One idea fascinating me lately is wondering how much I can make a difference in our family’s life by “reducing” our lifestyle. Frankly, I’m ready for simplicity.

I’m also ready to save money, improve my health, and support small business. All can be done by switching to reusable cloth menstrual pads (also known as “mama cloth”).

The first time I tried cloth pads a couple years ago, I was skeptical. But truthfully it was such an easy and positive experience, I have continued to use them (not exclusively yet, but maybe someday!).

When PeePods sent me a set of cloth pads at no charge for review, I was interested to try out a variety of sizes for different days of my cycle. They also recommend their pads for mild incontinence (and what woman who’s had babies doesn’t understand THAT?!).

The Deluxe Set of 7 Period Pads includes three panty liners, two day pads, and two night pads as well as a Planet Wise wet/travel bag. These pads are machine washable and dry able.

PeePods period pads are pretty (dignified, they say!), with floral snapping “wings” and two deep color sets to pick from (Chocolate and Cranberry). The darker colors prevent staining so the pads continue to look nice wash after wash. (Other products come in different colors!).

The snaps keep the pad in place unlike sticky wings on disposable pads that get all stuck to themselves.

Comfortably made of flannel, PeePod pads make no paper-crunchy noises. (Ya know?). Because the pads are slimline and soft, it’s easy to forget you’re wearing them!

For me, the absorbency was perfectly fine, although I never have heavy flow, so all I can say is I feel confident these would do well still.

For storing used pads, you simply fold them up on themselves and snap closed, then place in the small wetbag that comes with each set.

Two more reasons to check out PeePods cloth pads is cloth pads save money (over time), and they are healthier than using disposable feminine products which always have those TSS warnings on them. No TSS warnings for cloth!!

So, would you or do you use cloth pads? Check out PeePods washable period pads - they also make incontinence pads, postpartum pads, and breastfeeding pads. For every set sold, PeePods donates the same set to a hospital in Ethiopia to help women in need. Isn’t that wonderful? Using cloth period pads can make a difference in your life and another woman’s as well!

DISCOUNT CODE: MYPEEPODS = 10% off entire Peepods site!

WIN IT: Also, PeePods has generously offered a giveaway of one Deluxe set of 7 Period Pads to one of my readers! ARV $78. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!

While you’re at it, check out my friend’s post at Crunchy Beach Mama for another chance to win and to earn an extra entry here! (Plus, I sort of consider her the expert on mama cloth options!).
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Thanks to PeePods for sending samples for review and offering a giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  • Laurie Emerson July 3, 2013, 10:05 pm

    I have never tried them before as I was not sure how soft they would be against your skin. After your review and the comments though, I am not afraid to try them anymore.

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  • Monique Eckert July 3, 2013, 8:45 pm

    I haven’t started yet but we cloth diaper. I guess the start up cost has been an issue.

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  • lace July 3, 2013, 8:20 am

    I’ve just started using cloth and have a few but would love some more. 4 is not nearly enough.

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  • Rachel July 3, 2013, 7:17 am

    I haven’t tried them yet….I’m a little worried about carrying the used ones around, having to wash them, and if they will definitely protect my clothing.

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  • Amanda G. July 3, 2013, 5:55 am

    I’ve been using cloth pads for years. I would never go back to using paper.

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  • Candice Hull July 2, 2013, 5:03 pm

    I haven’t tried them. I guess I was unsure they would work well. But, a friend uses them and loves them, so I really want to give them a try
    thanks

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  • Sadie B. July 1, 2013, 11:30 am

    I have a few cloth pads in my stash. I would love to try these and see how they compare.

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  • Kathleen June 30, 2013, 6:56 pm

    I am entering for my daughter. She is really into the “green” way to live. She has already informed everyone NOT to buy disposable diapers for her future kids. She will ONLY use cloth. These are so pretty, I think she will like them! Thanks! =)

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  • Jaime M. June 30, 2013, 4:25 am

    I have not tried cloth pads, but I would like to try them! Aside from saving money, they look a lot more comfortable than plastic feeling disposable pads.

