52 responses

  1. geekchic
    June 16, 2009

    Dear Lord, you’re a brave woman, I have to give you that. I think I just need to get over my mindset, that’s all.

    • ParisB
      June 16, 2009

      Hey Geekchic

      LOL… it was a bit hurdle to cross for me but well… been there done that… next! ;)

  2. aichaku
    June 16, 2009

    eeeek! hahaha :D i’m still squeeeeeeeeamish!!!! i can’t stand the sight & smell of blood. :p even my own. i can faint. :p

    ahhaha u are soooooo brave! thanks for writing this review! it’s good to know that they don’t smell.

    • ParisB
      June 16, 2009

      Hi Aichaku

      Haha…. I was quite squeamish the first time I had to handle it but fortunately it was a light day so nothing too dramatic. Its not easy to get one’s head around this I must admit.

  3. Reese
    June 16, 2009

    I got 2 from Li as well, hoping to test them before introducing to my 11 year old sister who might be having her period any time soon. They are very comfortable especially the ones with the organic hemp (not sure of the name) but definately I will be buying extra to convert myself totally to using cloth pads instead of the commercial ones. Have been feeling so guilty when I advocate friends to go eco friendly but I have been using disposable pads!

    • ParisB
      June 16, 2009

      Hi Reese

      For a woman, I think this is the biggest step one can takes towards eco friendliness. Its a huge step though and one that not many will take or particularly choose. Good for your sister to start young though.

      • Reese
        June 16, 2009

        I am not giving my sister a chance to get use to disaposable pads….LOL

  4. prettybeautiful
    June 16, 2009

    i have been contemplating and so wanting to try!!! i fear of the process of washing. now i am 75% feel like trying after reading yr post. (it was 50%)

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey prettybeautiful

      Nothing to fear – may just be a tad messy but you’ll get over it ;)

  5. Michelle
    June 16, 2009

    Great review. Three cheers for you (for trying) and for Tiny Tapir (for bringing such wonderfully eco- and body-friendly products into Malaysia). I think I will finally stop procrastinating and get it!

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey Michelle

      Do try – its easier than I thought… and a lot more comfy too

  6. Nikki
    June 16, 2009

    I am using these DAILY! I bought them for daily use instead of my pantyliners! I find it super comfortable, I think I’ve used it for months? 2 or more? definitely no smell as compared to pantyliners and I save so much on pantyliners!!! I swear, it just takes a lot of getting used to, I still am squeamish on using them for heavy days! :)

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey Nikki

      I can see myself using my stock of disposables for the heavy days too. I can’t quite stomach cleaning those out yet hehe… So yay! You save money and the earth by using cloth liners!

  7. sesame
    June 16, 2009

    I’ll use if I don’t have to wash – not cos I feel squeamish – but I’m lazy. It sounds great eco wise but I’m not compelled to try them. I’m a disposable diaper mommy type!

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hiya Sesame

      LOL… not having to wash means disposable ;) I hear cloth diapers are good for kids but am no judge ;)

  8. Eli
    June 16, 2009

    Thanks for this! I always wanted to give them a go (I am not squeemish about blood) but could never find a decent review.

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Eli

      Glad it was of help to you!

  9. Indira
    June 16, 2009

    Yes I would try them on my lighter days, if I could find it in Jakarta :)

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Indira

      I think many online stores ship these internationally so you can just buy online ;)

  10. plue
    June 16, 2009

    i cannot use this for heavy days, i think i’ll faint! maybe i’ll try the pantyliner or the ones for light days, those are easier to deal with!

    heavy days i will go back to dear whisper :P

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey plue

      LOL… for now, because I have stockpiled my disposables, I’ll stick to them for heavy days but who knows once I get used to the cloth pads

  11. iraz
    June 16, 2009

    Great review & post.

    I always read about sanitary pads — abt how unhealthy they are and how we get chemicals through contact with them. And there is this allergy thing with sanitary pads. I’m allergic to those and my each period becomes a pain when using them.

    These cloth pads should be healthier and will definitely solve my allergy problem. I wish they were available here in Turkey. Do you know an online shop selling these with international shipping? *sighs*

    thanks a lot for the review again!

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Iraz

      If you are allergic then cloth pads may be your answer. I know rash can be a real pain, no pun intended!

