Welcome to day 5 of the Birthday Blessings Bash Celebration! Today is another joint giveaway with And the Little Ones Too! Once you have entered my giveaway you can head over to And the Little Ones Too and enter for a chance to win a Tiny Tush Elite one size pocket diaper in choice of color!!
Today's giveaway is something from Charlie Banana.... anyone guess what it might be?
Sure they make some cute cloth diapers, cloth wipes, diaper laundry bags, baby training pants, swim diapers and baby leg warmers.... and the list goes on. Today, I am going to be reviewing their reusable feminine pads! Okay, before you all say Eeeewwww and quickly close out this page, let me tell you a little about 'reusable feminine pads' or mama cloth as I like to call it ;)
So why make the switch? Well, there are certain chemicals in pads and tampons that can be hazardous to your health. The most harmful of which are called 'dioxins.' While researching this term 'dioxins' I came across several articles that really opened my eyes to the dangers of using disposable pads and tampons.
I found some great information on the Natracare website regarding dioxins and the dangers of using tampons. I also found an article on The Health Wyze Report website that explains the link between disposable pads and tampons to endometriosis.
Another great article (from Canada) describes how dioxins may be linked to cancer, endometriosis, low sperm count, and immune system suppression.
Are you shocked yet? Are you ready to make the change to protect your body from these potential life-threatening chemicals?
I am! I received some beautiful reusable feminine pads from Charlie Banana for review!
I received a pack of regular pads and a pack of super pads (and they each came with a cute little pink carry-case)!
The first thing that I thought when I opened the boxes was how cute these little pads were, and how soft too! Don't you just love the little pink butterfly print?
Yeah, ok so they are cute! But do they work? These pads came just in time (if you know what I mean). I washed them in Rockin Green and then hung them to dry.
So, without going into much detail, let me just say that these pads did the trick. I did not experience any leaks and they are sooooo comfortable to wear!
At first I was kinda grossed out by the thought of washing these pads after use, but after washing them, I am no longer grossed out. I just put them in a bag (you can use a small wet-bag, or a little plastic bag to store them in until wash day), then wash them in the washer alone. Some people had told me that they wash them with their regular laundry, and even cloth diapers. I did not try that, and am not sure I will. For some reason, I am just more comfortable washing them alone for now!
So you can buy these cute little pads at Mami's and Papi's (Target also carries some Charlie Banana products, but I have not seen the pads there *yet*), or you can go to Charlie Banana's website to locate an authorized dealer!
I have been told that a good number of these pads to have in your 'stash' is about 15 for an average woman. However, every woman is different and so you may need a few more or less.
Charlie Banana has graciously offered a set of pads in choice of color/print and absorbency to one lucky LWML follower!
*Please note: Your e-mail address must be included in every comment so I can contact you if you win!
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♥ Head over to And the Little Ones Too blog and enter her giveaway for a Tiny Tush Elite one size pocket diaper (your choice of color). Come back here and comment that you have entered (4 entries)
Today's giveaway will end on 14 Feb at midnight (EST). Winner will be chosen using random.org. All winners from the Birthday Blessings Bash will be e-mailed and announced on the blog on Monday, February 21st. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen.
Good Luck and Have fun!
~Mama of the Littles~
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above in exchange for this review, Thanks to Charlie Banana! No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.