I recently sold some of my unused cloth pads. This is one of the many perks of reusable cloth products. There is a market for selling on “pre-loved” nappies, menstrual cups and cloth pads. It’s not for everyone. I’ve never bought second hand myself but I have sold nappies and pads before. The initial outlay for both is quite high so it’s satisfying being able to recoup some of that money later on. And if you’re on a really tight budget, it’s a great way to build your stash a little at a time for a fraction of the cost of buying brand new.
I had way too many pads. I did a stock take. I counted 117, including my pantyliners. Gosh. Periods only happen once a month! And a fair few I’ve never used. Now that I’ve been using cloth for a whole year, I know exactly what I like and don’t like. What works and what doesn’t. Some pads that I bought a while ago, I know won’t be comfortable for me but might work perfectly for someone else. It’s all based on body shape, flow and personal preference.
Anyway while I was sorting through them all, I thought I’d do some stash shots for you all.
My favourites are the Dimplemuffs and Pretty Eco Intimates in the second row.
I have a lot of prints that I love. In terms of shapes that work well for me, my favourites are: Lady Days (most of the top row), Fluffy Little Pickles and Tenderoni.
My night pads are probably the best part of my collection; I’m attached to them all for different reasons. I put a lot more thought into them because it’s so important to feel comfortable at night. There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning all night because your pad has slipped backwards in your knickers or got itself wedged up your bum! I feel particularly comfy in Beau Bespoke, Green Cycle, Environmenstrual, Eco Rainbow and Daisy Rock Designs. I also have a review of Aunt Flo’s Fluff coming up soon.
My stash has reduced somewhat since I took these photos. And I’m at a point where I know what shape works for me and I have my own personal favourites. Of course there are still a gazillion brands I haven’t tried yet, and an even larger number of fabrics out there waiting for me. So maybe I won’t stop collecting just yet…
What are your favourite brands? Do you have one particular pad that you come back to every month?