If sharing is caring, oversharing must mean that I love ya’ll. Or something like that.
Anyway, so my first night of trying out cloth pads has come to an end (obviously), and I think it’s something I could see myself doing regularly. Maybe not during the day, but at night I think it will be a great option. They only take about 30 minutes from start to finish to make up (probably less if you are more speedy than I am), so it’s not a big investment of either time or materials if you want to give it a try.
They also stay put better than I expected. This may not be the case if you wear slick fabric panties to bed, but who wears those during that time of the month anyway?! Mine don’t have any velcro or anything, just a single snap on the “wings”, so it was just the friction of the flannel keeping them in place.
Confession: I have no idea how well they would hold up under a heavy overnight (or daytime) flow. Mine slows down significantly at night (thank goodness for small blessings), but it’s still enough to stain stuff, so better safe than sorry. I’d say give it a try and see how it works for you. You might want two or three layers of quilt batting though–depending on your needs/preferences.
Now, I’ve overshared about all I can manage, so ya’ll are on your own after this.