Friday, January 13, 2012

Green Resolutions Sponsor Spotlight Post ~GladRags~

I'm pretty excited to bring you our next sponsor for the Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop: GladRags! :-)

From the GladRags website:

"Do GladRags cost more than disposables?
No, they're actually much cheaper. When compared to the amount of money spent on disposables, it only takes a couple of years to make up the cost of your GladRags. They are made to last 5+ years. Many women tell us they still use the same pads they bought when we started in 1993! Think of this: it would be tremendously expensive (not to mention wasteful!) to continuously re-stock our kitchens with disposable paper plates, so we buy plates that we can use indefinitely. We make an initial investment into something reusable that will last a long time. It's the same with GladRags.

I know using GladRags saves money in the long run but it's expensive to get started. What should I buy with a limited budget?
You could start with a Pad Sampler Kit. Another option is to supplement GladRags with your current products and add to your collection over time as your budget allows. Also, watch for specials that we offer on the website from time to time - we've got some great deals. To stay informed, be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter (you can save 15%, just by signing up!). And check natural food stores and pharmacies. Sometimes they sell lower than our suggested retail.

Are GladRags good for post-partum?
Yes - the night pads are especially great for post-partum. While many new moms find they need a large amount of GladRags or pads to carry them through post-partum, any amount of reusable pads would be helpful. They are softer and kinder than plastic on your skin. Some women place their inserts in the freezer after dipping them in witch hazel. The cool inserts soothe and help your tender parts heal.

How should I clean my GladRags?
It's simple: just pre-soak in cold water, then machine wash and dry.
Here are the specifics:  remove the inserts from the holder; soak or pre-rinse in cold water (change the water daily). Then machine wash with your dark clothes in cold or warm water.  Avoid using hot water to wash your GladRags. Machine dry completely. GladRags can also be safely hand-washed and dried, but it's not necessary to do so."

What great information to learn from!! :-)

I received 1 Organic undyed cotton cloth Day pad to review for the Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop! :-) I never thought that I would ever want to try cloth pads... disgusting right? That's what I thought too. But then as I started trying more reusable things like diaper wipes and cloth diapers I started thinking that pads might not be as disgusting as I thought they would be. Really all you have to do is soak them in cold water till your cycle is over or your ready to wash them! Makes complete sense! I am now completely all for them! :-) And I LOVE them!

They are also super soft to wear! The first time I put mine on I completely forgot that it was there... weird huh? That's the way I like to wear a pad! I hate the feeling of walking around with something between my legs... *shudders*. 

Overall I found the Day pad to be: Soft, comfortable, easy to clean, and absorbent! 

(Note: I am currently expecting so this information is, in a way, limited.)

Buy it: Would you like to purchase some Cloth Pads of your own! Visit GladRags Website!

Win it: Would you like your chance to win a $30 GC to GladRags? Come back on Monday, January 16, 2012 and enter to win in my Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop!

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review in return for the free product. All opinions are 100% my own and may vary from yours.


Courtney Fisk said...

very excited about these! I am resolving to switch to mama cloth this year!

Brittney said...

I need more of these! A $30 GC is awesome!

Alicia Crenshaw said...

I love that these have inserts. My period runs from next to nothing to Niagara Falls and back again. It would be nice to only need a few of the same pads for all of it rather than separate ones for each portion!

Anonymous said...
thanks for the info

Jana C said...

These sound great! I'd love to try something like this.

Mary-Kate said...

I would love to get more into using mama cloth! I have some and would love to get more and try to be more ecofriendly!


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