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  • Lauren Rochon June 29, 2013, 9:06 pm

    I have not tried them yet, but I’m interested in trying them. I have heard a lot of pros for the cloth pad system. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Janine June 28, 2013, 10:31 pm

    No, not yet; the idea is new, but I’d love to try (more comfortable and save me money in the long run)! :-)

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  • Lela June 28, 2013, 5:13 pm

    I am looking forward to trying these soon. :)

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  • Jaime Brown June 28, 2013, 4:51 pm

    I have not tried them, but would really like to try them and I have 2 teenage girls that I would love to teach them to use them, they are way better than throw aways, thank you:)

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  • alena svetelska June 28, 2013, 4:26 pm

    i never use them yet,but i would love to try them for sure!

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  • Melissa H. June 28, 2013, 10:16 am

    I have a couple but want to switch completely to cloth + a cup! I love how convenient they are!

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  • Tannis W June 28, 2013, 1:42 am

    I have tried cloth pads a bit. They’ve worked pretty well for me. I would like to build my stash a little more, but the initial cost seems a little steep. That’s why I’d love to win!

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  • Tanaya . June 28, 2013, 12:09 am

    I have not tried them yet, I was hesitant because of having to clean them and store them until I clean them and possible smell. But I if they work, I’d love to cut costs.

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  • Anna June 27, 2013, 1:04 pm

    I don’t use cloth yet, but I want to start. This would be a great way for me to start :)

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  • helga June 26, 2013, 9:53 am

    I have never used cloth pads and would like to.

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  • Crissy Durst June 25, 2013, 5:33 am

    I have not used cloth pads, I am concerned about odors and leaking. I am also concerned about cleaning them. But I would love to know more and try them.

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  • Laura P June 24, 2013, 7:47 pm

    I haven’t tried them yet, but I really want some… I heard they’re so great for postpartum!

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  • Carolyn Colley June 23, 2013, 9:37 pm

    I have not used them, I don’t need them, but would like to win them for my daughter

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  • Brooke Bumgardner June 22, 2013, 6:55 pm

    I used to use cloth pads before I moved, and I am wanting to get back into using them again. They were so much more comfortable!

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  • Jessica O June 21, 2013, 8:47 pm

    I just got my first couple of pads that I ordered in the mail yesterday and I can’t wait to try them out! As reluctant as I was to try mama cloth at first, I think I am going to really, really like it!

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  • Felicia London June 21, 2013, 6:18 pm

    I’ve been using cloth pads for a year now. I decided to switch because I read that the dioxins from the bleaching process of disposables can cause severe cramps. Since mine were so bad, I thought I’d try it. Over seven months, my cramps gradually lessened and now I have no more problems and no more hospital trips! That’s how bad my cramps were! So I’m happy to have cloth… it’s also nice that they’re not as noticeable as disposables either :)

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  • Jessica K June 20, 2013, 10:09 pm

    I bought a few cloth pads one week before finding out I was pregnant so I am still waiting to try them out in 2 months.

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  • Deb June 20, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Yes, I’ve tried cloth pads. My daughter has made me some! So much $$ saved!

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  • Sarah Jane June 20, 2013, 12:15 pm

    I have tried cloth pads and use them the first few days of my period as a back up to a menstrual cup.

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  • sususan m June 20, 2013, 11:36 am

    I haven’t tried these yet, but would love too.

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  • ColleenMarie82 June 20, 2013, 10:05 am

    I have never tried them, and it has kind of taken me a while to get on board with the whole idea. But I would be willing to give them a try!

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  • Laura June 20, 2013, 6:32 am

    I love cloth pads – I have a small stash and a DivaCup. I really love that you don’t have to rush around looking for disposables every time you have a period. Much easier.

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  • Elizabeth Gentry June 20, 2013, 3:43 am

    I haven’t used them yet but I love the idea of using them and saving money and they look very comfortable..

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  • susan m June 20, 2013, 3:38 am

    I have never used them. I want to get rid of disposables.

