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Darling Nikki
14 February 2012 @ 04:34 pm
The old shape MeLuna is so much better for me. Words can't even describe. I used the small classic ball stem today because I was in a rush and I wanted to pop it in before I went to work, before my period started. It opened instantly and the tapered shape was easy to get positioned even "dry". I'll try the softs I have tomorrow. I get the feeling even they'll be easier to open since the pointed bottom won't be as pinched.
***Edit: I was right the MeLuna soft was just as easy to open. I love the old shape. It makes life so much easier. I still do think it's because the bottom of the cup doesn't get pinched.

Despite using the classic, I feel it even less than the new shape soft. I don't know if it's because it's less material? Also, since it's shorter I don't have to struggle with pushing it all the way up to keep it from sticking out, which means less irritation. I can turn it and reach around the edge of the cup with no effort. I guess since my cervix is so low it's still really easy to bear down and pull it out.

I'm keeping the mediums for the future, in case my flow changes or I have any kids, but I can't imagine needing another shape cup.

Question! I bought GladRags pantyliners in the mean time to wear until I perfect wearing a cup, but they're a little wide. I was wondering if anyone knew of a brand of cloth pantyliners that was thinner in width? Is it possible to shrink them? I'm petite and I've always had a narrow crotch area. Also I got two in my box of one, has that happened to anyone else?
Arrow_Bright: Green Gablesarrow_bright on February 15th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
I've never used or seen the GladRags pantyliners in person, so I don't know how wide they are, but most cloth pad makers list the width in the description. Check out clothpadshop.com, Femininewear.com, or Etsy. Mimi's Dreams makes pads that have two snaps to adjust the width. I believe that on her website(saucytots.com) you can also order "thin" pads that are skinnier than her normal pad sizes. Most cloth pad makers are also open to custom orders, too, if you don't see a width you like.
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on February 15th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! So many options.
juliiie87juliiie87 on February 15th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yes! so many options it's dazzling...! You might want to measure the crotch of your underwear in the middle and compare that to the maker's info ! I find many makers are also cheaper than Gladrags. You could try to sell them on the cloth pads sales community. Link : http://clothpadsales.livejournal.com/

My favourite pantyliners makers so far :
- Caroline's creations on Etsy and CPS, she makes flannel liners that are narrower in the middle, her "petite" size is perfect for me ! Just ask for the NO batting core option.
- Pink Lemonade on Etsy, she makes adorable pantyliners topped in soft minky and gorgeous bamboo velour, as narrow as 2 inches !
- WeeEssentials on Etsy makes ultra thin pantyliners that are just 2 layers of flannel, petite option if you want it super short too.
- Mimi's dreams on Etsy, CPS and saucytots.com. She's a great maker everyone seems to love, but personnally even her Minis are a tad big for me ! I don't know if it's the width, the thickness or just the fact they aren't narrower in the middle, or a combination of all... :/ I still ordered lots of them for more absorbency and pretty fabrics ! ;)

Edited at 2012-02-15 05:23 pm (UTC)
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on February 15th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
queensneak83 on February 15th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Try Yurtcraft for pads/pantyliners. Hers are very slender in the gusset(crotch) width.

You should measure the width of your panties first, that way you'll have an idea of how wide your liners should be. Then pay attention to the listing, as most of them list how wide they are in the gusset. They should be of the same width as the panties you wear, or just a little bit wider. You might also want to consider ordering yours custom. They don't take very long.
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on February 16th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
The width of the crotch in my most comfortable non bunching panties is slender and they cover me well, so I'll definitely keep those measurements in mind. Thank you!
fireaphidfireaphid on February 24th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I'm a bit late to the party, but I wanted to recommend some the makers of my favorite pantyliners that are less than or equal to 2.5" wide in the center and haven't already been mentioned: County Cloth Creations Pantyliners (http://www.etsy.com/shop/countyclothcreations), Fussy Moonlites (http://justfussy.com/), Homestead Emporium Light Comfort Contour Pads (http://homesteademporium.com/), Moonpads Pantyliners (http://www.etsy.com/shop/epicerma), Muffies Pantyliners (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Pleat), Party in my Pants Mini Liners (http://www.partypantspads.com/), SugarMonkies Petite Pantyliners (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarMonkies).
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on March 1st, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Your input is appreciated at any time =).
margar02margar02 on March 22nd, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
I have a pantiliner from Party In My Pants, and I think it's pretty thin (not wide) but it's the only one I own so I can't compare to other brands. I just remember when I put it on the firs time I thought it was really narrow (perhaps a bit too narrow for my style of panties, but as it happens, it works just fine fore cup backup on my one heavy day).