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Curious about Cloth Pads Giveaway

Added on 24 January 2018 in Darlings Downunder, Giveaways & competitions, Twinkle Lily

Are you curious about reusable menstrual pads? Thanks to Twinkle Lily, we have 2 x two packs of Twinkle Lily Cloth Pads to give away to two curious individuals!

 

 

If you've thought about switching to reusable menstrual pads, this is the perfect opportunity to try them out. If your family already uses cloth nappies, then cloth pads are not that different. In fact the reasons for using cloth yourself might be the same reasons you decided to use reusable nappies for your baby:

Reduce waste

The average woman will use over 12,000 disposable pads and tampons in her lifetime. And it's not just the products themselves - there's the packaging as well! A set of cloth pads will last for years, reducing the amount of waste generated by your family.

Save money

Just like cloth nappies, once you have your set of reusable pads you will use them for years. There's a higher up front cost, yes, but they more than pay for themselves.

Reduce chemicals

Knowing what you're putting against the most sensitive part of your body is as important for you as it is for your baby.

Change your perspective

Many cloth nappying parents LOVE using nappies on their baby; some are even sad to put them away at toilet training! Whether it's the cute prints, soft fabrics, or knowing you're making a difference, changing nappies suddenly isn't such an awful part of parenting after all. In the same way, many women start to feel more positively about their bodies and their periods when they use reusable menstrual products.

To enter to one one of 2 x two packs of Twinkle Lily Cloth Pads, just sign up to our newsletter (if you haven't already - we will be checking this!!!), then leave a comment below letting us know which reason to use reusable menstrual pads appeals most to you (it doesn't have to be one mentioned above!).

 

**** THIS COMPETITION IS FINISHED ****

And the winners are Kate M & Lynnette S!

Congratulations, Kate & Lynnette! We'll be sending you an email shortly.

Some conditions:

  • Competition is only open to Australian residents who are over 18 years
  • Entries close 31 January 2018
  • Winners will be chosen by Darlings Downunder based on their entry
  • Winners will be announced here 2 February 2018

 


Comments

Posted by Kate Lenord on 25 January 2018

All of these reasons. Reduce waste and chemicals save $is a bonus.

Posted by Galit on 25 January 2018

I've been curious to try these but haven't worked up the confidence yet. My 2 main reasons are 1. Reduce environmental waste both in manufacture and disposal of normal pads 2. Pads irritate me and I've heard cloth is more comfortable. I'm worried #2 is actually the opposite and cloth will be more irratating so a trial pack would be awesome to let me try before i buy.

Posted by Sarah on 25 January 2018

They’re all great reasons but definitely the chemicals bother me. I hate the thought of using chemicals on my baby, and yet I use them on myself. It’s really daunting to think about making the switch though.

Posted by Louise Cimarosti on 25 January 2018

I’m just curious to see if I can do it! It’s really easy to use disposable tampons/pads/liners. I have done it with nappies & love cloth now - so I guess it wouldn’t be too hard to do cloth for me too! Plus sooo much plastic packaging in disposable ones - would love to cut that out!

Posted by Samantha on 25 January 2018

Better fit and comfort, and not having to remember to buy pads all the time

Posted by Allira on 25 January 2018

I am keen to try cloth pads, mainly due to the environmental effects that menstrual products have on our earth. The "ick" factor has always turned me off, but seriously, we do cloth nappies, and it doesn't bother me, so this is really no different.

Posted by Vanessa Ohanlon on 25 January 2018

We use MCNs for our little one and would like to switch to reusable pads as it would save us a lot of money and make having my period more fun with the cute prints.

Posted by Lynnette Simmons on 25 January 2018

Since I was gifted Close pop in nappies for my now 11wk old, I love them and decided I need to try the pads for myself, I’ve always had a reaction/irritation to regular disposable pads so I’d love to try these, plus if I’m already washing nappies they can go in too!

Posted by Rachel on 25 January 2018

I hadn’t heard of cloth pads until our son was born early 2017 and we began with cloth nappies! I’d love to try them. Like with MCN, my original objective and interest in cloth pads was primarily environmental but we’ve done quite a lot of reading in the past 6 months and my husband and I are eager to get disposable pads out of our lives because of the processes and chemicals it puts near the body - for our health now and for the health of our son and future children! I didn’t realize you stocked disposable pads, this is great!