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  • Samantha Vermeulen June 20, 2013, 12:01 am

    I haven’t yet, but I’m interested!

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  • Amanda Alvarado June 19, 2013, 10:28 pm

    Yep I use them! I love how much softer they are against you!

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  • Cheryl Rahkonen June 19, 2013, 8:00 pm

    I have never tried cloth pads. I always think I am going to order some and then I forget or I need something else at the time. I think these would be great for myself and my daughters. I also would love to have some to keep in my emergency supplies.

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  • Tammy R June 19, 2013, 5:25 pm

    I have been using mama cloth for two years and absolutely love them! I started using the diva cup at the same time and it’s amazing how different my body reacts during that time of the month. I will never go back and am excited to offer my daughter the chance to have a healthy period when she gets older.

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  • Mer June 19, 2013, 5:17 pm

    I’m slowly building up a set. I love cloth pads because they’re so comfy. (And good for the environment, of course)

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  • Anne Perry June 19, 2013, 5:12 pm

    when I started cloth diapering my 1st son… I bought a small stash of mama cloth. I love how soft they are and that there is no chemicals or waste.

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  • Christine Mayfield June 19, 2013, 4:36 pm

    I have never tried cloth pads but I think the idea is really neat.

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  • Michele P June 19, 2013, 4:33 pm

    I have started a stash, have not tried them yet, getting them for my daughter who is 11. But also for me to try :)

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  • Miranda Carter June 19, 2013, 1:20 pm

    I actually recently the past 2 times made my own mama cloth from a pattern I purchased online…since then I have really wanted a ‘real set’ Because my sewing skills lack tremendously! They are so much better though! I will never wear disp.again!

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  • yuki June 19, 2013, 11:44 am

    yes I’ve tried it. I have leak problems. after a few use they started to leak. now I can only use them as panty liners.

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  • Aimee P. June 19, 2013, 11:40 am

    I just started using mama cloth. Wish I had know about it years ago. Will never use disposable pads again. The cramps with disposables were unbearable. I have not had a single cramp with cloth pads.

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  • Heather M June 19, 2013, 11:06 am

    I use cloth pads and a cup. I love the reusable factor and that I’m saving the environment. Plus there’s far less stink.

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  • Chelsea Preston June 19, 2013, 10:40 am

    I have used cloth pads twice now and love them ! They are so much better the disposables.

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  • Jennifer June 19, 2013, 10:34 am

    I really like this idea and I’m starting to transfer over (gotta get through what I already bought)… adding a stash one at a time as the budget allows!

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  • Chelly June 19, 2013, 10:28 am

    I greatly appreciate that my cramps and my flow is lighter with cloth pads. Read about this happening and it’s true!

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  • Anna H June 19, 2013, 10:20 am

    I use cloth as a backup to my diva cup, but am gearing up for my first adventure in cloth postpartum in about 7 weeks.

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  • Ashley Chassereau Parks June 19, 2013, 9:41 am

    I have not tried cloth pads and I am currently pregnant, so they are not an immediate need. However, I would love to try them when this baby comes. :)

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  • Sarah G. June 19, 2013, 8:55 am

    I use cloth pads, most of them I sewed myself. It’s great to not be throwing away disposables every month!

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  • Leela June 19, 2013, 8:45 am

    I’ve never tried mama cloth, mostly because I’m not sure I want to deal with the additional washing. But, now that I’ve been washing my own diapers for a while, washing pads doesn’t seem that tough any more!

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  • Trisha W. June 19, 2013, 8:44 am

    I have used cloth liners as a back up to a Diva.

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  • Mary June 19, 2013, 8:35 am

    This intrigues me. I spend so much money on this stuff that this could be worth a try. At least on slower days.

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  • Joy June 19, 2013, 5:53 am

    I love how soft my cloth pads are, no rash in inconvenient places. And when you are already washing cloth diapers, adding cloth pads just makes good sense.

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  • Christine M June 19, 2013, 12:17 am

    I love using cloth pads. I have been using them for about one year.

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