  12. Shuu
    June 16, 2009

    Great review PB!
    I seriously don’t mind with all the blood, but sometimes I still prever the good ol sanitary pads during the heavy days. Just for the sake of convenience lol

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Shuu

      Yeah its the convenience factor that gets us all though many people I’ve spoken to who use cloth pads tell me the inconvenience is over exaggerated. I’ll try a heavy day and see ;)

  13. Connie
    June 16, 2009

    I’m very curious! but I’d bee too lazy to keep washing. Sometimes my underwear terkena I just throw them away -_-

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey Connie

      Aiyoyo… you’d need a stockpile of undies too! LOL…

  14. rinnah
    June 16, 2009

    I am slightly swayed by this review of yours, but… I’m still squeamish! LOL.

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hey rinnah

      Hehe… yeah its certainly not for the squeamish!

  15. Nobiko
    June 16, 2009

    Hi Paris..Have you or Anyone heard of Momiji Natural cloth pads? :(

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Nobiko

      I haven’t sorry! And I think Li has answered your other question.

  16. Nobiko
    June 16, 2009

    Hi Paris, Tiny Tapir sells Wemoon or not?

  17. Kaoru
    June 17, 2009

    I have been using my cloth pads for 4-5 years now, and the ones that I bought originally are still going strong. They really do make up for their cost quickly. Over the many years that I have been using mine, I have not had a single leak. Not one. This includes being unable to change my pad an entire day that happened to be my heaviest (yeah, that was not a fun day).

    It does take a little getting used to (one cycle, hehe), and you have to get over the sight of your own blood (I never had a problem with blood, but my mom does), but it is so worth it in the end. Plus, what feels better; fleece, or plastic? (The ones I use are Luna Pads, btw).

    As for the Mooncups (and all things like that) they work okay, and I do recommend them, just really pay attention to the material. I got the Diva cup, and even though it says that the material (silicone) is safe, I still had an allergic reaction to it. Just a word of warning. As for how well it worked; I loved it! One of those, plus a panty liner, and you are good to go for a really long time.

    • ParisB
      June 17, 2009

      Hi Kaoru

      Thank you for sharing your experience! 4-5 years = a lot of money saved hehe… I’m glad to know there were no leaks – makes me more comfortable trying them for heavier days.

  18. Li
    June 17, 2009

    Hi Paris, glad you got some use out of them and “took the plunge”. I really hope the use of cloth pads is normalized in the future, rather than seen as some sort of weird crunchy thing – because it’s so much more comfortable and really mentally much more fun than disposable pads…

    @Nobiko, We looked at Momiji and Wemoon before, the shape is the same as the Cyclez, except Momiji is an insert (pocket) pad. It looks like a good pad, but that pad shape tends to feel bulkier than the shaped pads like Moonbows, although they give better coverage if you have a heavy flow (because of the increased wing coverage)

  19. Li
    June 17, 2009

    @iraz, we ship internationally, ;)

  20. Tine
    June 20, 2009

    You know what, after reading a number of reviews on this, I think I wanna give this a go. I’ve no problems with Whisper’s Ultra Thins for night use (I don’t use pads during the day, only nights), but since you said this is more comfortable, I wanna try it out.

    Gonna order it from Tiny Tapir. Eeeeeppppss here goes nothing :D

    • ParisB
      June 21, 2009

      Woot Tine!

      How brave of you! :D I’ve never worn them at night yet for fear of leaking hehe

  21. halina zairi
    June 22, 2009

    hi there,
    i’ve converted to cloth too :)
    love the moonbow & cyclez.

    for the heavy days, i’d prefer cyclez. besides, they have cute prints too :D

  22. giddy tigress
    June 24, 2009

    Woohoo! So happy for you and glad you finally experienced it. I know I used to go Ewwww too…
    Anyway, my cloth pads are right now just sitting there because breastfeeding delays the onset of my menstrual cycle. So it’s just cloth diapers for Hannah now! :)

  23. erin
    July 10, 2009

    OMG I SO WAN TO TRYYYYYYY!!!

  24. NADNYE
    August 15, 2009

    I had tried it .. and love it… it just like the old days.. our mother previously used cloth pad (aka kain batik)…
    I’m into eco friendly stuff nowadyas.. cloth pad.. cloth diaper for my kids and still searching the eco friendly beauty products

    p/s: love your blog and product reviews

  25. Indira
    November 18, 2009

    Hi Paris. Please update your experience about pads on your heavier days :)

    • ParisB
      November 18, 2009

      Hi Indira

      I’m still using disposables at night on heavy days but I get by with the cloth pads in the day although I have to change them halfway through the day. On lighter days, I’m on cloth pads throughout :)

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