from them and they're awesome, they even send me chocolate when I purchase from them :)
alice_confettialice_confetti on September 20th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC)
Great link. I just checked them out and they will send you a free pad if you're a new customer (just costs 2.99 for shipping). I ordered one because I've been wanting to check out cloth liners for a while now.
3fantasybooks on January 8th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of PIMPs that I use as backup, when I don't feel like using disposables. I was actually planning to buy some more to completely switch to non-disposable menstrual products altogether. They're super-cute and comfy. :)
morejellytoast: Maynard James Keenanmorejellytoast on September 20th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I'm a fan of RCDboutique's liners without wings.
Dina Clare: dreamlintilla on September 20th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
I got some from a user here (purple_obsidian) at her website, Obsidian Star. She is in Australia, though, so expect commensurate shipping charges.

In addition to Etsy you could try this site.
hairballsplathairballsplat on September 20th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to add that i also use the Party in My Pants pads and i LOVE THEM! I have liners, a medium and an overnight (in case my cup leaks on my heavy days) and they're all fabulous! Not thick at all, but absorbent and they dry pretty quickly after washing. I've also gotten some from Lunapads, etsy and ebay so I've got some different ones to compare to. The PIMPS are my favorite!
kayla2224 on September 21st, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
I love these! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30064092

They're cheap, just three bucks for three, comfy, and made with undyed organic hemp and cotton. They are shipped quickly, as well. I highly recommend them. They are all that I use!
moon_magick78 on November 4th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)

That is a link to a seller on e-bay that I buy from (scroll down on that link page to see the products for sale)...these pads are PHENOMENAL!!! My advice to you is to buy just one so you can tell me if you agree...I don't want to see you pass it up though..they really ARE great! Nice sewing job, fast shipping, beautiful designs...I have pictures of two that I bought from her if you care to see them (couldn't post them here no clue why). I hope you'll check them out...enjoy!
REGEEregee0304 on November 29th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'd HIGHLY recom. Amys Rag Bag also. Laura is SUPER! I've ordered from all the places mentioned here & Laura's are my favorites:-)

Just my 2cents......the wingless ones seem to land in the toilet or the floor when I go to the potty:-0

It's good to try a varity though. They are all fun, with the colors & prints:-) I'm a bit frugal tho & some are just way too pricey for me, esp. when the cheaper ones do the same thing.

Anyhoo, have fun shopping.......