Sunday, February 12, 2012

Blossom Pads Review {Giveaway}

When I finally decided to take the plunge into mama cloth, I started to search out different brands. I was told by others to try out a few different brands and fabrics. The first 'brand' I stumbled upon was Blossom Pads.

About Blossom Pads:

I’m Charlene, full time work at home mom of six. What started out as sewing some cloth diapers for my children led me to opening up my first shop, Bellies, Babies ‘n More, offering diapers, wipes, diaper covers and other natural family products. After a while, I decided to focus on cloth menstrual pads (mama cloth) and have not looked back. I love combining beautiful fabrics to make a product that women will find pretty, comfortable, absorbent and often fun (you can’t find polka dotted pads at the grocery store, right icon wink About Us ) We are always working on new products to offer the eco-conscious family, so check back often or join us on Facebook for regular updates.

I sent an email to Charlene to see if she would be down to team up for a review. I didn't hear back right away because she's that busy!! So I purchased an Intro to Cloth kit as well as another 8" pad and was very happy with my first Mama Cloth purchase. The next day Charlene got back to me and said she would LOVE for me to do a review. She said she would put in a couple of extra pads for me to test and review. Plus she said I could also give away an Intro to Cloth kit to one of my lucky readers!

On to the review!

Here is what I received in my package from Blossom Pads:
Review Samples

So the Intro to Cloth kit includes 1- 10" Cotton flannel pad, 1-8" Velour Pad and a Micro Velour liner. All for $10.00 plus shipping.. yes that's right $10.00 plus shipping!! I also revived another 10" Cotton Flannel Pad and an 8" Velour liner. My first thought...OH BOY! I cannot wait for Aunt Flo!
Intro to Cloth Kit

Well lucky me, she came! (If you are new to the blog - we had a miscarriage last month so this was AWESOME news!)

They seem very soft and the fact that they snap around your undies made me feel a bit better knowing they were not going to slip all over the place. HUGE fear! Having an oopsi! hehe. Plus they are so darn pretty. All are backed with Anit-Pill fleece for a breathable, moisture resistant layer.

I thought I wouldn't be able to use Mama Cloth exclusively the first time just because I thought I didn't have enough...but since I washed every night I did!

At first it felt a little odd to me. Being a tampon gal, but after about 30 minutes I got used to it. And I will agree with others and say they are very soft and comfortable to wear now. No crinkly,crunch crunch like the sposie pads. They are trim for a cloth pad. Not the trimmest in my opinion but still trim enough.

They were very absorbent. I was for sure thinking I would have at least one leak.. maybe a mishap but nope. Not one single leak. Charlene has a great feature to her pads. On the white snap it has a letter, L, M , or S. Light, Moderate/Regular and Super. Brilliant!!

I was also afraid of stains. Now I know, what you are all thinking "Uhm, well it is a pad. They are going to get stained" Yes I know this. It's like J's diapers. Inevitably they will stain but I will try my darnedest to keep em stain free. With that being said, once I changed to a new one I would rinse in cold water then toss into my small wet bag. I also bought a stain stick remover (I will review this as well) and it seemed to take the stain right out!

Like I said before I washed every night, so I would have clean pads in the morning. I just tossed in with my towels and VOILA they came out looking brand new!

I used the 8" pads during the day. I had them made with a moderate absorbency. And for nighttime I used the 10" pads which has a super absorbency. Again no leaks and I felt very protected at night. I also got to use the liners as well and I must say, SO much better than the disposable panty liners. So soft and you can't even feel them! I really loved the feeling of the Velour. So soft and gentle.

I have to give a big THUMBS UP to Blossom Pads. I think my first Mama Cloth experience went off without a hitch. I am forever converted!

If you would like to purchase your own Intro to Cloth kit or any other pads from Blossom Pads follow the link here . You can choose from a variety of fabrics and choose your absorbency as well. Be sure to use code "EMA" for 10% off your first purchase of $15.00!!

Or you can try to win an Intro to Cloth set! Just follow the Rafflecopter link below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

THANK YOU Blossom Pads for allowing me to review your wonderful green products!

Much love


Please note that I was in no way compensated for this review. I was however sent a sample of the above mentioned product(s) to do an adequate review. No monies were ever exchanged. All opinions are strictly my own and may differ from others. Please feel free to contact me via email or leave a comment if you have any questions or concerns.