Posted by Jasmine on 25 January 2018

Disposable pads have always been so uncomfortable! Reusable pads look fun, cost effective AND cloth would feel so much better next to one of our bodies most sensitive areas!

Posted by Eliza on 25 January 2018

For me both decreasing waste and saving money in equal measures appeals to me.

Posted by Alena on 25 January 2018

I get allergic reactions to most disposable pads, really want to give these a go ???? Already using cloth nappies, so this is the next step for the environment.

Posted by Rohini on 25 January 2018

I love the fact that they are breathable next to my most sensitive parts! Knowing that I'm not putting more plastic into landfill is also appealing ????

Posted by Cat on 25 January 2018

All of the above reasons, plus they would be far more comfortable.

Posted by Schayne on 25 January 2018

I love that cloth pads don't contain fragrances. Disposables make me itch like crazy.

Posted by Shamala on 25 January 2018

I have always wanted to try and curious if cloth pads will work out for me. Main reason I would want to try out is due to health benefits and my contribution in reducing waste.

Posted by Hayley on 25 January 2018

For me it's about comfort! Disposable pads are irritating and uncomfortable! Nothing beats soft cloth against already irritated skin!

Posted by Kate Marconi on 25 January 2018

I've been wanting to try reusable pads but haven't had the confidence to do it. My main reason would be to reduce waste. A trial pack would help build my confidence.

Posted by Suzie on 25 January 2018

Definetly reducing landfill waste!

Posted by Lucy on 26 January 2018

Since falling pregnant I’ve investigated cloth nappies and then stumbled across the cloth pads. I’m really interested to try them for many reason- reducing waste is definitely a big one, I’ve always complained about the cost of disposables and living on a farm with no road side rubbish removal- I’ve always hated that week of a build up of nasty pads that then need to be carted to town to the local tip (I’ve already handled them enough-yuck!). Once the baby is here I’m really keen to give cloth pads a go and then promote them to friends.

Posted by Lydia Campbell on 26 January 2018

Reduce waste- if it takes 400+ years to break down a nappy it would be the same for a pad. And we need them for many more years than it takes to toilet train a baby!

Posted by Fei Song on 26 January 2018

I have recently purchased 16 MCN for my new baby boy. After reading information about the amount of waste, the time it takes to degrade (500 years) and the amount of water used to make one disposable (more than the amount of water used to wash a reusable for one year). I am in utter shock! Now I am thinking about reusable pads and would love the samples.

Posted by Melissa Nightingale on 26 January 2018

Definitely appreciate the reduction in waste these lovely products bring about. And they save you money!! Win win.

Posted by Emily on 26 January 2018

I have been curious about using cloth pads for a while now, but just haven’t done it. Using cloth nappies with my son and I just love them! I really don’t mind the washing. I am so conscious about the amount of landfil they produce and it got me thinking about disposable pads, which I have been using for years! So mostly for environmental reasons.

Posted by Amy on 27 January 2018

Definitely reducing waste!

Posted by Jessie Hay on 31 January 2018

For me it’s all about comfort, money saving and lastly the convenience factor- no need for a dash to the shops for menstrual products!

Posted by Liz on 31 January 2018

There are so many reasons to use cloth! My number 1 is a little selfish. I mean, I’d love to come across all altruistic and say something like reducing waste, saving the environment etc... But my number 1 reason for using cloth is personal comfort. As I get an allergic reaction to most disposable pads, cloth is a godsend.

Posted by Lydia Ashford on 31 January 2018

I would love to try cloth pads, as I cannot use my menstrual cup after recently giving birth, and I sometimes have a reaction to disposable pads ????

Posted by Sabrina on 31 January 2018

I would love to try these for when my baby is born in May. When I had my first baby I used disposable postpartum pads and I ended up getting irritated skin from them and it was extremely uncomfortable. It would be lovely to have the next baby and spend more time more comfortable afterwards

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