I tried out my cloth pads, and I loved them! They were everything I hoped for and more--and that's saying a lot! I will never go back to disposables.
For the benefit of any of my male readers who haven't already bailed out, I won't go into a lot of detail, though I could wax eloquent about all the benefits. I'll just say that they are incredibly soft, like little pillows, and they are super absorbent. Washing them was no big deal, and they still looked pretty afterward.
I love the pads so much that I'm practically a cloth pad missionary now. I've literally carried them around in a bag to show many of my female friends and family members. (I didn't do that when Bill was around, mind you, or he would have disowned me.)
I can't believe how good Gentle has been to me. She made all of these, and brought them to me in a pretty gift bag:
On the left are the waterproof circle liners and folded flannel and fleece inserts. In the middle are four all-in-one pads, two with cotton and fleece and two with bamboo and fleece. (I think the bamboo is the most absorbent.) On the right are two extended waterproof circle liners and eight pad inserts.
This one is my very favorite. These colors are way off due to my crappy camera and the low light conditions, so it's actually much prettier in person. Can you tell how cushy it looks?
After all that laughing when we first came up with the idea, Gentle and I gave some serious thought and prayer to starting our own business. But it turned out that making the pads took a lot longer than Gentle expected, so maybe this isn't the right time given her busy life caring for two preschoolers. Someday we'll do it, though. And you'll be the first to know when that day arrives.